December 9, 2023
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New Alumni Association board members

At its membership meeting April 22, the Alumni Association elected three new directors.

  • Kate Haughie ’09 has a bachelor’s degree in English from Harpur College of Arts and Sciences. As an alumna, she has remained actively engaged with the University, volunteering with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Metro New York Networking Nights. She was an inaugural Bearcats of the Last Decade Leadership Council member, serving for two years and chairing the Social and Networking Committee and Career and Mentoring Committee. An active member of the Long Island Chapter, she stepped up to serve as chair. Haughie works in Demand Generation marketing for Cvent, the industry-leading meetings, events and hospitality technology provider. She spent the first 10 years of her career working in higher education, specializing in engagement events, marketing, communications and volunteer management.
  • Julius Johnson ’05, MS ’09, received his bachelor of science with a concentration in nursing from Binghamton in 2005, and earned his master of science with a specialization in family nurse practitioner from Binghamton in 2009. Johnson specializes in home-based primary care, transitional care and transformational community intervention projects. He has spent the past 13 years working with underserved communities and reducing hospital rates for at-risk populations. He is a founding member of the Greater New York City Black Nurses Association and serves as president. Also, Johnson is the founding president of the Omega Nu chapter of Sigma Theta Tau international Honor Society at Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn. He’s an associate professor, chair of faculty affairs and director of the family nurse practitioner program at LIU – Brooklyn.
  • Marjorie Strelzyn ’81 is an optometrist and director of the contact lens service at Montefiore Medical Center. She is an assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the Einstein College of Medicine and enjoys teaching residents, interns and medical students. Strelzyn has served on the Binghamton Parents Leadership Council from 2016-22 and has chaired the council for the last three years. She was on the advisory committee for the Binghamton Women’s Weekend in 2017 and was a speaker at the Binghamton Women’s Workshop in New York in 2019. She and her husband, Barry Witt ’80, endowed a scholarship which supports one undergraduate student annually who has impacted the community through acts of kindness. Strelzyn is a member of the Binghamton Campaign Committee. Her family hosts summer send-offs for incoming undergraduate students and their families.

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