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HOMECOMING 2013 - OCT. 11-13
Make plans to return to Binghamton and enjoy a wonderful fall weekend. Homecoming is a great time to see your friends, relive treasured memories and make new ones. Visit the Homecoming website to register now and see who else is planning to be here.


Looking to re-enter the workforce after a break? The iRelaunch Return to Work Conference - planned for Wednesday, Oct. 2, at New York University - may be for you. Get insider perspectives on career re-launch strategies and meet other high-caliber professionals. See more information and register by Sept. 3 for a $30 discount.


Take home a piece of Newing College. The Alumni Association and Uncommon Goods (founded by David Bolotsky '85) offer alumni the opportunity to purchase banks made from mailboxes salvaged from the Newing Dining Hall. A Newing bank can be a great keepsake to remind you of your time as a student at Binghamton.  Banks also make great gifts! Find out more and purchase a bank today.


Binghamton University is on iTunes! If you're on campus, you can access the iTunes site using your PODS ID and password. If you are off campus, you can access our video and audio files through Apple's iTunes store. Search for "Binghamton University" and you'll find academic lectures, videos from Alumni Association events and more!


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Are you looking for ways to save money on your dental bills this year? AlumniDent® provides affordable group dental insurance to alumni and their families, with immediate coverage for preventive, diagnostic and restorative services. AlumniDent also offers budget-friendly payment options to help keep costs low. And best of all, there is no network – so you can keep your family dentist! For online enrollment, or to learn more about this exclusive plan available through the Alumni Insurance Program, visit the AlumniDent website.


Volunteer spotlight: Alumni Golf Classic

By Steve Seepersaud

For several years, Alex Racketa '08 competed in the Alumni Golf Classic and said he thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He now does more than tee it up with his foursome. As a volunteer on the tournament's committee, he helps bring in sponsor support and provides input on how the event can provide the best possible experience for alumni and members of the local community.

Alex Racketa '08"We actively try to distinguish ourselves from other events by having a more welcoming environment and more chances to socialize than the average event," Racketa said. "The Alumni Golf Classic strikes a perfect balance between a casual atmosphere and a competitive level of play."

The Alumni Relations office worked with the committee to hold the 2013 Alumni Golf Classic on Aug. 2, at Vestal Hills Country Club. Nearly 150 people participated, supporting the Alumni Association's Legacy Scholarship. This endowed fund supports the families of Binghamton University graduates.

Sara Delmar '06, MS '09 works at the University and has been involved with the alumni office through positions in the Undergraduate Admissions Office and Decker School of Nursing, as well as volunteering at local alumni events. Though she hasn't golfed in the classic, she found getting involved with the tournament committee to be a natural extension of her volunteerism. She has helped to bring sponsors to the Alumni Golf Classic, and assists with check-in and raffle ticket sales on the day of the event.

Sara Delmar '06, MS '09"That's the great thing about the Alumni Relations Office, once you say you're interested in helping they get you involved in everything," Delmar said.

In its nearly 10 years of existence, selling out is almost a given since the tournament has maintained a number of devoted foursomes and gained enough new teams.

"I love how much it has grown in popularity and I look forward to seeing the alumni who come back to the area to play and reminisce with old friends," Delmar said. "I am also overwhelmed by how well our scholarship is doing as a result! It's amazing what Binghamton University alumni will do for a great cause."

The volunteers say the tournament is a great avenue for beginning and continuing friendships - both on personal and professional levels.

"You reminisce a little, and put on a fun event. After that, finding a new business contact or strengthening an existing relationship is just icing on the cake," Racketa said.

Committee members were Jim Blodgett; John Boll '97; Hans Dalmolen '98; Sara Delmar '06, MS '09; Chris Grace '96; Tom Hackett '08; Brad Kaminsky, MBA '00; Brianna King '11; Felicia Moreira '01, MA '02; Jose Moreira '00, MBA '03; Jerry McLain '59; Dan Polhamus '00; Alex Racketa '08; Jenn Shoemaker; Jon Siudut '74, MS '78; Fred Strauss '79, MA '82 and Chris Strub '07.

See photos from the Alumni Golf Classic at our Shutterfly site.


BE ENGAGED - MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Learn more about how you can make an impact as an alumni volunteer. We have a number of ways you can be involved; we are certain you will find at least one that matches your talents and interests.

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Last Updated: 11/12/13