Members of the faculty and staff at Alfred State College were honored recently for their years of service at the college. Honored for 35 years were Victoria Bolton, Cohocton, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor and chair, Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Technology, and Dr. Aniko Constantine, Dansville, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of English and Humanities. Honorees received a certificate and their names engraved on a college plaque to commemorate the occasion.
Members of the faculty and staff at Alfred State College were honored recently for their years of service at the college. Those honored for 30 years included, Shirley Devlin, Almond, clerk 2, University Police; Deborah Goodrich, Alfred Station, associate vice president of enrollment management; Judith Grant, Andover, director, Health Services; April Lawrence, Arkport, secretary, vice president for administration and enrollment; Gary Moore, Geneseo, staff associate, Athletics; Christine Petrilli, Hornell, supervising janitor, Facilities Services; John Santora, Scio, associate professor and chair, Culinary Arts; and James Schieder, Hornell, electrician, Facilities Services. Also honored, but missing from photo: Nancy Hoyt, Hornell, janitor, Facilities Services. Honorees received a certificate and college pen set to commemorate the occasion.
Members of the faculty and staff at Alfred State College were honored recently for their years of service at the college. Those ASC employees honored for 25 years being congratulated by ASC President Dr. John M. Anderson (far left) included, (l-r) Rex Simpson, Arkport, professor, Computer Imaging and Architectural Engineering Technology; Roger Drumm, Andover, associate professor, Building Trades; Sandra Barney, janitor, Facilities Services; and Charles Andrus, Andover, plant utility engineer, Facilities Services. Other honorees, missing from the photo: Brantley Davis, Alfred Station, plant utility engineer, Facilities Services; and Bruce Jamison, Canisteo, mason/plasterer, Facilities Services. Honorees received a college chair and a certificate to commemorate the occasion.
Members of the faculty and staff at Alfred State College were honored recently for their years of service at the college. Those employees honored for 20 years included (in photo, l-r) Deborah Claire, Arkport, senior programmer/analyst, Technology Services; Christine Drum, secretary, The Learning Center; Linda Grillo, Hammondsport, secretary, David Law, Scio, associate professor, Computer and Information Technology. Also honored, but missing from photo: Donald Kane, police officer, University Police Department; Stephen Perkins, Wellsville, plant utility assistant, Facilities Services; and James Vancise, Canisteo, maintenance assistant, Facilities Services. Honorees received a college clock and a certificate to commemorate the occasion.
Members of the faculty and staff at Alfred State College were honored recently for their years of service at the college. Those employees honored for 10 years included, Chad Bixby, Canisteo, mason/plasterer, Facilities Services; Dale Burns, Wellsville, senior staff assistant, Technology Services; Brent Cobin, Wellsville, staff assistant, Document Center; Timothy Cochran, Andover, associate professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology; Douglas Cruikshank, Arkport, instructional support associate, Technology Services; Andrew Dwyer, Alfred Station, plant utilities assistant, Facilities Services; Michelle Francisco, staff associate, Business Affairs; James Gerbec, Holland, assistant professor, Automotive Trades; Carol John, Portville, assistant to the provost and vice president for academic affairs; Brent Kelley, Belfast, assistant professor, Culinary Arts; Thomas Murphy, Warsaw, instructor, Building Trades; Terry Palmiter, Alfred Station, assistant professor, Computer Imaging and Architectural Engineering Technology; Madeline Parini, Hornell, laborer, Facilities Services; Bonnie Perkins, Wellsville, keyboard specialist, Carol Poucher, Scio, professor, Computer and Information Technology; Rita Scott, Arkport, cleaner, Facilities Services; Cynthia Testani, Hornell, stores clerk, Facilities Services; Debra Tomm, Alfred Station, keyboard specialist, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Doreen Vance, Hornell, EOP tutor, the Learning Center; and Jason White, Hornell, staff associate, Registrar's Office. Honorees received a certificate and a college umbrella.
Pictured here, front row, l-r: Burns, Parini, Francisco, and Vance; back row, l-r: Alfred State College Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Steven J. Tyrell, who recognized the 10-year honorees; Kelley, White, Tomm, Perkins, Gerbec, Dwyer, Cobin, Poucher, Cochran, and Palmiter.
Several Alfred State College faculty and staff members were honored recently as recipients of the Pioneer Award which recognizes those members of the organization who demonstrate the following characteristics: commitment to the mission and goals of the college, meaningful and measurable positive impact on the college, role modeling, and a high level of performance.
The award carries with it prize money of $225 for each recipient. This year's winners included Jeff Stevens, assistant professor, Electrician, Computer and Robotics Technician Department; Michelle Francisco, staff associate, Business Affairs; Larry Perkins, maintenance assistant, Maintenance and Operation, Facilities Services; Marsha Goodwin, keyboard specialist, Human Resources and Continuing Education; and Rita Scott, cleaner, Facilities Services.
Stevens, of Wellsville, joined the faculty at Alfred State College in 2002. He is a graduate of the School of Applied Technology (construction and maintenance electrician and plumbing, heating, and air conditioning, '91 and '93, respectively). Stevens was cited for his work at the US National Arboretum where he and several of his students installed a photovoltaic array to run an irrigation system at one of the greenhouses, garnering the college national recognition. Additionally, Stevens is active in SkillsUSA, setting up one of the state contests each year, and attending the national conference to help the students and faculty.
Francisco, a member of the ASC staff since 1998, holds degrees from Alfred State College and St. Bonaventure University. Her nomination called her instrumental in handling the daily operational requirements of the Business Affairs Office. She was cited for "...using a high level of autonomy. She is efficient and completes her work timely, accurately, and competently. Possibly Michelle's greatest quality is her unwavering commitment to help anyone who asks her for help." She is always "accessible and approachable. She does her job with skill and grace."
Perkins, of Andover, was cited as a "tireless worker no matter the amount of hours he works. He takes great pains in spring and summer to make sure the flowers look great. He does it for the students and their parents. Larry is a wonderful role model for other employees. Our school and the students are his motivation."
Goodwin, of Troupsburg, has been part of the ASC community since 2005. Goodwin was cited for "her commitment to the mission and goals of the college in an exceptional manner by living and working the four R's (reputation, recruitment, retention, and revenue). Marsha understands how important customer service is and the reputation of the CCET programs and services are significant to our ability to generate revenue for the campus. As busy as she is, she takes care of everyone as if they were her own family member. This level of dedication was obvious from the day she started working of the college in 2005."
Scott, of Arkport, began her tenure at Alfred State in 1999. Scott was cited for having "a very positive attitude on campus. She always looked at things on the bright side and offered suggestions if something could be done differently. If work had to be done, she was right out there to give it her all. She made sure if she was working on something, she did the job right."