JUNE 2014

 

Commencement 2014 - Schumer to graduates: Go for it!

More than 3,200 doctoral, master's and baccalaureate degree candidates were honored at nine Commencement ceremonies held May 15-18 on campus. The Class of 2014 has "two major advantages" as its members enter the next stages of their lives, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer told graduates at two Binghamton University Commencement ceremonies. Read more.

 

Deborah Gray WhiteCommencement 2014: Three alumni receive honorary degrees

Carol C. Harter '64, MA '67, PhD '70; Eric P. Schwartz '79; and Deborah Gray White '71 (pictured), were honored at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 16. Harter and White received the doctor of humane letters, while Schwartz received the doctor of laws.  Read more.

 

 University event engages alumni and admitted students in China

Binghamton University held its first-ever reception in Shanghai, China for alumni and newly admitted students on May 9, attracting 37 admitted students, their families and 18 alumni. Read more.

 

 Chapter and regional event spotlight

Tony Kornheiser '70, sportscaster and writer, was a special guest at a recent networking event co-sponsored by the D.C. Metro Chapter and held at the historic Mayflower Hotel. Read more.

 

 Jim Broschart, MBA '92Alumnus to serve as VP for Advancement

Jim Broschart, MBA '92 was named vice president for advancement, effective July 1. He comes to Binghamton from his position as vice president for college advancement at Hartwick College. Read more.

 

 Kelli SmithNew career center director to focus on enhancing services for students and alumni

Kelli Smith began her duties as the director of the Center for Career and Professional Development on June 2.  Read more.

 

Jim Van VoorstAdministration VP to step down

Vice President for Administration James Van Voorst has accepted a position as vice president for administration and finance at the University at Albany, effective July 1. Read more.

 

Binghamton UniversitySOM, Watson and Alumni Association sponsor opportunities to further your education

While working full-time in the Metro New York region, you can pursue an MBA through the School of Management or a Watson Executive MS degree. You can also study - from anywhere - for a PhD in Systems Science. Read more.

 

Join us at Homecoming: Oct. 17-19

The official start of summer is just a few days away. The season goes by in a heartbeat, then fall is upon us. Before time gets away from you, make plans to join us on campus for Homecoming and encourage your friends to do the same. We're putting together a weekend of fun that will help you relive your memories, enjoy what's new on campus, and give you opportunities to share advice and perspectives with current students. Homecoming is open to all alumni, and will have celebrations for the Classes of 1964, 2004 and 2014, Educational Opportunity Program, Pi Lambda Phi and the Pep Band. Learn more at our website.

 

 

 

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. 

 

NEW SEASON, NEW JOB? To help you move ahead in your career, the Alumni Association offers two LinkedIn groups. Make new connections in our Professional Network group and search for jobs posted by alumni in our Job Forum group (and share postings if you have them).

 

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.

 

 

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Last Updated: 6/11/14