Regional chapter spotlight
By Steve Seepersaud
A night at the ballpark is usually entertaining, more so when you're watching a winning team. The Yankees are in first place, and if that wasn't reason enough to head to the stadium, taking in a game with other Binghamton alumni made the experience even better. Nearly 50 Metro New York Chapter alumni and family members gathered at Yankee Stadium on July 21 to see the Yankees face the Baltimore Orioles. The group enjoyed an ample amount of refreshments as well as conversation about Binghamton experiences and what they are doing now in their professional lives. (Pictured above: Matt DeSaro, Adam Zahn, Adam Fried)
To increase the potential for networking opportunities, the Greater Binghamton Chapter is actively fostering connections with the Southern Tier Young Professionals. Both groups held a joint event at Social on State in Binghamton on July 30. Nearly 50 people got together at this relatively new and popular downtown night-spot for an evening of cocktails and conversation.
The high heat and humidity (by Binghamton standards) subsided just in time for the Alumni Golf Classic held on July 31. For the first time, this tournament was held at The Links at Hiawatha Landing in Apalachin, a premier course located about 20 minutes west of the Binghamton University campus. About 120 alumni and friends enjoyed a great day of golf in addition to a variety of contests, lunch and a dinner reception. Team Food & Fire (pictured above: Jeff Tiderencel, Mike Dalton, John Koniuto and Dan Polhamus '00) won the tournament with a sizzling score of 59. This annual event raises funds for the endowed Binghamton University Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship Fund, which was awarded this year to Alana Epstein '17 and David Ostern '16. We thank our golfers, volunteers, sponsors and the staff at The Links for a great tournament. See photos from the event at our Shutterfly site.
WANT TO MAKE SOME MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS? DON'T MISS THESE UPCOMING ALUMNI EVENTS:
- Sunday, Aug. 30 - National Building Museum Tour (D.C. Metro): The National Building Museum is America's leading cultural institution
devoted to the history and impact of the built environment by telling the stories
of architecture, engineering and design. The museum is one of the most family friendly,
awe-inspiring spots in Washington, D.C.
Chuck Pfleeger, husband of Shari Pfleeger '70, LHD '00, will lead a building tour in addition to highlighting three exhibits: Hot to Cold, Designing for Disaster and House and Home. Afterwards, you may enjoy the BEACH, an "ocean" of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls spanning across the museum's great hall! (register now)
- Monday, Sept. 21 - SUNY Alumni Day at Citi Field (Metro New York): SUNY will be hosting a pre-game reception at from 5-7 p.m. at McFadden's Restaurant, which is attached to Citi Field. Immediately following, we will move into the stadium for a game under the lights. Through this special event, we are able to offer tickets that include the networking reception with refreshments and appetizers at McFadden's, along with a seat in the Big Apple Reserved section for $29/person. We always have a strong showing of alumni at this event; wear Binghamton green and be ready to cheer, "Let's go, Mets!" (register now)
Your Alumni Association is always here to connect you with other Binghamton graduates. Visit the Events, Chapters & Affinities portion of our website to learn how you can become engaged with other alumni and with your alma mater.
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.
SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE WITH US! The Alumni Relations office is asked to recommend alumni who are expert speakers. If you are well-versed in subjects including national security, politics, technology, career networking, environmental studies or etiquette, please contact Melinda Holicky, associate director for alumni volunteer engagement. Include your name, class year and a brief biography. Supporting material could include a c.v. or link to your website.
The Alumni Association and Uncommon Goods (David Bolotsky '85, founder) offer the opportunity to purchase banks made from mailboxes salvaged from Newing Dining Hall. This can be a great gift or keepsake of your time as a student.
SHOW YOUR PRIDE! The Binghamton University Bookstore is your one-stop shop for apparel, accessories and home decor goods.