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ASC Receives Gift of $20,000 From Donald Holzer, ’56

Dr. Terry Tucker and Donald Holzer, ’56“Don’s gift will allow us to develop a great land laboratory,” says ASC Dean of Arts and Sciences Dr. Terry Tucker. Holzer agrees: “I’m very enthused – I can see the agriculture program being reborn through Dean Tucker’s enthusiasm and vision. The sun is beginning to shine again on agriculture at Alfred State.”

Dr. Terry Tucker and Donald Holzer, ’56Alfred State College recently received a gift of $20,000 from Donald Holzer, ’56, to support enrollment and educational programs in agriculture programs, including organic crop production, agronomy, sustainable land management, and soil science.

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ACES Video Wins Outstanding Multimedia/Emerging Technology Award

Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services (ACES—the campus dining, vending, and transportation provider) was delighted to learn that the video it prepared for orientation has won the 2010 Outstanding Multimedia/Emerging Technology award from the National Orientation Director’s Association (NODA).

When wide-eyed incoming freshmen arrive on the Alfred State College to attend campus orientation sessions in the summer, they are treated to high-energy, interactive educational sessions that help them understand and prepare for college life. This year, they were also treated to an award-winning orientation video to help smooth out the transition from high school to college.

Public Education and Business Partnerships: Creating Economic Development in Western NY

Panelists (l-r) Glanzman, Golisano, Whitman, and Woerner, listen to Chancellor Zimpher.A panel of local business and education leaders presented their ideas on how education and business can work together to increase the number of business start-ups in New York State, and what role, in particular, SUNY (State University of New York) can play in that plan.

Panelists (l-r) Glanzman, Golisano, Whitman, and Woerner, listen to Chancellor Zimpher.Alfred State College recently hosted a forum on “Public Education and Business Partnerships: Creating Economic Development in Western New York.” A panel of local business and education leaders, including Nasir Ali, CEO/co-founder, Upstate Venture Connect; Anne Brungard, retired superintendent of schools,

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Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., Members 2010-11

Members of the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc.Members of the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., gathered recently for the first meeting of the new academic year. The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., is a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State College dedicated to improving the ASC community through the support of educational progra

Members of the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., gathered recently for the first meeting of the new academic year. The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., is a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State College dedicated to improving the ASC community through the support of educational programs. The Foundation provides monetary support to enhance learning opportunities for students through scholarships, work grants, and academic club activities.

Ceremonial Ribbon-cutting of Pioneer Stadium Guest Box

Pioneer Stadium Guest Box Ribbon-cutting Ceremony - Homecoming/Family Weekend 2010Alfred State College President Dr. John M. Anderson recently welcomed Wellsville native and ASC class of 1961 graduate Erland (“Erkie”) Kailbourne, retired chairman/CEO of Fleet Bank, and his wife Pauline, to the ceremonial ribbon-cutting of the Pioneer Stadium Guest Box for which Kailbourne made the lead gift

Pioneer Stadium Guest Box Ribbon-cutting Ceremony - Homecoming/Family Weekend 2010Alfred State College President Dr. John M.

News Hires at Alfred State College

Erica MattesonAmong the new hires are faculty members Betty Bedner, Sean Haggerty, Dr. Laura McDermott, Cynthia Paxhia, and Dr. Philip Schroeder, and staff members Brandy Avery, Mark Cragg, Joseph Kubinski, Patrick Lesswing, Erica Matteson, Stephen Schnorr, Deena Smith, LeAnne St. Gelais, and Myron Wilson.

Several new faculty and staff members have joined the Alfred State College community.

Among the new hires are faculty members Betty Bedner, Sean Haggerty, Dr. Laura McDermott, Cynthia Paxhia, and Dr. Philip Schroeder, and staff members Brandy Avery, Mark Cragg, Joseph Kubinski, Patrick Lesswing, Erica Matteson, Stephen Schnorr, Deena Smith, LeAnne St. Gelais, and Myron Wilson.

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Homecoming/Family Weekend Schedule

Alfred State College will host its annual Homecoming/Family weekend Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 16-19, on the Alfred campus. Hundreds of visitors are expected to converge on campus to reconnect with old friends or visit with their students, perhaps for the first time since dropping them off for the fall semester in August.

Alfred State College will host its annual Homecoming/Family weekend Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 16-19, on the Alfred campus. Hundreds of visitors are expected to converge on campus to reconnect with old friends or visit with their students, perhaps for the first time since dropping them off for the fall semester in August.

17th Annual New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation 2010Alfred State College faculty and staff welcomed this year's incoming freshman class of 1,500 students during the 17th annual New Student Convocation. This year's speakers were Dr. Daniel Barwick, ASC Director of Institutional Advancement; Alfred J. (“AJ”) LaMere, Rochester, Student Senate

New Student Convocation 2010Alfred State College faculty and staff welcomed this year's incoming freshman class of 1,500 students during the 17th annual New Student Convocation. This year's speakers were Dr. Daniel Barwick, ASC Director of Institutional Advancement; Alfred J.

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ASC's 2009 Graduates Garner Placement/Transfer Record of 99 Percent

Fifty-nine percent of the ’09 graduates who responded to the survey are employed, while 40 percent opted to continue their education. One percent remain available for employment. Among those employed, 87 percent are working in jobs related to their college field of study.

Alfred State College's 2009 graduates distinguished themselves again this year by garnering a placement/transfer record of 99 percent.

The employment and transfer figures are based on an annual survey sent to all ASC graduates; 2009's questionnaire netted a 74 percent response rate from surveyed graduates.

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Commencement 2010

Student speaker Elizabeth BrutschNearly 900 two- and four-year graduates, their families, professors, and friends were on hand Sunday, May 16, as Alfred State College honored its 99th graduating class. Presiding over the ceremony, which was held at McLane Center on neighboring Alfred University’s campus, was Dr. John M. Anderson, college president.

Nearly 900 two- and four-year graduates, their families, professors, and friends were on hand Sunday, May 16, as Alfred State College honored its 99th graduating class. Presiding over the ceremony, which was held at McLane Center on neighboring Alfred University’s campus, was Dr. John M. Anderson, college president.

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