New Leadership for the VCNG


CHAIR:  Debra Howell is the Director of Information Technology for Infrastructure Properties and Planning at Cornell University.  She has over 18 years of experience providing strategic direction in all areas of information technology. She received her Master of Industrial and Labor Relations degree from Cornell University in 2006 and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).  Debra served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a medic from 1993—2001 and is now an Office of the Secretary of Defense certified Master Trainer and spends her free time volunteering as an instructor for Army Reserves Family Programs and the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. She serves as Treasurer on the Cornell Club of Ithaca Board, the Vice Chair of Operations on the Board of the Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau, and is the Information Officer on the Board of the NYS ACE Women’s Network.


VICE CHAIR:  Edgar J. Johnson, is currently a Staffing Consultant with Cornell’s Office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention, Division of Human Resources.    His primary focus is proactive recruitment providing consulting services and assisting Cornell’s human resources community and hiring departments in the strategic development of talent pipelining with emphasis on increasing workforce compositional diversity to include military veterans.  As a veteran of the US Army and Army Reserve, Edgar’s professional career in human resources span several sectors to include the military, healthcare, higher education, non-profit, and county and state government agencies.  He holds a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis campus, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Le Moyne College in Syracuse.


We want to thank Rick Roper, Rob Morris, Emily Franco, Jase Baese, Dave Juers, Glenn Larratt, Steve Headrick, and Keith Tidball for their unwavering support of the Veterans Colleague Network Group over the years.  They have successfully and enthusiastically served our veteran community. Their commitment to veterans and their advocacy has led to multiple goals being reached.  Rick Roper and Emily Franco will continue to serve alongside our current leadership as Members-At-Large.  Jase Baese will continue to lead Team RWB.

We look forward to another term of dynamic and impactful veteran initiatives!

June events at Binghamton Vet Center

Full calendar June 2017-1ol0h65

Welcome Home Picnic 2017-1vx1bjc

“Stand With Me”, will be at our Vet Center this Friday at 1pm to meet with anyone that may be interested in knowing more about service dogs. They are a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization created to provide dog training services for Veterans with a service related mental health diagnosis who wish to train their own service dog or emotional support dog. For more information check them out
Please let us know if you will be coming. (607)722-2393 Thank You.

Jason M. Davis
Office Manager
Binghamton Vet Center
53 Chenango St
Binghamton NY 13901
Office (607)722-2393
Fax (607)722-0413

SUNY Cortland Veterans Day Ceremony

In observance of Veterans Day, you are cordially invited to attend the


Veterans Day Ceremony at SUNY Cortland


Friday, Nov. 11, 2016

Ceremony at 3 p.m.


Brockway Hall, Jacobus Lounge

A reception will follow in the Margaret A. (Peggy) Curry ‘52 Main Lobby


Please join us as we thank the Veterans from

the SUNY Cortland faculty, staff, alumni and student bodies,

as well as, Veterans from the Cortland community

and surrounding area for their service.


Parking will be available in the Miller Building lower level parking lots.  Handicapped Parking is available behind Brockway Hall and you can utilize the handicapped entrance.


If you have any questions about this event please contact Sue Vleck

at 607-753-2377 or

Cornell University Veterans Day Moving Tribute

Cornell Veterans Colleague Network Group and Cornell ROTC are coordinating a “moving” tribute with Cornell ROTC – run or walk the flag around campus from 10am to 4pm on November 11.

This opportunity is open to all Cornell students, staff, faculty, retirees, spouses/partners, who are veteran friendly and/or supporters of veterans. There will most likely be 4 flags in circulation. The idea is to keep the flags moving throughout campus between the hours of 10am to 4pm. You can sign up individually, with a friend, or with a group of people.

A Google docs link is available for sign-up for 30 minute shifts: