Celebrating donor generosity
Campus events recognize donors and their giving
- The Jeffrey S. Beck and Lisa C. Beck Laboratory dedication was Sept. 6 in the Smart Energy Building of the Innovative Technologies Complex. In 2014, Lisa C. Beck established the Jeffrey S. Beck Summer Research Grant in memory of her husband, Jeffrey S. Beck ’84, a renowned scientist and engineer. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Binghamton. Lisa C. Beck has said his undergraduate experience “is really what started everything.” In 2017, she made another major gift commitment to advance the Chemistry Department, expanding the criteria of the summer research grant to include support for a full-time chemistry graduate student.
The Koenig Family Hallway dedication was Sept. 20 during Homecoming. The event, in the Harpur Edge office, honored Stuart Koenig ’73 and his wife, Bonnie Fox, for their contributions to support Binghamton and, in particular, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences. The Koenig Family Hallway connects the Glenn G. Bartle Library tower to the library lobby. Koenig and Fox have supported Harpur Edge, the Binghamton Fund and a variety of high-impact learning opportunities for students, such as research experiences and travel abroad to complete volunteer service projects in healthcare.
- An event Sept. 4 in the Benet Alumni Lounge of Old O’Connor Hall celebrated the naming of the Ellyn Uram Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls, established with support from Ellyn Uram Kaschak ’65.
The Ben G. VanDerLinde ’84 Memorial Concourse dedication was July 8 in the Events Center. VanDerLinde, who died in 2018, was a loyal supporter of Binghamton athletics. His wife, Tina, wanted to carry on his legacy. The impact of her support includes new furnishings for a sitting area on the concourse where student-athletes can study, meet up and relax.