Homecoming and 50th Anniversary

Celebrate 50 years of nursing education with the Decker School of Nursing during Homecoming 2019!

Decker School of Nursing 50th anniversary logo
Binghamton University's Decker School of Nursing will celebrate its 50th anniversary during Homecoming 2019, Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22!

  • Reconnect with former classmates, friends and faculty
  • See the changes that have taken place across campus
  • Learn what's in store for the Decker School
  • Get the next 50 years off to a great start

Register for Decker's 50th anniversary events (we've got two special events planned, see below) on the University's Homecoming events website.

Decker anniversary events

Decker 50th Anniversary Cocktail Hour
6–9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20
Traditions at the Glen
$10 per person

Diana Jordan will be the keynote speaker at Decker's 50th anniversary luncheon. Image Credit: Provided.
Enjoy a casual evening catching up with friends, colleagues and faculty (past and present) at Traditions at the Glen, where we'll have beer, wine, soft drinks and some light hors d'oeuvres. You're sure to have fun reminiscing about the courses, clinicals, faculty and classmates who made your time at the Decker School (or the School of Nursing) special!

Decker 50th Anniversary Luncheon
11 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21
Traditions at the Glen Ballroom
$50 per person

Alumni, students, former and current faculty, donors and other friends of the Decker School are invited to honor five decades of Binghamton nursing education history. The luncheon features a keynote address by Diana Jordan, "The Healing Power of Laughter—Nourishing the Nurse Within You," as well as comments from Decker Dean Mario Ortiz, Distinguished Teaching Professor Gale Spencer, Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger and Binghamton University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Nieman.

Purchase a luncheon ticket for a student!

You can invite a student as your guest by purchasing a student ticket to the anniversary luncheon for $50, even if you're unable to attend.

To purchase a student ticket:

  • If you're attending any Homecoming event and you want to purchase a student ticket for Decker's luncheon, check the appropriate box on your Homecoming registration form.
  • If you're not attending any Homecoming event, but would like to purchase a student ticket for Decker's luncheon, call 607-777-2424.

Shuttle available

To make traveling between Traditions at the Glen and campus easier, we'll have a shuttle available for the cocktail hour on Friday and the luncheon on Saturday.

Stay at Traditions

A select number of hotel rooms are available at Traditions the Glen specifically for this event. If you're interested in booking one of these rooms, contact Traditions at the Glen at 607-797-2381 and tell them you're with the "Decker 50th Anniversary Celebration."

Other fun planned during Homecoming 2019

There are many activities happening on campus all weekend. Visit the Homecoming webpage to see the full schedule, a list of other hotels offering special rates and to register.