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ELP contact info. and Leadership Team


The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is coordinated through the Office of New Student Programs, within the Division of Student Affairs.

Have questions about the ELP? 

Contact the ELP Coordinators:

 

Mailing Address:

Emerging Leaders Program
Binghamton University
Office of New Student Programs
C-4, Room 101
Binghamton, NY  13902-6000

 

MEET THE FALL 2013 ELP PEER MENTORS, ADVISORS, AND INTERNS:

The ELP is a collaborative effort, including the contributions of faculty, administrative professional staff and students who make up the KC Leadership Teams.  Read below for more information about the team members.

 


ELP MENTORS

Betty

 

Name: Betty Mesfin                                                                                                                                                                  

Major(s)/Anticipated Major(s): Marketing/Consulting & Leadership

Class Standing: Senior Hometown: Lagrangeville, NY

What you like most about Binghamton University: The diversity among the campus. From the different backgrounds to the perception and stimulating conversations they create.

Best advice for incoming students: Be open to all of the new opportunities available to you. You truly never know whether you'll like something unless you experience it firsthand!

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

Brendan

Name:  Brendan Cunningham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Major(s)/Anticipated Major(s): Economics

Class Standing: Sophomore Hometown: Sayville, NY

What do you like most about Binghamton University: Classes, learning environment, campus are all great attributes of Binghamton University. Really the facilities and people as a whole are great.

Best advice for incoming students: Get involved, meet new people, and don't stress out over the little things.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                 
                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

Name:  David Joshy                                                                                                                                                        David

Major(s)/Anticipated Major(s): Human Development & Psychology Minor in Health and Wellness

Class Standing: Senior Hometown: Central Valley, NY

What do you like most about Binghamton University: I like the various opportunities that are available to students to get involved and branch out into new activities. We have a very interactive campus with many student organizations and programs.

Best advice for incoming students: Get involved and participate in clubs and student programs to broaden your horizons, relative to campus life.

                                                                                                                                                                                            


Name:  Eva Rachel Moss                                                                                                                     Eva

Major(s)/Anticipated Major(s): Linguistics major, minor in Global Studies, Italian, Spanish 

Class Standing: Sophomore Hometown: Atlanta, GA

What do you like most about Binghamton University: What I like most about Binghamton University is the diversity of the student body. There are so many personalities, cultures, and ethnicities on campus that ultimately create the ideal community

Best advice for incoming students: The best advice I have for incoming students is to be open-minded. College is an experience unlike any other. There are so many surprises and opportunities. Take advantage of what college has to offer and do so with an open mind.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


Name: Han Shi                                                                                                                                      Han

Major(s)/Anticipated Major(s):Accounting, minor in Spanish

Class Standing: Sophomore Hometown: Bronx, NY

What do you like most about Binghamton University: The general laid-back atmosphere, abundance of club activities, the cozy feel of susquehanna community, the proximity of the academic buildings, my Spanish professors, the friendly staff and faculty

Best advice for incoming students: Go out and do everything! Try anything that triggers even the slightest bit of interest. Many times you discover activities or subjects you never thought you'd like. Go out and meet all types of people and expose yourself to as much as possible.

 

 

 

Name: Jessica Young                                                                                                                                     Jessica              

Major(s)/Anticipated Major(s): Integrated Neuroscience

Class Standing: Sophomore Hometown: Matawan, NJ

What you like most about Binghamton University: Binghamton is a big school with so many opportunities available. Even though it is a big school, I still manage to always see friendly faces around campus.

Best advice for incoming students: It is really important to just be yourself and meet as many people as possible. Try and get involved in many activities, some that may even be outside of your comfort zone!

 

 

Name: Lindsey Miron                                                                                                                                            Lindsey

Major(s)/Anticipated Major(s): Biology, minor in Spanish

Class Standing: Sophomore Hometown: Westchester County, NY

What you like most about Binghamton University: I like that I have alot of opportunities to explore what interests me, and to be a part of groups that interest me.

Best advice for incoming students: To get involved in new things and branch out of your comfort zone, but don't overextend yourself!

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

Name: Max Bartell                                                                                                                                                     Max     

Major(s)/Anticipated Major(s): PPL, Political Science, minor in Business

Class Standing: Sophomore Hometown: Old Westbury, NY

What do you like most about Binghamton University: The fact that there is always something for everyone to do, ranging from clubs to other student groups, there is always something for everyone to do!

Best advice for incoming students: Challenge yourself, make sure that you can balance your work and play. Do something you thought you would never do. The time you spend here will be the best four years of your life. There's a reason no one refutes that statement!

 

 

Name: Megan Curran                                                                                                                                                 Megan                                                                                                                                                 

Major(s)/Anticipated Major(s): Human Development/Nursing                                                                         

Class Standing: Sophomore Hometown: Hicksville, NY

What do you like most about Binghamton University: I love the sense of community I have found here at Binghamton. It is truly a home away from home for me! I have met some of my best friends here, and I like being here more than home!

