Binghamton University is on the fast track to becoming the premier Students and faculty could not succeed without support for equipment public university of the 21st century — bounded only by the limits of our imagination.
From innovative academic programs and research, to cutting- edge technology and state-of-the-art instructional labs, the University has laid the groundwork to succeed on this path. With additional support through the Binghamton University Foundation, the possibilities are endless.
The Foundation leads fundraising initiatives that support the mission of the University, giving students and faculty the resources they need for success in their fields of study, to fulfill their dreams and make their mark in the world. Gifts to the Foundation attract and retain the best students and faculty, and make the Binghamton experience even better.
At Binghamton, the $2.3 million in student aid distributed in fiscal 2011-12 provides scholarships, awards, fellowships, assistantships, research grants, intern- ships and other educational opportunities outside of the classroom that can mean the difference between students simply receiving an education and gaining the learning experiences that transform their lives.
Leading the way are Binghamton’s distinguished faculty who enlighten students and develop entrepreneurial research to better our world. Faculty support enhances their scholarly pursuits and critical research needs so they can open up the world to students and offer them new ways of thinking.
Big ideas, innovations and initiatives result from program support. The $5.4 million to support Binghamton’s academic programs this past fiscal year was used to enhance the quality of the University’s rigorous and innovative curriculum, and promote an intellectual environment that fosters collaboration and analytical debate.
Students and faculty could not succeed without support for equipment and capital — the state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, research and creative endeavors, as well as the latest technology, software and other tools that give students a competitive edge in the job market.
In this report, we’ll introduce you to what some of Binghamton’s students and faculty are doing in all of these areas every day — with generous support from our philanthropists, alumni, parents, corporations, foundations and other friends of the University.
Their contributions make an immediate difference in the lives of students like Samantha Bolan ’13, who’s traveling the world to learn about different cultures, documenting her experiences and teaching others about what she’s learned abroad.
You’ll also find out about Professor Pamela Stewart Fahs, who’s giving women information about female heart attack symptoms that could save their lives.
Then there’s Charles M. Kim ’98 and his wife, Jean Su Maeng-Kim, whose gift to strengthen the business curriculum gives students the skills and training to stand out to prospective employers.
And there’s the transformation of the Decker Student Health Services Center, which went all-digital and no longer keeps paper-based medical records.
These are just some examples of the exciting and dynamic things that are happening at Binghamton, where students and faculty every day use support provided to the Foundation to make their dreams come true.