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Student Engagement Stories

Bennett Owens and Alexandra Barkan after signing up to be poll workers on Election Day

Student poll workers

Sept. 28, 2020

Binghamton University students are signing up to support our democracy this November by working as poll inspectors on Election Day for the Broome County Board of Elections. Read more.

Amber Simpson

Learning to fail through making and tinkering

Sept. 8, 2020

Amber Simpson, an assistant professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Education Leadership, teaches her students and local youth that failure isn't always a bad thing. Read more.

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Engaging students in the 2020 Census

The CCE has been working hard to "Get out the Count" among college students in Binghamton. Read more.

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Binghamton University designated as an Elite Leader Campus by the Andrew Goodman Foundation

May 22, 2020 - Binghamton was recognized by the AGF as one of just five Leader Campuses within their national, nonpartisan Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Network, which includes over 70 college campuses across the United States. Read more.

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Community Engagement class immigration stories exhibit moves online

May 15, 2020 - Students in Lisa Yun’s Community Engagement class shared their families’ immigration stories in online formats in an effort to help people understand each other and empathize with each other’s struggles. Read more.

Community Engagement award winners

2019-20 Excellence in Community Engagement awards

May 5, 2020 - The CCE is thrilled to announce the winners of the individual and student group 2019-2020 Community Engagement Excellence awards. Read more.

Rhianna Triolo 

Youth Initiative interns remain connected to students virtually

May 1, 2020 - Despite the pandemic closing schools, Binghamton University juniors Alyssa Mastrantonio and Rhianna Triolo continue to be active CCE Youth Initiative interns at St. James Elementary School in Johnson City through virtual learning. Read more.

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Students respond to COVID-19 food insecurity

April 24, 2020 - Three Binghamton University graduate students are working with local agencies to address increased food insecurity due to the coronavirus. Read more.

Mary Liberty B-IMPACT intern

Mary Liberty

April 16, 2020 - Through her B-IMPACT summer internship placement at the Crime Victims Assistance Center, sophomore Mary Liberty learned professional skills while helping others. Read more.

Max Kurant, LEAD volunteer

Max Kurant

March 30, 2020 - Freshman Max Kurant helped implement a text messaging platform to inform community members of events and programming in the North or Main neighborhood of Binghamton through the CCE's new LEAD program. Read more.

 Binghamton Buddies

Binghamton Buddies

March 9, 2020 - 50 volunteers visit schools around the county to help BOCES students with their work, play with them during their free time and most importantly, offer friendship and support. Read more.

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On-site resources developed at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

Nov. 25, 2019 - Graduate student Rose Olsen created a community closet and food pantry located at the school, after working with school administration to determine their goals in supporting students. Read more.

Jae Won Chung

Jae Won Chung

May 10, 2019 - Senior economics major Jae Won Chung reflects on discovering her passion for teaching thanks to a Binghamton University Community Schools internship at Windsor High School. Read more.

Victoria Wong, president of PwC Scholars

Victoria Wong, PwC Scholars

May 6, 2019 - Victoria Wong and the School of Management's PricewaterhouseCooper Scholars program wrapped up a year-long partnership with Kali's Klubhouse, an equine therapy organization in Apalachin, N.Y. Read more.

Allen Hecht '82

Allen Hecht '82

April 22, 2019 - After a successful but unfulfilling thirty-two-year career in law, Allen Hecht '82 is about to make a bold change — returning to his home in the Bronx to teach full time through Teach for America. Read more.

Nathaniel Perez, president of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.

Nathaniel Perez

April 15, 2019 - Nathaniel Perez and the hermanos of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. provide scholarships to local high school students to encourage and support their interest in pursuing higher education. Read more.

Maeve Kelly

Maeve Kelly

April 5, 2019 - Freshman nursing student Maeve Kelly uses her love of cooking to connect with residents at the Binghamton Rescue Mission. Read more.

Fiona Liang, Kasey Hill, Caitlin Hall of Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code club

March 25, 2019 - Fiona Liang, Kasey Hill and Caitlin Hall founded a Girls Who Code club to encourage confidence and excitement among girls at several local high schools who are interested in computing. Read more.

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Passion for Impact Scholarship

March 4, 2019 - Thanks in part to this scholarship awarded by the African Student Organization and MALIK Fraternity Inc., Alpha Bah '18 hosted a Community Health Fair at the Binghamton American Civic Association. Read more.

