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Having to live on my own at age 16, college was a critical gateway to my rags-to-riches fairy tale. My desire to go was only matched by the challenges of attending. Binghamton University not only afforded me that opportunity, but also provided an experience richer than I could have ever
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Binghamton has been part of my life for 30 years. I am so proud and grateful to be a part of this amazing extended family and to teach generations of extraordinary students.quote mark image

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I was the first member of my family to go to college. Binghamton turned out to be the perfect fit. Harpur College of Arts and Sciences was exceptionally challenging, opening my eyes and mind to the world that existed outside western
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Binghamton University's NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant plan will propel Binghamton's already stellar reputation to new heights. It is because of your support and advocacy that our University achieved this grant and secured additional resources for the strategic growth of our campus.

Your stories help us continually make the case that investment in higher education has a real impact on people's lives. Please take a few moments to share your story. Tell us what impact Binghamton University has made in your life and why the University is important to you. We will share your story – along with those submitted by other University advocates - on the Think Binghamton site and in other materials to demonstrate how the University enriches lives across the region, state and nation.

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Last Updated: 6/19/13