Honoring BCSD's 2019 Distinguished Graduates

Honoring BCSD's 2019 Distinguished Graduates
Posted on 10/22/2019

The Binghamton City School District honored seven of its most notable alumni at the 2019 Distinguished Graduates Dinner.

Each year, the Binghamton City School District honors alumni who have excelled in their profession and/or made significant contributions to their community and, in doing so, exemplify the tradition of excellence and service fostered in the Binghamton schools. 

This year, the district honored:

Tim Chaffee – BHS 2004

Formerly with Blue Man Group and the New York Times

Dr. Colleen M. Crandell – BHS 1987
Dermatologist – Owner, Southern Tier Dermatology and Aesthetics

Dr. John Di Menna – BCHS 1974
Cardiologist – Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

Barry Goldstein – BCHS 1979
Nationally recognized Golf Instructor and Author

Maureen E. Lane Ph.D., CPM – BNHS 1978
Translational Scientific Lead at Bristol-Myers Squibb

Mark Yonaty – BHS 1988

Real Estate Developer, Restaurateur
Owner, M.B. Yonaty Development, LLC, Greater Binghamton Development LLC

Karwan Zebari – BHS 2001
Director of Policy and Advocacy at Kurdistan Regional Government in Washington, DC

Honorees were selected by the Distinguished Graduates Selection Committee, comprised of former honorees and school district supporters committed to maintaining the standards we value in the Binghamton schools.

Since the program began in 1994, the individuals honored belong to an elite group whose outstanding character, accomplishments and service bring honor and distinction to our school district. Their achievements provide an inspirational example and motivate us all to be lifelong learners, caring individuals and responsible citizens, and we are Patriot Proud of their accomplishments!

View coverage of the Distinguished Graduates dinner on WBNG and WICZ. 

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