June 14, 2024
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12 CCPA faculty/staff named ‘career champions’

The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development at Binghamton University recently hosted its eighth annual Career Champions Breakfast.

Binghamton University Downtown Center, home of the College of Community and Public Affairs. Binghamton University Downtown Center, home of the College of Community and Public Affairs.
Binghamton University Downtown Center, home of the College of Community and Public Affairs. Image Credit: Jonathan Cohen.

The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development at Binghamton University recently hosted its eighth annual Career Champions Breakfast. The event recognized more than 150 faculty and staff members for their contributions to the personal and professional growth of their students.

The career champions designation was established by the Fleishman Center in 2015, and honorees are chosen by students who nominate faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to their career development. These champions have helped students clarify their career goals, identify their purpose, solidify academic or professional plans, and find employment. They may have provided guidance in exploring career options, networking with professionals, applying to graduate school, connecting with employers for jobs or internships, developing technical or professional skills, or acquiring industry knowledge.

Career champion honorees are announced at the annual breakfast. This year’s event was held in Old Union Hall on Binghamton’s Vestal campus.

2024 career champions from the College of Community and Public Affairs are:

  • Monica Adams, assistant professor, Department of Social Work

  • David Archer, lecturer, undergraduate minor coordinator, Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

  • Patricia Augostini, adjunct professor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

  • David Campbell, professor, Public Administration and Policy

  • Brian Flynn, lecturer, Department of Social Work

  • Jennifer Gordon, associate professor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

  • Melissa Hardesty, associate professor and director, Bachelor of Social Work program, Department of Social Work

  • Cara Kenien-Ponomarev, director of field education, Department of Social Work

  • Hoe Kyeung Kim, associate professor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

  • Tami Mann, admissions and certification advisor, Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership

  • Cory Rusin ’23, director of recruitment and internship placement, Public Administration and Policy

  • Melvin A. Whitehead, assistant professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs

  • John Zilvinskis, associate professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs

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