Spring Semester Roundup!

The 2013 Spring Semester was another successful one for the CCE, Binghamton University, and our community. Check out the semester roundup below for a summary of some of our most successful events and initiatives. We only expect more Binghamton Community involvement over the next several years as the reputation or the CCE continues grow and develop into a prominent and respected institution on the Binghamton Campus and Broome County at large. To learn more, contact us at cce@binghamton.edu

Citizen U Restores Binghamton’s Famous Carousels:
The CCE's own AmeriCorps VISTA, Pat Madej, organized a Spring Cleaning Day at The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park, the home of one of the Triple Cities’ famous carousels. Binghamton University students helped restore the carousel to its summer luster with students from Cornell Cooperative Extension’s , Citizen U Program.

Recently, Madej and Binghamton University Resident Assistant, Melanie McCullough, held a “Dance for Downtown” fundraiser in support of Citizen U. "We raised a bunch of money and we're using that for supplies and tools so [Citizen U] can keep doing clean-ups like this and help to improve the community."

The event was covered by Fox 40 News. Watch the story here.

Bridging the Digital Divide has another Great Semester:
The Bridging the Digital Divide Project (BDDP) scores again! BDDP had another successful semester, providing computers and computer literacy training to local residents and assisting local organizations with their information technology needs.

Read an interview with Alison Handy, BDDP project coordinator, in which she discusses her work leading the initiative and how BDDP has a lasting, positive impact on the community:

Bone Marrow Drive Draws 178 People, Including the President of the University, Dr. Harvey Stenger.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the CCE sponsored a Bone Marrow Registry event co-sponsored with the Charles Dew Minority Pre-Health Society, We Speak BU, BU Music Society and BU Hillel. A total of 178 people had their cheeks swabbed for the registry, including Binghamton’s own President, Dr. Harvey Stenger!

The event was organized by Ms. Mildred Ngminebayihi, the CCE Faculty-Student Scholar (2012-2013).

Read the full story here:

The CCE’s Service Ambassadors Assist Non-Profits in the Binghamton Area.

CCE Ambassador Anthony Aguiar, and his partner, Kate Abazis, volunteered this semester at "Binghamton Food Not Bombs".

“I heard about [Binghamton Food Not Bombs]actually by searching through the CCE's database," said Anthony, “I knew I wanted to help out a soup kitchen because I had never previously experienced working in one. A soup kitchen is one of the most ubiquitous ways people can fight hunger so I decided before I graduated that that was where I needed to be.”

Read about their experience, and how you can sign up to be a Service Ambassador next semester, here.

CCE sees increase of over 150 new Facebook Page Likes from January to May.

Thanks for all of those who participated in our “Great T-Shirt” Giveaway. It’s wonderful to see students wearing the CCE Shirts on campus.  Look forward to our new student-created shirt designs, coming this Fall! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, to learn about T-Shirt Giveaways this coming semester.

Thanks for a fantastic semester!
--CCE Staff


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