Mmekom Udosen, Iban Ifiok

Mmekom Udosen

Feb. 11, 2019 - Mmekom Udosen '18 has set out to empower young women in her parents' home community of Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, creating Iban Ifiok, an organization resulting from her 2017 Harpur Fellowship grant. Read more.

Justin Lok

Justin Lok

Nov. 26, 2018 - Senior Justin Lok teaches kids about chemistry through fun, interactive science experiments through the Chemistry Outreach Program. Read more.

Eden Nebel, vice president of Binghamton University Been Club

Eden Nebel

Nov. 19, 2018 - Senior Eden Nebel and the newly formed Binghamton University Bee Club raise awareness about the world's rapidly declining bee population. Read more.

Katherine Scott

Katherine Scott

Nov. 5, 2018 - Binghamton students partner with She's the First to support young women around the world in becoming the first in their family to graduate from high school. Read more.

Judith Quaranta

Asthma-Based Research

Oct. 29, 2018 - Under Assistant Professor Judith Quaranta '79, MS '98, PhD '13, undergraduate nursing students use community-based research to find effective strategies for helping children manage their asthma. Read more.

Colby Germann

Colby Germann

May 7, 2018 - Sophomore Colby Germann and classmates in the Binghamton University Scholars Program spent time working with Syrian refugees in Leros, Greece, as part of a service-learning class led by Kent Schull, associate professor of history. Read more.
Morgan Wood, 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

Morgan Wood

March 6, 2018 - Morgan Wood, a Binghamton University junior and passionate advocate for women's and girls' rights, is named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow. Read more.

Current News

Sept. 23, 2020 - Students, election commissioners speak out on National Voter Registration Day - WBNG

Sept. 17, 2020 - Students encouraged to register to vote - Pipe Dream

Sept. 3, 2020 - Off-campus students encouraged to respond to 2020 Census - Pipe Dream

May 26, 2020 - Binghamton University designated Elite Leader Campus by Goodman Foundation - NewsChannel 34

May 12, 2020 - NY-22 candidates in the GOP primary invited to television/radio debate - WSKG

March 19, 2020 - Student response to 2020 census and primary elections may be affected by COVID-19, CCE says - Pipe Dream

March 12, 2020 - Two new Provost Awards for Faculty Excellence - BingU News

March 9, 2020 - 2020 census projects low student response - Pipe Dream

Oct. 21, 2019 - Broome County District Attorney Candidates to Debate Oct. 23 - WBNG

Oct. 31, 2019 - New York state sees voting reforms ahead of 2019 elections - Pipe Dream

Oct. 8, 2019 - Binghamton University Hosts 10th Annual Community Opportunities Fair - Fox 40

Oct. 10, 2019 - Binghamton University hosts community fair - NewsChannel 34

Sept. 24, 2019 - National Voter Registration Day - WBNG

Sept. 19, 2019 - Center for Civic Engagement, student organizations table for Constitution Day - Pipe Dream

Aug. 27, 2019 - Binghamton University named NASPA Lead Initiative Institution for seventh consecutive year

May 6, 2019 Passion to Action talk discusses investigations of political corruption - Pipe Dream

March 6, 2019 - Binghamton University graduate students facilitate K-2 STEM workshops in Windsor - Windsor Central School District

March 5, 2019 - Binghamton University designated a Voter Friendly Campus - BingUNews

Feb. 5, 2019 - Binghamton University recognized as national leader in student voter engagement - BingU News

Nov. 8, 2018 - Broome, BU see high voter turnout, close congressional race - Pipe Dream

Nov. 6, 2018 Young Voters Say "Our Opinions Do Matter" In 2018 Election - Fox 40

Nov. 5 2018Center for Civic Engagement registers more than 2,000 students to vote - Pipe Dream

March 3, 2018 - How College Campuses Are Trying to Tap Students' Voting Power - New York Times

Jan. 24, 2018 - Binghamton University Center for Civic Engagement recognized in the 2016 Voter Friendly Campus Report released by the Campus Vote Project and NASPA for reducing barriers to student voting by hosting an off-campus voter assistance table outside the on-campus polling place during the 2016 presidential election. (Page 19)