"Become addicted to learning," 78-year-old Vestal resident, Kishen Kapur, said. "Learning is what makes the difference in life." Kapur is following his own advice. On May 16, 2009, more than a half-century after earning his master's degrees, he received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Binghamton University.
Fall 2008 Commencement
Education is a continuing process in life, humorist and writer David Sedaris stressed to graduates at the University’s fall commencement on Dec. 14.
Fourth Best Public College Value
Binghamton University is saluted as the fourth best public college value in the Princeton Review's "Best Value Colleges for 2009" list, based on more than 30 factors in three areas: academics, costs of attendance and financial aid.
Alumni Association, Theatre Department to sponsor Scotland tour
The Binghamton University Alumni Association and Department of Theatre are offering a tour of Scotland, which will take place Aug. 7 – 16, 2009. The tour is open to the public.
Beloved trauma surgeon gave his life in Iraq
The largest cathedral in Philadelphia was packed on Jan. 5, with people paying tribute to John P. Pryor ’88, MD, who had died of wounds Christmas morning in Mosul, Iraq, while serving his second tour of duty as a combat medic for the U.S. Army Reserve.
Former alumni director dies
Charles “Chuck” Dickson, 70, died of lung cancer at his home in Trumansburg, N.Y. on Jan. 15. After retiring from a successful career with NYSEG, where he rose to the position of vice president and general manager, Dickson joined the staff at Binghamton University in 1995 as director of alumni affairs. He served in that position until his retirement in October 2002.
University facing budget reductions
Binghamton University currently faces the most serious budget reductions that have been proposed in decades. Although higher education must do its share to help address the state’s fiscal crisis, cuts to SUNY have been proportionately greater than other state agencies. Further budget reductions will significantly affect the University's ability to deliver the courses and services that our students need.
Send us videos for University's YouTube site
The University has established its own YouTube site, offering the campus community a place to highlight videos of research, student life and University events.
Seeking alumni input
The Alumni Association, Department of Continuing Education & Outreach and Harpur College Dean's Office are seeking alumni input on two major initiatives: Harpur's 60th anniversary celebration and enhancing continuing education programs for alumni.
Last Updated: 11/12/13