Regional chapter spotlight
By Steve Seepersaud
Alumni in the Metro New York region attended a summer event that introduced them to new faces as well as muscles they probably didn't know they had. The chapter offered two exclusive rowing classes for alumni at Row House NYC in Manhattan. The business was founded by Debra Strougo Frohlich '00 (center of photo in ROW tank top) and her husband Eric. Both classes on July 20 were sold out, and offered alumni a low-impact, high-cardio, full-body workout.
"I'd wanted to try a rowing class for awhile, and the event came at a perfect time
in my ACL reconstruction recovery to give it a try," said Tiffany (Shatzkes) Cherico
'09. "The instructor repeated that the rowing motion should be 60 percent legs, 30
percent core and 10 percent arms. It was definitely a full-body workout! But it was
surprisingly easy on the knees. It was awesome to work out with both familiar and
unfamiliar Binghamton alumni faces around me and I appreciate that the chapter gave
me the opportunity to do that in such a convenient way."
More than 100 alumni and friends gathered in the Binghamton area on Aug. 5 to enjoy a longstanding summer tradition — the Alumni Golf Classic. For the second straight year, the event took place at The Links at Hiawatha Landing in Apalachin, one of the Southern Tier's premier courses. Team Elliott (Chris Sladish '92, MA '94, Tim Rose, Jake Sladish and Jim Cerra, MSEd '86) won the championship of this captain-and-crew tournament with a score of 56 for the 18 holes. Proceeds from the event support the Alumni Association's Legacy Scholarship. Each year, this scholarship benefits an undergraduate student who has chosen to follow in the footsteps of an immediate family member by attending Binghamton University. Amanda Freno '17 and Jana Loso '18 are the scholarship recipients for this year.
A number of Binghamton's faculty and staff members have a special bond with the University. In addition to working on campus, they are Binghamton University alumni. On Aug. 12, the Alumni Center hosted an end-of-summer reception for faculty/staff alumni. About 30 people attended, enjoying sunshine, snacks and cocktails. The event culminated with a group photo taken on the Alumni Center patio.
Attention Metro New York alumni: Your chapter will have its third annual planning meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. If you'd like to help craft programs and events that will excite our alumni and inspire them to be involved with the University, we'd like to have you at the meeting. Contact the chapter leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to attend, and they'll share the meeting location with you.
Join us on campus Sept. 23-25 for a celebration of #BingPride for all alumni. We are thrilled that alumnus Bill
T. Jones will bring his dance company to campus for a performance. Plus, we'll have
a stimulating TIER Talks™ speaker event and special reunions for WHRW, Sigma Alpha
Epsilon, LGBTQ alumni and Alumni of Color.
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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, contact Melinda Holicky, associate director for alumni volunteer engagement. Include your name, class year and a brief biography. Supporting material could include a CV or link to your website.
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