CCE News

Student Engagement Stories

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.

Binghamton University B

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.

Alpha Bah

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.

Theresa Alcaron

Theresa Alarcon

Jan. 28, 2019 - Theresa Alarcon and her Emerging Leaders Program knowledge community hosted a Halloween event for the North of Main Street community in Binghamton. Read more.

Courtney Abbatiello, Wishmakers on Campus

Courtney Abbatiello

Nov. 26, 2018 - Courtney Abbatiello and other members of the Wishmakers on Campus raise money and awareness to make dreams come true for sick children. 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.

Randi Traison

Randi Traison

Oct. 29, 2018 - Sophomore Randi Traison works to create a support network for students and community members with type 1 diabetes. 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.

Paws and Effects

Paws and Effect

Oct. 8, 2018 - These students are dedicated to helping out at numerous local animal shelters, doing everything from cleaning to fundraising to providing love and attention to animals in need. Read more.

Yuto Tobin-Miyaji

Yuto Tobin-Miyaji

Sept. 17, 2018 - As president of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America on Campus, Yuto Tobin-Miyaji coordinates students volunteering with seniors in local senior centers and nursing homes. 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.
Griffin Mayhew, Community Schools volunteer mentor

Griffin Mayhew

April 24, 2018 - Senior Griffin Mayhew has found that the best way to connect with another person is to meet them where they are — and sometimes that's over a set of Legos! Read more.
Benjamin Heo, VP Habitat for Humanity Binghamton University

Habitat for Humanity

March 26, 2018 - Students partner with the Broome County Habitat for Humanity chapter to provide safe, affordable housing for local families. Read more.
Jason Flatt, SNAP challenge

Jason Flatt

March 19, 2018 - MPA student Jason Flatt undertook a SNAP challenge, spending only $30.26 on food for the week in an attempt to better understand the challenges faced by individuals dealing with food insecurity. 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.
Andrew Kang, president of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK)

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK)

Feb. 26, 2018 - Through LiNK, Andrew Kang and the other members of this student group are raising awareness about the human cost behind the politics in North Korea. Read more.
Sarah Sutton

Sarah Sutton

Feb. 19, 2018 - Thanks to service-oriented organizations on campus, like Alpha Phi Omega and Newman House, junior Sarah Sutton has stayed busy volunteering in Binghamton and beyond. Read more.
Vivian Wu

Vivan Wu

Feb. 12, 2018 - Junior Vivian Wu applies theoretical lessons she's learned from accounting and management information systems classes to impactful volunteering opportunities around the community. Read more.
Halley Gerber

Halley Gerber

Jan. 22, 2018 - A freshman at Binghamton University, Halley Gerber has already started connecting to the community through a class project collecting feminine hygiene products for homeless women. Read more.

Current News

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)