Alumni Connect – november 2019
Campus and community celebrate Nobel laureate
Distinguished Professor M. Stanley Whittingham, who has called Binghamton University his home since 1988, was introduced as the man of the hour, day, week, month, decade — and two centuries — at a campus celebration of his winning the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Binghamton continues rising in national rankings
The University’s quality and value have once again been recognized by some of the country’s leading publications, including U.S. News & World Report, which ranks Binghamton 31st among public universities and colleges.
From campus to serving our country
To recognize Veterans Day, we invited alumni who have served in the military to tell their stories. In this month’s newsletter, some alumni veterans share why they enlisted, how they feel about their service and what Veterans Day means to them.
Alumni startup increases opportunities for education abroad
After graduating from Binghamton, Mitch Gordon ’00 could’ve worked for a Big Four accounting firm in Manhattan. At the same time, he was intrigued by the thought of teaching for a year in Taiwan. Though it was scary to consider turning the offer down to go someplace new, it was scarier to think about being trapped in an office. Gordon says his year teaching English and learning Chinese in Taiwan helped him become a serial entrepreneur in the education and travel arenas.
Successful because it’s simple
Michael Brown ’06 and his twin brother created a business opportunity for themselves in the early days of smartphones when they realized their clients weren’t using the emerging technology to its potential. In 2010, the Browns were energy efficiency consultants and contractors, teaching building superintendents in New York City how to manage their properties more efficiently.
Celebrate National Philanthropy Day
The Student Philanthropy Committee, in partnership with the Binghamton Fund, is celebrating National Philanthropy Day tomorrow by encouraging students to write heartfelt messages to alumni donors. See a few of our favorites from the messages we’ve received so far.