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Student Engagement Stories

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.
Shelby Schaefer

Shelby Schaefer

Nov. 27, 2017 - The Vestal Volunteer Emergency Squad's Bunk In Program provides Binghamton University junior Shelby Schaefer with hands-on emergency medicine experience. Read more.
Ryan Omoruyi '15

Ryan Omoruyi

Oct. 30, 2017 - A study abroad trip to Japan inspired Ryan Omoruyi '15 to use technology to replicate his own experience of learning language through casual conversation. Read more.
Stephen Baumgarten, chief executive director of Harpur's Ferry

Stephen Baumgarten

Oct. 23, 2017 - As chief executive director of Harpur's Ferry EMS agency, Stephen Baumgarten and his colleagues serve students and community members alike. Read more.
Brianna Cea, president of Roosevelt Institute

Brianna Cea

Sept. 25, 2017 - After serving veterans in her hometown, Brianna Cea committed to serving her country through political engagement and active citizenship. Read more.
Cynthia DeFranco, Bright Green Bookshelf Coordinator

Cynthia DeFranco

Sept. 18, 2017 - From career direction to new friends and a sense of belonging, Cynthia DeFranco has uncovered the many benefits of getting involved. Read more.
Miranda Currier, Windsor Middle School Mentor

Miranda Currier

Sept. 5, 2017 - As a junior at Binghamton University, Miranda Currier thought she might want to be a math teacher, but was beginning to doubt that it was the right fit for her — until an experience with the Windsor Middle School mentoring program convinced her that, yes, a career in education was definitely where she wanted to end up. Read more.
Adam Centeno, Promise Zone intern and volunteer

Adam Centeno '17

Aug. 17, 2017 - Throughout his undergraduate career, Adam Centeno '17 made an impact on several local school districts through his involvement interning and volunteering with Promise Zone. Read more.

Current News

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

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. 6, 2018 - Election Party at Binghamton University - NewsChannel 34

Nov. 6, 2018Southern Tier voters show political polarization on rainy Election Day 2018 - Press & Sun-Bulletin

Nov. 5, 2018 - Binghamton University to host Election Day party - BingUNews

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

Nov. 4, 2018 - Student groups host debate watch party for U.S. House of Representatives race - Pipe Dream

Oct. 29, 2018 - Pipe Dream and CCE midterm election candidate outreach - Pipe Dream

Oct. 11, 2018 - Center for Civic Engagement registers students to vote. - WBNG

Oct. 10, 2018 - CCE coordinated volunteers for 4th annual Walnut Street Park Fall Festival - WBNG

Oct. 10, 2018 - Binghamton University hosts Community Opportunities Fair - NewsChannel 34

Oct. 4, 2018 - Binghamton University holds 9th annual Community Opportunities Fair - WBNG

Aug. 2018 - Binghamton University named NASPA Lead Initiative Institution

July 2018North Country educators see 'promise' of community schools project (pg. 15) - NYSUT

March 15, 2018 - Binghamton University seeing increase in student voters - Spectrum News

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

March 2, 2018Binghamton University student honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

Jan. 30, 2018 - Binghamton University hires new director of Center for Civic Engagement

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) 

Dec. 16, 201730 Days Of Giving 2017 – Day 24: Binghamton University Builds University-Assisted Community Schools - SUNY Big Ideas blog