Alumni Connect - January 2018

Binghamton in the City

FEATURED STORY: Binghamton in the City bolsters students' career development, University's visibility in NYC region

The power of Binghamton's alumni network could be seen and felt during the University's winter recess this month. Hundreds of students participated in career development programs in and around New York City during the week of Jan. 8. At each event, students met with successful Binghamton alumni who were eager to answer questions about employers and career fields, and to share their experiences and insights. The investment of time by our alumni in employer visits and Metro Connections Night will help students navigate a tough job market and emerge successful. Read more.

Binghamton in the City

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Charles Kim

Alumnus in Virgin Islands leads hurricane relief effort

For Charles Kim '98, the most vivid memory after Hurricane Irma hit the U.S. Virgin Islands last fall was the scene outside his friend's house. Near the top of a hill, 100 people gathered at the end of a driveway because it was the only place where cell service was available. The spirit of coming together to overcome adversity is evident in the effort he and his friends launched. In association with the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, Kim – managing partner of Alpine Group USVI – and several other local business leaders created the IMVI Virgin Islands Relief Fund. Read more.

SUNY Binghamton

You know you went to SUNY Binghamton when...

Let's face it, your alma mater has been through an identity crisis of sorts. Yes, we know you're not all #Bearcats4Life. So, in the interest of spreading #BingPride like our various mascots have over the years, we asked SUNY Binghamton alumni about life as a Colonial, circa 1965-1992, and this is what they came up with. Take a walk with us down memory lane in the Binghamton University blog.

Regional chapter and affinity roundup

Binghamton University alumni

Make 2018 the year you reconnect with the University and with other alumni. See what our chapters and affinity groups have been up to in the past few weeks, and learn about upcoming opportunities to connect. Read more.

Board member spotlight

Gary Kibel '90, MBA '92

Starting with this issue of Alumni Connect, we'll introduce you to a member of the Alumni Association's board. These are faces you're likely to see as you attend alumni events on and off campus, and volunteer for the University. (Don't be shy to reach out and say "hello.") Our board members are goodwill ambassadors for the Alumni Association and work tirelessly to engage alumni with the University and with each other. Meet Gary Kibel '90, MBA '92, our Alumni Association president. Read more.