April 2010

Cougars 2nd Quarter Run Downs Pioneers

Posted Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 05:13

Genesee CC scored three unanswered goals in the second quarter to take a lead they would never give up in a 13-10 victory over Alfred State on Wednesday evening in Region III lacrosse.  GCC is now 6-1 on the year while ASC falls to 1-4.

Chase Bailey (Corning West) led the Pioneers with four goals while Ryan Speciale (Corning West) added two goals and two assists.  James Moss (Hilton) and James Battaglini (Vestal) each found the back of the net twice.

In net, Jon Shumway (Oneonta) made 10 saves for the blue & gold.

ASC returns to action on Saturday when they try to snap a four-game losing streak at SUNY Delhi.  Opening face-off is at 1 p.m.

Pioneer Baseball Sweeps Pitt-Brad JV

Posted Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 17:02

Alfred State swept a doubleheader from the JV squad from Pitt-Bradford, 7-5 & 14-4, on Thursday to improve to 9-6 on the season.  The Pioneers are now 3-1 since returning from their southern trip.

Ryan Barkley (Penn Yan) was 3 for 4 with a run scored to pace the Pioneer offensive attack in game one.  Brian Zimmerman (Frontier) was 2 for 3 with a RBI, JP Frey (Erie, PA/McDowell) was 2 for 4, and Kevan Smith (Cicero-North Syracuse) was 1 for 2 with 3 RBI. 

Tyler Mann (Holland Patent) tossed 5.1 innings to earn the victory.  He allowed six hits, four earned runs, and four walks while strking out five.  Tyler Ward (Rochester/Bishop Kearney) earned the save with 1.2 innings of hitless relief.

Zimmerman was 4 for 4 with two runs and 3 RBI in the second game.  Frey was 2 for 2 with three runs scored and 3 RBI while Ray Sova (West Genesee) was 2 for 3.  ASC used a nine run 3rd inning to take full control of the contest.

Mark Ciccotti (Horseheads) allowed one earned run in five innings of work to pick up the win.  He walked three and struck out two.  Alex Lopez (Brooklyn/Juan Morel Compas) tossed a scoreless inning striking out two to close the game.

The blue & gold return to action on Saturday when they travel to Ithaca College for a 1 p.m. doubleheader with the JV Bombers.

Alfred State Farm Shows Plans, Invites Public

Posted Date: Friday, April 2, 2010 - 05:34

Alfred State College Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture will host a public display of the proposed plans for the renovation of the college farm. The plans will feature designs for the new dairy barn that will accommodate both organic and non-organic cows. Pasture management, renovation of existing buildings, and other agricultural enterprises on the campus will also be subjects for discussion. Farmers, members of the community, and all other stakeholders are invited to participate and give their feedback on the plans. The plans will be on display in the former flower shop and future site of the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture in the Horticulture Building on Route 244 in the Village of Alfred from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 8.

Comedian to Appear at Alfred State College

Posted Date: Friday, April 2, 2010 - 06:19

Kevin HartAlfred State College will kick off the Hot Dog Day weekend early this year with a performance by comedian Kevin Hart, Thursday, April 22, at 9 p.m. in the Orvis Activities Center gymnasium. Admission is free, but a ticket is required for admission; tickets are available at both the Alfred State College and Alfred University Student Activities offices and at the Alfred State College campus bookstore. This show, sponsored by the Alfred State College Programming Board, is rated “R” and is not suitable for people younger than 17.

Hart, who debuted on amateur night at a Philadelphia comedy club, was instantly hooked.  He quit his job as a shoe salesman and began performing full time at such clubs as The Boston Comedy Club, Caroline’s, Stand-Up NY, The Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. However, it was his first appearance at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival that led to work in such feature films as Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, and Along Came Polly opposite Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston.

As a result, he has burst onto the scene as one of the most versatile comedy actors in film and television. He will next be seen in Death at a Funeral, a remake of the 2007 British movie of the same name, alongside Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, and Martin Lawrence. Earlier this year, he was seen in the drama Not Easily Broken opposite Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson.

In January 2009, Hart premiered his new one-hour comedy special “I’m a Grown Little Man” on Comedy Central. The special debuted as one of the highest- rated specials for the network. He recently took over as host of BET’s classic stand-up comedy series “Comic View: One Mic Stand” when the show re-launched in 2008. Hart follows in the footsteps of past hosts such as D.L. Hughley and Cedric the Entertainer. Hart’s other television credits include ABC’s The Big House which he also executive produced and wrote, and recurring roles on Love, Inc., Barbershop, and Undeclared.

