December 2010

Pioneers Win in Final Second

Posted Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 16:49

Josh Griffin (Englewood, NJ) followed up a missed lay-up with 0.8 seconds remaining to lift the Alfred State College men's basketball team to a 68-67 victory over CC of Beaver County on Tuesday evening.

The Pioneers trailed by nine with just under five minutes left in the contest but rallied to tie the game at 64-64 with just under a minute left.  Jay Fletcher connected on three foul shots to increase the lead to 67-64 before Griffin cut it back to one with 5.9 seconds remaining.

After a ASC timeout, the Pioneers forced a turnover that was controlled by Ryan Caron (Prattsburgh).  Caron got the ball to Patrick Parker (Jamaica/Hillcrest) whose shot rattled out before Griffin grabbed the rebound and scored the game-winner.  CCBC's half court desperation shot at the buzzer fell short.

Parker led the Pioneers with 18 points and seven rebounds while Sir Aaron Taylor (West Chester/Lincoln Hall) came off the bench and chipped in 14 points, seven rebounds, and five steals.  Tommy Hutson (Brooklyn/Susan McKinney) finished with 13 while Griffin had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Fletcher led the Titans with 16 while Tyrone Steals came off the bench and chipped in 14.

CCBC led by four, 34-30, at half and only trailed for a few minutes in the contest.  ASC shot 39.3% from the field, 35.3% from three, and 56% from the foul line while CCBC shot 44.9% from the field, 35.7% from three, and 51.4% from the line.  The contest featured 49 fouls and 43 combined turnovers.

The win snaps the blue & gold's eight game losing streak and sends the team into the semester break with a 3-9 mark.  The Pioneers return to action on January 15th at Jamestown CC.

Swim Team Competes at Monroe

Posted Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 06:09

The Alfred State College swimming team wrapped up the 2010 portion of their season with a WNYAC dual at Monroe CC.  The Pioneer men fell 115-83 while the women fell 99-53 to the Region III power.

Braden Kozlowski (N. Tonawanda) was the lone Pioneer to win an individual event.  He won the 200 free in 1:55.52.  He also finished 2nd in the 500 free (5:14.27).

Kozlowski was also part of the winning 200 free relay team.  He was joined by Ethan Wright (Clyde Savannah), Kalem Chambliss (Alfred Almond), and Jake Giglio (Hornell) to swim a winning time of 1:34.90.  Giglio was 2nd in the 50 free (23.49) and the 100 free (52.24).

The women's 200 free relay team of Cristina Corkey (Almond), Sabrina Dunning (Cuba Rushford), Rebecca Haskins (Shaker), and Ashley Andrus (Cuba Rushford) also won in 1:56.74.  Andrus was 2nd in the 200 free (2:15.84) and in the 200 back (2:35.55).

The blue & gold dive into the 2011 portion of their season on January 22 when they swim at the Erie CC Invitational.

Lady Pioneers End 2010 with Victory

Posted Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 15:31

The Alfred State College women's basketball team closed out the 2010 portion of their schedule with a 95-35 win over Houghton JV.  The Lady Pioneers will head into 2011 with a 10-4 mark.

All ten Lady Pioneers that dressed scored.  Ardaisha Hudson (Brooklyn/Food&Finance) and Ashley James (Fillmore) led the way with 14 points each.  Hudson grabbed nine boards while James recorded the double-double with 10 rebounds.  Khaylah Moss (Chenango Valley) finished with 13 points and 20 boards, Amie Brooks (Pavilion) chipped in 13, and Corrine Wright (Campbell Savona) had 11 points and nine assists.  Tiffany Walton (Brooklyn/William Grady) had a nice night with eight pionts.

Jamie Colman led Houghton JV with 12 points while Rebecca Denne had six.  The Highlanders were slowed by 32 turnovers and 23% shooting.

Alfred State returns to action on January 11 when they host Medaille JV.  Opening tip is scheduled for 7 p.m.

President Anderson Meets with Honors Program Members

Posted Date: Friday, December 10, 2010 - 07:31

President Anderson with Honors Program membersshort film Anderson showed of the students at work building a home in the Seventh Ward in New Orleans.

Wrestlers Win One at ASC Duals

Posted Date: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 12:06

The Alfred State College wrestling team went 1-2 at the ASC Duals on Saturday to close out the 2010 portion of their schedule.  The Pioneers are now 2-6 in dual matches on the year.

In their opener, ASC was slowed by three forfeits in a 37-15 loss to WNYAC rival Niagara CCC.  Cody Dill (Unatego) earned a pin 2:06 into his match at 133 lbs, Tyler Peet (Unadilla Valley) pinned his opponent in 2:50 at 149, and TJ Nelson (Somers) earned a 5-0 at 197 lbs.

Dill, Peet, and Shawn Hanrahan (Unatego) all earned pins in the blue & gold's 21-17 victory over Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.  Dill pinned his opponent in 1:23, Peet in  1:55, and Hanrahan in 3:54.  Steve Gould (Pavilion) earned a 8-3 victory at 184 lbs to cap the Pioneers scoring.

