Honor alumni achievement by submitting an award nomination

By Steve Seepersaud

Each year, through a Special Recognition Awards Program, the Alumni Association honors Binghamton University graduates who excel in their careers and service to Binghamton University and their communities. We need your help in identifying the special group of alumni who will be our award recipients in 2015. We invite you to nominate alumni who are extraordinary in their fields of endeavor and who make you feel proud to be a Binghamton graduate.

2014 Alumni Association Awards Ceremony

Pictured above: 2014 award recipients Justin Joseph '05, MBA '06 (DeFleur), Geraldine MacDonald '68, MS '73 (Bartle), Keith LaScalea '94 (Weisband)

The Alumni Association's signature awards are:

The Glenn G. Bartle Distinguished Alumnus/a Award recognizes and honors a graduate who has distinguished himself or herself since graduating from the University and serves as a memorial to Glenn G. Bartle, the first president of Harpur College. Nominees must have provided outstanding, exceptional, voluntary service to the University as well as exhibited excellence in his or her field and/or service to society. See the eligibility criteria for this award.

The Edward Weisband Distinguished Alumnus/a Award for Public Service or Contribution to Public Affairs recognizes one alumnus or alumna each year whose life, work, career and contributions exemplify the highest standards of service and deepest dedication to the sustenance of the common good. See the eligibility criteria for this award.

The Lois B. DeFleur Distinguished Young Alumni Award recognizes alumni who graduated within the last 10 years or are 35 years of age or under, who are established or demonstrate potential to become future leaders. Nominees must have provided outstanding voluntary service to the University and/or Alumni Association as well as exhibit demonstrated leadership capability and substantial commitment to the service of others, and possess potential for leadership in the long term. See the eligibility criteria for this award.

And, we have introduced a new award this year: The Alumni Achievement Award honors a highly distinguished alumnus or alumna who, over the course of a decade or more, has exemplified outstanding, significant, professional achievement. See the eligibility criteria for this award.

Visit the Alumni Awards page on our website to learn about the judging criteria for each award and to submit your nomination online. The submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Awards will be presented during a special ceremony in Binghamton in spring 2015.

Questions about our awards program should be directed to Melinda Holicky, associate director of alumni volunteer engagement, by email or by calling 607-777-6206.




B-CONNECTED with other graduates! B-connected is a secure virtual community only for Binghamton University alumni. Update your personal profile, search for alumni, and submit and read Class Notes. 


NEW SEASON, NEW JOB? To help you move ahead in your career, the Alumni Association offers two LinkedIn groups. Make new connections in our Professional Network group and search for jobs posted by alumni in our Job Forum group (and share postings if you have them).


SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE WITH US! The Alumni Relations office is asked to recommend alumni who are expert speakers. If you are well-versed, because of your education and professional experience, in subjects including national security, politics, technology, career networking, environmental studies or etiquette, please contact Melinda Holicky, associate director for volunteer engagement. Include your name, class year, and a brief description of your experience and expertise. Supporting material could include a c.v. or link to your website.


The Alumni Association and Uncommon Goods (founded by David Bolotsky '85) offer the opportunity to purchase banks made from mailboxes salvaged from Newing Dining Hall. This can be a great keepsake of your time as a student at Binghamton. Banks also make great gifts! Purchase a bank today.



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Last Updated: 9/26/16