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Alfred State, a residential college of technology, provides career-focused education enriched by the liberal arts.  With more than 65 dynamic majors—offering engaging course work in both traditional classrooms and the real world—Alfred State provides students with unparalleled preparation.


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Volleyball vs. SUNY Delhi 6:00 PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 18:00

6:00 PM - Orvis Gymnasium

Women's Soccer vs. SUNY Delhi 6:00 PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 18:00

6:00 PM - Pioneer Stadium

FLATSITTER 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 09:00

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Bret Llewellyn Gallery, SET 312: The Bret Llewellyn Gallery is proud to announce {appear.up.here}, a new exhibition and...

College Council Meeting 5:30 PM
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 17:30

5:30 PM - Allegany Dining Room

FLATSITTER 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 09:00

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Bret Llewellyn Gallery, SET 312: The Bret Llewellyn Gallery is proud to announce {appear.up.here}, a new exhibition and...

Volleyball vs. D'Youville 3:00 PM
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 15:00

3:00 PM - Orvis Gymnasium

Soccer DH vs. Waynesburg 5:00 PM
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 17:00

5:00 PM - Pioneer Stadium: Women's match starts at 5 p.m.Men's match starts at 7:30 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Hilbert 7:00 PM
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 19:00

7:00 PM - Orvis Gymnasium

Cross County vs. Alfred Invitational 11:00 AM
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 11:00

11:00 AM - Cross Country Trail

Football vs. William Paterson 1:00 PM
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 13:00

1:00 PM - Pioneer Stadium

Women's Soccer vs. Wells 5:00 PM
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 17:00

5:00 PM - Pioneer Stadium

Men's Soccer vs. Penn College 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 19:30

7:30 PM - Pioneer Stadium

FLATSITTER 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday, September 7, 2015 - 09:00

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Bret Llewellyn Gallery, SET 312: The Bret Llewellyn Gallery is proud to announce {appear.up.here}, a new exhibition and...

FLATSITTER 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 09:00

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Bret Llewellyn Gallery, SET 312: The Bret Llewellyn Gallery is proud to announce {appear.up.here}, a new exhibition and...

FLATSITTER 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 09:00

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Bret Llewellyn Gallery, SET 312: The Bret Llewellyn Gallery is proud to announce {appear.up.here}, a new exhibition and...

FLATSITTER 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 09:00

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Bret Llewellyn Gallery, SET 312: The Bret Llewellyn Gallery is proud to announce {appear.up.here}, a new exhibition and...

Homecoming Family Weekend 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 16:00

4:00 PM to 10:00 PM: Join us to reconnect and share in our #PioneerPride!TimeEvent 4 - 6:30 p.m.Blue & Gold Dinner at the Terrace8 p.m....

Last Day to Add a Course All day event
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 00:00

All day event

FLATSITTER 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 09:00

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Bret Llewellyn Gallery, SET 312: The Bret Llewellyn Gallery is proud to announce {appear.up.here}, a new exhibition and...

Community Involvement Fair 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 10:00

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Alfred University McClane Center: The third annual Community Involvement Fair will be held in the McClane Center at...

Homecoming Family Weekend 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 19:00

7:00 PM to 10:30 PM: Join us to reconnect and share in our #PioneerPride!TimeEvent 7 p.m. Magician: Mike Super. In Orvis Auditorium 8:30 p.m...

Homecoming Family Weekend 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 09:00

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM: Join us to reconnect and share in our #PioneerPride! TimeEvent9 - 11 a.m.Complimentary continental breakfast at Hinkle...

Hinkle Library Celebrating 50th Anniversary 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 09:00

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Hinkle Library Art Gallery: Alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to join us for a complimentary continental...

5th Annual Race for A Cure 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 09:00

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Join us for the Carly’s Club 5th Annual Race for A Cure during Homecoming Weekend at 10 Elm. The registration fee is $15...

