Upstate New York receptions, alumni initiatives
Alumni, as well as new students and their parents, were invited to attend dessert receptions in Syracuse, Albany and Buffalo in August. “The events were fun and gave me a chance to attend combined events with alumni and parents of new and current students,” said President Harvey Stenger. “I was able to start building some good relationships in those regions which are very important to us.” The receptions also provided an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the strategic direction of the University.
Local alumni also filled the Tau Bearcat Room in the Events Center on July 11, at a special breakfast with the president; regional alumni chapters were launched in Binghamton; Washington, D.C.; Boston, Syracuse and Albany; the University held its first BOLD event for Bearcats Of the Last Decade; and staff from the Office of Alumni Relations were on hand during Convocation for freshman to hand out Class of 2016 t-shirts and have incoming freshmen sign their class banner.
To better connect with alumni, the Binghamton University Alumni Association Professional Network group on LinkedIn has become the official platform for alumni-to-alumni and student-to-alumni networking. By joining, you can expand your network and serve as a resource to other alumni as well as current students. As a result, the Alumni Career Network within B-Connected closed on Sept. 30, and members were asked to join Binghamton groups on LinkedIn. The Alumni Association will continue to offer the alumni directory and class notes on B-Connected.
Next up: West Coast
The president will be traveling to the West Coast in late November to introduce himself to alumni at events in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, Calif.