September 2009

Open House - Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009

Posted Date: Monday, September 21, 2009 - 10:46

The Admissions Office at Alfred State College announces an Open House program, Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. in the Orvis Activities Center on the Alfred campus.

Prospective students and their families are invited to participate in a variety of programs, both formal and informal, designed to provide flexibility in visiting any area of interest to the student. Information tables and representatives from The Learning Center will be available.

Campus tours of both the Alfred and Wellsville campuses will also be available. Representatives from all academic areas will be present to provide tours and answer questions. Reservations are not necessary.

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

Alfred State to Induct Five into Athletic Hall of Fame

Posted Date: Monday, September 21, 2009 - 12:16

The Alfred State College athletic hall of fame will induct five new members on September 25th during Homecoming weekend.  Basketball player Tom Hirsch, football player Chris Gray, baseball player Eric Baker, and cross country athletes Andy Coots and Gary Redding will become the newest members of the hall of fame.  The athletic department will also be honoring the 1984 cross country team.

Hirsch was a key member of the Alfred State College basketball teams from 1963 to 1965 under the direction of ASC Hall of Famer Richard Giedlin.  During his two years the Pioneers had a 35-19 record.

Hirsch, a co-captain, averaged 21.3 points per game and passed out 74 assists during the 1964-65 season in which the Pioneers finished 14-5.  During that season he set a school record at the time with 43 points in a game.  Following the season he was named All-Region 2nd team and the ASC Athlete of the Year.

Gray is one of the top defensive players to ever wear the Alfred State College blue and gold on the football field.  He is the all-time leading tackler in program history.

In 1998, Gray recorded the greatest defensive statistical season in the football program history.  He recorded 131 tackles, was credited with 5.5 sacks, recovered three fumbles, and intercepted one pass.  His success on the field earned him 2nd team NJCAA All-American honors, NFC Co-defensive player of the year honors, and the ASC Most Outstanding Football Player award.  He was also selected and played in the Breathe Right All-American Bowl.

This followed a freshman season in which he recorded 86 tackles, was credited with ½ a sack, and intercepted one pass that he returned 55 yards for a score.  He was a 1st team All-NFC selection, a NJCAA honorable mention All-American, and was named the ASC Defensive Most Valuable Player.

His marks of 217 career tackles, 131 single season tackles, and a 21 tackles in a game are still school records.

In 1999, Gray was also honored with the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Baker was a two-year member of the Alfred State College baseball team.  He helped the Pioneers to an 82-34 record, two WNYAC championships, and a Region III Championship.

For his career he hit .387 with 24 doubles, nine triples, six homeruns, and 85 RBI.  He scored 115 runs in a total of 116 games and was 42 for 47 on the base paths.  In 450 defensive chances, mostly at second base, Baker made just 23 errors.

Currently, he is ranked 5th all-time at Alfred State in stolen bases, 6th in career batting average, 7th in triples, and 10th in runs, hits, RBI, and total bases.

Baker was a two-time All-Region, All-WNYAC, and ASC Most Valuable Position Player selection.  He was named the NJCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year following the 2001-02 baseball season and was named the Alfred State College Senior Athlete of the Year in 2003.

Coots and Redding were members of the 1984 cross country team that will be honored.  They teamed with Ed Towers, Marlin Konen, Jim Coots, Jim Derrick, and Chris Smith to finish as the national runner-up, only eight points behind the national champion, at the 1984 National Championships held in Twins Falls, ID.

During his freshman season, Coots finished 3rd at the Penn York Championship, 3rd at the Region III Championship, and 64th at the National Championships.  The 1983 team finished 11th overall at the Nationals.

During the 1984 season, Coots finished 7th at Regionals and 15th at Nationals.  His finished the national championship course in 27:34.15.  Following the season he was named the Alfred State College cross country MVP.

Redding finished 14th at the 1984 NJCAA National Championship.  Earlier in the season he earned a 6th place finish at the Region III Championships.

As a freshman, Redding finished 6th at the Penn-York Championship, 6th at the Region III Championship, and 108th at the National Championship.

Redding along with his brother David (2001 ASC Hall of Fame Class) are the first siblings to be in the Athletic Hall of Fame.

The athletic hall of fame ceremony will take place in Allegany Room of the Central Dining Hall starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 25th.  For more information about the event contact the athletic department at (607) 587-4361.

Big Plays Lead Pioneers to Victory

Posted Date: Monday, September 21, 2009 - 18:48

The Alfred State College football team used big plays to jump out to an early lead over Buffalo State JV en route to a 41-27 victory in their 2009 home opener.  The Pioneers improve to 2-1 on the season.

The Pioneers got on the board less than three minutes into the game when Jeff Glomb (Buffalo/St. Francis) connected with Pat White (Warren, OH) on a 78 yard passing play.  Ten minutes later, Glomb hit Rod Streater (Burlington, NJ) with a 20 yard scoring pass play.

