Regional chapter and affinity roundup
By Steve Seepersaud
The BK9 restaurant in Brooklyn had extra splashes of green March 17, and it wasn't just because of St. Patrick's Day. Binghamton alumni from the classes of 1980 through 1990 had a reunion brunch; it was the first-ever for this affinity group. About 20 alumni got together to share stories and Caribbean food, and to discuss future gatherings in the Metro New York region.
"It was wonderful seeing fellow Binghamton alumni whom I haven't seen in many years," said Carmen Erskine-Williams '87, who serves on the group's planning committee. "The venue, food and gathering were spectacular! For those who couldn't attend, we look forward to seeing you at a future alumni event."
The San Francisco region is an epicenter of high tech and home to more than 2,000 Binghamton University alumni. The Alumni Association held a gathering for the "Best and Brightest of the Bay Area" March 28 at Opal in Mountain View. Upinder Dhillon, School of Management dean and Koffman Scholar, covered the latest University initiatives with the group, while Joe Tiesi '86, associate director of undergraduate admissions, shared how alumni in the Bay Area can actively assist the University's efforts to recruit top students. The featured alumni speaker was Dave Zilberman '00, managing director of Comcast Ventures. He leads the firm's enterprise software, cybersecurity and financial services investment efforts. Zilberman discussed his views on venture capital and innovation.
Want to connect with other alumni?
Alumni Wine Tasting - Saturday, April 21 - Long Island
Springtime is beautiful in the wine country of the East End. Get together with other alumni at Martha Clara Vineyards where we'll enjoy wines crafted by Juan E. Micieli-Martinez '99. Enter a wine raffle, provided by the Alumni Association. The registration fee includes a buffet-style lunch and your tastings; you can also purchase individual wines during the tasting. Register now.
Crosbys 35th Anniversary Weekend - Friday-Sunday, April 27-29 - Binghamton
In addition to the Crosbys' 35th anniversary show April 28, there will be a weekend of activities for alumni and their families, such as receptions, a Saturday dinner and ample time to explore the Binghamton area. Register now.
Harpur Harpeggios 35th Anniversary - Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6 - Binghamton
Celebrate the 35th Emerald Anniversary of The Harpur Harpeggios! We'll reconnect with past members, share memories and sing some of our favorite songs together. The current group is working diligently to present a weekend full of celebrations, including the 35th Anniversary Show, post-show reception and the traditional breakfast at the Red Oak Diner. Register now.
Yankees vs. Nationals Baseball Game - Tuesday, May 15 - D.C. Metro
We're offering a great deal on a night out! The D.C. Metro Chapter has secured tickets on the first base line for the Washington Nationals' May 15 home game against the New York Yankees. Tickets are priced to move, and we don't have a lot of them, so register now.
Bulls Baseball Game - Saturday, June 2 - Durham, N.C.
Cheer on the Durham Bulls with friends, family and fellow alumni as they battle the Pawtucket Red Sox. After the game, catch the best fireworks show in the Triangle. Parents, bring your scout troops! If your child is in a scout troop, he or she can camp out under the stars after the fireworks show. Register now.
TAU on the Open Seas - Thursday, June 14 - Manhattan
Join your fellow TAU brothers on a dinner cruise showcasing views of iconic landmarks including the Brooklyn Bridge, Freedom Tower, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building. The registration fee includes the three-hour cruise, a dinner buffet, and beverages. Register now.