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Doug Acomb '78 & Andy Smilinich '00

Doug Acomb & Andy SmilinichA new era of Alfred State College athletics is on the verge of a beginning with the opening of the college's brand new on-campus athletic complex. The construction of the project was spearheaded by two Pioneer alums, Doug Acomb and Andy Smilinich of Babcock Enterprises Ltd.

A new era of Alfred State College athletics is on the verge of a beginning with the opening of the college's brand new on-campus athletic complex. The construction of the project was spearheaded by two Pioneer alums, Doug Acomb and Andy Smilinich of Babcock Enterprises Ltd.

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Matt Hewitt, Class of '06

Matt HewittSome athletes seem to have a golden pathway to the pros. Matt Hewitt's football career has had many twists and turns as he pursues his dream of playing professional football.

Some athletes seem to have a golden pathway to the pros. Matt Hewitt's football career has had many twists and turns as he pursues his dream of playing professional football.

Hewitt, a graduate of Englewood (NJ) High School, came to Alfred State College in 2004 as a quarterback. Before even thinking about taking a snap under center the Pioneers coaching staff decided to take advantage of Hewitt's athleticism and moved him to the defensive side of the ball.

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Lee Brasted, class of '62

Two relatively simple facts shaped and gave direction to Lee Brasted's career after he earned his industrial technology degree from ASC.

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Renee Whitney, class of '83

Renee Whitney PortraitRenee, in the early 1980s, was probably not the first person one would have pegged as the poster girl for success, but that is certainly what she appears to be these days at her job in corporate research and development at General Electric, Niskayuna, NY.

Enthusiasm...contentment...an optimistic outlook...and an infectious laugh-these are the intangible yet starkly apparent qualities 1983 alumna Renee Whitney exudes when she speaks.

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Hank Henderson, class of '50

Hank Henderson PortraitThis articulate and interesting man, founder, president and CEO of HI, speaks knowledgeably on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from one of his passions, flying, to education, and not surprisingly, business-his own and the nation's. Add to that a lively sense of humor, and the package epitomizes the successful Alfred State graduate.

If, as Hank Henderson believes, "people advance themselves more easily when they speak well," it is no surprise that he finds himself at the head of Henderson Industries (HI), in West Paterson, NJ.

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Alumnus Gary Moore '76 Gives Back

Gary Moore Portrait

Gary Moore, Alfred State College class of 1976, is head coach of the full spectrum of running sports on campus: men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s indoor track, and men’s and women’s outdoor track.

“The track and cross country programs can always use something to improve them; sometimes those ‘somethings’ are not part of the budget for the sport. I’m hoping that this gift will help the program get those things to enhance it and help keep the program viable for years to come.”

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Brett Bodine, class of '79

Brett Bodine Portrait Brett Bodine has taken a rather different road in life, a steeply-banked blacktop road in two-mile lengths, with an ever-present left curve just ahead. And in Brett’s world, “a reasonable pace” means pushing a 750-horsepower car to speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour for hundreds of miles almost every weekend. Welcome to the world according to Brett Bodine, NASCAR Winston Cup driver and 1979 Alfred State College graduate.

Most of us travel down life's highway at a reasonable pace, taking time to appreciate the smooth straightaways and even enjoying the occasional surprise curve.

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Jamie Hetzelt, class of '00/'01

Jamie Hetzelt-Wells and husband Darren in their bakery Alfred State College dual-degree graduate, Jamie Hetzelt, '00 and '01, culinary arts and culinary arts/baking, production and management, is the proud and happy, if sometimes exhausted, owner of the "Sweet Beginnings" bakery which she and husband Darren Wells, (an Erie County Community College Culinary Arts graduate) launched as a celebration of their firs

Jamie Hetzelt is the proud and happy, if sometimes exhausted, owner of the "Sweet Beginnings" bakery which she and husband Darren Wells launched as a celebration of their first wedding anniversary.

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Are donations to the Alfred State College Development Fund tax-deductible?

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Yes, the Alfred State College Development Fund is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts to the College are therefore tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

What about smaller gifts? I can't afford much, but I want to make a difference.

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Every gift does make a difference. Through the Annual Fund, even relatively small unrestricted gifts can have a major impact. And when combined with hundreds or even thousands of other "small" gifts, the College can do many great things to continue to enhance the education experience for our students as well as offer more scholarships.

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