April 2009

ASC Announces New Bachelor Degree in Business Administration

Posted Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 10:16

Students wishing to acquire a four-year degree in business administration need look no farther than Alfred State College.  The State University of New York (SUNY) and the State Education Department have approved a bachelor's degree in business administration (BBA) to begin admitting students in fall 2009.

Dr. Ronald R. Rosati, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Alfred State College, noted that the addition of this program "not only expands the college's four-year program offerings, but allows students to acquire the skill sets they need to be successful in their careers.  Alfred State College truly prepares its graduates to ‘hit the ground running.'"

The BBA in business administration will provide graduates with the management, administrative, and technical business skills needed to succeed in positions of leadership and responsibility in business, industry, governmental, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as for graduate study.

The BBA in business administration degree is designed to allow students to enter as freshmen or transfers into the program after two years of study in an associate degree business program. This program boasts the flexibility to enable graduates of AAS business programs to complete the course work and graduation requirements in two years. The junior and senior years will have an emphasis on upper-level business courses.  The program will also ensure that transfer students from AAS programs in business complete all SUNY General Education requirements.

In order to fulfill degree requirements for the BBA in business administration, students must complete 123 credit hours of study. These hours include completing all 10 SUNY General Education silos, a lower-level business core, an upper-level business core, a physical education course, and six credits of free electives.  This program has been developed in consultation with regional community colleges to develop a "transfer friendly" process for those students wishing to enroll in their junior year.

For additional information about this exciting new program, contact the Alfred State College Admissions Office at 1-800-4-ALFRED or (607) 587-4215.

Tree Planting at ASC

Posted Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 12:11

tree plantingSmiles were the order of the day recently when members of the Alfred State College community turned out to plant five trees donated by Marcus Farms, Arkport.  Remarks by Graham Marcus, ASC Class of 1991, vice president Marcus Farms, centered on the good that trees do for humanity and the environment.  Pictured here, Adam Nash, Barnevald, a surveying engineering technology major and president, Alfred State College Student Senate, lends a hand-or a shovel!

Science and Technology Fair Results

Posted Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 12:21

Science fair entrant Pat Folland, Hinsdale Central SchoolStudent displays from six local school districts (Allegany-Limestone, Bolivar-Richburg, Corning West High, Hinsdale, Wayland-Cohocton, and Olean Middle School, and three home-schooled students) were judged at Alfred State College's 10th Annual Regional Science and Technology Fair.  Forty entries prepared by 52 students were received in the categories of agriculture, biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, computers, earth sciences, engineering, environmental science, forensic science, health, and medicine. Participants were divided into junior (grades 7-9) and senior (10-12) grade categories. 

Winners in the senior division included first place ($250) - Chris Patterson, Kyle Frank, and Vasily Kuksenkov (Corning West) - "Agriculture Effects on River Quality;"  second place  ($150) - Joey Groele (Allegany-Limestone) - "The Face Melter 3000;" and third place ($100) - Brent Liberati (Hinsdale) - "A Super-cool Project."

Winners in the junior division included first place ($250) - Whitney Kent (Hinsdale)--"A-mazing Plants;" second place ($150) - Erin Clark and Haley Majot (Bolivar-Richburg)-- "The Incredible Ice Cream Incident;" and third place ($100) - Melinda Drabant (Hinsdale)--"Oh Shoot I Failed my Stroop."

Honorable Mention Award ($50) - Anthony Giberson (Hinsdale) -  "Pedal Power."

Grand Prize ($500) - Leigh Ann Cledgett (Hinsdale) - "The Toilet."

Best Junior Division School (Silver Tray) - Hinsdale

Best Senior Division School (Silver Tray) - Corning West High

Each participant received a certificate of participation, and individual ribbons were presented to first-, second-, and third-place prize winners in all divisions. 

Judges for this year's fair included Dr. Frank Theil, co-chair, Alfred State College Council; Alfred State College faculty and staff members John Buckwalter, SUNY (State University of New York) Distinguished Teaching Professor and interim dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences; James Buell, assistant professor, Mathematics and Physics Department; Dr. Dave Kendall, assistant professor, Mathematics and Physics Department; Dr. Earl Packard, assistant professor and chair, Mathematics and Physics Department; Chris Young, instructional support associate, Mathematics and Physics Department; Dr. Steve Jakobi, associate professor, Physical and Life Sciences Department; Wayne Bensley, associate professor, Physical and Life Sciences Department; Dr. Jerry Fong, professor, Physical and Life Sciences Department; Mike Putnam, professor, Physical and Life Science Department; Garth Grantier, academic adviser, The Learning Center; Ray Gleason, instructional support technician, School of Management and Engineering Technology; Matt Lawrence, assistant professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department; and Tim Cochran, associate professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Department.  Other judges were Bill Condon, pilot, Mercy Flight of Western New York; and Cheryld Emmons, associate professor of biology, Alfred University.

The competition was sponsored by Alstom Transportation, Hornell; ASC Student Senate, ASC Physical and Life Science Department, Mathematics and Physics Department, and Tech Prep, providing funding, ribbons, silver platters, and programmable calculators.   

Corning Downs Alfred State

Posted Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 16:36

The Alfred State College softball team fell to Corning CC,  ranked #4 in NJCAA Division III, in their final road contest of the season.  The Lady Pioneers are now 12-22 (9-14 Region III Division III) after 10-6 and 10-2 defeats.

Corning held a 10-3 lead in the opener but the Pioneers rallied in the 7th inning.  ASC scored three times and had the tying run up when the Red Barons recorded the final out.  Christina Loder (Brantford, ONT) led the offense with a 3 for 4 day.  She scored three runs and drove in one.  Amanda Theleman (Whitney Point) connected on a double and drove home two runs.

Alfred State scored in the 1st inning of the nightcap but Corning responded with three in the 1st and two in the 3rd.  ASC closed it to 5-2 but the Red Barons added two runs in the 4th and three runs in the 5th to end the game.  Jess Herbst (Naples) and Theleman were each 2 for 3 in the nightcap.  Theleman and Leandra Spoor (Laurens) each drove home a run.

The blue and gold wrap up the season on Sunday when they host Herkimer CCC.  First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.