August 2008

PCI and Alumni Association Partner to Create a New Alumni Directory

Posted Date: Monday, August 11, 2008 - 05:00

The Alfred State College Alumni Association has chosen to partner with PCI Publishing Concepts to create a new Alumni Directory. This is long overdue as the last directory was published in 1994 and since that time nearly 15,000 new alumni have been added to our ranks.

Publishing Concepts is a leader in the field of alumni publishing. The Alfred State College Alumni Association has chosen PCI to produce and offer our directory as an optional hardbound, a softbound, or in a CD-ROM format as a way to allow each alumnus to make the connections that will meet their needs. Our new directory will allow alumni to reconnect with classmates, friends from the dorms, members of various clubs and organizations, fraternity brothers, sorority sisters, and teammates from our various intercollegiate and intramural athletic teams. Forget the white pages, Google, and all of the other search systems. With everyone's cooperation and assistance, this new Alumni Directory will provide the connections you seek.

In addition to helping you reconnect with your former classmates and colleagues, there will also be ways to create new contacts and to establish career networking opportunities and systems. As an added bonus, this new directory will assist Alfred State College in maintaining open communication with each of our 48,000 alumni. When completed, this up-to-date directory will present our alumni by graduation year, in alphabetical order, and will provide regional and networking listings that will be at your fingertips.

In order to accomplish this project, PCI will be contacting each alumnus through postcards, by telephone, and via e-mail. Publishing Concepts will be asking you to update your contact information, and will be offering an opportunity for each alumnus to purchase the directory. We ask that you be certain to respond to these inquiries and to reserve your copy of the 2009 Alfred State College Alumni Directory which will be delivered to you in June 2009.

If you have questions regarding this directory project, please e-mail Paul Hinman, Director of Alumni Relations, or phone (607) 587-3930.

Athletes Begin to Report this Week

Posted Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 11:31

The 2008-09 Alfred State College athletic season kicks off this week as preseason camps open in preparation for the fall seasons.  Football, volleyball, men's & women's soccer, and baseball will all report to campus and begin practice by Sunday while the cross country team will begin practicing on Tuesday.

Over 120 athletes are expected as the football team reports to campus on Thursday.  A new era of football begins as the team prepares to play on-campus for the first time since the program was established in 1995.  The second phase of the construction project for the multi-purpose field turf facility that will bring bleachers and a press box to the facility should be completed by the scheduled home opener versus Stevens Tech on September 6th.

Sunday will be a busy day as volleyball, baseball, and both the men's & women's soccer teams move in and begin practices.  The volleyball team coming off a 36-6 record in 2007 will look to defend their Region III title.  In 2007-08, the baseball team was 33-22-1 and will look to get back to the 40 win plateau this school year.  The men's and women's soccer teams both will look to return to the Region III Division III tournament and advance past the first round.

The cross country team will begin running campus hills and the roads of Allegany County starting on Tuesday in preparation for their season.  Coach Gary Moore and his team will look to stay in the top ten of Division III of the NJCAA.

After a few weeks of practice the men's soccer team will get the athletic year started with play at the Jamestown CC Tournament on August 30th.  Baseball also open up on the 30th with a doubleheader at Corning CC.

The athletic department will look to showcase its fall sports team and its new on-campus athletic facility on September 13th when Homecoming returns.  Every team except for volleyball will be in action.  Action begins at 11 a.m. with the annual ASC cross country invitational and ends with fireworks following the football game vs. Erie CC.


Michelle Green Receives 2008 FORE Triumph Educator Award

Posted Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 12:34

Michelle Green Michelle Green, MPS, RHIA, CMA(AAMA), CPC, FAHIMA (NY), SUNY (State University of New York) Distinguished Teaching Professor, Physical and Life Sciences Department, Alfred State College, has received the 2008 FORE Triumph Educator Award from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

The Educator Award honors those who demonstrate excellence in preparing the next generation of professionals for their HIM (health information management) careers. To be eligible, qualified individuals or departments of educators must teach in a formal health information administration or health information technology program that grants associate, baccalaureate, or master degrees, and be involved in AHIMA activities at the state or national level.

