October 2008

Alfred State College Welcomes New Faculty Members

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 07:30

Officials at Alfred State College are pleased to announce the following new hires in the Division of Academic Affairs: Henry Cabrera, Kera Mariotti, Jeffrey Patronek, Timothy Piotrowski, and Anthony Reboja.

Cabrera, of Olean, has been hired as a welding instructor at ASC's School of Applied Technology, where he is responsible for teaching third- and fourth-semester students advanced welding technology to prepare them to qualify for AWS Level II Welder certification.  His course load includes theory (classroom) and hands-on (laboratory) instruction.

Prior to joining the Alfred State faculty, Cabrera has held similar positions in industry and education.

Cabrera holds a certificate in welding technology from the Community College of Allegheny County as well as several additional certifications in the field.

Cabrera, a member of the American Welding Society, has been published in The Welding Journal, a publication of AWS.

Mariotti, of Wellsville, has been hired as a lecturer in the School of Management and Engineering Technology where she teaches in the surveying engineering technology program. She is also the owner/proprietor of Mariotti Land Surveying, Wellsville.  She holds both bachelor and associate degrees in surveying engineering technology from Alfred State College.

Mariotti served in the U.S. Army from 1993-96.

The Redbank Valley High School (New Bethlehem, PA) graduate is the daughter of Ken Bish, New Bethlehem, PA, and Kathy Bish, New Stanton, PA.

Mariotti and her husband Joseph are the parents of Isabel, 8, and Joseph, 3.

Patronek, of Hinsdale, has joined the faculty in the Building Trades Department of the School of Applied Technology where he will teach HVAC (heating, venting, and air conditioning) courses.  Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Patronek plied his trade in the industry.  He attended SUNY Buffalo.

Patronek is married to the former Nancy Bogioli; they are the parents of a daughter Alison, 15.

Piotrowski, of Jamestown, has been hired as an assistant professor in the School of Management and Engineering Technology where he teaches in the Civil Engineering Department.

Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Piotrowski served as a project architect and director of business development at Habiterra Architects, director of facility planning, and project manager at a variety of Western New York businesses.

Piotrowski holds a master of engineering degree from SUNY Buffalo, a bachelor of science in structural design and construction engineering from Penn State, and an associate's degree in surveying technology from Penn State.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1974-78.

The Erie (PA) Technical Memorial High School graduate is the son of Shirley Piotrowski, Erie, and the late Stanley Piotrowski.  He is married to the former Mary Dixon; they are the parents of three adult children:  Devin, Jennifer, and Jane.

Reboja, of Angelica, has been hired as a lecturer in the Electrical Engineering Technology Department at Alfred State College, where he is responsible for lab preparation and setup as well as lecturing in areas such as digital electronics, electronic fabrication, computer hardware and assembly. 

Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Reboja served as a senior repair associate, a sales engineer, a technician, and proprietor of his own engineering firm.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in ECET from California State Polytechnic University (Pomona) and an associate of science degree in electronics from Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA.

The Montclair High School (CA) graduate is married to the former Cari Zobrist.  He is the son of Art and Connie Reboja, Upland, CA.

Lady Pioneers Crack In to Top Ten

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 09:44

The Alfred State College women's soccer team has cracked into the NJCAA Division III poll for the first time of the season and the first time in Coach Anne Holmok's tenure at the helm of the program.  The Lady Pioneers debut in the poll at the #9 spot after a solid three week stretch that has seen the team go unbeaten in their last six matches.

This past week the Blue and Gold was 2-0-1.  They downed Genesee CC 4-1 on Tuesday, tied #1 ranked Broome CC 1-1 on Thursday, and defeated Niagara CCC 5-0 on Saturday.  They added a 2-0 victory over JCC-Olean last evening to improve to 7-2-1 overall and 6-2-1 in Region III Division III play.

Jessie Smith (Fredonia) and Brittany Hannah (Eastridge) have led the scoring attack with nine goals each.  The Lady Pioneers have ten different players that have recorded goals on the year.  Meghan Lowell (Keshequa) has been steady in net with a 1.21 goals against average with Audrey Rath (Medina), Jacquelyn Matteson (Greece Arcadia), and Emma Pollok (Fredonia) playing well on defense.

Other Region III schools in the poll this week included: #1 Broome CC, #5 Finger Lakes CC, and #10 Herkimer CCC.