Cross Country vs. Alumni Meet 11:00 AM
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 11:00

11:00 AM - Cross Country Course

Fast Facts
2014 GRADS - 99% are employed or are pursuing advanced degrees, 60% are employed. Of those employed, 96% are in their chosen field, 39% chose to continue their education.
20:1 Student:Faculty Ratio
Study Abroad in Haiti or Italy. 3,660 enrolled students with a 3:2 male to female ratio.
Not only is an Alfred State education high quality—ranked seventh among top public schools and 22 among top colleges and universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report—but it’s also an investment with a reasonable price tag.
Choose from over 65 majors - 19 Bachelor Degree Programs (BArch, BBA, BS, BTech) 46 Associate Degree Programs (AAS, AOS, AS, AA) 6 Online Degree Programs (BBA, BS, AAS, Cert) 2 Certificate Programs
NCAA Division III - 18 Sports one team: Baseball, M/W Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, M/W Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling.
2014 GRADS - 99% are employed or are pursuing advanced degrees, 60% are employed. Of those employed, 96% are in their chosen field, 39% chose to continue their education.
NCAA Division III - 18 Sports one team: Baseball, M/W Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, M/W Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling.
Study Abroad in Haiti or Italy. 3,660 enrolled students with a 3:2 male to female ratio.
20:1 Student:Faculty Ratio
Not only is an Alfred State education high quality—ranked seventh among top public schools and 22 among top colleges and universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report—but it’s also an investment with a reasonable price tag.
Choose from over 65 majors - 19 Bachelor Degree Programs (BArch, BBA, BS, BTech) 46 Associate Degree Programs (AAS, AOS, AS, AA) 6 Online Degree Programs (BBA, BS, AAS, Cert) 2 Certificate Programs
NCAA Division III - 18 Sports one team: Baseball, M/W Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, M/W Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling.
20:1 Student:Faculty Ratio
2014 GRADS - 99% are employed or are pursuing advanced degrees, 60% are employed. Of those employed, 96% are in their chosen field, 39% chose to continue their education.
Study Abroad in Haiti or Italy. 3,660 enrolled students with a 3:2 male to female ratio.
Pioneer Profiles
Patty Padilla

“In my head I always had all these ideas and stories; this major helps me organize my thoughts and share them with the world.”

Patty Padilla

Patty Padilla

Digital Media and Animation, ‘15

Patty Padilla, a Manhattan resident, came to Alfred State undecided until she met a student in the Digital Media and Animation Department.

“In my head I always had all these ideas and stories; this major helps me organize my thoughts and share them with the world.”

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Pioneer Profiles
Chad Dispenza

“All of the experiences (I’ve had), in terms of leadership opportunities, in terms of involvement, in terms of getting out of my shell, trying new things, all of the things that have really become my strengths, were from opportunities I had at Alfred State,” he said, “and that’s just from stepping up and getting involved.”

Chad Dispenza

Chad Dispenza

Information technology: web development, ‘06

Dispenza became less shy through getting involved with many clubs and organizations on campus.

In his senior year of high school, Buffalo native Chad Dispenza was voted shyest person in his class.But once he came to Alfred State, he came out of his shell.“At the football games, every time we scored a touchdown, I would run down onto the field and do as many sit-ups as we would have points,” he said, “and the cheerleaders would yell at me.”

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Pioneer Profiles
Christy Dodd

"I have a really broad idea of my passions, but, for the most part, I want to have a life I’m proud of. I want to be successful in everything I do. So, I equate my passion with achieving my aspirations."

Christy Dodd

Christy Dodd

Forensic Science Technology, ‘16

This forensic science major has big dreams—and she’s making them come true at Alfred State.

Christy Dodd is a force to be reckoned with. She’s been entertainment chair for the Alfred Programing Board, communications chair for Civic Engagement Advocates, a student ambassador, a gold level in the Emerging Pioneer Leadership Program, a member of the honors program, and she’s on the swim team.

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Pioneer Profiles
Jessica Coleman

“As soon as I came to visit, I loved how open and picturesque it is, yet all my classes are close together."

Jessica Coleman

Jessica Coleman

Veterinary Technology, '16

Jessica Coleman, of Miller Place, Long Island, knew she wanted to be a vet as far back as the third grade and she’s worked closely with horses for many years. 

“I wanted to work with animals, and that feeling has stuck with me my whole life.”She also knew she wanted to find a great program, and with Alfred State’s veterinary technology degree considered one of the top, it was an easy decision—especially after she saw the campus. “As soon as I came to visit, I loved how open and picturesque it is, yet all my classes are close together. It feels like part of the larger community.”

