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May 25, 2006  Volume 27, No. 31
Pogue to speak at conference on retention
James Pogue, director of the Educational Opportunity Program at Binghamton University, will deliver the plenary address at the Sixth Annual SUNY Retention Symposium, which will be held Friday, June 9, at Broome Community College.

His talk, titled “Institutional Responsibility in Retention: Are We Doing All We Can,” will be followed by a panel discussion led by several SUNY presidents.

Detailed information on other conference sessions and how to sign up is available at

Council hears report on external affairs
Members of the Binghamton University Council heard a report from Thomas F. Kelly, vice president for external affairs, during their May 19 meeting.

Kelly spoke about his division’s activities and achievements during the past year, highlighting the work done in development, alumni and parent relations and communications and marketing.

The University has begun the “quiet” phase of its next comprehensive gifts campaign, Kelly said, meaning that toplevel donors are beginning to make commitments and consider enlisting others’ support. He noted that the University Foundation expects to conclude a very successful year in about six weeks and that the endowment is climbing toward $60 million.

Alumni and Parent Relations now works with nearly 90,000 alumni and almost 13,000 parents. The office held 35 events, including sports outings and dinners, for alumni in the past year. Special events such as a Manhattan film screening with actor Billy Baldwin were among the highlights.

“These kinds of events make alumni feel proud of the University,” Kelly said.

He noted the University has seen a 50 percent increase in local print media stories during the past year as well as a 40 percent increase in national media appearances. Binghamton University was mentioned in 95 U.S. newspapers and 37 international papers, he said.

Pasquale to serve as community liaison
Vince Pasquale, assistant dean for administration in the School of Management, will serve as community affairs liaison in the Division of Research, a post designed to facilitate the University’s interactions with local municipalities.

Pasquale will retain his duties in the School of Management.

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