Not too timid for a TED Talk
Joe Kowan '91 was so fearful of performing his songs in public that he eventually wrote a song about stage fright and sang it for audiences who were uncomfortable watching him be uncomfortable. Now he's given a TED Talk on stage fright (photo by Ryan Lash). Read his story here.
Back to Uganda
Carl Muhlhausen '71, MA '75, was a Peace Corps volunteer after he graduated from Binghamton (that's him in Uganda, above.) But unrest in that country forced him to leave early. Now, in retirement, Muhlhausen has rejoined the Peace Corps and is back in Uganda. Read story here.
Faces of Family Weekend
Interns Mohamed Sesay and Jonathan King documented Family Weekend through portraits and questions. Visiting junior Jessica Brown were, from left, Isaiah Hepburn, cousin; Mary Maneiro, grandmother; Jessica; Dorothy Maneiro, mother; and Felicia Hepburn, aunt. Photo gallery.
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CHARITY. Charles Goldsmith ’74
created a nonprofit organization to continue the work he began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mexico from 2009–12. The Central Mexico Youth Fund
supports activities that help children, adolescents and young adults get a quality education and lead productive lives in Mexico.
BLOG. Deborah Miran Serri '02
blogs about her new business, called Granonut,
which makes a nut-free granola.
ENTERTAINMENT. Jeremy Honig '01, Evan Behlivanis '03
and Brian Frankel '01,
all former members of the nationally renowned Binghamton Crosbys, have started a custom songwriting company called writememysong.com
BLOG. Sue Brumm '02
writes about competitive climbing in the Northeast in her blog, Chalk Dust.
EDUCATION. Missy Gluckmann '90
is the founder of Melibee Global, which offers tools, speakers and professional development for the global education and travel communities.
CHARITY. Helaine Lobman ’80
runs Bob's Blankie Brigade, which provides handmade blankets to domestic-violence victims and cancer patients. It is a continuation of work started by her parents.
BOOKS. Gail Leicht '85
offers a series of travel books called The Skinny On ...
that get right to the point of what's worth seeing and what to skip in selected cities. The guides offer discriminating suggestions on restaurants and focus on what locals want visitors to see in Chicago, San Francisco and New York. The next Skinny guide will be for Boston; look for it in 2014.
BLOG. Amy Durant '96
writes a blog called Lucy's Football, which she describes as being a little bit of everything: current events, humor, open letters, theater, books, entertainment, snark and what's going on in her life.
ART. Catie Molinaro '06
opened Dosha Goddess, a jewelry company based on the Ayurvedic doshas, which use color as an artistic medium for balancing the mind and body.
BLOG. Jennifer Miller '89, MBA '91,
writes about creating a successful career.