Alumni volunteers recognized at Manhattan reception
By Steve Seepersaud
During the University's winter recess last month, Glenn Moss '75 volunteered to host a BAM! Binghamton Alumni Mentoring event in Manhattan. He met with a small group of students to answer questions and give advice about careers in media law.
"I'm continually impressed by how ambitious our students are, and by the insightful questions they ask," Moss said. "It's really energizing to spend time with them."
To recognize and thank alumni like Moss for their volunteerism, the Alumni Association and Metro New York Chapter held a reception in late January at the 3 West Club on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. About 100 graduates – each volunteering with the University through admissions, career development, advisory boards or some combination of those – attended the event to network with peers and University administrators such as President Harvey Stenger (pictured above with Robert Cohen '12, MPA '14).
The president shared exciting developments on campus, including the record-high number – exceeding 30,000 – of freshman applications the University received. Jim Broschart, MBA '92, vice president for advancement, thanked the attendees for being generous with their time and encouraged them to get a friend involved with a volunteer project.
(Pictured: Hien Tran '06 and chapter co-chair Geraldine Toussaint Philippe '08)
"A large University such as ours has many needs, and alumni like you have a great deal to offer us," Broschart said. "While each of you serves the University in a different fashion, the common thread is that your time and expertise help make us a stronger University. ... Our alumni have always made their presence felt in a positive way, and we have achieved growth and accolades surpassing other institutions with a longer history than ours."
Meredith Belle Talisman '06 has assisted the Metro New York Chapter with planning events and programs, such as the non-profit and government panel held last year at the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan. She enjoys giving back to the University and meeting others who are passionate about Binghamton.
"I was honored to be invited to the volunteer appreciation reception," Talisman said. "It was a wonderful evening, and you could sense the enthusiasm in the room. I truly felt as though the University is grateful for my commitment as a chapter volunteer."
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