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Do you know of a Binghamton University graduate who is truly exceptional, and whose achievements bring pride to the University community? Nominate him or her for an Alumni Association Award. Learn more, and be sure to make your nomination by Nov. 30.

Submit a nomination by Dec. 31 for the Alumni Association board. We're looking for graduates who are eager to give back to the University and promote alumni volunteerism. Board members work with alumni relations staff on key projects, directly participating in committee work, events, and activities.

Take home a piece of Newing College. The Alumni Association and Uncommon Goods (founded by David Bolotsky '85) offer alumni the opportunity to purchase banks made from mailboxes salvaged from the Newing Dining Hall. A Newing bank can be a great keepsake to remind you of your time as a student at Binghamton.  Banks also make great gifts! Find out more and purchase a bank today.

We invite you to support our Fall 2012 graduates by volunteering at Fall Commencement, Sunday, Dec. 16. As a volunteer, you can welcome graduates' friends and families to the happy occasion, reconnect with former professors and friends, listen to Harpur Chorale's winter medley, and hear the majestic sounds of the Edward P. Maloney Memorial Pipe Band and inspiring speeches. To register, please visit the Commencement website.

Binghamton University is on iTunes! If you're on campus, you can access the iTunes site using your PODS ID and password. If you are off campus, you can 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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Are you looking for ways to save money on your dental bills this year? AlumniDent® provides affordable group dental insurance to alumni and their families, with immediate coverage for preventive, diagnostic and restorative services. AlumniDent also offers budget-friendly payment options to help keep costs low. And best of all, there is no network – so you can keep your family dentist! For online enrollment, or to learn more about this exclusive plan available through the Alumni Insurance Program, visit the AlumniDent website.


Jeffries is first Binghamton alumnus elected to Congress

By Steve Seepersaud

imageHakeem Jeffries '92 (center of above photo, courtesy of Jeffries' campaign website, taken by Marie Figueroa), a New York state assemblyman from Brooklyn, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 6. When he is sworn in early next year, he will become the first Binghamton University graduate to serve in Congress. Jeffries will represent the newly formed 8th Congressional district, which includes portions of Brooklyn and Queens.

"I am deeply honored to be headed to Washington to represent the working families of Brooklyn and Queens," Jeffries said in a statement on his website. "Despite this victory, our city is still in the midst of recovering from one of the worst disasters to hit our shores in recent history. Superstorm Sandy devastated many neighborhoods in the 8th District, displacing countless families, shutting down businesses and tattering our historic boardwalk. We have little time for celebration when there is so much pressing work to be done. Together, we will march toward a more perfect union."

In June, Jeffries overwhelmingly won his party's nomination for the House of Representatives. He became a member of the New York State Assembly in 2007, emerging as a champion for working families and a strong advocate of education reform.

In Albany, Hakeem has sponsored bills that include measures to strengthen tenant regulations, protect the civil liberties of New Yorkers and reform state government.

Among his successfully sponsored pieces of legislation was a reform of the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practices. The law, signed in 2010, prohibits the NYPD from maintaining a database with the personal information of individuals who are stopped, questioned and frisked, but not charged with a crime or violation.

We will feature Jeffries in an upcoming issue of Binghamton University Magazine.



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Last Updated: 11/12/13