Criteria for this award include the development and implementation of creative teaching tools and methods, high standards of excellence and high expectations of students, awareness of the instructor's impact as a role model, commitment to student mentoring in the classroom and beyond, and outstanding contributions to the research base of the field. Awards will be presented at the 2008 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit in Seattle, WA.

AHIMA strives to reflect in its membership and leadership the diversity within the United States, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, special needs and other diverse populations. AHIMA encourages the celebration of promotion of diversity through education mentoring, recognition, leadership and other programs.

Green, a member of the Alfred State College faculty since 1984, teaches courses on campus and online in health information technology and coding and reimbursement and serves as academic adviser, and in 1999, began teaching the college's first Internet-based courses.

She attained the ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor in 1988, 1993, and 1999, respectively. In 2004, she was honored with the SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor designation. In 2000, Green was honored with the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Green holds a master of professional studies from Alfred University, a bachelor of science from Daemen College, Buffalo, and an associate in applied science from Alfred State College. She is active in the New York Health Information Management Association.

A graduate of Elmira Free Academy, Green resides in Belmont with her husband Michael and son Eric.

Green authored three textbooks for Cengage Delmar Learning, including Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement, Essentials of Health Information Management, and 3-2-1 Code It!

In February 1999, Green was awarded an $18,000 Campus Grant by the Joint Labor Management Committee (United University Professionals and the State University of New York) to create the College's first Internet-based courses.

Green was selected as an Outstanding Young Woman of America for 1997; she was also named to Who's Who among America's Teachers, 1994 and 2000.

Alfred State College, a member of the technology college sector within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, offers outstanding educational opportunities for students in its nearly 60 associate degree programs, 16 baccalaureate degree programs, and several certificate programs. Alfred State continues to expand its online education offerings to include more than 56 online courses as well as two complete curriculum options (health information technology and court and realtime reporting). Numerous vocational-technical offerings stressing hands-on learning are available at the School of Applied Technology Campus located in nearby Wellsville, NY. The College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and several programs are also accredited or approved by program-specific professional organizations. Academic programs, residential facilities, and co-curricular activities are provided to meet the educational, cultural, social, and recreational needs of students. The College is located in Alfred, NY, a scenic village in Allegany County. It is 15 miles north of the Pennsylvania border, 70 miles south of Rochester, and 90 miles southeast of Buffalo.


Pioneer Farm

Posted Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 09:53

Alfred State College (ASC) and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) are pleased to announce a partnership to establish Pioneer Farm, a model farm to be operated by the college in accordance with Animal Welfare Approved standards. It will focus on teaching grazing systems and animal husbandry practices that enhance land use and animal well-being. The Animal Welfare Approved program was recently lauded by the World Society for the Protection of Animals as having the highest animal welfare standards of any third party certifier in the US and currently has certified more than 600 farms whose products bear the Animal Welfare Approved seal.

In addition to providing a grant to support Pioneer Farm operations, AWI will provide funding for a minimum of eight annual scholarships for college students who demonstrate interest in high welfare husbandry and grazing systems.

Alfred State College and the Animal Welfare Institute will partner in creating an exemplary model on Pioneer Farm. The following principles guide the vision of the farm: the humane treatment of animals from birth through slaughter; the creation of a more satisfactory environment for the farmer and a more valuable product for the consumer; the development of practices that improve animal well-being, which are also likely to improve environmental stewardship and increase overall farm profitability; the development of a viable model of small-scale farming which is essential to the health of rural communities; and the sustainability of independent, high-welfare family farms.

"Because soaring grain, fuel, and land prices are prompting livestock producers toward managed grazing systems, this is an opportune time for us to join forces with the Animal Welfare Approved program to model and teach modern grazing systems," said Dr. Matthew Harbur, assistant professor, Agriculture and Horticulture Department and director, Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture at Alfred State College.

"We are pleased to partner with Alfred State College to create a model farm where we can support the next generation of high-welfare farmers," said Cathy Liss, president of the Animal Welfare Institute. She continued, "We are also looking forward to having the ability to work with Alfred State for continuing education programs and training of our auditors and field staff. This is a fantastic opportunity for the College, the Animal Welfare Approved program, the students, farm animals and family farmers."

