Chapters and Affinities spotlight
By Steve Seepersaud
The School of Management welcomed more than 70 alumni to its fall networking mixer held Nov. 12 at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan. Michael Kerner '86, chief executive officer of General Insurance for Zurich Insurance Group was the keynote speaker. Kerner (second from left in photo with President Harvey Stenger and Dean Upinder Dhillon) joined Zurich in 1992 from the Continental Insurance Company and since then he has held a number of senior executive positions. Robert Eicher '81 co-sponsored the event along with the School of Management and the Binghamton University Alumni Association.
Nearly 40 alumni gathered for speed networking, food and football on Nov. 20 at the Main Event in Farmingdale. Scott Feuer '90 thanks fellow Long Island Event Committee member Steve Riegler '92 for spearheading the event. Those in attendance had an opportunity to meet alumni in a wide variety of fields and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner.
"I encourage all alumni on Long Island to be on the lookout for e-mails announcing our upcoming events which will include a Binghamton basketball game at Stony Brook University on Feb. 21 and a wine tasting event at Martha Clara Vineyards on April 12. I hope to see you there," Feuer says.
The TAU Alumni Society held its 12th annual gathering at Heartland Brewery/HB Burger in Manhattan on Nov. 20. The event was attended by more than 100 TAU and Binghamton alumni from the Metro New York area; several brothers flew in from around the country. It was TAU's largest turnout since the 50th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion held in Binghamton in April 2011. It was certainly a night full of emotions, energy and unity spanning all six decades of TAU!
At this event, TAU welcomed Jim Broschart, MBA '92, vice president for advancement; Sheila Doyle, executive director of the Binghamton University Foundation; Patrick Elliott, athletic director; Mike McKercher, director of development for athletics; and Vonzelle Johnson, director of development for the Watson School.
"It was great to have brothers from the 1960s in attendance, along with many brothers from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s and many of our newest alumni as well," said Dr. Geoff "Gerrry" Epstein '89. "As the evening progressed, we could feel the camaraderie in the room, with the large number of brothers in attendance. We look forward to our 55th Anniversary Celebration which will take place in Binghamton in April 2016."
WANT TO MAKE SOME MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS? DON'T MISS THESE UPCOMING ALUMNI EVENTS:
- Thursday, Dec. 4 - Campus Update with Provost Don Nieman (D.C. Metro): Meet Binghamton University's Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Donald Nieman, along with fellow Washington-area alumni. You'll certainly feel tremendous pride in Binghamton as you hear about our wonderful new facilities, the accomplishments of our talented students, and the growth of our enrollment (with plans to reach 20,000 students by 2020) through new curricular programs. (register now)
- Sunday, Dec. 7 - BOLD Football Party (D.C. Metro): Your Alumni Association's D.C. Metro Chapter is excited to invite you to a football watch party at Laughing Man Tavern on Dec. 7. This event will be an opportunity for you to meet other BOLD alumni in the area as well as support your New York sports teams. (register now)
- Monday, Dec. 22 - PwC Scholars Reception (Manhattan): This event will be a great way for both alumni and current Scholars to stay connected with the program after graduation. School of Management Dean Upinder Dhillon, Professor Dina Layish, and Professor Elliot Kamlet will be at the event. (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.
The Alumni Association and Uncommon Goods (David Bolotsky '85, founder) offer the opportunity to purchase banks made from mailboxes salvaged from Newing Dining Hall. This can be a great gift or keepsake of your time as a student.
'TIS THE SEASON to stock up on Binghamton gear! Alumni and University spirit items make great gifts - for you and those near and dear. The Binghamton University Bookstore is your one-stop shop for apparel, accessories and home decor goods.