ASC gave up 18 forfeit points again in a 31-22 loss to Hudson Valley Club.  Dill earned his third pin of the day in 5:43 to improve to 13-5 on the year.  Peet won a major decision 18-6 to improve to 15-5 on the year while Hanrahan improved to 13-5 with a pin in 1:19.

Niagara CCC finished the day 3-0 while ASC, Hudson Valley Club, and Thadeus Stevens College of Technology were all 1-2.

The Pioneers have over a month off before they return to action on January 22nd at the NYS Championships at Binghamton University.

ASC Awarded $60,000 Grant – Adds Five Emergency Sirens

Posted Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 08:52

Alfred State College, in its continuing efforts to ensure the safety of its students, faculty, and staff, recently applied for grant funding to add additional outdoor warning sirens to its already comprehensive emergency notification system. The Remote Community Alert Systems Program 2010, offered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), awarded funding to Alfred State College exceeding $60,000 in order to add five additional outdoor warning sirens to the existing unit in place at Alfred State.

Essi Corp., a company based in Broussard, LA, will supply Alfred State with the five 133db outdoor, omni-directional warning sirens which emit a 360 degree beam of sound on a horizontal plane. While the sirens are typically used in maritime environments as fog signals, the siren -- Essi’s FaradicWave 6 -- pairs perfectly with the College’s need for a siren that is distinct from the village fire whistle. The five additional sirens are the same model as the first unit already in place at the college.

“Three of the units will be added to the Alfred campus, while two others will be placed on the Wellsville campus,” said Greg Sammons, Chief of Police and coordinator of the grant application. “Once in place, the four sirens on the Alfred campus and two on the Wellsville campus will significantly enhance the volume of the sirens for people walking anywhere between buildings and in many cases, will penetrate the buildings and reach indoor classrooms and offices quite well. Coupled with our SUNY Emergency Alert system, an all-hazards alert and notification Web-based portal that allows us to send phone calls, text messages, and e-mails, Alfred State enjoys possibly the most comprehensive and substantial warning system in the region.”

The sirens can all be activated from the University Police Department’s dispatch center. The batteries are recharged with solar energy and are unaffected by power outages. The new sirens are expected to arrive within the next two weeks and be installed before the beginning of the spring semester.

Students Complete Red Watch Band Training

Posted Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 06:29

Mesa, Amidon, and AndersonAlfred State College has joined the movement that is gaining momentum against toxic drinking (i.e., consuming so much alcohol the drinker passes out. But while "sleeping it off," the victim may be quietly dying). Called the Red Watch Band, its mission is to provide campus community members with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent student toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect. Started by Stony Brook University following the loss of a faculty member’s son to acute alcohol overdose, Stony Brook President Shirley Strum Kenny commissioned Milton Glaser to design an education awareness campaign on preventing drinking deaths on college campuses. The primary component of the program is a four-hour training session in which participants learn how to recognize alcohol emergencies and respond effectively. All participants who complete the RWB training receive CPR certification and are able to understand that alcohol emergencies are medical emergencies that require immediate, professional care. Alfred State’s first group of 57 students participated in the training and were recognized earlier this month at a ceremony presided over by Greeks, to name a few.

WINS Club Raises Funds to Donate to Alfred Station Food Pantry

Posted Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 07:01

WINS Club Raises Funds to Donate to Alfred Station Food PantryAlfred State College’s WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies--though membership is open to all students) recently conducted a fall fund raiser to donate $122 for perishable items to the Alfred Station Food Pantry. Pictured from left to right: David Knoop, Fort Plain, Computer Imaging and Architectural Engineering Technology Department.

Campus Campaign for Toys for Tots Raises $1,800+ for Local Children

Posted Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 07:23

A campus campaign for Toys for Tots raised $1,800+ to make local children’s lives a little merrier (2010).Santa’s helpers at Alfred State College’s School of Applied Technology in Wellsville have been very busy. A campus campaign for Toys for Tots raised $1,800+ to make local children’s lives a little merrier this season. Thanks to the brainchild of automotive service technician,’10, and heavy equipment: truck and diesel technician senior.

CANstuction Competition Held in Rochester, NY

Posted Date: Friday, December 17, 2010 - 04:25

CANstruction design and build competitionAlfred State College alumni continue to use their education, both for work, for fun, and for charity. Recently, several ASC grads competed in the CANstruction design and build competition, held in Rochester. CANstruction is an international charity created by the Society for Design Administration. Architects and engineers create giant works of sculptural art made entirely out of canned and packaged foods. Items used in the local contest benefit Foodlink. Winners included The LaBella team, which won the Best Meal award for “Alienate Hunger” (3,220 cans) and included ASC alumni Eric Ferri (BS-AT '03) and Brad Humberstone (BS-AT '07). The Pike team won Honorable Mention “Ride the Wave to Fight Hunger!” (8,833 cans) and included ASC alumni Jason Shumaker (AAS-AET '01 and BS-CM '03) and Tim Porter (BS-AT '05). With can-do attitudes, they brainstormed, designed, and built winning entries for the 2010 competition. Winners will compete in their categories internationally through submission of slide photography to a national panel of jurors. Pictured here, “Alienate Hunger.” To see more, go to