By Steve Seepersaud
August 2, 2018
Legacy families have a special place in the heart of the Alumni Association, as multiple generations within the same family share a connection to Binghamton University.
Each year, the Alumni Association reaffirms its commitment to legacy families by offering scholarships to two academically deserving students with an immediate family member who graduated from Binghamton. Every year more than 100 alumni and friends participate in the Alumni Golf Classic at The Links at Hiawatha Landing in Apalachin. This annual event supports the Alumni Association’s Legacy Scholarship Fund. At this year’s tournament, the association will recognize the 2018-19 scholarship recipients.
Serena Feldman ’21
Hometown: Bedford, N.Y.
Major: biological sciences
Harpur College of Arts and Sciences
“My father had his class ring on his keys. My mother’s jewelry holder was an old Binghamton ashtray. My favorite sweatshirt was a Binghamton sweatshirt I stole from my dad. Binghamton has always been a part of my life. When application time came, I was interested in nursing. My mother, a Decker graduate, didn’t need to insist that I apply. I received a large scholarship offer from Buffalo, but the second I received my Binghamton acceptance, I had made my decision. My parents told me I didn’t have to go to Binghamton just because they did. I wanted to go to Binghamton because they did, and they loved it.”
Christian McCarville ’21
Hometown: Endicott, N.Y.
Decker School of Nursing
“My mother first went to SUNY Broome, then transferred to Binghamton University to get her bachelor’s degree. She has always motivated me and has been my biggest supporter throughout my college journey and made me want to follow in her footsteps. I am currently a student at the Decker School of Nursing. My mother has always told me to work hard and follow my dreams, which I do every day and without her, I wouldn't be where I am today. She has always been by my side and she has always given Binghamton University the greatest respect.”