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We're near the finish line, but still need your help to reach our $100 million goal by Saturday, when the Bold.Brilliant.Binghamton campaign comes to a close. To make your charitable gift, go to And don't forget to help us celebrate at the Homecoming Tailgate!

HOMECOMING 2012 - OCT. 12-14
Make plans to return to Binghamton and enjoy a wonderful fall weekend. Homecoming is a great time to see your friends, relive treasured memories and make new ones. Visit the Homecoming website today to add your name to our attendee list, and to see who else is planning to be here.


Get your foursome together and join us for the Alumni Golf Classic, which will take place on Friday, Aug. 3, at Vestal Hills Country Club in Vestal. This event is open to the public. The Alumni Golf Classic is a great opportunity to get away from the office for a day to enjoy golf, good food and more. We also offer sponsorship opportunities that will give great visibility to your business. Visit the tournament website to see details and to register now.


University Advocacy: Think Tank Membership Tops 9,000
More than 9,000 supporters are now members of the University's "Think Tank" advocacy group. This year, advocates played an important role in securing support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's NYSUNY 2020 challenge grant program. Approval of Binghamton's proposal, which will enable Binghamton to construct a state-of-the-art Smart Energy Research and Development Facility, expand educational opportunities for 2,000 additional students, and hire 385 faculty and staff, is expected soon. Learn more.


Binghamton University is on iTunes! If you're on campus, you can access the iTunes site using your PODS ID and password. If you are off campus, you can access our video and audio files through Apple's iTunes store. Search for "Binghamton University" and you'll find academic lectures, videos from Alumni Association events and more!


Are you looking for ways to save money on your dental bills this year? AlumniDent® provides affordable group dental insurance to alumni and their families, with immediate coverage for preventive, diagnostic and restorative services. AlumniDent also offers budget-friendly payment options to help keep costs low. And best of all, there is no network – so you can keep your family dentist! For online enrollment, or to learn more about this exclusive plan available through the Alumni Insurance Program, visit the AlumniDent website.


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From Family Collapse to America's DeclineMitch Pearlstein '70, founder and president of the Center of the American Experiment, wrote From Family Collapse to America's Decline: The Educational, Economic, and Social Costs of Family Fragmentation (R&L Education, 2011). Pearlstein writes that very high rates of family fragmentation in the United States hinder learning in very large numbers of students. This damages the country economically by making Americans less competitive in the worldwide marketplace. The result is deepening class divisions. Harvard University's Paul Peterson says not since the 1965 "Moynihan Report," has anyone written about the "devastating social consequences of single-parent families" so "frankly, so soberly, so reasonably, or so persuasively." Learn more at

David Freeman '79David Freeman '79 is founder of the David Freeman Consulting Group, which was named "Best Law Firm Business Development and Coaching Service Provider" in a national survey of lawyers and other legal industry personnel conducted by National Law Journal.

Marcy Morgenbesser '81, licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW), was promoted to director of behavioral health at Network Health, a Massachusetts health plan that provides access to high-quality healthcare for more than 200,000 Massachusetts residents with low and moderate incomes. In this role, Morgenbesser oversees Network Health's behavioral health utilization review, utilization management aftercare and transitions-of-care programs. She lives in Sudbury, Mass.

101 Ways to Get Fit by 50Regina M. Clark '82 published her fourth book,101 Ways to Get Fit by 50 (Clark Training & Development, 2012). Inspired by a milestone birthday, Clark recommitted herself to a healthy lifestyle and set a goal to get fit by 50. In sharing her story, Clark demonstrates how a busy, working mom can redefine her lifestyle to focus on keeping fit. The book also includes many suggestions for launching a corporate wellness program. See more information at


Steven Wolf '88Steven A. Wolf '88 was promoted to executive director of Capstone Advisory Group, LLC. He was a member of the firm's litigation, forensic and dispute resolution practice, specializing in forensic investigative services, contract dispute resolution and bankruptcy related litigation services. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, specializing in fraud investigation and forensic investigation.

Scott M. Hotalen '95Scott M. Hotalen '95, CPA is a director of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, representing the Southern Tier chapter. He is a partner with Vieira & Associates, CPAs, P.C., in Endicott. His three-year term started in June. He serves as treasurer for Visions Federal Credit Union in the Binghamton area.


MAYLAN SkincareBrian Chan '00 and his family started the cosmetic company MAYLAN Skincare, which develops, manufactures and distributes anti-aging skincare products for consumers with sensitive skin. Chan is a vice president in the corporate finance group at Bank of America. He can be contacted through

Lisa DiVirgilio '08 was promoted to director of business development for WyckWyre, a company that streamlines the hiring process for restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs and more, working with independent concepts and franchises. She began with WyckWyre as the company's marketing manager in 2011.


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Last Updated: 11/12/13