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Alfred State, a residential college of technology, provides career-focused education enriched by the liberal arts.  With more than 70 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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Holiday Open House 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 16:00

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Off Campus, 9 Reynolds St., Alfred, NY 14802: Skip and Debbie Sullivan cordially invite the Alfred community to the...

KARATE CLASSES BEGIN 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 16:00

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 00:00

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Women's Basketball vs. Keuka 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 13:00

1:00 PM - Orvis Gymnasium

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 15:00

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College Holiday Dance 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 19:00

7:00 PM - Central Dining Hall: For faculty, staff, and retirees.

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Fast Facts
23 Baccalaureate Degrees: BTech, BS, BBA, BArch
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Alfred State was ranked fourth on Accredited Schools Online’s list of Best Online Schools in New York for 2015-2016.Alfred State was ranked fourth on Accredited Schools Online’s list of Best Online Schools in New York for 2015-2016.
Ninety-nine percent employment and continuing education rate. Thirty-eight percent pursued advanced degrees, sixty-one percent are employed (ninety-two percent of those are in there chosen field). Ninety-nine percent employment and continuing education rate. Thirty-eight percent pursued advanced degrees, sixty-one percent are employed (ninety-two percent of those are in there chosen field).
Pioneer Athletics
19 NCAA DIII TEAMS: Baseball, men's and women's basketball, cross country, football, lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, swimming, track & field, volleyball, Western Equestrian, wrestling.Pioneer Athletics
19 NCAA DIII TEAMS: Baseball, men's and women's basketball, cross country, football, lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, swimming, track & field, volleyball, Western Equestrian, wrestling.
100+ clubs and organizations100+ clubs and organizations
Charles Richards

“You can have a hands-on experience here and there at other schools, but Alfred State is one of those places where they show you everything.”

Charles Richards

Charles Richards

Culinary arts

Being at Alfred State, Charles said, is like a second home because of the friendliness of the college community.

Charles Richards began honing his culinary arts skills a few years ago when he studied at the only culinary-based high school in New York City. After enrolling at Alfred State, Charles was able to expand his knowledge to include all facets of the food industry, from mass food production to fine dining, the latter of which is his favorite. He plans on pursuing either catering or becoming a private chef. Being at Alfred State, Charles said, is like a second home because of the friendliness of the college community.

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Olufunmilola Olojede

“I love the real-world learning aspect of my major so much.”

Olufunmilola Olojede

Olufunmilola Olojede

Nursing

Though she admits nursing requires a lot of hard work, she acknowledges that it pays off in the end.

Although she initially chose to study nursing at the urging of her parents, Olufunmilola Olojede discovered her passion for the field at Alfred State. Specifically, she enjoys being able to help people, to feel like she could save somebody’s life, and also having the opportunity to not just learn, but to also apply the processes in clinical experiences.

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Aaron Aumick

“I’m definitely glad I made the choice to come to Alfred State. I know I’m pretty much guaranteed to have a job once I come out of this program.”

Aaron Aumick

Aaron Aumick

Building trades: building construction

Through real-world experiences and receiving live, hands-on training every day, Aaron's very confident about his future.

Aaron Aumick loves learning all of the different aspects of the construction world at Alfred State, from drywall, to interior surfaces, to rough framing. In his major, Aaron is being educated on how to build a house from the foundation to the last shingle on the roof. One very notable house Aaron helped construct was Team Alfred’s entry in the 2015 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.

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Thomas Richards

“Getting involved in clubs and organizations can give you valuable experience outside of the classroom to help prepare you for the real world.”

Thomas Richards

Thomas Richards

Information technology: network administration

Thomas said the hands-on classes he took at Alfred State gave him more experience than other job candidates.

From making lifelong friendships, to gaining leadership skills, to becoming well-prepared for the workforce, the ways in which Thomas Richards benefited from his Alfred State experience are many. These days, Thomas is employed as a senior security consultant at Cigital, one of the world’s largest application security firms, which is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices throughout the United States, Europe, and India.

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Elizabeth Glick

“I feel like I’m going to be more successful in life as a result of the hands-on aspect of my major.”

Elizabeth Glick

Elizabeth Glick

Mechanical engineering technology

After she graduates, Elizabeth plans on designing equipment for the Navy.

