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Transitions Magazine Achievers - Spring 2017

Kris BianchiKris Bianchi has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant within the University Police Department at Alfred State.

Kaitlyn Brown​Kaitlyn Brown was appointed as the college’s associate director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations.

Glenn BrubakerGlenn Brubaker, director of Facilities Operations, received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential through APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities.

Deb BurchNikkie HockenberryDanielle WhiteDeb Burch, associate professor and department chair, Culinary Arts; Nikkie Hockenberry, chief diversity officer and Title IX coordinator; and Danielle White, executive director, Institutional Advancement, graduated from the WNY Consortium of Higher Education Women’s Leadership Institute in April.

William DeanWilliam Dean, professor in the Department of Architecture and Design, and Jonathan Hilsher, director of the Center for Civic Engagement, presented their jointly authored paper titled “Generating Discipline-Based Community Impact through Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration” as part of the 105th Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting in Detroit.

Wendy Dresser- RecktenwaldWendy Dresser- Recktenwald, senior director of Human Resources, received the Excellence in Human Resources Practices Award from the State University of New York Human Resources Association.

Mary HuntingtonMary Huntington, former first lady of Alfred State, was honored with the college’s President’s Medallion.

Dr. Richard MitchellDr. Richard Mitchell, professor in the English and Humanities Department, published “Calling Me Back Again,” his third and newest book of poetry.

Valerie NixonValerie Nixon, executive vice president, was honored by the State University of New York Financial Aid Professionals with the 2017 Daniel Sistarenik Advocacy Award. This award for student advocacy is only bestowed when nominating committee members believe that there is a deserving individual who has given a significant long-term commitment to the profession. The Dining Services team, which is part of Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services Inc. (ACES), the not-for-profit corporation that provides dining services on campus, received the silver award in the small school category during the 2016 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards presentation.

Robin TorpeyRobin Torpey, an associate professor in the Computer and Information Technology Department, qualified for the 2017 New York City Marathon and the 2018 Boston Marathon.

The Marketing Communications Office received six Annual Higher Education Advertising Awards, including two gold medals and four bronze, for advertising materials designed to attract prospective students and their families.