November 2010

ACES Video Wins Outstanding Multimedia/Emerging Technology Award

Posted Date: Monday, November 1, 2010 - 08:30

When wide-eyed incoming freshmen arrive on the Alfred State College to attend campus orientation sessions in the summer, they are treated to high-energy, interactive educational sessions that help them understand and prepare for college life. This year, they were also treated to an award-winning orientation video to help smooth out the transition from high school to college.

Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services (ACES—the campus dining, vending, and transportation provider) was delighted to learn that the video it prepared for orientation has won the 2010 Outstanding Multimedia/Emerging Technology award from the National Orientation Director’s Association (NODA).

“Capturing the attention of incoming freshmen and dynamically engaging them during the orientation process is a critical component of Alfred’s retention strategy,” said Spencer Peavey, director of Student Activities and Orientation. “ This video supports our long-term goals by providing an entertaining and informative learning environment.”

The ACES video explains the many services provided by ACES on campus. It was produced by the ACES marketing team, led by Sandy Dennison, with the assistance of marketing intern Jason MacLean, ’10, Amherst, NY.

“The video represents a tremendous amount of work by our Marketing Department. They created the story board, scripted the content, and coordinated the camera and production work,” said David Sengstock, ACES Human Resources director.

Response to the video which debuted in summer 2010 has been positive. In fact, many parents and students commented that the video was a great introduction to ACES’ services and, because it is available online, it has become a reference tool once their student was at school full-time.

About ACES

Auxiliary Campus Enterprises & Services (ACES) is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the mission of Alfred State College. ACES is located on campus and provides dining services, campus bookstore, telecommunications, transportation, vending, and laundry services to our student customers.

Pioneers Open Up Hoop Season Tomorrow

Posted Date: Monday, November 1, 2010 - 10:30

The Alfred State College men's and women's basketball teams will open up their 2010-11 seasons on Tuesday evening when they host Broome CC at the Orvis Activities Center.

The Lady Pioneers schedule features 26 games including two tournaments (@ SUNY Delhi Tournament and host the ASC Tournament).  ASC will feature a very young squad that has only two returners from last year's 11-16 team.

The men's team features five players (two players from last year, two from 2008-09, and one transfer) that have junior college basketball experience hoping to better the 12-18 record of 2009-10.  The Pioneers will play a 28 game schedule featuring their annual ASC Tournament the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Tip-off for the women's season is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday while the men tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

ASC to Pay Tribute to Veterans and Current Members of United States Armed Forces

Posted Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 09:10

Alfred State College will pay tribute to veterans and current members of the United States armed forces on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, (Veterans’ Day), with the release of a special edition of Ergo, the student literary magazine, comprised of pieces written by current and former students who served or are serving in the armed forces and those who love them. The magazine will be available Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Allegany Room of the Central Dining Hall on the Alfred campus. The event, sponsored by the College’s Department of English and Humanities, is open to the public free of charge.

Among the activities planned for the evening:

  • Bill Laubert, associate professor, English and Humanities Department, will open the activities by singing the Star-Spangled Banner;
  • ASC Automotive Trades Department, will do his tribute to Vietnam, "12 Roses;"
  • Joe Flynn, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor emeritus, ASC English and Humanities, will read his poetry;
  • ASC President Dr. John Anderson will perform a song in tribute to soldiers;
  • Darryl Huels, counselor, ASC Counseling Services, will play piano and provide some patriotic tribute;
  • First Sergeant Eric Gilman will read from his works on Iraq;
  • ASC Business Department, will talk about the Veterans’ Task Force and read a poem or two;
  • Dr. John O. Hunter, ASC president emeritus, is expected to read;
  • several other veteran students have committed to reading;
  • a soldier's daughter will do her poem to surprise her father; and
  • ASC Physical and Health Sciences Department, is also scheduled to recite.

It is an open mike night, and it is hoped that several people will be moved to read their own works or works by others. The desserts will be provided by the Culinary Arts students from Wellsville; the art work will be provided by our students as well.