Pioneer Farm will include 40 cleared acres of pasture, hay, and small grain fields for animal husbandry; 50 acres of woodlot; animal housing; pasture fencing, watering, and feeding systems; equipment for cleaning barns, producing crops, and other farm operations; and classroom and laboratory space. The farm grounds are located within the Alfred State College Farm Laboratory, but managed separately from other Alfred State College animal operations. Additionally, the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA) will provide organizational assistance to faculty experts interested in participating in workshops on organic production, local food systems, and sustainable energy technologies.

Programming at Pioneer Farm will include courses in managed grassland agriculture and silviculture (woodland production) and the practical implication of high animal welfare.

For information about Pioneer Farm, please contact Dr. Matthew Harbur (Alfred State College) at (607) 587-4714 or Diane Halverson at (703) 836-4300.


Bench Dedication for Professor Eddy Foster

Posted Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 11:02

President Anderson and Donald Holzer stand near the garden.A mid-summer rain couldn't dampen the spirits of those who gathered at Alfred State College recently to dedicate the Professor Eddy Foster Memorial Bench and Garden. Donated by Donald Holzer, Murfreesboro, TN, ASC class of 1956 (plant and soil science), the bench and garden honor his mentor and friend, the professor who "provided me with extra help so I'd graduate..." reminisced the former "C" student at the ceremony. Holzer went on to note that he found help whenever he needed it while he was a student at Alfred State. He recalled, "John Ninos helped me out while I was a student by hiring me and paying me an incredibly generous salary. In fact," Holzer added, although he didn't realize it at the time, it was Ninos' "spirit of philanthropy and humanity that inspired me to do what I do!" And what Holzer does includes not only the memorial bench and garden, but also two ASC scholarships: an endowed scholarship which provides financial support for students enrolled in programs in the Agriculture and Horticulture Department; and an annual scholarship which is used for supplies and equipment for Ag/Hort classrooms, particularly those programs including coursework in agronomy, cropping, plant, or soil science. Funds are also used to help defray costs associated with field trips for students in the Ag/Hort Department. It was also noted that while Holzer worked for the Soil Conservation Service and the U.S. Forest Service, he authored or co-authored several books and donated copies to the ASC Soils Lab library. Holzer has also purchased several bricks in the Alumni Plaza on campus, memorializing individuals who held special significance for him. Alfred State College President Dr. John M. Anderson spoke for the college community, saying, "I want to thank and recognize Donald Holzer for his generous contributions. Don has been a terrific friend to the College for many years, and continues to visit Alfred State for special events a couple times each year, all the way from Murfreesboro, TN. Thank you, Don, for all you have done and continue to do for Alfred State!"


Back to School 2008

Posted Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 11:42

Alfred State College is ready to kick off another academic year-the first of its second century of operation.

Faculty hit campus on Aug. 18 to gather for President John Anderson's opening remarks. Anderson will begin the academic year by updating new and returning faculty on the state of the college as well as spotlighting the college's strategic plan to guide the community through the next five years. Breakfast will be provided, sponsored by ACES, the campus dining, vending, and transportation supplier; Sysco Food Service, which provides a full spectrum of foodservice supplies and equipment to complement its broad food product offerings; Venture Sales Group, a sales and marketing agency specializing in meeting the needs of today's foodservice customers and suppliers; and New Horizons (Food and Marketing Company) which represents Perdue Farms for the upstate New York foodservice market.

Incoming freshmen will arrive on Aug. 19, where those who had been unable to attend a summer orientation session will catch up with their college indoctrination, finalize their class schedules, and participate in the 15th annual New Student Convocation where they will be officially welcomed by college dignitaries and dedicate themselves to the principles of community endorsed by the college.

Incoming and returning students, who arrive on campus at the end of the week, can also look forward to a full slate of events, including an Activities Fair which introduces students to the variety of organizations and activities available to them, followed by an Activities Carnival, where students play games of skill and chance-at booths staffed by faculty and other members of the college community-for play money which they turn in for prizes at the end of the evening.