The Lady Pioneers return to action on Thursday when they travel to Erie CC (Orchard Park campus) for a 5 p.m. contest with the Lady Kats.

Cross Country Ranked #3

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:00

The Alfred State College cross country team remained in the top five of the latest NJCAA Division III poll.  The women's team remained ranked #3 while the men moved up and are tied for #3.  Both teams had solid performances at the Houghton College Invitational last weekend.

John Sweeney (Barker) finished 11th at Houghton to lead the men's squad.  He ran the 5-mile race in 27:40.6.  Sweeney and the Pioneers finished as the top NJCAA team in the meet and 3rd overall out of eight complete teams (mostly NCAA Division III).

Ashley Fung (Greenwich) raced to a 12th place finish on the women's side with a time of 20:04.5.  The Lady Pioneers finished 7th as a team.

Other region III teams in the men's poll include: #1 SUNY Delhi, #2 Mohawk Valley CC, #5 Broome CC, and #10 Finger Lakes CC.

Other region III teams in the women's poll include: #1 Mohawk Valley CC, #2 SUNY Delhi, #4 Hudson Valley CC, #5 Finger Lakes CC, #6 Broome CC, and #7 Herkimer CC.

The cross country team will have a chance to see where they stand nationally this weekend as many of the top teams in the poll will be competing at the CC or Rhode Island this weekend.  The meet will be a tune-up as the NJCAA Division III National Championships will be held at CCRI on November 8.


Men's Soccer Remains Ranked

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:08

The Alfred State College men's soccer team is in the NJCAA Division III poll for the fourth straight week.  The Pioneers are ranked #11 in the latest poll.  The team is currently 8-3 overall and 8-1 in Region III Division III play.

Last week the Pioneers fell 3-0 to Division I Monroe CC but bounced back with a 1-0 shutout of Niagara CCC.  Yesterday they won their seventh straight Region III Division III game with a 2-0 victory at Erie CC.

Jason Durst (Gates Chili) and Caleb Drake (Jasper Troupsburg) lead the offense with five goals each while the defense has recorded five shutouts on the season and have held opponents to just 15 goals on the season.

Other Region III teams in the poll include: #2 Hudson Valley CC, #5 Herkimer CCC, and #8 Mohawk Valley CC.

The Blue and Gold are back on the field on Thursday when they host JCC-Olean for a 4 p.m. contest at ASC's athletic complex.

Volleyball Remains Ranked #9

Posted Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 10:23

The Alfred State College volleyball team remained ranked #9 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.  The Lady Pioneers have been ranked in the 9th spot the past two weeks and have been in the national poll all season.

ASC downed then ranked #10 Niagara CCC 3-2 last Tuesday before going 6-1 and finishing 2nd at the Onondaga CC Tournament.  Last night they added a 3-0 victory over Jamestown CC to improve to 18-2 on the season.

Jamestown is the only other Region III school in the top ten.  The Jayhawks are ranked #7 moving up one spot from last week.  Alfred State and Jamestown have split four matches thus far this season.  Adirondack CC, Hudson Valley CC, and Niagara CCC were noted on the others schools receiving votes.

The Lady Pioneers return to action on Thursday when they host Corning CC at the Orvis Activities Center for a 6 p.m. match-up.

Football Adds Game

Posted Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 05:20

The Alfred State College football team has added one more contest to the 2008 schedule.  The Pioneers will travel to SUNY Brockport on Monday October 13th to take on the JV Golden Eagles.  Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Special Olympics Stadium.

The Pioneers and JV Eagles have played in every year since 2000 and have played a total of nine times with the Blue and Gold coming out on top in each of the match-ups.  The Pioneers defeated Brockport 56-14 last season.

The additional game will give the team their traditional ten game schedule and will prove to the busiest stretch of the season as the game will be the middle contest of three in a span of nine days.

The Pioneers have this weekend off before traveling to Dean College on October 11th for a Noon kickoff with the Bulldogs.

Pioneers shutout JCC-Olean

Posted Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 13:56

The Alfred State College men's soccer team scored six 1st half goals en route to a 6-0 victory over JCC-Olean on Thursday afternoon.  The win is the team's third straight shutout and improves them to 9-3 (9-1 Region III Division) on the season.

