Alumni Connect - October 2018

Alumni Connect – october 2018


Homecoming 2018: Nostalgia, pride and a glimpse of the future

From the Alumni Center to the Events Center, and every part of campus in between, Bing pride was seen and felt. More than 1,000 alumni returned to campus for a celebration of all that makes Binghamton University great. Alumni of all eras to relived the past, marveled at what Binghamton has become and got a glimpse of what lies ahead on the pathway to premier.

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9 Binghamton University power women who will motivate you

We're back at it with nine more alumni stories that will encourage you to get focused, follow your dreams and make yourself heard. From TV executives, to politics,  entrepreneurs, to founders of feminist movements, our alumnae are seriously impressive. So if you're stuck in a rut looking for a little motivation, or seeking some exciting inspiration, look no further!

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TIER Talks: Rising temperatures raises awareness at Homecoming

While we know and accept that climate change is occurring, it can be easy to lose sight of how far-reaching the problem is. The alumni experts who spoke during Homecoming weekend, at TIER Talks presented by M&T Bank, drew attention to the impacts within larger cities and far beyond, as well as possible solutions on the micro and macro levels.

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Dave Nicholas ’77 shares thrills and risks of car racing

Nicholas and Honeybee, his bright yellow 1960 MGA, recently won two races at the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix meet held at Watkins Glen International; one of those races was the Collier Cup, open only to MGs. That victory was even sweeter as it coincided with the 60th anniversary of the Binghamton Automobile Racing Club, which Nicholas founded as a teenager.

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Lianne Bassin ’07 uses music to encourage kids to be mindful

For Bassin, a power yoga class at Binghamton turned out to be quite the memorable experience! She gained inner peace as well as the inspiration for two music albums that enable teachers and parents to reinforce values such as compassion, empathy, gratitude and kindness in children. Bassin's original songs help kids cultivate awareness and appreciation of themselves, others and the world.

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11 local businesses owned by Binghamton University alumni

Many Binghamton University alumni have stayed in -- or returned to -- the local area to open their own successful small businesses. From a vast array of restaurants, to a shoe store with a dedication to wellness, to companies passionate about meeting their clients' creative needs, there are a lot more alumni-owned local businesses than you probably thought!

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