June 2010

Four Pioneers Named All-WNYAC Lacrosse

Posted Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 07:27

Four members of the 2010 Alfred State College lacrosse team have earned All-WNYAC honors.  Ryan Speciale (Corning West) and Chase Bailey (Corning West) were named to the 1st team while James Moss (Hilton) and Nick Young (West Seneca West) were 2nd team selections.

Speciale led the blue & gold with 63 points.  He netted 33 goals and passed out a team high 30 assists.  Earlier in the year he was a 1st team All-Region selection.

Bailey finished with 45 points on the season including a team high 41 goals. Earlier in the year he was a honorable mention All-Region selection.

Moss netted 22 goals and passed out 14 assists on the season while Young was a key member of the defense.

All four Pioneers honored by the WNYAC completed their careers at Alfred State in 2010.  The Pioneers were 5-9 on the season and 3rd in WNYAC competition with a 2-2 record. 

ASC's 2009 Graduates Garner Placement/Transfer Record of 99 Percent

Posted Date: Monday, June 7, 2010 - 07:32

Alfred State College's 2009 graduates distinguished themselves again this year by garnering a placement/transfer record of 99 percent.

The employment and transfer figures are based on an annual survey sent to all ASC graduates; 2009's questionnaire netted a 74 percent response rate from surveyed graduates.

Fifty-nine percent of the ’09 graduates who responded to the survey are employed, while 40 percent opted to continue their education. One percent remain available for employment. Among those employed, 87 percent are working in jobs related to their college field of study.

Coupled with the fact that the College has the highest on-time graduation rate of non-specialized, two-year, post-secondary institutions in New York State, the College’s placement and transfer statistics indicate that Alfred State continued to offer a quality education to all students who have the desire and capability to learn.

Alfred State College graduates are prepared to continue their education or find employment in a career-related field. The fact that so many of ASC's graduates are finding career-related jobs with excellent salaries indicates that there are outstanding job opportunities available to the person with the right degree.

Alfred State Named as a Winner of Distinction in the 16th Annual Communicator Awards

Posted Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 06:24

The winners of The 2010 Communicator Awards have been announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. Alfred State College snagged three of the prestigious Silver Communicator awards.

The college’s winners included the 2009-10 Viewbook, an overview of the college published annually for recruitment purposes; Transitions magazine, Fall 2009 issue, the college and alumni periodical; and the video “Small College, Big Dreams,” featuring College President Dr. John M. Anderson delineating the strategic initiatives of Alfred State.

With thousands of entries received from across the United States and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals. The full winners list can be found at www.communicatorawards.com.

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms.

“As we continue our mission to honor creative excellence for communications professionals, we were once again amazed at the high level of work we received for this year’s Communicator Awards. This year’s entries evidenced an increased awareness and reflection of the digital world in which we live, and our entrants always seem to find new and creative ways to push the envelope of possibilities across all mediums” noted Linda Day, director of the IAVA. She added, “We are honored to witness the amazing work being done throughout the industry and want to commend and congratulate this year’s Communicator Award Winners and Entrants for their hard work and dedication.”

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. Founded by communication professionals nearly 20 years ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations, and identity work for print, video, interactive, and audio. This year’s competition received thousands of entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

Crooker and Yamamoto Win WNYAC Awards

Posted Date: Friday, June 18, 2010 - 05:44

Alfred State's Carey Crooker (Addison) and Masanari Yamamoto (Tokyo, Japan) were honored by the Western New York Athletic Conference at the annual athletic director's meeting.  Crooker was named the co-freshman athlete of the year while Yamamoto was named the academic male athlete of the year.

Crooker ran on the cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field teams this past school year.  She ran to 2nd team All-American honors in cross country with an 8th place finish at the NJCAA Division III National Championships.  She ran to 1st team All-American honors during the outdoor track & field season as a member of the national champion 4x800 relay team.  She also raced to 2nd team All-American honors with a 2nd place finish in the 800 m.  Earlier in the year, Crooker was named the ASC freshman athlete of the year and earned All-Region in outdoor track & field.

Crooker shares the yearly award with Genesee CC soccer player Chelsea Williams.

Yamamoto was a two-year member of the men's soccer team at Alfred State.  He was named 1st team All-WNYAC after leading the Pioneers with six goals and an assist.  He finishes his two year career with 19 points.  He has a 4.00 GPA during his time at ASC while studying Financial Services.  Previously he was named the ASC academic award winner.

Anne Beinetti from Monroe CC was named the female academic athlete of the year.

Basketball player God's Gift Achiuwa from Erie CC and hockey player Aaron Hildreth from Monroe CC shared the co-freshman athlete of the year award while basketball player Raheem Singleton from Monroe CC and Samantha Eimers from Mercyhurst North East were named the senior athletes of the year.  Jillian Faddoul from Niagara CCC was named the WNYAC distinguished person of the year.

WINS Donates to Area Food Pantries

Posted Date: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 06:13

WINS Donates to Area Food PantriesAlfred State College’s WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies--though membership is open to all students) recently conducted its Spring fund raiser to donate money for perishable items to area food pantries. Three checks totaling $180 were sent to Alfred Station Food Pantry, the Salvation Army in Wellsville, and Steuben Rural Ministry. Pictured from left to right: Minica DiBella, Endwell, Computer Imaging and Architectural Engineering Technology Department; and Melanie Anderson, North Tonawanda, architectural technology junior and co-vice president.

Alfred State Releases 2010 Football Schedule

Posted Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 06:03

The 2010 Alfred State College football schedule features some new opponents as the Pioneers look to improve on their 5-5 season in 2009.  The blue & gold will take on four opponents for the first time in the history of the program.

After a scrimmage with Alfred University, the Pioneers will open up the regular season with a 11 a.m. contest with the Apprentice School (Newport News, VA).  This will mark the first meeting between the two schools.

The Pioneers travel to Hartwick College on Sept. 12 before opening up NFC play with a homecoming battle with Erie CC (Sept. 18).  The football game will cap a full day of activities with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.

On Sept. 27th, ASC takes the road for the first time with a Monday afternoon contest at Buffalo State JV.  The newest member of the NFC, ASA Institute, visit Pioneer Stadium on Oct. 2 followed by a road trip to the University of Rochester JV on Oct. 10.

The Pioneers head into the second half of the season with four straight NFC contests.  Hudson Valley travels to Alfred on Oct. 16 followed by road games at Lackawanna (Oct. 23) and Dean (Oct. 30).  ASC wraps up the 2010 season with their longest trip of the season to take on Louisburg (Louisburg, NC) on Nov. 13th.

Head Coach Mick Caba will enter his 10th season and will be looking to get to the 50-win plateau during his tenure at Alfred State.  Caba has a 45-54 mark in his first nine years at ASC.

ASC Students Volunteer in Haiti

Posted Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 08:36

Dr. Douglas Pierson, (VMD) Alfred State College assistant professor, See more photos of the Haitian relief trip.