June 2007

Sanchez named 1st team All-American

Posted Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 06:17

Jose SancezShortstop Jose Sanchez (Tachira, Venezuela) has been named a NJCAA Division II 1st team All-American.  Sanchez is the third Pioneer ever to be named 1st team All-American and the fifth baseball player to be named All-American.

Sanchez led the Pioneers with a .400 batting average this season.  He was 58 for 145 on the year with 14 doubles, five triples, and two home runs.  He drove home 39 runs and scored 53 runs.  He had a .494 on-base percentage and a .607 slugging percentage.  He also stole 16 bases.

For his career he hit .364 (148 for 407) with 134 runs and 98 RBI.  He collected 35 doubles, 13 triples, and nine home runs.  He had a slugging percentage of .580 and stole 26 out of 34 bases.

Previously, Sanchez was named the Region III Division II Player of the Year, 1st team All-Region, and 1st team All-WNYAC.

Sanchez is currently playing for the Allegany County Nitros of the New York Collegiate Baseball League will attend Delaware State in the fall.

Alfred State finished the spring season with a 34-13 record and the 2006-07 school year with a 47-13 record.  During his two-years at ASC, Sanchez and the Pioneers were 90-34.

This is the second year in a row that a Pioneer was named 1st team All-American.  In 2006, Nick Walczak was named the 1st team DH.

WINS Gives to Food Pantries

Posted Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 06:22

Alfred State College's WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies, though the club is open to all students) recently raised and donated money to two local food pantries and "Both Your Hands." Through redemption of cans and bottles, and coin banks, WINS raised $180 which was split three ways among the Alfred Station Food Pantry; Steuben Rural Ministry Food Pantry, Canisteo; and "Both Your Hands," an organization based in Alden, which helps women mainly in third world countries develop vocations to support themselves.

WINS DonatesPictured left to right: Danielle Coleman, Barton, a 2007 graduate of the baccalaureate architectural technology program; Adam Wilczak, Lancaster, a 2007 graduate of the college's associate level interior design program and a 2006 graduate of the associate-level architectural engineering technology program; and Wendy Simpson, Binghamton, a 2007 graduate of the baccalaureate architectural technology program.

Credit Union Scholarship Winners

Posted Date: Friday, June 29, 2007 - 06:01

Four area high school seniors were awarded scholarships by the Alfred-Allegany Educational Employees Credit Union through its participation in the NYS Credit Union League's statewide scholarship program which offered credit union members the chance to win scholarships to either a two- or four-year accredited educational institution.

Jenna Wellington Wins Scholarship Jenna Wellington, Arkport, was named the state winner; and Kathryn Pilgrim, Almond; Srijanna Jonchhe, Hornell; and Erin Crandall, Almond, local winners, each received $500 toward their college education.

Wellington is the daughter of Randy and Tammy Wellington (ASC Office of Enrollment Services). She will pursue her studies in mathematics and chemistry at Elmira College in the fall. During her high school years, Wellington was involved in a variety of activities, athletics, and community service projects.

Credit Union Scholarship Winners Pilgrim, daughter of Steve (AU professor, Materials Science and Engineering) and Jean Pilgrim, plans to pursue a major in childhood education at SUNY Fredonia.

Jonchhe, daughter of Yogendra (ASC professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department) and Shanti Jonchhe, plans to study pharmacy.

Crandall, daughter of Michael (ASC maintenance supervisor) and Ervilla Crandall, (AU assistant director, Financial Aid) intends to study language education at Alfred University.

To be eligible, students must have been high school seniors who would be attending college for the first time in the fall of 2007, as well as members of the Alfred Allegany Educational Employees Federal Credit Union. Applicants competed against other credit union members from across the state. They were judged on their academic achievements, extracurricular and community activities, and the quality of a written essay.

Credit unions are not-for-profit, financial cooperatives owned by their members. Their trade association, the NYS Credit Union League, Inc. & Affiliates, serves New York credit unions that have assets of more than $36 billion and more than 45.1 million members.

Conrad Promoted

Posted Date: Friday, June 29, 2007 - 06:09

Tammy ConradTammy B. Conrad, Dansville, has been promoted to executive assistant to the president of Alfred State College. In this new position, Conrad provides operational, financial, and programmatic support for the day-to-day activities of the President's Office. She engages in extensive interaction with all levels of internal and external campus constituencies, including College Council.

Conrad joined Alfred State College as secretary to the president in April 2004. In June 2006 was appointed assistant to the president.

Prior to joining the staff in the President's Office, Conrad served as secretary in the Leadership and Community Development Office at SUNY Brockport. Prior to her tenure at Brockport, Conrad worked for 17 years for the Department of Correctional Services.

Conrad is a graduate from Olean Business Institute and Wellsville High School. She is the daughter of Lois (Reisman) Baldwin and the late Harold L. Reisman of Wellsville.

She and her husband William are the parents of two adult sons and the doting grandparents of one granddaughter.

Local Educators Participate in Advanced Placement Program Reading

Posted Date: Friday, June 29, 2007 - 10:00

Two Alfred State College faculty members were selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board's AP (Advanced Placement) Examinations in Louisville, KY, in June in calculus and biology.

Dr. Earl Packard, assistant professor and chair, Mathematics and Physics Department and John Buckwalter, SUNY distinguished teaching professor and chair, Physical and Life Sciences Department, were tapped to participate this year.

Packard, who joined the ASC faculty in 2003, holds a PhD in mathematics from Tulane University, a bachelor of science of education (BSE) in mathematics from Mansfield University, and a bachelor of science degree in music education from Mansfield State College.  Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Packard taught at Kutztown University (PA) and the University of Arkansas, Monticello. 

Hired in 1982, Buckwalter joined the faculty as an assistant professor, teaching general biology, genetics, and environmental science.  Buckwalter holds a master of arts degree from SUNY Geneseo and a bachelor of science degree from Houghton College.  He has completed additional post-graduate study at Alfred University and SUNY Geneseo, in addition to attending numerous workshops in his field.  Prior to joining the faculty, Buckwalter taught high school science at Andover Central School.  He has also taught science to grades nine-12 at the Bible Academy, Nazareth, Ethiopia.

Each year the AP program, sponsored by the College Board, gives more than one million capable high school students an opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses and examinations and, based on their exam performance, to receive credit and/or advanced placement when they enter college.

Approximately 2.3 million examinations in 20 disciplines were evaluated by over 8,000 readers from universities and high schools. Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, these men and women are some of the best high school and college educators in the United States, Canada, and abroad.

The AP Reading is a unique forum in which academic dialogue between secondary school and college educators is fostered and strongly encouraged.  "The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer," said Trevor Packer, Executive Director of the Advanced Placement Program at the College Board.  "It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching.  We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Earl Packard and John Buckwalter."