The Veterans’ Ergo is Alfred State College's tribute to the men and women who serve this country and to their families. It begins with a dedication to Zach Smith and the many other soldiers who gave their lives; his mother and several friends wrote pieces about him. The magazine contains photos from Allegany County's Revolutionary War veteran, to the gravestone of Jason Dunham, to the Elmira Veterans' Cemetery, to pictures of the Moving Wall, to photos of two World War II veterans, who are the fathers of Alfred faculty. The centerfold, at the request of several of our current veterans, is entitled "Beyond the Service" and shows veterans having fun. This issue of Ergo contains 45 years of contributions covering the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of the pieces in the magazine have been previously published in Ergo.

Copies of Ergo may be obtained by contacting the College’s English and Humanities Department at (607) 587-4180.

Haines and Dumbleton Named All-Region

Posted Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 10:42

Alfred State College sophomore volleyball players Brittany Haines (Salamanca) and Kelley Dumbleton (Warsaw) have been named All-Region.  Haines was a 1st team selection for the second time while Dumbleton was named 2nd team.

Haines played in all 99 games this season for the 24-12 Lady Pioneers.  She passed out 778 assists (7.9 per game), was credited with 368 digs, and collected 90 kills from her setter position.  She also had 34 service aces and 14 blocks on the year.  In 21 matches she collected ten or more digs and she had more than 20 assists in 22 matches.  Her best match of the season came vs. Monroe CC when she had nine kills, 34 assists, 17 digs, and two aces.

Dumbleton also played in all 99 games this season as the team's middle hitter.  She connected on 264 kills (2.7 per game and a 0.296 hitting percentage) and registered 304 digs.  She also chipped in 39 aces and 36 blocks.  Dumbleton had more than 10 digs in 14 matches and more than 10 kills in nine matches. She finished the season with five double-doubles on the season.

Earlier in the season both Haines and Dumbleton were both named All-WNYAC 1st team.

Dig Pink Event Raises Over $1,200

Posted Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 12:47

Dig PinkThe Alfred State College volleyball team raised $1,225 with their "Dig Pink" event on Tuesday, October 19th.  The money raised will be donated to the Side-Out Foundation.

The Lady Pioneers raised money with various fundraisers.  "Dig Pink" t-shirts were sold, a duck raffle was held, a jar war competition was waged, and the players on the team designed theme baskets that were raffled off.

The volleyball team defeated Erie CC 3-1 on the 19th in front a "pink" crowd.  ASC finished the 2010 campaign with a 24-12 mark.

Lady Pioneers Fall in Season Opener

Posted Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 15:45

The Alfred State College women's basketball team never got going as they fell 64-56 to Broome CC in their 2010 season opener. 

ASC held just one lead, 2-0, in the game and trailed by as many 15 in the contest.  The Lady Pioneers tried to rally and cut the lead to five, 55-50, with just over four minutes left but could never get any closer.

Carriola Chambers (New York/Facing History) led the blue & gold with 12 points off the bench.  Jenna Harrington (Gasport/Royalton Hartland) finished with nine points, nine rebounds, and six steal while Khaylah Moss (Chenango Valley) chipped in seven points and 11 boards.  Ashley Armstrong (Greece Arcadia) also added seven points.

Anne Buchert led BCC with 19 points and seven boards while JamieLynn Drake and Alyssa Ransburg each finished with 12.

ASC shot just 38.5% from the field and was slowed by 29 turnovers.  BCC shot 35.7% from the field but connected on 18 of 26 free throws including 12 of 16 in the second half.

The Lady Pioneer return to action on Thursday when they travel down I-86 to take on Corning CC.  Tip-off is at 5 p.m.

Broome Drives Past Pioneers

Posted Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 17:32

Broome CC had four players finish in double-figures as they defeated Alfred State 78-58 in the season opener for both teams.

Peter Knudson led the way for the Hornets with 22 points and 15 boards while Legree Kirkland finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds, and nine blocks.  Ricky Odige added 16 and Bryce Shepard finished with 12.

Patrick Parker (Jamaica/Hillcrest) and Younatan Gobezai (Bethesda, MD) both finished with 12 points for ASC.  Milton Colquehoun (Silver Springs, MD) and Joe Bowman (Frewsburg) came off the bench and chipped in nine each.

