The songbird from Brooklyn said an elementary school glee club conductor sparked her singing career when he gave her a classical piece to perform. “That’s when I realized I had a solo voice and really liked singing,” says Sibongile Boyd. “It was just something about the grandeur of it that attracted me. I preferred singing more than listening to instrumental pieces.”
Harpur alumni from the 1960s gathered in New York for a luncheon get-together on June 11. Pictured from left to right: Michael (Mickey) Greenberg '63, Bruce G. Pritikin '63, Hon. Barry C. Schneider '64 (Ret.), Roy S. Tumpowsky '64, Barry M. Karson '63. Loren H. Plotkin '63 also attended.
The Tau Alpha Upsilon (TAU) Alumni Society held its sixth annual Golf Challenge at Hamlet Wind Watch Golf Club in Hauppauge, N.Y. on June 19. More than 50 alumni and several active brothers were joined by members of the University’s athletic staff for a great round of golf and dinner in celebration of the successful completion of the TAU Sports Complex fundraising initiative.
Michael Schwartz '89 won the event and took home the TAU Bowl of Sportsmanship (gross score 109, net score 73). Marc Fuchs '77 (gross 89/net 74) was the net runner-up and one of only two golfers to break 90 on the tough Wind Watch course. Fuchs also teamed with Ken Munnelly '75, Martin Dvorkin '75 and Barry Nelson '74 to win the Team Net trophy. Low gross was won by Larry Hollander '78, co-chairman of the Society, with a score of 85 and runner-up Brian Segel '85 shot 91. Closest to the pin winners were Dale Carpenter 'XX and Joel Cohen '83. Alumni Association representative Dan Polhamus '00 won longest drive with a monster 300+ yard shot on the 11th hole.
The TAU brothers raised more than $2,000 for the Terrence “Tex” Haran Memorial TAU Scholarship Fund, bringing the principal total to more than $30,000. Matt Ring '09, this year’s TAU Scholarship Fund recipient and current vice president, thanked his alumni brothers for their generous contribution.
About 140 golfers participated in the annual Alumni Golf Classic, held on Aug. 1 at Traditions of the Glen, near Johnson City, N.Y. Team McClain (pictured, with members Jerry McClain '59, Tim Schum, Jarr Bracken '80, and Mike Bucko) won the tournament with a 56 (-14).
MultiSystems (Fred Strauss '79, '82; Bernie Herceg, Jr.; Ray Strauss '85; Jake Sladish '94, '97) won the tiebreaker to finish second with a score of 59 (-11). Team Lovaglia (Mike Lovaglia, Keith Chesk '96, George Yenchak, Randy White) finished third with a team score of 59.
Brad Tanton had an ace on hole No. 6, to win a vacation at a Fairmont Golf Resort (sponsored by Jim Rollo ’84 State Farm Insurance), and a Cleveland driver (sponsored by Jack Sherman Toyota). See more pictures from this event at our photo sharing site.
Young alumni gathered at Butterfield 8 in Manhattan for a Happy Hour on Aug. 6. Justin Hoch '04 has posted photos from this event on our photo sharing site and the Binghamton University Alumni Association group on Facebook. You must be a registered member of Facebook and the alumni group to view the photos. There is no cost to do so.
On Aug. 24, the Alumni Association sponsored a bus trip from Binghamton to Saratoga Race Course. Alumni from the Binghamton area met up with fellow graduates from the Capital District for brunch at Siro’s, including a seminar on handicapping led by Dick Anechiarico '63. The group enjoyed a full day of thoroughbred action, with 11 races taking place that afternoon.
Ingrid Michaelson '01 visited campus on Aug. 26 to perform at the Anderson Center. Before taking the stage, she met with President Lois B. DeFleur, students and local radio disc jockeys at a private reception. Accompanying Ingrid to the reception were her college friends Kristin Russo '00, Margaret Joyce '02, Maia Kotrosits '00, Jennifer McGuire '01 and Helen Green '02. Ingrid also took time to record some promos and voice tracks that will air on WHRW. See video of Ingrid's performance at the University's YouTube site.
The Alumni Association was a sponsor of the Binghamton Blowout Block Party, which took place on Sept. 19 in downtown BInghamton. The Catalysts for Intellectual Capital 2020 (CIC2020) organized the event, which was intended to bring the University and local communities together. Dan Polhamus '00, associate director of alumni relations (posing with Binghamton Mayor Matthew T. Ryan '82), handed out samples of gelato, provided by Antonio Gobbo, MBA '03, owner of Antonio's Galleria and Cafe in Endicott, N.Y. See more pictures from this event at our photo sharing site.
Last Updated: 11/12/13