Raymond R. D'Agostino '65 was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2014. He has practiced health law in New York for more than 30 years and is the leader of the healthcare practice at Hancock Estabrook, LLP. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.
David Lindeman '74, an expert in technology and aging, joined the California Executive Council of AARP; the council is a group of volunteer leaders that provides strategic vision and guidance. Lindeman has worked in the field of aging and long-term care for 30 years as a health services researcher and administrator. In addition to directing the Center for Technology and Aging, he serves as co-director of the Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health, which advances the use of technology to support population health.
Paul S. Herrnson '81 is executive director of The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Connecticut. Additionally, he is a professor in the political science department.
Sylvia Rodriguez Vargas '92, head of the Brownell-Talbot School in Omaha, Neb., published her first book, Women of Color Heads of Independent Schools: A Framework of Culturally Relevant Leadership (Scholars' Press, 2013). She wrote the book as part of her doctoral program at The Ohio State University. The book offers a qualitative study on the lived experience of women of color heads of independent schools in the United States, their professional journeys and their approach to leadership.
Bill DeFranza '98 published a small pirate-themed, role-playing game titled "Yarr!" It is suitable and designed for children and beginners, but fun for veteran players, too. It's a fun little game that is a great way to introduce your kids to the joys of imaginative, interactive table-top gaming.
Catie Molinaro '06 and her partner, Mike, launched MiK Sound Case. The product uses a patent-pending sound channel to amplify a speaker 15-20 decibels louder and also to improve the tone and clarity of the sound. The Mik Sound Case is as protective and slim as a typical iPhone case and comes in several colors. It can be purchased online at miksoundcase.com.
Matthew Suozzo '08 co-founded Carma Systems, Inc. with three friends. Last July, the company launched its first consumer product, CarmaLink, on Amazon. CarmaLink is a system consisting of hardware installed in your vehicle and a website that helps you monitor not only where but how you are driving, or in many cases, how your child or elderly parent is driving. More at carmalink.com.
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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.
SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE WITH US! The Alumni Relations office is frequently called upon 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. Please 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.
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.
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