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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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Dartmouth administrator named dean of students

From Staff Reports

April ThompsonVice President for Student Affairs Brian Rose has announced the appointment of April Thompson as Binghamton University's next dean of students. Thompson comes to Binghamton after 11 years at Dartmouth College, where she served in multiple positions, including as associate dean of the College for Campus Life and director of Judicial Affairs. She will begin her new duties Aug. 6.

"April possesses a student-centered philosophy and a collaborative leadership style that was evident throughout the search process," Rose said. "She has demonstrated a strong commitment to student development and success that makes her an excellent match for Binghamton."

Most recently at Dartmouth, Thompson successfully led a newly created unit that brought together 10 departments and 240 employees into a cross-divisional team of student programs and facilities. Prior to being at Dartmouth, Thompson worked in first-year student programs, residential life, facilities planning and management, campus social programming, multicultural student affairs and leadership development at Ohio University, Sonoma State University and the University of Arkansas.

As dean of students at Binghamton, Thompson will work closely with students to provide opportunities and experiences to support student learning and development through the areas of student conduct, student activities, multicultural programs, off-campus services, parent and family programs, and fraternity and sorority affairs.

Thompson earned her bachelor's degree in zoology and a MEd in Higher Education from the University of Arkansas.

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Last Updated: 11/12/13