Before deciding to attend Alfred State, Elizabeth Glick had heard about the school’s strong mechanical engineering technology program through friends of hers, who had “only positive things to say” about the college. Also making her decision to enroll easier were the peaceful, welcoming atmosphere on campus; the 20-1 student-faculty ratio; and of course, the college’s emphasis on hands-on learning.

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Robert Mahany

“The stuff that we do in class relates 100 percent to the job. We learn what to do and then we get to go out there and do it, and that’s the fun part.”

Robert Mahany

Robert Mahany

Construction management

“Clubs and organizations are so beneficial to your growth as a student, as a human being.”

Like many Alfred State students, Robert Mahany’s education extends outside the classroom walls. As an intern at a Tonawanda-based mechanical contractor, he was able to get hands-on project management experience, which he also received this summer at an internship in Washington, DC with a leading international infrastructure group. Whether he’s learning the theory or putting it into practice, Robert knows he is being prepared well for the next step after graduation.

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Nahillah High

"During my birthday, the college sent me a birthday card and no other school did, so that made me realize that Alfred State is caring.”

Nahillah High

Nahillah High

Human services

The faculty “know you personally, rather than just as a number.”

After watching TV shows such as Law and Order and Criminal Minds, and researching the field of forensic psychology, Nahillah High was certain of what career path she wanted to take. However, after Alfred State helped her land an internship at the Alfred Montessori School, she changed her mind. Rather than become a forensic psychologist, Nahillah decided she wanted to be a child psychologist instead.

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Dr. James Ferry

"The one thing that hasn't changed viscerally at Alfred State is the culture; faculty are here because they want to teach students and foster their full potentials."

Dr. James Ferry

Dr. James Ferry

Agronomy (AAS)

James and Marilyn Ferry donated $10,000 to support the James G. and Marilyn A. Ferry Endowed Scholarship.

Dr. Ferry received his AAS degree in agronomy from Alfred State in 1963 followed by BS and MS degrees from the University of Georgia. He continued his education with a PhD degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois in 1974. He was appointed assistant professor of microbiology at Virginia Tech in 1976, where he rose to the rank of professor.

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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)

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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Dr. Aniko 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.”

Dr. Aniko Constantine

Dr. Aniko 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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Lisa Reynolds

"[Online classes] offer a lot of flexibility. 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, Chemical Dependency Rehab, New Horizons Inpatient at Binghamton General

Lisa 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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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

When Albert Styrcula entered the workforce in 1959, he was fresh out of college.

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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Chad Dispenza

"All of the things that have really become my strengths were from opportunities I had at Alfred State."

Chad Dispenza

Chad Dispenza

Information technology: web development

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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Courtney Cardinal

“My years at Alfred State provided me the opportunity to grow as a person and as a student.”

Courtney Cardinal

Courtney Cardinal

Forensic science technology (BS), biological science (AAS)

Strong work ethic and leadership skills were the direct result of her programs and getting involved on campus.

A 2013 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recipient, Courtney joined Student Senate as the activities chair and later became president of that organization. In addition, she co-founded Live to Fight, a group that brings awareness to all types of cancer and terminal diseases.

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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

This forensic science technology graduate has big dreams—and she worked to make them come true at Alfred State.

Christy Dodd is a force to be reckoned with. As a student at Alfred State, she was 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 a member of the swim team.

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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, Technology Management

Travis is passionate about all things green—from renewable energy and resources to green building techniques.

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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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

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 helped me organize my thoughts and share them with the world.”

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Roger O’Toole

“The professors are also licensed surveyors who take a lot of pride in what they do and the organizations they are a part of.”

Roger O’Toole

Roger O’Toole

Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology

After 15 years dreaming of going back to school, Roger 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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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, Heavy Equipment: Truck and Diesel Technician

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 the 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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Emily Slayton

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

Emily Slayton

Emily Slayton

Welding Technology

“I’m a girl working in what people think of as a man’s field, but I’ve never let that define me.”

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.

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Ryan Dontoh

“I was put into an environment that I call a ‘practice job’ and I came out the other side with the utmost confidence in my abilities.”

Ryan Dontoh

Ryan Dontoh

Autobody repair

Ryan had the opportunity to gain live, hands-on experience as a technician, and work alongside instructors very well-versed in their field.

