Recent grad named to USA Today team


David Goldberg, a Binghamton University history major who graduated in December, has been named to USA Today’s All-USA Academic Team, which annually recognizes the nation’s top college students.

Goldberg was among 20 students named to the second team by a panel of judges drawn from colleges and academic organizations. The first, second and third teams were selected from nearly 500 students nominated by colleges and universities nationwide.

Judges consider grades, leadership, activities and, most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Goldberg has a 3.9 cumulative GPA and is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa. Outside the classroom, he tutored at-risk middle and high school students, advised college peers through the Discovery program and served in various positions with the Student Association.

Goldberg spent the fall of 2001 and summer of 2002 traveling the world, visiting 21 countries, in the University of Pittsburgh’s Semester at Sea program. Last fall, he interned in the White House Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President of the United States as part of the SUNY Washington Semester Program. Goldberg is enrolled in graduate school at Hofstra University this spring and plans a career in education and public service.

Goldberg, who was born and raised in Huntington, NY, attended Walt Whitman High School.

Last Updated: 9/17/13