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Transitions Magazine Achievers - Fall 2017

Alfred State earned a bronze NASPA Excellence Award in the category of student health, wellness, and counseling for its efforts to help college students cope with stress, have a better focus in class, and be more productive.

Ruthanne Ashworth​Ruthanne Ashworth, assistant professor in the Nursing Department, was welcomed as a new board member of the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc.

Abigail Campbell, a construction management major from Geneseo and captain of the Polo Club, earned US Polo Association All-Star status.

Dr. Craig ClarkDr. Craig Clark, vice president for Economic Development, was presented with the 2017 Margaret Ashida Outstanding STEM Leadership Award in recognition of the avid and engaged support of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education that he has shown for many years.

Mario DragoneJoseph HistedMario Dragone and Joseph Histed are the newest officers with the University Police Department.

Jonathan HilsherJonathan Hilsher, director of the Center for Civic Engagement, was honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.

Dr. Steven JakobiDr. Steven Jakobi, a retired Alfred State associate professor of biology, has published a new book on Amazon’s CreateSpace platform. Titled “Birds, Bats, Bugs, Beavers, Bacteria: Lessons from Nature,” this collection of 37 essays spans the spectrum of life from viruses and bacteria to plants and animals.

Dr. Richard KelloggDr. Richard Kellogg, professor emeritus of psychology, is the author of a new book titled, “Barry Baskerville’s Marvelous Memory.” This book is the fifth entry in a popular series of mysteries for children.

Andrea Koston, a 2017 culinary arts: baking, production and management graduate from Rochester, earned a silver medal in the commercial baking category in the 53rd annual SkillsUSA Championship in Louisville, KY.

Valerie NixonValerie Nixon, executive vice president, received the Robert J. Wagner Business Officer of the Year Award at the annual conference of the State University of New York Business Officers Association (SUBOA). This award is the most prestigious one given by SUBOA. Nixon was recognized for her outstanding performance, high professional standards, and her significant contribution to SUNY and SUBOA.

Timothy PiotrowskiTimothy Piotrowski, associate professor in the Civil Engineering Technology Department, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Melanie RyanMelanie Ryan, coordinator of Student Disabilities Services, was honored with the college’s Leadership through Civic Engagement Award.

Jeremy Speed SchwartzJeremy Speed Schwartz, assistant professor of Digital Media and Animation, took home first place in the Experimental Film category at the ASIFA East Awards ceremony in New York City for his film, titled “Iterations.”

Vanessa StachowskiVanessa Stachowski, nurse, was presented with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service.

The Archers of Alfred club earned a national grant from USA Archery to assist with long-term program development. Alfred State’s club is one of only 26 in the country to receive a collegiate archery program grant.