Sam Sussman, an 18-year-old from Orange County, coolly delivered an address supporting gay rights in October 2009 at the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. The politics, philosophy and law major had earned the spot in the march by winning an “Equality Idol” contest on YouTube in which he discussed the importance of gay rights.
The primary mission of Binghamton University's media and public relations staff is to ensure that members of the media have accurate and timely information about the University, its faculty, staff and students.
Gail Glover, senior director of media and public relations, and Ryan Yarosh, assistant director of media and public relations, field thousands of media-related calls and electronic queries each year, providing the media assistance on stories, help in arranging interviews and connections to topical experts. They advise faculty and staff in how to respond appropriately and effectively to media inquiries and assist in handling media interviews.
The media and public relations staff also issues hundreds of news releases and news tips each year, covering subjects including scientific discoveries, national honors and major events. In addition, they contact reporters, writers and editors around the country to interest them in stories about the campus.
Binghamton University's media and public relations staff will also coordinate news conferences when appropriate, work with the campus on major announcements and provide media training to faculty and staff.
The Office of Media and Public Relations is located in Room 138 of the Couper Administration Building. You can reach us by phone at 607-777-2174.
Last Updated: 7/22/10