Alumni Changing the World

By Steve Seepersaud

If you’re concerned our world isn’t heading in the right direction, make plans to attend the TIER Talks® speaker event at Homecoming. You’ll hear from people who have dedicated their lives to increasing access to healthcare, improving educational and behavioral outcomes for children with autism, and proactively combating genocide and mass atrocities. What's more, these caring people are Binghamton alumni.

“Mission Possible: Alumni Changing the World” will be held from 1:30 − 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Aversano and Crecco Families Lecture Hall (Lecture Hall 7). This program is free and open to all. Sponsored by the Alumni Association, the TIER Talks® series is a showcase for Binghamton alumni and faculty who are thought leaders in a variety of fields. At this upcoming session, the following alumni will share how Binghamton University inspired their journeys and how you can effect positive change. See their biographies at the Homecoming website.

  • Svetlana Iyer ’01, MSEd ’03, co-founder, Iyer Educational Institutions
  • Nadia Rubaii ’85, MA ’87, PhD ’91, professor of public administration, and co-director, Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, Binghamton University
  • William Schecter ’68, professor emeritus of clinical surgery, University of California, San Francisco

Check out the full schedule of Homecoming activities and be sure to register by Thursday, Sept. 12. Homecoming — to be held on campus Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20−22 — will include 50th anniversaries of the School of Management and Decker School of Nursing, the beginning of Harpur College’s 70th anniversary, the first-ever Binghamton Block Party, Tailgate ’19, men’s soccer and so much more!

If you have questions, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at or 607-777-2424.