Ryan Dontoh can attest that Alfred State played a huge role in helping him become the person he is today. The Dryden native is now employed as a senior build technician at Local Motors, Inc. out of Phoenix, AZ, a company he established a relationship with while taking part in the Fireball Run competition as an Alfred State student. Also, joining the Psi Delta Omega Fraternity and the Emerging Pioneers Leadership Program (EPLP), he says, helped make him into a leader.

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James Koller

"The Development Fund Board ’s main goals were to establish a ‘habit of giving’ among the friends of Alfred State and to set up appropriate structures for conducting fundraising and stewardship activities."

James Koller

James Koller

Alfred State College Council

James will leave a legacy gift to the college.

Although he never attended or worked at Alfred State, Koller has been a Pioneer for more than 30 years. In 1981, he was appointed to the Alfred State College Council, an advisory group to the president of the college. He would serve for two additional seven-year terms, the legal limit.  For more than 20 years, Koller voluntarily invested his time and efforts in the future of Alfred State, both as a College Council member and later as an original member and second chair of the Board of Directors for the Development Fund, the fundraising entity for the college. 

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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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Barbara Becker

"An investment in the education of our young people is one of the best investments we can make for our families, communities, and our country.”

Barbara Becker

Barbara Becker

Executive secretarial

"Alfred State is one of my big loves."

Barbara Becker credits Alfred State with providing the foundation for advancement in her 40-year career in the business world, as well as the confidence to meet the challenges of everyday life.  "Alfred State is one of my big loves," she said.   At the time of her graduation in 1947, Becker was one of seven in the first graduating class of executive secretarial majors. A Corning resident, she soon began working for Corning Glass Works as secretary to the director of New Products and of the Centennial. 

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Tim and Deborah (Wallace) Moore

“[Alfred State] gave us a chance to flourish and to discover what lay ahead for us in the future.”

Tim and Deborah (Wallace) Moore

Tim and Deborah (Wallace) Moore

Class of 1982

For the Moores, Alfred State is many things.

Alfred State is the place where they met, the place where they fell in love, and the place that helped set them on a path to bright futures. The Moores' road to where they are today began in the early '80s, when they first met in the registration line at Alfred State as non­traditional, adult students. Though they now reside more than 400 miles away from Alfred, the Moores have still maintained close ties to Alfred State and have generously supported their alma mater over the years.

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Lee Brasted

"My professional success, I believe, is greatly indebted to the solid foundation I received at Alfred State.”

Lee Brasted

Lee Brasted

Engineering science

Brasted has given back much to Alfred State over the years.

In his 30-plus years of working for Shell Offshore, a subsidiary of Shell Oil, Lee Brasted carved out an impressive and prosperous career as a world-class engineer. The success he enjoyed in this field was largely founded on the solid education he received at Alfred State. Brasted has also given back much to Alfred State over the years. Since 1997, he and his wife have been President's Society members, have donated and had matching gifts totaling nearly $100,000, and have also established the Lee Brasted Engineering Science Endowed Scholarship.

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Bill Buckner

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

Bill Buckner

Bill Buckner

Building Trades: Building Construction

Alfred State is very veteran-friendly.

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 the building trades: building construction 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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Jordon Williams

“We’re getting that hands-on experience that employers are looking for.​”

Jordon Williams

Jordon Williams

Electrical Construction and Maintenance Electrician

Faculty helped him out tremendously and the college has given him the knowledge and confidence he needs.

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, who planned on becoming a wind turbine technician after graduating from Alfred State, said the faculty helped him out tremendously, and that the college gave him the knowledge and confidence he needed to have when entering the workforce.

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Financing Your Future
Not only is an Alfred State education high quality–ranked sixth among top public schools and 12 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.Not only is an Alfred State education high quality–ranked sixth among top public schools and 12 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.
Over 88 percent of students share in over $46 million in financial aid annually.
Our grads aren’t walking away with overwhelming debt; they’re walking away with job offers. Compare the cost of colleges you’re considering!
Offering scholarships totaling $4.1M in various categories, based on merit, with no need to repay!
Amazing out-of-state tuition rate! Our cost for out-of-state baccalaureate tuition & fees is 25% lower than the national average*.
*Data source, the College BoardAmazing out-of-state tuition rate! Our cost for out-of-state baccalaureate tuition & fees is 25% lower than the national average*.
*Data source, the College Board