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Pioneer Profiles
Emily Slayton

"I wanted to spend more time under the hood rather than just rushing through the theory."

Emily Slayton

Emily Slayton

Welding Technology, '15

“I’m a girl working in what people think of as a man’s field, but I’ve never let that define me,” says Avoca resident Emily Slayton. “I found a lot of respect and support at Alfred State.”

Emily discovered her talent for welding in high school and chose Alfred State because she wanted an education that would give her the experience she needed to be confident entering the field.“I didn’t just want the piece of paper. I wanted a good degree with an in-depth education and real experience. I wanted to spend more time under the hood rather than just rushing through the theory. And we have really awesome professors who come from all walks of life and different trades. When we do get out in the real world, we’ll definitely be more prepared for it.”

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Pioneer Profiles
Jordon Williams

“The hands-on aspect at Alfred State has helped me get ready for the career I want because we’re getting all of that information that we need, all that training that we need, besides just reading from a book. We’re getting that hands-on experience that employers are looking for.”

Jordon Williams

Jordon Williams

Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician, ‘15

Williams said he would like to become a wind turbine technician after graduating from Alfred State. He said the faculty have helped him out tremendously and that the college has given him the knowledge and confidence he needs to have when entering the workforce.

After completing his service in the Marine Corps, Jordon Williams began researching colleges to attend.His search ultimately brought him to Alfred State.“It had the best program for what I wanted to do.”Williams said he would like to become a wind turbine technician after graduating from Alfred State. He said the faculty have helped him out tremendously and that the college has given him the knowledge and confidence he needs to have when entering the workforce.

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Pioneer Profiles
Bill Buckner

“I think you learn a lot more by doing.”

Bill Buckner

Bill Buckner

Building Trades: Building Construction, ‘15

Alfred State, Buckner said, is very veteran-friendly. He said what he enjoys most about the college is, without question, the hands-on aspect.

When former Army Master Sgt. Bill Buckner decided to attend college to learn building trades, he wanted some hands-on work, rather than sitting in a classroom all day, so he chose to earn his degree at Alfred State.“I didn’t want to write a whole bunch of papers. In my major, you sit in a classroom for an hour or two in the morning and then you apply what you’ve been taught. Plus, you’re more active.”

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Pioneer Profiles
Lisa Reynolds

"Online classes are different. They offer a lot of flexibility. I can sit down at the end of the nightshift and work on them. Or during a lunch break, I can sit down for a half an hour and work on a discussion board. It takes a lot of self-discipline, but it’s really great for someone who has a busy schedule."

Lisa Reynolds

Lisa Reynolds

Nursing BSN, '13, Chemical Dependency Rehab, New Horizons Inpatient at Binghamton General

Lisa Reynolds will be the first to tell you, nursing wasn't her first choice. In fact, she had a lot of conflicting ideas about what to do with her life before entering college.

“To be honest, I sort of fell into nursing as a major. I looked at a lot of schools, thought about pre-med, law enforcement, everything. In high school I considered psychology as well,” Lisa says. Today she’s a 2013 graduate of the nursing bachelor’s degree program at Alfred State, and she’s working in the dynamic field of psychiatric nursing at one of the largest hospitals in Binghamton, N.Y.

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Pioneer Profiles
Roger O’Toole

“Everything I learned in class I’m using every day of the week out here. The professors are also licensed surveyors who take a lot of pride in what they do and the organizations they are a part of. I frequently go to professional meetings myself, and my professors are always there, eager to introduce me to people they know in the industry.”

Roger O’Toole

Roger O’Toole

Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology, ’14

After 15 years dreaming of going back to school, Roger O’Toole of Dansville took the leap and applied to Alfred State. 

Although he holds a degree in forestry, the college’s four-year, ABET accredited program in surveying and geomatics engineering technology was a better fit for his career aspirations.

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Pioneer Profiles
Travis Harvey

“I heard about how good the major here was, and it was really one of the few schools that offered it with both hands-on training and the green building aspect.”

Travis Harvey

Travis Harvey

Building Construction, ’14, Technology Management, ’16

West Almond native Travis Harvey is passionate about all things green—from renewable energy and resources to green building techniques. “I think it’s the future, it’s where things are going, and it just makes sense.”