Best advice for incoming students: My best advice for incoming students is to get involved and stay on top of your coursework! Continue to challenge yourself and try your best!

 

 

 

 

Name: Mitch Marcus                                                                                                                                                    Mitch

Major(s)/Anticipated Major(s): Biology (pre-dental)

Class Standing: Sophomore Hometown: Scotch Plains, NJ

What do you like most about Binghamton University: The atmosphere on campus and the people. Everyone at Binghamton is friendly and welcoming, and the social scene is extremely vibrant. Being at Binghamton has truly given me a home away from home!

Best advice for incoming students: Get involved on campus and challenge yourself to doing things outside of your comfort zone. Some of the best memories and opportunities you will have can come out of the activities or events you participate in.

 

 

 

Name: Stephen Fischer                                                                                                                                               Stephen                                 

Major(s)/Anticipated Major(s): Bioengineering

Class Standing: Sophomore

Hometown: Syosset, NY

What do you like most about Binghamton University: Binghamton provides ample opportunities for students to experience diversity and culture while maintaining an enjoyable and vibrant atmosphere.

Best advice for incoming students: Get involved as soon as possible and don't be afraid to explore new activities. Have lunch with a stranger, talk with your professors, and attend as many general interest meetings as possible.

 

 


 

FACULTY ADVISORS


Name: Carrie Moylan                                                                                                                                         

Title and Department: Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work (CCPA)Carrie

Hometown: I grew up in Birmingham, Michigan, spent a number of years in Seattle, Washington, and am now living in Binghamton.

Research/Professional Interests:  Sexual assault, domestic violence, and what communities can do to prevent and respond to trauma

What you like most about Binghamton University:  The students!  I've found the students to be smart, talented, eager to learn, friendly, and full of great ideas.

Best advice for incoming students: Be open.  Open to learning; open to trying new things; open to finding talents and interests you never would have imagined; open to new ideas and new ways of thinking about the world; open to getting to know the amazing people who surround you.

                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

                               Vishal Gupta

Name: Vishal Gupta                                                                                                                                                          

Title: Assistant Professor, School of Management

Research/Professional Interests: Corporate Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Favorite thing about Binghamton: Small Town, Clean Environment, Location

Best advice for incoming students: Work Hard because what you do now will lay the foundation for your future life

 

Name: Dylan Horvath                                                                                                                                                             Dylan

Title and Department: Steward of Natural Area, Environmental Studies

Hometown: Marcellus, NY

Research/Professional Interests: Wildlife/Field Biology, Land Management, Environmental Education

What do you like most about Binghamton University: I like meeting, working with, advising, and just conversing with so many great students/volunteers.

Best advice for incoming students: Don't hesitate to get involved in student groups, volunteering, and talking with faculty and staff.

 

 

Name: Kathryn M. Niles                                                                                                                                                          Kathryn

Title and Department: Adjunct Lecturer, Studio Art Dept.

Hometown: Upstate New York

Research/Professional Interests: Studio Art, Drawing, Printmaking

What you like most about Binghamton University: The students--friendliness, diversity, the ready willingness to help others

Best advice for incoming students:Take advantage of everything that you have time for, don't waste time on "craziness", but spend time branching out into the
community, getting to know your colleagues and taking chance

 

Name: Sarah Thompson                                                                                                                                                         Sarah Thompson   

Title and Department: Lecturer of Health and Wellness Studies, Decker School of Nursing

Hometown: Atwood, KS

Research/Professional Interests: Diet, Nutrition, Exercise, Obesity and Eating Disorders

What you like most about Binghamton University: I love the diversity and intellectual capital at Binghamton University. It is a wonderful place for students, faculty and professional staff to develop new technologies, share ideas and build skills to better ourselves and our world.

Best advice for incoming students: Get involved with things you are interested in and remember to take care of what is most important in the process, your health. It is important to maintain healthy eating, sleeping and exercise habits to make the most of your time at Binghamton University. You don't want to get yourself so run down that you aren't able to enjoy all the opportunity that BU has to offer! Be good to yourself!

 

Name: David Gerstle                                                                                                                                              David

Title and Department: Lecturer of Global Studies/Program Assistant, Office of International Programs

Hometown:   Albuquerque, New Mexico

Research/Professional Interests: I study the functions language and ideology in social movements, popular science, evolution and creationism debates, science education, multi-lingual public education - generally, the ways that people use different language strategies to argue what is factual and what kinds of impacts those arguments might have.  My dissertation research deals with this kind of thing occurring within and around the Evolutionary Studies )EVos) program that started here at Binghamton over a decade ago, but has branched into many other universities and non-academic institutions.  My undergraduate work was in behavioral ecology and biological anthropology, so I pretty much ended up studying the "rhetoric" of the scientists who teach and promote evolutionary theories (of one kind or another) and their critics.

