Alumni accomplishments to be honored during Homecoming Weekend


BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton University Alumni Association will present its annual special recognition awards during the Homecoming 2010 welcome reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 8, at Binghamton University’s Old Union Hall. The awards recognize alumni and friends of the University who have excelled in service to their profession, their community and the University.

Andrew Baranoski ‘94, MPA ‘08, executive director of the American Civic Association in Binghamton, will receive the Edward Weisband Distinguished Alumnus Award for Public Service or Contribution to Public Affairs.  Baranoski led the agency’s recovery after an immigrant murdered 13 people, before fatally shooting himself in April 2009.

Paul R. Turovsky ‘73 will receive the Glenn G. Bartle Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is a member of the Binghamton University Foundation Board of Directors, and chair of the Bold. Brilliant. Binghamton comprehensive gifts campaign.

Terry Kwan ‘67 will receive the Alumni Association Special Recognition Award. Kwan is a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and works with the University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions, helping to recruit students in the Boston area where she lives.

Scott Eckers ‘02 will receive the Alumni Admissions Volunteer Recognition Award for reaching out to admitted students on Long Island to encourage them to attend Binghamton University.  He has also ‘adopted’ a high school in that region on behalf of Binghamton University’s Admissions office.

Joy Kellman will receive the Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to a non – graduate whose life and significant achievements serve as examples of the University’s aspiration for its students.  She and her husband, Joel Kellman ‘63, have hosted donor cultivation events at their home in California.

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Last Updated: 9/17/13