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Hinman turns 40 this year

One highlight of this year’s Homecoming will be Hinman College’s 40th birthday.

Plans call for a golf outing, career panel, receptions and tours and a big banquet Saturday evening in Hinman Dining Hall.

The dinner will echo the formal inaugural dinner held in 1967, which was attended by the governor and the State University of New York chancellor, said Al Vos, who is celebrating his 10th year as faculty master. This one won’t be so fancy, but Vos is pleased to be, as he puts it, “calling all Hinmanites home.”

One special guest at the banquet will be Bob Giomi, a Hinman alumnus and inventor of co-rec football, which has spread to other residential communities on campus and continues to be a highlight of student life at Binghamton. Giomi’s now an assistant dean at the University of California-Berkeley.

Vos said he emphasizes four phrases when he thinks about what makes Hinman special: Hinman traditions, Hinman spirit, Hinman pride and Hinman family.

He noted that Hinman has its own alumni organization, which this summer held its seventh-annual reunion in Central Park.

“How do you know Hinman has spirit and traditions?” Vos asked. “Just look at things like that.”

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Last Updated: 10/14/08