2008 Award Recipients
Gerald E. Putman '76, MBA '84
Glenn G. Bartle Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient
Gerald is a native of Greater Binghamton and a longtime active volunteer at the University. He was nominated for the Alumni Association Board of Directors in 1998 because of his effort as an adviser and mentor for the MBA program in the School of Management, where he was named Outstanding Alumnus in 1997. In 2003, he was elected secretary of the alumni board, holding that position for four years. His years of experience as a high-level executive in the public utility industry have been invaluable to the Alumni Association’s finance and planning initiatives. He serves on the Decker School of Nursing Advisory Board and has been a member of Binghamton University Forum for more than 10 years. With his wife Kris, he made a gift to the School of Management’s Academic Complex.
Judge Barry C. Schneider '64 (Ret.)
Edward Weisband Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient
Since his appointment to the bench on the Maricopa County (Arizona) Superior Court 22 years ago, Judge Schneider has worked to better equip jurors, make the courtroom a place for learning, and better connect the legal process with those who play integral roles within it. According to Stephen Dichter, a member of Arizona’s Board of Governors, Judge Schneider helped revolutionize how the civil community interacts with the judicial system. He was a pioneer in the area of alternative dispute resolution. In addition, his integrity, optimism and natural leadership are infectious and allow others to see their own ability to bring about change within their fields, according to his colleagues.
Marie '77 and Anthony '77 Mascolo
Alumni Admissions Volunteer Recognition Award Recipients
The Mascolos have supported the University’s recruiting activities since 2001, when their daughter Allison transferred to Binghamton. They have sponsored and underwritten a reception each year for all admitted students from Staten Island. In addition, Tony, who serves on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, has offered his guidance to prospective students through letters, phone calls and e-mail messages. Last spring, he signed up to help staff every high school college fair on Staten Island.
Distinguished Service Award Recipient
Saul Levin and his wife, Ruth, have donated leadership gifts to a fund bearing their names that supports students of Greek, Latin and other languages, and to the Levin Assistantship Fund, which supports a graduate assistantship in classical and Near East studies. Saul is a distinguished professor emeritus of ancient languages at Binghamton University. Ruth earned her master’s degree in teaching (secondary social studies) from the Graduate School of Education and Human Development in 1972. The couple has six children and six grandchildren.
Ashok Subramanian, MS '00
Alumni Association Special Recognition Award Recipient
The former staff member in the Division of Research, now a graduate student at Columbia University in New York, is an extremely talented multimedia designer. As a volunteer, Ashok helped the Alumni Office with several important Web design projects. In 2006, he crafted a new design for the Alumni Connect e-newsletter. A year later, he redesigned the homepage and second-tier Web pages for B-connected, the Alumni Association’s online community. He was a pleasure to work with, and generous with his time and talents.