FEBRUARY 2014

ALUMNI NEWSMAKERS

Terry M. Gras '90 received the Executive of the Year award from the Professional Insurance Agents of New York State Inc. Gras is corporate secretary and director of Otsego Mutual Fire Insurance Co. The award recognizes an individual from an insurance company, a general agency or a managing general agency who has demonstrated qualities that foster a strong working relationship with agents and brokers, and who has exemplified a commitment to professionalism and service.

The Librarian's Guide to Academic Research in the CloudSteven Ovadia '98 published The Librarian's Guide to Academic Research in the Cloud (Chandos, 2013). He is associate professor and web services librarian at LaGuardia Community College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system.

Kevin Dedes '00 and Jay Marks '00 collaborated, along with Kelly Jackson, Phil Maves and Brandon Starniri, on the official music video for Ferns' "Surf Song," which is the final single from Ferns' recording "Whatever We Plan." More at kevindedes.com.

Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings and Constitutional ChangePaul M. Collins, Jr., MA '03, PhD '05 is associate professor of political science at the University of North Texas. He published his second book, Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings and Constitutional Change (Cambridge University Press, 2013), with Lori Ringhand.

Anthony M. Shults '08 graduated from the New York University School of Law and started a clerkship with the Honorable Danny J. Boggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit last fall.

 

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SCHOOL NEWS

 

B-CONNECTED with other graduates! B-connected is a secure virtual community only for Binghamton University alumni. Update your personal profile, search for alumni, and submit and read Class Notes. 

 

SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE WITH US! The Alumni Relations office is asked to recommend alumni who are expert speakers. If you are well-versed, because of your education and professional experience, in subjects including national security, politics, technology, career networking, environmental studies or etiquette, please contact Melinda Holicky, associate director for volunteer engagement. Include your name, class year, and a brief description of your experience and expertise. Supporting material could include a c.v. or link to your website.

 

The Alumni Association and Uncommon Goods (founded by David Bolotsky '85) offer the opportunity to purchase banks made from mailboxes salvaged from Newing Dining Hall. This can be a great keepsake of your time as a student at Binghamton. Banks also make great gifts! Purchase a bank today.

 

Binghamton University is on iTunes! Access our video and audio files through Apple's iTunes store. Search for "Binghamton University" and you'll find academic lectures, videos from Alumni Association events and more!

 

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