Regional chapter spotlight
By Steve Seepersaud
A pharmacy school at Binghamton University? The question enticed our alumni living
in the Raleigh area to attend an event at the Backyard Bistro on Jan. 21. The featured
speaker was Gloria Meredith, dean of our new School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
Sciences. She provided guests with a brief progress report on the school's new building
in Johnson City, the assembly of her leadership team, and plans for the first entering
class in 2017 (pending precandidate status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy
Education). Alumni also heard about the plans for a healthcare campus near Wilson
New York City wasn't the only place where our alumni were actively building their professional networks this month. The Greater Binghamton Chapter's speed networking event held last winter was such a hit that it was offered again on Jan. 27. Almost 30 alumni came to the DoubleTree by Hilton to engage in a series of rapid-fire conversations followed by longer and more relaxed interaction over dinner.
Joshua Ludzki, MBA '13, co-creator and master of marketing for BingPop, a website highlighting Binghamton-area events, was the featured speaker at this month's Thirsty (for Knowledge) Thursday event held Jan. 28, on campus at the Alumni Center. Early in his career, Ludzki was seeking on-air experience as a radio DJ, and that brought him from New York City to Binghamton. As a newcomer to the region, he was impressed by what the community had to offer but the people he met didn't share his sense of optimism.
"When I first moved here, I heard people complaining about the area, and it didn't match my experiences here," Ludzki said. "I found there were a lot of great things that weren't being talked about, and my solution was creating a blog...My goal is for BingPop to be the ultimate event website."
WANT TO MAKE SOME MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS? DON'T MISS THESE UPCOMING ALUMNI EVENTS:
- Sunday, Feb. 28 - Bowling Party (Rochester) Enjoy a few games of bowling with fellow Binghamton University alumni, and bring your family too! (register now)
- Thursday, Feb. 25 - Thirsty (for Knowledge) Thursday at the Alumni Center (Greater Binghamton): Our featured speaker for February's event will be Diane Butler, director of Binghamton University's Art Museum. (register now)
- Wednesday, March 9 - New Chapter Launch (Buffalo): Florina Altshiler '02 is pleased to invite you to the Alumni Association’s Buffalo Chapter launch event hosted at Russo & Toner, LLP. We hope this event will be the starting point for harnessing the potential power of our area's alumni network. (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.
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