In June, the Alumni Association’s Metro New York Chapter celebrated its one-year anniversary with a gathering in Manhattan that attracted more than 300 alumni. President Harvey Stenger attended the event, thanking the alumni for their efforts to re-launch the chapter. Since the summer of 2013, the Metro New York Chapter had held monthly events ranging from panel discussions featuring notable Binghamton alumni to basketball game-watch parties and student-alumni networking opportunities.
More than 100 alumni and friends participated in the Alumni Golf Classic in August at Vestal Hills Country Club, raising money for the Alumni Association’s endowed Legacy Scholarship. Teaghen Buscemi ‘17, a sophomore from the Rochester area, is the first recipient of the scholarship and was recognized at the tournament along with her mother, Julie Buscemi ‘88.
More than 700 alumni volunteered with the University in some capacity during 2013-14. Each received a thank-you card from the president during the summer. The University is thankful for alumni who generously give their time to advise current students, recruit the next generations of Binghamton students, help with planning regional alumni events or engage in other activities that make the University stronger.
The Alumni Association continued its welcome traditions for new freshmen: The campus newcomers signed the Class of 2018 banner during summer Orientation sessions, and received class-year t-shirts during the New Student Picnic on Move-In Day (Aug. 28).