Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Deborah Bynum-Morgan with student

Deborah Bynum-Morgan was born in California and raised in Goffstown, N.H. She took a leap of faith and moved to New York City after graduating from the University of New Hampshire. After trying several employment opportunities, she found a position as a reading teacher, which worked out well because it was part of her experience at the University as a reading teacher-specialist. Later, she was offered a position at Boys & Girls High of Brooklyn. Deborah was there for the infamous New York City cut-back crisis affecting all city workers, including the Police and the Fire Departments. The lesson taught that a High School setting would be ideal for meeting a future husband. Deborah and John married and relocated to New Jersey; a lovely community in the Ridgefield Park-Hackensack area. They were blessed with a boy and a girl and finally settled in Teaneck.

Deborah appreciated what she learned from her days at UNH and proved just as eager to apply her knowledge in assisting others. She worked in sales marketing division in the private sector of Pitney Bowes, and later for Control Data Corporation. She achieved top sales recognition and other honors for New York City in their respective marketing and product division for 12 years. Deborah saw the opportunity to further her education and attended Farleigh Dickinson and earned her master's degree in public administration (MPA). Shortly afterwards Deborah entered the public sector working for the Department of Treasury for the state of New Jersey.

Deborah lost her son, John, who was just 24 years old, in 2009. Daughter Courtney got married. Deborah is currently working with the state, and continuing with the garden club community service for the Teaneck Township. The family is looking forward to her retirement and hopefully a grandchild.

Photographer: 
Michelle Morrissey ’97 | UNH Donor Communications | michelle.morrissey@unh.edu | 603-862-0527