President’s Scholars Program initiated
Competition for high-caliber students is fierce among selective universities across the nation, so one of the first actions President Harvey Stenger took upon assuming his presidency was establishment of a Yield Task Force to research best practices and make recommendations about how Binghamton might increase the number of top-echelon students to enroll.
The President’s Scholars Program was developed upon recommendation of the task force, and invitations to become President’s Scholars were offered to a small number of students accepted to Binghamton for the 2012-2013 academic year.
President’s Scholars are able to participate in the following opportunities:
- a welcome luncheon with President Stenger and select faculty members
- a certificate acknowledging their academic achievements
- participation in campus symposia, preceded by special receptions with faculty and deans to spark continued intellectual development
- first-year mentoring by top University officials, including vice presidents, deans, department chairs, distinguished professors and faculty masters, to foster success
- ongoing mentoring by seasoned students throughout their undergraduate years
- pursuit of research and scholarly work through our new Undergraduate Research Center, which helps to connect students with experts in their fields of study
- access to the Office of External Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards, which helps to prepare out top students for Fulbright Scholarships and other significant honors
- attendance at networking events with accomplished alumni to build bridges between their lives as students and their professional aspirations