Buffalo State got on the board two minutes into the 2nd quarter to cut it to 13-7 but Glomb and White connected on a 63 yard scoring play just 20 seconds later.  Xavier Makell (Baltimore, MD) capped the first half scoring with just over two minutes remaining when he scampered in from 53 yards out.

Dae'Shaune Clark (Buffalo/Williamsville) got in the scoring act with 2:31 remaining in the 3rd quarter when he caught a 80 yard touchdown pass from Glomb to give the Pioneers their biggest lead of the night. 

The JV Bengals answered right back with a quick scoring drive but once again the Pioneers got a big play to extend the lead.  With 12:12 remaining in the game Quintin McKenzie (Euclid, OH) returned a punt 53 yards for a score.

Buffalo State scored two touchdowns in the final six minutes of the game to cut the lead to 41-27.

Glomb finished the night 7 for 18 for 289 yards and four scores.  White had two scoring catches for 141 yards, Streater had three catches for 88 yards, and Clark finished with one scoring catch for 80 yards.  Makell recorded his first 100 yard rushing game of his career finishing with 101 yards on 10 carries.

Ricky DeJesus (Englewood, NJ) led the defense with 10 tackles and two interceptions.  Dmeetri Wilson (Monroe Township) added eight tackles and an interception, Chadd Parker (Erie, PA) finished with eight tackles, and Rod White (Baltimore, MD) and Javier Garcia (Pleasantville, NJ) each chipped in six tackles.  Anthony Turner (Syracuse/Corcoran) and Schuyler Duross (Johnstown) also picked off passes.

Buffalo State finished the day with 494 yards of total offense on 98 plays.  Dan Moreno finished 11 for 20 for 213 yards while Ryan Lehotsky was 18 for 37 for 207 yards.  Their favorite target was Lashawn Chapman who finished with 203 yards receiving on 10 catches.  Joe Ferraro caught seven passes for 90 yards.

The Pioneers have a short week as they host Globe Institute of Technology on Saturday evening to close a busy day of ASC athletics.  The 2009 homecoming game is scheduled for 7 p.m. kickoff at Pioneer Stadium.

New Professional Staff Members at ASC

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 12:33

Several new professional staff members have joined the Alfred State College community.

Among the new hires are Dr. Brian Baker, Alfred; Jessica Dunster, Birdsall; Jason Gildner, Wellsville; Emily Hall-LochmannVanBennekom, Dansville; Kati Libby, Orono, ME; Gregory Nelson, East Syracuse; Samantha Roosa, Arkport; Kristin Sauerbier, Wayland; Dr. Jayne Swanson, Belfast; Christian Vernam, Dansville; Thomas Windus, Scio; and Jamie Winters, Alfred.

Dr. Brian BakerBaker joins the ASC community as executive director of the Institute for Sustainability, where he has oversight of the activities and projects of the three components of the Institute:  the international student programs.  In this capacity, she is responsible for advising and assisting international students with all aspects of adjusting to life at Alfred State College, advising the International Club, processing international student applications, and coordinating international student orientation.

Prior to joining the ASC staff, Winters worked in a variety of positions, including as an intern for the Centre for International Exchange and Development at Keele University, Staffordshire, England; sales manager, Prestige Hospitality; sales associate, Clarion Hotel of Albany; group tour/convention sales coordinator, Albany County Convention Visitors Bureau; and program coordinator, Albany Visitors Center.

Winters holds a master’s degree in intercultural relations from Lesley University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Siena College. She is the daughter of Katherine Winters, Fort Edward.

Lady Pioneers Down Genesee

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 14:58

The Alfred State College women's soccer team scored three goals in the final 16 minutes to run their unbeaten streak to seven games.  With the 3-0 win over Genesee CC the Lady Pioneers are now 5-0-2 (4-0-1 Region III Division III) on the season.

Jessie Smith (Fredonia) opened the scoring after getting a pass from Jackie Matteson (Greece Arcadia).  Mckenzie Finnemore (Genesee Valley) scored the Lady Pioneers second goal and assisted on an insurance goal by Hailey Post (Jasper Troupsburg). 

In net, Mo Parks (Avoca) continued to be stingy.  She made 11 saves to record her fifth shutout of the season.

Earlier in the day, the Lady Pioneers made their 2009 debut in the NJCAA Division III poll.  Alfred State is now ranked #10 in the country.  Region III foes, Herkimer CCC (2nd), Broome CC (4th), and Finger Lakes CC (6th) are also in the national poll.

ASC concludes their four game roadtrip on Thursday when they travel to Binghamton for a 4 p.m. contest with Broome CC.

