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November 09, 2006  Volume 28, No. 12
President to hold open hours
President Lois B. DeFleur will hold Open Hours from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Entrepreneurial help available at ITC
Douglas M. Hansell, M.D., has been appointed entrepreneur-in-residence for the Biomedical/Biotechnology Start Up Suite at the Innovative Technologies Complex. Hansell will provide guidance to companies in the Start Up Suite in such areas as business strategy and development; support funding, including venture capital, angel funding and grants; and economic development projects. Hansell is a founding member of the Innovative Technologies Complex Consortium with entrepreneurial and medical experience.

New director named for Binghamton Fund
Catherine Williams, formerly executive director of the Family and Children’s Society in Binghamton, has been named director of the Binghamton Fund and Leadership Giving.

Williams, who holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master of public administration from Binghamton University, is a lifelong Southern Tier resident and has been active with community agencies, activities and events. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Master of Public Administration Program.

Melinda Holicky, former director of the Binghamton Fund, is now parent relations coordinator in the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.

SEFA campaign hits halfway mark
The 2006 State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) is at 60 percent of its $63,500 goal. As of Nov. 1, 224 donors had pledged nearly $38,000 to the campaign that hopes to “Change a Life, Change a Neighborhood, Change the World.”

Last year, University employees donated more than $65,000 to the campaign, which supports a broad array of community services. At this time last year, 194 donors had pledged more than $30,600.

Individuals who donate a minimum of $75 — just $3 per paycheck — before Dec. 8 will be entered into a drawing for gift certificates donated by the President’s Office. SEFA contributions may be made by check or through payroll deduction.

For details, contact Bobbi Hardman at 777-2131 or bhardman@binghamton.edu. Send donations to Katie Ellis, Communications and Marketing, AD-141.

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Last Updated: 10/14/08