Broome held a 50 to 41 rebound advantage and shot 46.8% from the field and 40% from three-point land.  Alfred State shot just 32.8% from the field, 27.3% from three, and was slowed down by 23 turnovers.

The Pioneers look to bounce back on Thursday when they travel to Corning CC for a 7 p.m. tilt with the Red Barons.

Men 4th, Women 9th, Demers and Benton Named All-Region

Posted Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 06:30

The Alfred State College men's cross country team remained #4 in the ninth edition of the NJCAA Division III poll while the women drop one spot to #9.

The ASC men are coming off a Regional runner-up finish this past week at the Region III Championships.  Ryan Demers (Mexico) ran to 2nd team All-Region honors with a 7th place finish of the 8k course at Finger Lakes CC.  He crossed the finish line in 29:00. 

The Lady Pioneers finished 4th at the regional championship and were led by a 1st team All-Region performance by Abbey Benton (Frewsburg).  She crossed the finish line of the 5k course in 21:03.

Region III Champion SUNY Delhi is ranked #1 on the men's side followed by Gloucester (NJ) CC and Brookdale (NJ) CC.  ASC is #4 followe by Mohawk Valley CC, Harper (IL) College, and Hudson Valley CC.

On the women's side Region III Champion Mohawk Valley CC is #1 followed by SUNY Delhi, Ocean (NJ) CC, Suffolk CC, Fashion Institute of Technology, Gloucester (NJ) CC, Broome CC, and Howard (MD) CC.

The Pioneers have this weekend off before heading to Suffolk CC to run the Sunken Meadow course in the NJCAA Division III National Championships.

Scholla and Pierce Named All-Region

Posted Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 06:59

Alfred State College women's soccer players Tara Scholla (Genesee Valley) and Holli Pierce (Livonia) have been named All-Region.  Scholla was a 1st team selection while Pierce was named to the 2nd team.

Scholla was the leader of the defensive unit for the Lady Pioneers.  ASC held opponents to just 24 goals in 16 games this year and recorded five shutouts.  Scholla chipped in offensively with a goal and three assists.  Earlier in the season she was named 2nd team All-WNYAC.

Pierce was the Lady Pioneers leading scorer.  She netted 19 goals and passed out seven assists for 45 points.  She had two hat-tricks and scored more than one goal in seven games.  Pierce led an offense that netted 55 goals on the season.  Earlier in the season she was named 1st team All-WNYAC.

Alfred State finished the 2010 campaign with a 11-5 overall record and were ranked as high as #8 in the NJCAA Division III poll.

Women Win Swim Opener, Men Fall in Close One

Posted Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 18:00

The Alfred State College swim team dove into the 2010-11 season with a strong showing vs. Genesee CC.  The women defeated GCC 87-60 while the GCC men won 100-92.

Ashley Andrus (Cuba Rushford), Sabrina Dunning (Cuba Rushford), and Cristina Corkey (Almond) were double individual event winners.  Andrus won the 200 IM (2:36.92) and the 100 back (1:11.95), Dunning won the 200 free (2:27.84) and the 500 free (6:42.48), and Corkey won the 100 free (1:04.30) and the 100 breast (1:26.18).  The three also paired with Erin Baum (Dryden) to win the 200 free relay (2:01.15).

Baum also won the 1,000 freestyle (15:23.87) while Rebecca Haskins (Shaker) won the 1 meter diving competition (189 points).

On the men's side Braden Kozlowski (N. Tonawanda) and Jake Giglio (Hornell) were double-winners.  Kozlowski won the 200 free (1:55.27) and the 500 free (5:21.41) while Giglio won the 50 free (24.08) and the 100 free (1:11.95).  Ethan Wright (Clyde Savannah) and Tim Guarino (Cornwall) combined with Kozlowski and Giglio to win the 200 free relay in 1:37.64. 

Wright also won the 100 fly (57.87).

The blue & gold return to Genesee CC on Saturday for the GCC Invitational.  Action is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.