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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.


The National Science Foundation-funded SUNY Louis Stokes Alliance Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) program at Binghamton University began on August 29. The program is looking to fill 7 spots for Spring 2012. See more information


Eisch Organometallic Symposium: Oct. 28 - 29
The Department of Chemistry is hosting a retirement celebration symposium in honor of Distinguished Professor John Eisch's career. The event, to be held in the Science 2 building on campus, will include keynote addresses from two Nobel Laureates. Alumni and friends of the department are welcome to attend.


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. Find out more and purchase a bank today.


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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For the love of his alma mater


Bold Brilliant BinghamtonBy Brett Vermilyea

As a CFO, Randy Borkenstein '87 knows that developing and retaining talent is key to organizational success. For him, the connection to his alma mater isn't complicated.

"I loved going to school at Binghamton," he says. "I established a connection with the school because of terrific memories of the time spent here."

Anita '86 and Randy '86 BorkensteinSeeing an opportunity to improve the University, he and his wife, Anita Borkenstein '86, support the Jean-Pierre Mileur Harpur College Faculty Development Fund, which helps Harpur College build and maintain an extraordinary staff of professors.

"Managing a business has taught me to appreciate the value of retaining key employees," he says. "Keeping turnover low is a competitive advantage. The Mileur Fund provides the dean the financial flexibility necessary to develop and retain key faculty members, so they stay longer and positively influence the University culture. That's a tremendous benefit."

Borkenstein says it was TAU (the Tau Alpha Upsilon fraternity) that first taught him to give back through the fraternity's frequent volunteer participation in University Foundation phonathons, cold-calling alumni to ask for donations for the University.

"At TAU phonathons, I learned about the importance of giving and the critical nature of that component of the school's budget," Borkenstein says. "I remember being shocked when I asked someone for $200 and they said 'yes.' It was like 'wow, people really care even though they aren't here anymore.' I learned that lesson when I didn't have any money of my own to give, and now that I can, I love when I'm on the receiving end of those calls and get a chance to surprise today's student-volunteer callers." 


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Last Updated: 11/12/13