Lucas Wales (Bath) recorded a natural hat trick as he scored at 42:14, 37:48, and 24:54 of the half.  Matt Kooy (Caledonia Mumford) and Sam Alt (Williamsville South) added goals while Kevin Arilotta (Churchville), Kyle Binder (Hornell), and Masanari Yamamoto (Tokyo, Japan) were credited with assists.

The Blue and Gold held a 36 to 4 shot advantage.  Dan Fabiny (Wellsville) made one save in recording his third straight shutout and fifth solo shutout of the season.  Cameron Myers made 14 saves for the Jaguars.

The Pioneers, ranked #11 in NJCAA Division III and winners of nine straight Region III Division III contests, have over a week off before traveling to Cayuga CC on October 10 for a 4 p.m. contest with the Spartans.

ASC downs Erie CC

Posted Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 15:32

Jessie Smith (Fredonia) scored two goals as the Alfred State College women's soccer team downed Erie CC 2-0 in a weather shortened game on Thursday afternoon in Orchard Park.  With the win the Lady Pioneers, ranked #9 in NJCAA Division III, improve to 8-2-1 (7-2-1 Region III Division III) on the season.

Smith scored a goal in each half while Philicia Harris (Buffalo/Hutch Tech) made four saves in net to record the shutout.  ASC held a 20 to 2 shot advantage in the contest.

The Blue & Gold host Cayuga CC on Saturday for a 1 p.m. contest as they look to extend their unbeaten streak to seven games.

Lady Pioneers win 19th

Posted Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 15:36

The Alfred State College volleyball team earned their 19th victory with a 25-13, 25-17, 25-20 victory over Corning CC at the Orvis Activities Center on Thursday.  The Lady Pioneers are now 19-2 on the season and ranked #9 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.

Jenni Jerome (Syracuse/Westhill) led the way with 12 kills, 10 digs, and three aces while Yurika Toyodome (Tokyo, Japan) finished with 12 kills, 10 digs, and two aces.  Miki Inoue (Kumamoto, Japan) chipped in 11 digs and eight kills, Emily Linn (Portville) added six kills and five digs, and Breanna Horton (Owego Free) passed out 34 assists and collected nine digs.  Christina Nolan (Niagara Wheatfield) contributed seven digs.

ASC returns to action on October 11 when they host the annual Alfred State Tournament.  The Lady Pioneers will be in pool play with Broome CC, Tompkins Cortland CC, and Jefferson CC.  Action is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

ASC Community Gearing up for Celebration of Dr. John M. Anderson's Inauguration

Posted Date: Friday, October 3, 2008 - 12:31

The Alfred State College community is gearing up for the celebration of Dr. John M. Anderson's inauguration as 11th president of the College.  Several activities are planned in honor of the event.

Inauguration week (Oct. 13-16) offers the following:

On Monday, Oct. 13, at noon in the Allegany Room of the Central Dining Hall, Joseph Petrick, associate librarian at Hinkle Memorial Library, will speak on the inauguration theme, "Honoring Tradition, Embracing Innovation."   Attendees will be treated to a light lunch.  The community is invited to attend.  Seating is limited to 60 people, so those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to Roxana Sammons at (607) 587-3930 or sammonrl@alfredstate.edu, by noon, Friday, Oct. 10.

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 3-4:30 p.m., members of the Alfred State College Alumni Association Board will be scooping ice cream for students and staff alike, outdoors, between the Central Dining Hall and the Agriculture Science Building.

Also on Tuesday, Oct. 14, the campus community will show its spirit by wearing ASC-branded apparel from the College bookstore and decorating rooms and offices.  ASC sports teams will wear their uniform jerseys to join the fun.  The Campus Bookstore will be offering a 20 percent discount on all ASC imprinted items from Wednesday, Oct. 8, through Tuesday, Oct. 14, during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-7 p.m.).

Throughout the month of October, an art exhibit will be on display at the Hinkle Memorial Library gallery, featuring works by faculty and staff.  A reception will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additional events planned for students include "art on the quad," where student clubs and classes will use chalk to draw temporary masterpieces throughout the walkways on campus.  On Thursday, Oct. 16, the Student Gathering Place (CDH) will be the location for a caricaturist, a henna tattoo artist, and a film to be presented that evening.

The week will culminate on Thursday, Oct. 16, in the installation of Anderson at a ceremony in the Orvis Gymnasium at 2:30 p.m., which can be seen live on the Alfred State College Web site (www.alfredstate.edu). A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony.