JANUARY 2014

ALUMNI NEWSMAKERS

Charles Goldsmith '74Charles Goldsmith '74 created a nonprofit organization to continue the work he began while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mexico (2009-12). The Central Mexico Youth Fund was founded last March with the objective of supporting activities in Mexico that help children, adolescents and young adults get a quality education and lead productive lives in their own country.

 

CraveMateLiteLorraine Bauman '76 is president of Primitive Response Technology, LLC (PRT), developers of CraveMate and CraveMateLite apps for iPhone. These apps are designed to help people overcome junk food cravings and stay mindful of eating and exercise habits. PRT is Bauman's second entrepreneurial venture. She previously co-founded Marketing Initiatives, Inc., which she sold to IMS Health, the world's largest supplier of data for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

 

The Opposite of EverythingDavid Kalish '83 is the author of the comedic novel The Opposite of Everything (WiDo Publishing, 2014). Loosely based on the author's own painful past, the novel traces the riotous Job-like descent of a Brooklyn journalist stricken with cancer, divorce and an overbearing father — and the contrarian strategy he uses to reinvent himself.

 

American TeacherJane Klir Viau '86 is one of 50 teachers profiled and celebrated in the book American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom (Welcome Books, 2013).

 

Lynda Nemeroff Bekore '86 is producer of The Fran Tarkenton Show, a business/sports/politics talk show on SiriusXM satellite radio. She is also managing editor of SmallBizClub.com, an entrepreneur-education website that provides advice and information for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

 

Peace CorpsJustin Mattison '13 of Horseheads, N.Y., was accepted into the Peace Corps and departed for Senegal in September to begin training as an agroforestry volunteer. Mattison lives and works in a community to assist it when environmental issues are in conflict with basic needs for farming and income generation.

ALUMNI NEWSMAKERS

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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Last Updated: 1/27/14