Classes for academic year 2008-09 at Alfred State College begin Monday, Aug. 25.

Families will have an opportunity to visit campus during Homecoming/Family Weekend, Sept. 11-14, which will feature a full schedule of activities geared for students and their guests.

A "Rusted Root" concert is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m.

Rusted Root, a band from Pittsburgh, PA, is known for its fusion of Grateful Dead-style bluegrass rock with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, Native American, and Middle Eastern influences.

Rusted Root formed in 1990 and made its indie record debut in 1992 with Cruel Sun, which was re-released in 2002. The band's major-label debut album was 1994's When I Woke, a hit on college radio and a platinum record. The album hit the top 40 in early 1995, peaking at #33. Along with its increasingly well-known live shows, Rusted Root began working on contributions to the movies Twister and Home for the Holidays. The next studio album was Remember (1996), followed by Rusted Root (1998) and Welcome to My Party (2002). Remember reached the Top 40 in the US, while Rusted Root found its sale buoyed by the use of the band's cover of The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" on an episode of Ally McBeal. A live double album followed in 2004. A greatest hits album was released in 2005 by 20th Century Masters Collection. The band has released three EPs: Evil Ways, Airplane, and Live, which came packaged with a documentary video cassette.

Rusted Root's Send Me on My Way, which hit #72 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995 is its most commercially popular song. It was used on the soundtracks of Matilda, Ice Age, the 1996 film Pie in the Sky, YTV Canada's Are We There Yet? World Adventure, and the Boy Scouts of America, Order of the Arrow Philmont Trail Crew promotional video that was released in the late '90s. Their music has also appeared on the television shows Party of Five and Homicide.

Current members include Michael Glabicki-lead vocals, guitar, harmonica; Liz Berlin-percussion, backing vocals; Patrick Norman-bass guitar, backing vocals, percussion; Jason Miller-drums, percussion; Colter Harper-guitar, backing vocals; Preach Freedom-percussion, backing vocals; and Dirk Miller- guitar, backing vocals. (per Wikipedia)

Round Black Ghosts will open for Rusted Root.

Student ticket price is $5. General admission tickets are $10. (visit the online registration page for more information).

Additional planned events include the return of the Taste of Wellsville on the School of Applied Technology campus, Saturday, Oct. 11, where local eateries will showcase their signature dishes from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Plans are also well underway for the upcoming inauguration of Anderson as the college's 11th president, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 16.

Other important dates include: two Admissions Open House programs this fall- one on Saturday, Oct. 18, and one on Sunday, Nov. 9. The Alfred campus and the School of Applied Technology campus, located in Wellsville, will be open on these days. Representatives at both campuses will be available to provide tours and answer questions. Registration may be done online or when the student arrives on campus starting at 8:30 a.m.

"Foodies" will want to mark their calendars as the Culinary Arts Department on the Wellsville Applied Technology campus announces its scheduled events: fine dining begins Tuesday, Sept. 9 and runs through Thursday, Nov. 20; culinary students will host a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, Oct. 9, and a holiday buffet on Thursday, Dec. 4.

Students will head off-campus for a break following their last class on Friday, Oct. 3, and return when classes resume on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Thanksgiving break is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Nov. 26; classes resume Monday, Dec. 1.

For updates on Alfred State College, check out our Web site regularly!


15th Annual New Student Convocation at ASC

Posted Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 11:45

The 15th annual Convocation for New Students at Alfred State College is slated for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at 10 a.m. in the Orvis gymnasium celebrating the start of the new academic year.

Following the national anthem performed by the ASC Men's Faculty Quartet (John Buckwalter, William Laubert, Robert Rees, and Dr. Earl Packard), Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Deborah Goodrich will welcome the entering freshmen; Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Ronald R. Rosati will introduce the college's academic faculty by school.

Dr. John M. Anderson, college president, will introduce this year's convocation speakers, Adam Nash, president of the ASC Student Senate, and keynote speaker, Jim J. Grillo, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor and chair, Faculty Senate.

