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Binghamton University Homecoming 2013
See some of the people and moments that made Homecoming 2013 such an amazing event. Nearly 700 alumni returned for the weekend, and they joined students, faculty, staff and the local community in a celebration of the Binghamton University spirit.

See photos from Homecoming 2013 at our Shutterfly site.

 

 

Binghamton University is seeking an Associate Director of Alumni Relations. The Associate Director will be responsible for conceptualizing, planning and implementing a national and international alumni chapter program that connects and engages alumni in the life of the University in ways that support and promote the mission of the Alumni Association and University. Learn more and apply today

 

SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE WITH US:  The Alumni Relations office is frequently called upon to recommend alumni who are expert speakers in a wide variety of topics. If you are well-versed, because of your education and professional experience, in subjects including national security, politics, technology, career networking, environmental studies, etiquette or winemaking, please contact Melinda Holicky, associate director of alumni relations for volunteer engagement. Please be sure to 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.

 

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.

President Stenger updates alumni on State of the University

 

By Steve Seepersaud

Tom Bondy '73 and President Harvey StengerAlthough he went in considerably more detail, the phrase "we're getting popular" was a neat summary of President Harvey Stenger's State of the University address.

During his presentation on Saturday, Oct. 12, during Homecoming 2013, the president discussed recent celebrity visits to campus as well as the University's ambitious plans for growth. (Pictured above: Tom Bondy '73 and President Stenger)

In August, sportscaster and Foundation board member Tony Kornheiser '70 returned to the area for the Dick's Sporting Goods Open golf tournament. Shortly on the heels of that visit, President Barack Obama visited Binghamton University to discuss his plans to make college education more affordable for the middle class. Just after classes started, Buddy Valastro – more commonly known as the Cake Boss – taped scenes on campus for his show on the TLC cable network.

Stenger also provided alumni with a progress report on the plan to grow the University's enrollment to 17,000 students and hire 150 net new faculty by 2017.

The president said new faculty will be hired strategically; a faculty committee will give priority to requests for new positions if they strengthen the University's five Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence: citizenship, rights and cultural belonging, health sciences, material and visual worlds, smart energy and sustainable communities.

"If we are going to hire 150 new faculty, we need to have a plan and we need to involve the faculty in that," Stenger says. "These Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence allow us to connect deep knowledge with a personality of collaboration. I feel in many ways this is energizing the campus."

In a number of measures such as SAT scores of admitted students, graduation rates and faculty-to-student ratio, Stenger says that Binghamton University compares favorably to elite public institutions such as the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Michigan.

"We know that we provide an excellent undergraduate education," Stenger says. "However, I feel we had room to grow in the area of graduate education, especially career-directed master's programs."

Binghamton has submitted a letter of intent and proposal to the central office of the State University of New York for a pharmacy school. The program would meet a growing need in the marketplace; the University at Buffalo is the only school in the SUNY system to offer such a program.

"There is strong demand for the Doctor of Pharmacy program and after the students graduate, they can stay here and have promising careers," Stenger says.

Heidi Goldstein '81, vice president of the Alumni Association, provided introductory remarks that encouraged alumni to stay connected to Binghamton and help fuel the University's future success.

"This is a time to relish present achievements and wonder about promise for the future," Goldstein says. "A lot has changed since I graduated, and Binghamton's future is indeed very bright."

To learn more about the University's strategic plan – Road Map to Premier – visit the President's website.

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Last Updated: 7/5/14