Travis was attracted to the building construction major at Alfred State because of the incredible hands-on learning opportunities it offers. “I heard about how good the major here was, and it was really one of the few schools that offered it with both hands-on training and the green building aspect.”

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Pioneer Profiles
Taylor Battaglia

“I had a job offer in hand and signed and was ready to go, which was a huge relief because I didn’t have to do any job searching when I was all done with college.”

Taylor Battaglia

Taylor Battaglia

Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS), '10

For Taylor Battaglia, the hands-on learning he received at Alfred State was invaluable once he entered the workforce.

“I think Alfred State really gave me the experience of what it would be like to be working, partially because it wasn’t just sit down, have someone talk at you for an hour,” Taylor said. “It’s one thing to look at it in a textbook, but it’s another thing to actually hold it in your hand. It’s a totally different experience.”

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Pioneer Profiles
Mary Huntington

“I just go to things, just to make a presence, because I enjoy what the college has.”

Mary Huntington

Mary Huntington

First lady of Alfred State from 1964 to 1986

An enduring and endearing presence

You may have seen her at an Alfred State sporting event, at Commencement, or exercising at the Orvis Strength and Conditioning Center.

Mary Huntington has had a strong presence at Alfred State and the nearby community since 1964, when she became first lady of the college after her husband, David, took over as the school’s seventh president. David Huntington, for whom the Huntington Administration Building on the Alfred campus is named, served as head of the college until 1986.


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Pioneer Profiles
Zach Diangelo

“Having two degrees will make me a more competitive job applicant. The more versatile you are and the more you know, the more marketable you are.”

Zach Diangelo

Zach Diangelo

Automotive Technology, '14, Heavy Equipment: Truck and Diesel Technician, '16

Zach Diangelo, of Nunda, has a love of all things fast, powerful, and four-wheeled.

“I really love working on cars. I love seeing how I can make them go faster and be more powerful. My dream is to work on Lamborghinis and Mercedes.”In his automotive service technician major at Alfred State, hands-on learning is key. “You’re working on live customer vehicles and troubleshooting real problems. You’re out there figuring out what you need to do just like you would on the job. Hands-on learning and knowing the vehicles from the ground up makes a big difference.”

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Pioneer Profiles
Dr. Annie Constantine

“I feel as if I make a difference in the quality of their writing, their ability to graduate from Alfred State, and their ability to work at a job at some point in the future, where their writing skills are going to be called upon and their communication skills are going to be asked for.”

Dr. Annie Constantine

Dr. Annie Constantine

Getting to know Annie

Dr. Aniko Constantine’s true legacy is her impact on students.

In her 40-plus years of teaching English at Alfred State, Dr. Aniko Constantine has won awards, become a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, and donated money for scholarships and a legacy gift in the form of a $100,000 annuity.Yet Constantine’s true legacy isn’t measured in achievements or dollars and cents, but rather by the impact she has had on her students.

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Pioneer Profiles
Al Styrcula

“As a result of that education that I had received at Alfred State, I just stayed in my field and I found it very enjoyable and it became very successful for me.”

Al Styrcula

Al Styrcula

General business management, '59

When Albert Styrcula entered the workforce in 1959, he was fresh out of college, having just graduated that year from Alfred State with an associate degree in general business management.

He started out at Foodcraft Inc., a small processing and distribution company that dealt in dairy products. His jobs varied from accounting work to driving trucks to delivering milk to washing bottles.However, by 1972, Styrcula had worked his way up to the top of Foodcraft, becoming CEO and chairman of the board, positions he held until 1988, when Uni-Marts Inc. acquired the company. During that time, the company’s sales increased from $2 million to $50 million under Styrcula’s leadership.

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Financing Your Future
Alfred State students share in more than $48 million in financial aid annually.   We also offer $4 million in scholarships in  a variety of categories, based on merit, which do not have to be repaid!
Apply for aid! More than 88% of the student body receives some type of financial assistance.
An Alfred State degree is considered a Best Lifetime ROI in New York. -affordablecollegesonline.org
An Alfred State degree is considered a Best Lifetime ROI in New York. -affordablecollegesonline.org