Nash was born and raised in Barneveld, graduating from Holland Patent High School in 2005. Since then Adam has been attending Alfred State College in the surveying engineering technology program. Adam was also a member of the swim team and the club hockey team. He has held the positions of president of the Surveying Club, president of Braddon Hall Council, Student Senate Student Activities chair, and APB honorary board member. This year Adam holds the positions of Student Senate president and co-captain of the club hockey team.

Grillo has been a member of the Alfred State College family for 35 years, serving in a variety of capacities throughout those years. He holds two degrees from Alfred University: a bachelor of science in business administration and a master of science in counseling and guidance. Additionally, he has completed an additional 24 graduate credit hours in educational administration through the University at Albany.

Jim began service at Alfred State College as a residence hall coordinator in 1972. The following year, he moved into a full-time position in the Office of Admissions. Between 1978 and 1989, while the dean for Admissions, Records, and Financial Aid, Jim taught courses in the Business Technology Department as an adjunct instructor. He was hired as an associate professor in 1989, and promoted to full professor in 1992. He was recognized by SUNY in 1980 with the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service, and by alumni in both 1992 and 1993 as the Business Teacher of the Year. Grillo has also held several positions in the administrative ranks at the college.


Mary Anne Blum Condon Returns to Alfred State College

Posted Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 04:35

Dr. Mary CondonMary Anne Blum Condon, Hornell, former associate professor of nursing at Alfred State College, will return to campus Aug. 7, 2008, in a new role: she will work half-time in the President's Office serving as government relations coordinator and half-time as director of the BSN Program in the Nursing Department. She will sit on the president's cabinet.

Since leaving ASC in 2003, Condon has served in a variety of administrative and teaching capacities, including associate dean for undergraduate programs at the Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University; associate professor of nursing, Elmira College; and program coordinator, Nursing Unit, the Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto, College of Health and Human Development.

Condon originally joined the faculty of Alfred State College in 1997; her responsibilities included teaching nursing courses, lab instruction, and supervision of students' clinical experience.

Prior to her previous post at ASC, Condon held similar teaching positions at Rutgers University (Newark, NJ), SUNY at Buffalo, and Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN). She has also served as a staff nurse in a variety of health care facilities.

Condon is a board-certified women's health nurse practitioner, and is also certified in Lamaze by the American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics. She has written several articles and chapters on women's health as it pertains to obstetrics and has presented widely in the field of nursing.

In 2003, in addition to her teaching responsibilities, Condon led the College's Middle States reaccreditation self-study effort, and served as the chair of the ASC Faculty Senate. She also served on the Assessment Team and the Nursing Curriculum Committee, and participated in a variety of other campus committees.

Condon serves in the U.S. Army Reserve where she holds the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Condon is a member of the American Association for the History of Nursing, the National League for Nursing, the American Nurses Association, District Three Professional Nurses Association, NYNSA, and Sigma Theta Tau International Zeta Iota Chapter.

She holds a PhD in nursing from Adelphi University, Garden City. Her dissertation focused on the evolution of nursing care for normal newborns. She also holds a master's and a bachelor's degree in nursing from SUNY (State University of New York) at Buffalo; she is an alumna of Bryn Mawr College.


Rusted Root to Perform at Alfred State College

Posted Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 06:36

Rusted RootAlfred State College is ready to rock into its second century by presenting a Rusted Root concert as part of Homecoming/Family Weekend, Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. in the Orvis Activities Center. Tickets are $5 for ASC students, ASC alumni, and family members of ASC students. General admission is $10. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Rusted Root, a band from Pittsburgh, PA, is known for its fusion of Grateful Dead-style bluegrass rock with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, Native American, and Middle Eastern influences.

Rusted Root formed in 1990 and made its indie record debut in 1992 with Cruel Sun, which was re-released in 2002. The band's major-label debut album was 1994's When I Woke, a hit on college radio and a platinum record. The album hit the top 40 in early 1995, peaking at #33. Along with its increasingly well-known live shows, Rusted Root began working on contributions to the movies Twister and Home for the Holidays. The next studio album was Remember (1996), followed by Rusted Root (1998) and Welcome to My Party (2002). Remember reached the Top 40 in the US, while Rusted Root found its sale buoyed by the use of the band's cover of The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" on an episode of Ally McBeal. A live double album followed in 2004. A greatest hits album was released in 2005 by 20th Century Masters Collection. The band has released three EPs: Evil Ways, Airplane, and Live, which came packaged with a documentary video cassette.