Previously, Hart was seen on the big screen in the FOX comedy Meet Dave opposite Eddie Murphy and in Dimension Film’s action comedy spoof Superhero Movie opposite Tracey Morgan and Regina Hall.  He also co-starred alongside Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson in Fool’s Gold.  His biggest break came when he landed the lead in MGM’s Soul Plane opposite Tom Arnold, Method Man, and Snoop Dog. Hart’s recent film credits include Not Easily Broken, Extreme Movie, Drillbit Taylor, Epic Movie, The Last Stand, Scary Movie 4, In the Mix, and The 40 Year Old Virgin.

Despite his success in films and television, Hart retains his passion for stand-up and continues to tour the country to sold-out audiences.

Hart lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

Peavey Awarded Regional Showcase Honors by NODA

Posted Date: Friday, April 2, 2010 - 06:35

Spencer PeaveyOn March 27, Spencer Peavey, Alfred State College director of Student Activities and Orientation, presented “Utilizing Media in Your Orientation Program and Recruitment of Student Leaders” to the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) in Ithaca, on the Cornell University campus. Peavey’s presentation reviewed how Alfred State incorporates both traditional and new media for new students during Orientation.  Peavey also presented on practical uses of media in building/recruiting student leaders to represent their institutions.

Peavey’s presentation was awarded Region IX showcase honors by the attendees and awards committee as the presentation that will represent the region at the national conference in November.

The NODA conference was attended by over 250 professional and student leaders and more than 30 colleges/universities throughout New England, New York, and Canada.

As director of Student Activities and Orientation at Alfred State, Peavey is responsible for directing, implementing, and assessing new student orientation programs at the College.

Prior to joining the ASC professional staff, Peavey served in a similar capacity at St. Bonaventure University, Olean. He has also worked as a therapist for Port Psychological Services in Port Allegany, PA; coordinator/therapist for Beacon Light Behavioral Health Services, Bradford, PA; and therapist for Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted unit of the Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Peavey holds a master’s degree in counseling from St. Bonaventure and a bachelor of liberal arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Pioneers Impressive in Track Opener

Posted Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 11:49

Alfred State opened up the outdoor track & field season with an impressive showing at the ASC Easter Meet.  Pioneer athletes had seven NJCAA Division III National Championship qualifiying performances.

Pam Breedlove (Rochester/East) won the 100 m dash in 13.74 to qualify for nationals.  She also teamed up with Yakima Williams (Brooklyn/Franklin Lane), Marie Philippone (Greene), and Kelsey Wissert (Scio) to win the 4 x 100 relay in 55.54.

Emily Johns (Bath) won the high jump with a national qualifying jump of 1.42 m while Emily Fields (Red Creek) tossed the hammer 35.00 to qualify for nationals.

Breedlove won the 200 m (28.24) and the long jump (4.65 m) while Carey Crooker (Addison) won the 800 m (2:32.74) and the 1,500 (5:09.54).  Fields was also tops in the discus (28.60 m).

On the men's side Brandon Lewis (Red Creek) won the 800 m in 2:00.64 to qualify for nationals while Andy Jones (Milford) tossed the hammer 36.00 m and Justin DiCarlo (Oakville, ONT.) tossed the javeling 43.32 m to qualify.  Joe Seitz (Williamsville) qualified in the 5,000 with a second place finish in 16:42.34.

John Sweeney (Barker) won the 5,000 m in 16:30.14 while Eddie Sparks (Horseheads) won the pole vault (4.10 m).

Erie CC joined ASC in the competition along with athletes from Alfred University.  ASC downed ECC 85-16 in team scoring on the women's side while the ASC men won 78-55.

The Pioneers return to action next Saturday when they travel to the University of Rochester Invitational.  Action is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.


Pioneers Falter vs. Delhi

Posted Date: Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 05:09

Alfred State struggled at the faceoff circle and with groundballs as they fell 17-11 to SUNY Delhi.  ASC falls to 1-5 (1-3 Region III) on the season.

Ryan Speciale (Corning West) led the blue & gold with three goals and two assists while Tony Micelotta (Irondequoit) added a goal and three assists.  Chase Bailey (Corning West) netted a hat trick, James Moss (Hilton) finished with two goals and an assist, and Patrick Umphries (Heuvelton) and Gary Parmelee (Geneva) each netted their first career goals.  Tyler Baird (Corning West) added an assist.

ASC won only six of the games 31 faceoffs and had only 30 ground balls compared to Delhi's 55.

Alfred State trailed 14-4 but ended the game on a 7-3 run to close the gap.  Jon Shumway (Oneonta) made 12 saves for the Pioneers.

The Pioneers begin a three-game homestand on Thursday with a 4 p.m. contest versus Broome CC.

Pioneers Score 31 Runs in Sweep

Posted Date: Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 05:19

Alfred State scored 31 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Ithaca College JV.  The Pioneers won the opener 16-11 and the nightcap 15-2 to improve to 11-6 on the season.