Lady Spikers fall to Niagara

Posted Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 16:22

The Alfred State College volleyball team won the opening game versus Niagara CCC 25-23 but were slowed down by poor serving and passing and fell in the next three, 20-25, 17-25, 23-25.  The Lady Pioneers fall to 4-5 (3-4 Region III Division III) on the season.

Emily Linn (Portville) had a solid day for the blue & gold registering 21 kills in 36 attempts.  She also registered 13 digs and four blocks.  Bobbi Hopkins (Southwestern) finished with seven kills and eight digs, Brittany Haines (Salamanca) passed out 30 assists and had nine digs, and Heather Gerace (Avon) and Chrissy Nolan (Niagara Wheatfield) each finished with eleven digs.

The Lady Pioneers now shift their focus to the Cara Bryant Memorial Tournament that begins on Friday at Onondaga CC on Friday.  ASC will take on Fulton Montgomery CC at 3 p.m., Mohawk Valley CC at 4:15 p.m., and SUNY Delhi at 6:45 p.m. on Friday and then wrap up pool play on Saturday with a 9 a.m. contest with Onondaga CC.

Holly R. Hogan Appointed to College Council

Posted Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 07:00

Holly R. Hogan, Hornell, has been appointed by the NYS Governor’s Office to the Alfred State College Council; she succeeds Terri Ross, whose term expired over the summer.

Council members serve without salary as an advisory group to the president of the College.  Authority of the Council is in such areas as regulations governing student conduct, regulations concerning care and management of campus facilities, review of academic programs, approval of candidates for college degrees, and selection of the College president.

Hogan, the acting principal of Hornell Intermediate School, holds a master of science degree from Alfred University, a bachelor of science degree from Empire State College, and an associate in applied science degree from Alfred State College (1983). She has also earned a certificate of advanced study from SUNY (State University of New York) Brockport.

Hogan is a member of the Hornell Community Theatre and the Hornell Area Democratic Women.

The Alfred-Almond Central School graduate is the daughter of Alanson Horton of Victor.

She and her husband Shawn, mayor of Hornell, are the parents of four adult children: Brett White, Taryn Manuele, Ashleigh Striker, and Brie Hogan.

Lady Pioneers Fall in OT

Posted Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 14:37

In a battle of two NJCAA Division III top ten teams, Broome CC scored the lone goal of the game with 1:28 remaining in the first overtime to earn the victory over Alfred State.  The Lady Pioneers, ranked #10, fall to 5-1-2 on the season while the Lady Hornets, the two-time defending NJCAA Division III champion and currently ranked #4, improve to 8-2 on the season.

Brenna Campbell scored the game winner for the Hornets who out shot ASC 17 to 12 in the game.  Mo Parks (Avoca) made 16 saves for the Lady Pioneers.

The Lady Pioneers return home on Saturday for their homecoming contest versus Niagara CCC.  The contest is scheduled for a Noon start. 

Men's Soccer Wins OT Thriller

Posted Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 14:44

The Alfred State College men's soccer team scored rallied for a 2-1 overtime victory over Broome CC on Thursday afternoon.  Justin Handley (Iroquois) netted the game winner with 1:46 remaining in the first overtime to run the Pioneers winning streak to three games.

After a scoreless first half, Jordan Oakley got the Hornets on the board with a pretty goal with 21:07 remaining.

The Pioneers knotted the game up with just 4:04 remaining in regulation when Eric Cline (WT Clarke) found Yuji Ueno (Tokyo, Japan) who put the ball past the Hornet keeper.

BCC had an amazing chance to end the game in the closing seconds of regulation but Pioneer keeper Daniel Krajcir (Gloversville) made a point blank save to send the game into overtime.

Handley's game-winner was set up by a Masanari Yamamoto (Tokyo, Japan) who had a scoring opportunity seconds before.

Krajcir ended the contest with 10 saves while Chris Ousterout made 11 saves for the Hornets.

The Pioneers are now 4-4 (3-3 Region III Division III) on the season and will host Niagara CCC in their homecoming contest at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Grillo to Serve on SUNY University-wide Advisory Council on Distinguished Teaching Professorships

Posted Date: Friday, September 25, 2009 - 05:27

Jim GrilloAlfred State College SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Jim Grillo has been selected to serve on the State University of New York’s (SUNY) University-wide Advisory Council on Distinguished Teaching Professorships.  His two-year term runs from 2009-11.

The Council plays a pivotal role in SUNY by judging the quality of nominations to the prestigious rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor.

Grillo, who was named a SUNY distinguished teaching professor in 2007, has been a member of the Alfred State College family for 37 years, serving in a variety of capacities. He began service at Alfred State as a residence hall coordinator in 1972. The following year, he moved into a full-time position in the Financial Aid, Grillo also 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.

Grillo 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.

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.