Alumni Connect - February 2018

Board member spotlight

Taris Rodney '08Taris Rodney '08 joined the Alumni Association board in 2015 and serves as secretary. Since graduating from Binghamton, she has also been engaged with the University by regularly attending Homecoming, serving as a site leader for Alumni Global Day of Service and participating in the Binghamton Alumni Mentoring program. 

What do you find rewarding about being involved with the Alumni Association?
The most rewarding part is the opportunity to give back to the University, engage with students and get other alumni involved. I had an amazing experience at Binghamton and it's really rewarding being able to reconnect alumni with the University who have not been back to visit in years. It is also rewarding to engage with current students and give them advice.

Is there a volunteer project at the University that you've wanted to begin but haven't yet?
I definitely would like to begin a mentoring program. The University attracts and graduates great students, and I would love to be a listening ear, answer questions and help guide students toward their future careers.

What has been your favorite alumni event or program, and why?
Metro Connections Night is my favorite because it's a great opportunity to speak with students and let them pick your brain. It's also a networking event for alumni professionals. I have met some awesome students and alumni at Metro Connections Night and would recommend it to anyone interested in networking.

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