Brian Zimmermann (Frontier) was 2 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI in game one while Jake Dale (Keshequa) chipped in two triples and 3 RBI.  Kyle and Ryan Barkley (Penn Yan) each finished with two hits for the blue & gold.  Five Pioneers saw time on the mound with Ray Sova (West Genesee) and Andrew Alexander (LeRoy) each tossing scoreless innings. 

ASC used a four run 1st and a six run 7th inning to take control of game two.  Kyle Barkley (Penn Yan) had a big day on the mound and at the plate.  He tossed five innings of five hit ball to earn the victory on the mound and was 4 for 4 at the plate.  He allowed just one earned run while walking two and striking out two.  Zimmerman finished 3 for 3, JP Frey (Erie, PA/Millwood) was 3 for 5, and Tyler Ward (Rochester/Bishop Kearney) was 2 for 4.  ASC pounded out 22 hits in the victory.

The blue & gold, winners of five out of their six, open up the home portion of their schedule on Thursday when they host Lackawanna College.  First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Open Forum on Student Leadership Center

Posted Date: Monday, April 5, 2010 - 09:41

The Alfred State College community has been engaged in two years of extensive planning and discussion regarding the construction of our new Student Leadership Center. On Tuesday, April 13, from 5-6 p.m., in the Townhouse Commons, ASC President John Anderson and the Student Leadership Center Team will present the campus plan for this new $33.5 M facility. They will discuss the exciting program that will support this new facility--one that is dedicated to promoting student leadership through civic engagement opportunities. Architects on the campus design team will also present floor plans and 3D models of the new facility. The Student Leadership Center is projected to open in summer 2013. Please join us for this open forum to learn about the new facility! This program is open to campus and Alfred community members!

Football Team to Host Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 05:05

Head Football Coach Mick Caba and his team will host a Bone Marrow Registry Drive on Wednesday, April 7 in the Student Gathering Place of the Central Dining Hall. The drive will be held between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

When planning for this event, Caba was asked the question, why host a bone marrow registry drive. His passion for this cause is driven by an experience with a student back in 1973.

Below is Caba's story and reason for hosting the drive.

In the spring of 1973, as I was embarking on my journey as a teacher/educator at East Elementary School in Frankfort, KY, I soon learned that college does not prepare you for the all things you will experience. As a physical education teacher I watched every day as the first graders came to the gym full of energy, enthusiasm and excitement. Two adorable twin girls especially caught my attention, full of life and vibrancy. As the semester progressed I noticed one of the twins, Maria, seemed to become pale in color, and continually much weaker than her sister and her classmates. During a conference with Maria’s parents we learned that little, adorable Maria was terminally ill with leukemia. There was nothing that could be done for her. As the days passed and her condition worsened I not only felt completely helpless but also heartbroken for Maria, her sister and their parents. The college education I received for teaching didn’t prepare me for this. Shortly after the end of the school year, at 6 years old, little Maria lost her battle and tragically changed the lives of her family forever. I often asked myself “why couldn’t something be done, why couldn’t I help her.”

Flash forward to spring 2010 (at least it seems like a flash forward to me) I now have grandchildren of my own who are about the same age as Maria and they too go to the gym for PE every day, full of energy and youthful enthusiasm. Words can never express how grateful, how thankful to God I am that they are healthy, happy and full of life. But as the years have passed I have often thought about beautiful Maria and how haunted I’ve been by the helplessness I felt in that spring of 1973.

Should we have had the great advances in medical technology and medicine in general that we have today back in 1973 maybe Maria’s story would have a happy ending. Maybe we could have made a difference.

As I searched for ways to make a positive difference through the years I’ve since learned that Maria’s leukemia is now survivable, but the patient needs a bone marrow transplant. Every day over 6,000 patients are searching for a bone marrow match, but there are not enough people registered for the “Be the Match Registry Foundation. “I learned that there is a great need for people of every background to be donors but also alarmingly there is a tremendous need for registry members from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds especially people of African American, Native American, Asian, and Hispanic backgrounds, as the best possible match is likely to come from a person of the same background as the patient.

The process to be added to the registry is free, quick, easy and painless. On April 7th, just stop by fill out a questionnaire with contact information and some medical history, a quick mouth swap will be taken and you are registered for a chance to save a life.

Once registered you will stay in the Registry until you are 60 years old or you decide to be removed from the Registry. Should you ever become a possible match you will be notified. You may never be identified as a match. Your commitment to donate should you be a match is very important but you do have the right to change your mind. Also as a donor you never pay for donating and you are never paid to donate.

Coach Caba reminds us that "As you read this someone is dying because a bone marrow match could not be found. You can give them hope. In 1973 I could not make a difference for Maria so it is my hope that you help us take the first step to saving a life by joining the Marrow Registry.

For more information about the National Bone Marrow Donor Program visit www.bethematch.org.