"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.
We're already working on some events for Homecoming 2010 that you won't want to miss. Make plans now to join us on campus Friday-Sunday, Oct. 8-10. And, reach out to classmates and encourage them to attend Homecoming.
All alumni and their families are welcome. We extend a special invitation to alumni who graduated in 1960, 1970, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995 and 2000 to join us for a great fall weekend in Binghamton.
We expect the weekend to include a number of events to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Harpur College. As we get closer to Homecoming weekend, we'll post details on this at the Homecoming and Harpur websites.
Homecoming will also have events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Colonial News/Pipe Dream newspaper. Click on the image to read the first Colonial News, published on Nov. 22, 1946 (PDF - 4MB). Read the first Pipe Dream, published on Sept. 10, 1970 (PDF - 9MB). Adobe Reader required.
If you'd like to get involved in Homecoming, please contact Rose Frierman, senior director of alumni relations.Past newspapers are courtesy of the University Archives. Help preserve Binghamton University's history; donations of materials, such as campus and student publications, photographs, memorabilia, and documents from campus events, organizations and residential units are being sought for the Binghamton University Archives collection. If you wish to donate to the archives, contact Yvonne Deligato, Binghamton University Archivist, by e-mail or at (607) 777-6459.
Last Updated: 11/12/13