Inaugural Alumni Council meeting, updates
On April 26, the Alumni Association hosted the inaugural Alumni Council meeting on campus. About 120 alumni leaders and students came together to provide input on the Alumni Association’s new strategic goals, which were formed in collaboration with campus partners. Recommendations and feedback collected during the council meeting will inform the University’s strategic plan for alumni engagement.
Alumni engagement goals are:
* Affirm the Alumni Association as the University’s centralized organization for alumni relations.
* Develop high-quality programs and benefits that offer value to alumni.
* Create more opportunities for alumni to connect with each other and with students.
* Create more spirit and pride in Binghamton University.
* Support a dynamic alumni volunteer program that provides opportunities, training, stewardship and recognition.
Also, on April 26, the Alumni Association presented Special Recognition Awards to the following alumni, honoring them for excellence in their professions and service to the University.
* Geraldine Knoll MacDonald ’68, MS ’73 - Glenn G. Bartle Distinguished Alumnus/a Award
* Keith A. LaScalea ’94 - Edward Weisband Distinguished Alumnus/a Award for Public Service or Contribution to Public Affairs
* Justin Joseph ‘05, MBA ‘06 - Lois B. DeFleur Distinguished Young Alumnus/a Award
* Medals of Distinguished Service: Yang Chen ‘87; Robert D. Eicher ‘81; Fred Farley, PhD ‘03; Ruthanne Koffman ‘82, MA ‘84; Dr. Gary Kunis ‘73, LHD ‘02; David L. Kushner ‘70; Karima Legette ‘01, MA ‘05; William A. Orband Jr. ‘74; Brian L. Segel ‘85; Michael J. Warshawsky ‘81
The Alumni Association hosted a senior brunch on May 10 at the Events Center to welcome members of the Class of 2014 into the Alumni Association. More than 400 people attended this event, which is a relatively new tradition on campus.
In early June, the Metro New York and D.C. Metro chapters hosted alumni networking events in Manhattan, Long Island and Washington. A special invitation was extended to new graduates so they could be welcomed into the Alumni Association and have the opportunity to build their professional circles.