Kathleen Braico '70 retired from 33 years as a founding pediatrician at Adirondack Pediatrics in Glens Falls, N.Y. in 2011. John Braico '70, her husband and business partner, followed in 2012. She works part-time in the summer at Double H, a Serious Fun Children's Network camp founded by Paul Newman. The camp serves children with serious illnesses, giving them a fun and life-affirming camp experience every summer. Kathleen also does international child health, especially with the Glens Falls Medical Mission serving children in Guatemala.
Alden Wolfe '91 was elected in January by his colleagues to serve as chair of the Rockland County Legislature. He also maintains a private law practice in New City, N.Y.
Anthony DiRado '92 expanded his insurance brokerage DiRado Insurance Agency, LLC. DiRado Insurance Agency recently acquired EZ Budget Insurance and The Hahn Agency, both located in Binghamton. The acquisition expands the agency's market capabilities with multiple new carrier relationships. DiRado is president of the company which specializes in both commercial and personal property and casualty business.
Jaime Bassman '99 was selected to participate in the Present Tense Philadelphia Jewish social entrepreneurship program. Bassman's venture, AZAR: Occupational Therapy Supports for Jewish Learning, provides support and training to Jewish clergy and educators throughout the Philadelphia area on how to effectively support adults and children with disabilities in religious institutions. Jaime continues to work with infants, toddlers and school-age children as an occupational therapist.
Rory Clark '05 co-authored an article in the online Real Estate Weekly opinion section titled "The Ins and Outs of a Successful Estate Sale" with Mary Croly, of counsel with McClaughlin Stern. Clark is an associate broker with Halstead Property and is co-chair of the Alumni Association Metro New York Chapter.
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.