Binghamton in the City: Engage, learn and show pride
By Steve Seepersaud
Metro New York is home to nearly 50,000 Binghamton alumni, plus thousands of current students from the region who will be home for break in a few weeks. The University will figuratively come to the city for a week in mid-January for Binghamton in the City: A Week of Connections. This series of events Jan. 11-15 with offer opportunities for alumni like you to connect with each other and reach out to students.
The week will begin Monday, Jan. 11, with an evening of ice skating at Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan. Be sure to join us as we paint the park green! The entire Binghamton University family — current students, prospective students, alumni, parents and friends of the University — is invited to come together and show #BingPride. Enjoy ice skating, light refreshments and the chance to speak with various University representatives. Have your picture taken with Baxter and enter our contests for Binghamton giveaways.
If you're a recent graduate of Binghamton University, and you're in the market for an apartment or house, you'll benefit from attending our BOLD Speaker Series event "Buying or Renting in Metro New York" Tuesday, Jan. 12. Alumni working in real estate will share insider advice that will help you make one of the most important decisions in your life.
Our BOLD Speaker Series will have another event Thursday, Jan. 14; this one features three successful alumnae who will share advice on opportunities, challenges and strategies for success for women in the workplace. Our speakers will be Lisa Abbott, MBA '93, vice president for health affairs for human resources at the Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center, Doris Braun '83, executive director at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and co-chair of the company's women's business resources group, and Natalie Tod '12, training administrator at Starr Companies.
The week will also include networking events for alumni who share a common interest such as EOP, the Graduate School of Education, and the Liberal Arts to Careers Externship (LACE).
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.
'TIS THE SEASON to stock up on Binghamton gear! Alumni and University spirit items make great gifts - for you and for those near and dear. The Binghamton University Bookstore is your one-stop shop for apparel, accessories and home decor goods. On Nov. 30, the Bookstore will have a Cyber Monday sale: 30 percent off all Champion brand alumni merchandise, and shipping is free!