"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.
TOP STORY - Alumni Association awards given at Homecoming
The Alumni Association recognized several graduates for their exceptional contributions to public affairs, the local community and to Binghamton University. On Friday, Oct. 17, as part of Homecoming 2008, the association held a ceremony at the University Art Museum to present the annual Alumni Association Recognition Awards.
Barry Schneider '64 (pictured at left) received the Edward Weisband Distinguished Alumnus Award for Public Service or Contribution to Public Affairs. For 21 years, Schneider was a judge in the Superior Court of Maricopa County, Ariz., and is considered a pioneer in the area of alternative dispute resolution.
Gerald E. Putman '76, MBA '84 (pictured at right) received the Glenn G. Bartle Distinguished Alumnus Award. Putman is a longtime volunteer at the University, and is a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, Binghamton University Forum and Decker School of Nursing Advisory Board.
Ashok Subramanian, MS '00 received the Special Recognition Award. As a volunteer, he helped the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations craft new designs for the Alumni Connect e-newsletter and B-connected online alumni community.
Marie '77 and Tony '77 Mascolo (pictured at left) received the Alumni Admissions Volunteer Recognition Award. They assist the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with recruiting efforts on Staten Island, hosting receptions to encourage high school students to attend Binghamton University.
Saul Levin received the Distinguished Service Award. Saul is a professor emeritus of ancient languages at the University, and his wife Ruth is a 1972 graduate from the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. They have donated leadership-level gifts to the Saul and Ruth Levin Fund, which supports students of Greek, Latin and other languages.
During Homecoming weekend, the Art Museum was also the site for the Alumni Art Show, where 40 graduates will have their works of art displayed until December.
Last Updated: 11/12/13