Rusted Root's Send Me on My Way, which hit #72 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995 is its most commercially popular song. It was used on the soundtracks of Matilda, Ice Age, the 1996 film Pie in the Sky, YTV Canada's Are We There Yet? World Adventure, and the Boy Scouts of America, Order of the Arrow Philmont Trail Crew promotional video that was released in the late '90s. Their music has also appeared on the television shows Party of Five and Homicide.

Current members include Michael Glabicki lead vocals, guitar, harmonica; Liz Berlin-percussion, backing vocals; Patrick Norman-bass guitar, backing vocals, percussion; Jason Miller-drums, percussion; Colter Harper-guitar, backing vocals; Preach Freedom-percussion, backing vocals; and Dirk Miller- guitar, backing vocals. (per Wikipedia)

Round Black Ghosts will open for Rusted Root. This band's sound is a meld of alternative, indie and rock influences, yet still manages uniqueness. Its live shows possess a high level of energy to compliment the dynamics of the songs. Band members include Martin Kantorzyk-various instruments; Keith Kleinhampl-various instruments; Richard Condon-various instruments; Aaron Shafer-various instruments; and Geoffrey Zalice-various instruments.


ASC to Host Chinese Students

Posted Date: Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 06:41

Alfred State College is one of 22 participating SUNY schools which will host a total of 150 Chinese students whose homes in Sichuan province were devastated by an earthquake in May.

The students, primarily sophomores and juniors, will arrive in the United States later this month, and will study for two semesters as full-time students at SUNY state-operated and community college campuses, beginning this fall. The goal is to build a team of young leaders based on their common experiences in the United States.

The 150 students were chosen after a careful review of their academic performance as well as English language testing conducted by a team of eight experienced English language teachers from across China. The selected students had to be Sichuan residents and were selected from four national universities under the leadership of the Ministry of Education in Beijing and from among several local/provincial colleges and universities in Sichuan. Students were assigned to various SUNY campuses through a sorting process that involved a team of experienced academic administrators. Assignments were made on the basis of student interests as well as the ability of the respective campuses to accommodate additional students from abroad in currently available spaces. There is no impact to current student enrollment or fall applications. Additionally, the State University has undertaken a fundraising drive so this initiative will not result in any costs to New York State taxpayers

When they return to China, these talented men and women from diverse Chinese ethnic groups will help re-build the local economy and infrastructure in the region the earthquake impacted. Each student has committed to return to China upon completion of the program in May/June 2009 and to a period of national service in Sichuan to help with the rebuilding effort.

The participating students include 53 men and 97 women and there are about 10 percent who are Chinese minorities, meaning they are from the Zang (Tibet) and Qiang ethnic groups. Among those living in the earthquake-affected areas, the Zang and Qiang minorities suffered a great deal.

Alfred State College will host two female students who will be enrolled in liberal arts programs. Dr. Shaojie Jiang, director, International Education at Alfred State College, will travel to New York City to escort the college's visiting students to their new home for the next academic year.

In the Pioneer spirit and tradition that is a part of Alfred State, campus employees are putting together a welcome basket for these two students to help them furnish their rooms, nourish their bodies and their spirits, and prepare them for our Western New York winters.

"We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to the victims of the devastating earthquake," said Dr. John M. Anderson, president, Alfred State College. "We hope their time here is not only productive, but also that it helps them begin to heal from the damaging effects, both physical and emotional, that they may have suffered from the disaster. We also look forward to the cultural exchange among our students and faculty, which will enhance the educational experience for them all."

The State University of New York has been involved with educational exchange and research collaborations with China and anticipates that this initiative will increase the connections between New York State and the Sichuan Province, leading to economic, educational, and cultural benefits.


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