Favorite thing about Binghamton University: The undergraduates here are outstanding!  There is a lot of curiosity, hopefulness and critical thinking going on at this school, and it makes teaching and advising a really rewarding job.

Best advice for incoming students: Read everything!!

 

 


 

Name: Craig Broccoli                                                                                                                                          Craig Broccoli

Title and Department: Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Hometown: Carmel, NY

Research/Professional Interests: Entrepreneurship, sustainable design and engineering, leadership studies

What do you like most about Binghamton University: I like Binghamton's engaged student body that is academically talented and also driven to find their own career paths.

Best advice for incoming students: Be confident, network voraciously, get involved, and try new things and see where it leads you.

 

 

Name: Terry Creeden                                                                                                                                                            Terry

Title and Department: International Health Insurance Coordinator, International Student and Scholar Services

Hometown: Originally Long Beach, New York now Binghamton, New York

Research/Professional Interests: Reaching across the perceived barriers that separate people with kindness, compassion and service.

Favorite thing about Binghamton University: The wide variety of activities and support services available to students to enhance their education and become successful.

Best advice for incoming students: Challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone! Open yourself to new ideas, new ways of doing things, and getting to know people that you would otherwise never meet. Remember to be safe, look out for others and yourself.

 

Name: Tyler Lenga                                                                                                                                                           Tyler Lenga

Title and Department: Program Coordinator, Office of New Student Programs

Hometown: Binghamton, NY

Research/Professional Interests: First Year Experience/Student Transition, Leadership Studies, Communication Studies, Public Service, Local Government

What do you like most about Binghamton University: Without a doubt, the students! I enjoy every day that I get to interact with students and learn about all the amazing things that they do here at Binghamton.

Best advice for incoming students: Get involved! Take full advantage of all the resources Binghamton University has to offer you. Trust me, you'll be glad that you did!

 

Name: Ashley Serbonich                                                                                                                                                         Ashley

Title and Department: Assistant to the Director, Office of External Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards/Undergraduate Research Center

Hometown: Binghamton, NY

Research/Professional Interests: Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences, career development, academic advising, degree planning, professional development

What do you like most about Binghamton University: The Students!

Best advice for incoming students: Balance your life. Seek out opportunities and connect with others.

 

 

 

Name: Sean Sherwood                                                                                                                                                          Sean Sherwood

Title and Department: Resident Director, Residential Life & Housing

Hometown: Binghamton, NY

Research/Professional Interests: Transitional & Transformational Leadership Theory

What do you like most about Binghamton University: The Students- they are very involved and advocates.

Best advice for incoming students: Join a club or organization! You will meet new people and find an interest.

  

 

Name: Shawna Szabo                                                                                                                                                   Shawna 

Title and Department: Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services Office

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Research/Professional Interests: I am interested in learning how to make Binghamton University a more culturally competent campus through offering cross-cultural training and activities for all students, staff and faculty.

Favorite thing about Binghamton University: I think having programs like ELP and offices like the Center for Civic Engagement make our campus unique in that we are always looking for ways to help our students become true global citizens. I also love having the ability to take a walk in our campus nature preserve on my lunch break.

Best advice for incoming students:I encourage all students to constantly step outside their comfort zone. "We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are." - Max DePree

 

 


 

PROGRAM ASSISTANTS/INTERNS        

Name: Kimberly Coleman (Graduate Intern)Kim Coleman

Hometown: Binghamton, NY

What you like most about Binghamton University: The people! I have always appreciated that the majority of Binghamton students are conscientious about their schoolwork, but still like to have fun and be social at the same time.

Best advice for incoming students: Make sure to take advantage of every opportunity that arises. You never know where you'll end up, who you'll meet, or when something will turn out to be much better than you originally expected.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Name: Neil Khoury                                                     Neil

Major(s)/Minor(s): Integrative Neuroscience

Class Standing: Junior

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

What you like most about Binghamton University: I like the fact that there is always something to get involved with and that there is always something to get involved with and that there are a tremendous amount of leadership opportunities open to students every year

Best advice for incoming students: Don't be afraid to try new things or to take on new responsibilities. Also, meet as many people as you can because everyone can offer something different that may positively affect your college experience.

 

 

                    Sindhura

Name:  Sindhura Mandava

Major(s):  Finance/Biology

Class Standing: Junior

Hometown: Guilderland, NY

What you like most about Binghamton University: It's diversity! There are so many different kinds of people I have become friends with through my involvement in various activities on campus. There are a wide variety of organizations to get involved in and it is so easy to do so!

Best advice for incoming students: Carpe Diem! This campus offers so much academically, socially, and extra-curriculars. Get involved and try new things. Being an active member of this campus will make your time here a lot more meaningful, unforgettable, and fun!

 


 


 

 

 

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