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  • Collection: Oral Histories from 60's Binghamton Alumni

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Interview with  Dr. Edward Fisher

A Harpur alumn, Dr. Fisher completed his Doctor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine and his Master of Public Health at Chapel Hill. Dr. Fisher spent the majority of his career as a Professor, educating future doctors and scientists. He came to direct departments in both vascular biology and cardiovascular medicine.

Interview with  Jerome "Jerry" Raik and Dr. Barrie Raik

Jerry Raik is director of the Havurah School at Ansche Chesed on the upper west side of Manhattan. At Havurah, elementary school students learn a wide variety of Jewish subjects, primarily through the arts. Before that, Jerry had "the opportunity and good fortune to 'stay home' and be a significant ...

Interview with  John (“Jack”) F. Spiegel

John Spiegel, PhD, retired in 2015 after a 49-year-career as a student service professional at Nassau Community College. His experience included work as counselor, supervisor, director of Academic Advisement and ultimately, building the college’s Student Services Center.

Interview with Adrienne W. Weissman

Adrienne is a retired New York City school teacher.

Interview with Arthur Cooper and Nancy Cooper

Arthur Cooper is a writer, self-employed. Art started out working for Gale publishing, but he made his name as a direct mail writer.


Barbara Kriegsman Espenschied, American Librarian. Certified reading specialist, New Jersey, New York; She worked as adult services supervisor for the Edison Public Library and as public relations officer for the I.L. Peretz Community Jewish School in New Brunswick before that. She is a member of th...

Interview with Barry Polsky

Barry graduated with a degree in Psychology from Harpur. His career spanned different professions. He worked as researcher for a pharmaceutical firm; as a software engineer after earning a graduate degree in computer science. He drove a cab and before retirement worked as a high school math teacher.

Interview with Barry Schneider

Recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Award. Principal of Schneider Mediation. Avid athlete at Harpur College. (His nickname at Harpur was “Peanuts.”) Mediation judge in Phoenix. He (Ret.) served on the Maricopa County Superior Court for 21 years, from 1986 to 2007. He first practiced in New York C...

Interview with Carol Reisner

Carol worked as a branch librarian with the NYPL for 34 years. She grew up in the Bronx.

Interview with David and Janet Muir

David is a retired philosophy professor who taught philosophy at Onondaga Community College. He owes a debt to Harpur College, which spurred his lifelong interest in philosophy. He met his wife, Janet, there. He earned his degree in philosophy from Syracuse University. ...

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