February 2011

WINS Club Conducts Fund Raiser

Posted Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 14:45

WINS Club members with presentsAlfred State College’s WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies--though membership is open to all students) recently conducted its annual fund raiser to buy presents for a local family sponsored by Steuben Rural Ministry of Canisteo. Clothing donations and household items were also received from the Alfred State community. Pictured from left to right, front row: Kat Palmer, Bergen, sophomore; Emily Connors, Spencerport, sophomore and WINS secretary; Lizzie Kirchhoff, Webster, sophomore; Jamie Szczesny, Silver Creek, sophomore; and Maddie Lillie, sophomore and WINS treasurer, Rochester. Back row: Tara Wallace, Cortland, freshman; Melanie Anderson, North Tonawanda, senior and WINS president; Computer Imaging and Architectural Engineering Technology Department.

Classes Are Delayed Until Noon Feb. 21, 2011

Posted Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 15:17

Due to inclement weather conditions, Alfred State College classes are delayed today, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, until Noon.

Pioneers Battle Cougars Tough

Posted Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 16:10

An undermanned Alfred State College men's basketball team gave Genesee CC all they could handle on Tuesday night.  The eight Pioneers that dressed trailed by only five at half but could never gain the lead in the second half and fell 85-74.

Younatan Gobezai (Bethesda, MD) led the blue & gold with 21 points.  Nick Tucker (Genesee Valley) finished with 20 points and nine rebounds while Milton Colquehoun (Silver Springs, MD) chipped in 17.

ASC shot 9 for 17 from three-point land and was 22 for 25 from the foul line but was slowed down by 27 turnovers.

The Pioneers return to action on Thursday when they host Jamestown CC at 7:30 p.m.

Lady Cougars Ride Hot Shooting to Victory

Posted Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 16:16

Genesee CC connected on seven 3-pointers as they rode their hot shooting to a 100-69 victory over Alfred State.  The Lady Pioneers fall to 11-9 (1-4 WNYAC) on the season.

Camille Romero (Queens Village/Mary Louis) continued her solid offensive play as of late with a game high 22 points.  Corrine Wright (Campbell Savona) added 12, Nuri Bey (Bronx/Evander Childs) finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Amie Brooks (Pavilion) chipped in 11.

The blue & gold look to rebound on Thursday when they host Jamestown CC at 5:30 p.m.

Scepaniak Signs with Northern Michigan

Posted Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 04:55

Alfred State College quarterback Cody Scepaniak (Vestal) has signed and is enrolled this spring at Northern Michigan University.  Scepaniak will compete for the starting quarterback job this spring and fall for the Wildcats.

Scepaniak was 60 for 138 yards and six scores for the Pioneers in 2010.  He passed for 819 yards, rushed for a team high 244 yards on 109 carries, and caught nine passes for 100 yards.

Scepaniak, who transferred to Alfred State from Lackawanna after his freshman season, played in all ten games for the 4-6 Pioneers.  He lined up at quarterback, running back, and wing back.

Kids' Night Out Program Starts Saturday

Posted Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 05:07

The Alfred State College softball team will host a Kids' Night Out program three Saturday's in February.  Kids' Night Out will take place Feb. 5, 12, and 26 at the Orvis Activities Center from 5:30 p.m. until  8 p.m.

Children will have access to 2.5 hours of fun in the Orvis gymnasium and pool (remember to bring a towel) with Pioneer softball players.  A concession stand will also be available for snacks.

The cost of the program is $10 per child and $5 for each additional child.  The program is for children in kindergarten up to 8th grade.  Registration will take place at the event.

For more information contact head softball coach Mike Caba at (607) 382-2515.


Wrestling Canceled for Wednesday

Posted Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 05:18

The Alfred State College wrestling match versus Mercyhurst North East scheduled for tonight (Wed. 2/3) has been canceled and will not be made up.

The Pioneers will close out the regular season on Saturday when they travel to Niagara CCC for a 2 p.m. WNYAC battle with the Thunder Wolves.

Q & A with Amie Brooks

Posted Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 09:24

Alfred State College freshman guard Amie Brooks (Pavilion) took some time to answer some questions from the ASC Sports Information Department.  Brooks leads the Lady Pioneers in scoring thus far during the 2010-11 season.

What are some of your personal goals for this season?

Some personal goals I had for myself this season was to have a winning record, and also to make it to regionals.

What attracted you to Alfred State College?

I knew Alfred State would be a good college for me because they had my program here and it’s a great place to learn, also I wanted to play basketball in college and I thought Alfred State was a good fit for me.

What is the biggest difference between playing in college and playing in high school?

The biggest difference between high school and college was that in high school I knew every girl I was playing against, and the competition wasn’t as hard.

Who has been your biggest influence?

My dad by far has been my biggest influence he has coached me in high school and has taught me basketball when I was just a little girl, and most important has inspired me to become a great human being.

Name three people, past or present, that you would like to meet.

Diana Taurasi, Pat Summit, and Adam Sandler

Would you rather have 20 points or 10 assists?

Definetly 10 assists

What is your most memorable athletic achievement?

My senior year in high school; we won our division and we also went to sectional finals.

If you could have any one superpower, what would it be? The ability to fly

How do you motivate yourself before a game? I listen to music before every game.


Quick hits:

Favorite color: Yellow

Favorite movie: Billy Madison

Favorite book: The lovely Bones

Favorite pizza topping: Pepperoni

Favorite musical artist: Any Country

Favorite late night snack: Cookies

Grand Re-opening of Three Remodeled Residence Halls

Posted Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 10:33

Despite the cold of a recent January evening, Alfred State College community members and guests were aglow with good cheer during the grand re-opening of three of the college’s recently remodeled residence halls: Braddon Halls. The Peet Hall renovation, which began in summer 2010, was completed this past fall. The renovations include redesigned main lounges in the three buildings, remodeled entrances, and the renovation of hallways throughout the buildings.

Anderson, community members and guests at grand re-opening of remodeled residence hallsWhile welcoming guests and tracing the path of the remodels, Dr. John M. Anderson, ASC president, noted, “The renovations are beautiful and I want to thank everyone involved. We have been talking with our colleagues across the state and we believe that Alfred State College is the only SUNY campus that has residence hall spaces designed by our own students and faculty! We are also pleased to announce that plans are being finalized to renovate Braddon Hall this summer and to install a new media room on the third floor of Peet.

“I would like to thank all who were involved in making this happen for our residence hall students: In addition to Mary Golden, the Planning Team members included

  • Dr. Steve Tyrell, vice president for student affairs
  • Valerie Nixon, vice president for enrollment and administration
  • Neil Benedict, associate vice president for student affairs
  • Andy Bayus, director of housing
  • Lisa Porter, controller
  • Michelle Francisco, staff associate in business affairs
  • Glen Cline, director of procurement
  • Tom Windus, former director of facilities

“Many summer student staff members were responsible for repainting the public spaces and a host of Facilities Services staff also played a direct role in the renovations of Main Gate A and B. Finally, I would like to thank the residence hall directors and residence assistants in their role to encourage students to use these new spaces.

“For the Peet Hall renovations, we also contracted construction through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY). I would like to thank Dan Gaffney of DASNY, and Robert McCubbin from Bergmann Associates for their work on this project. Here tonight representing DASNY is Larry Fairman, the site supervisor for these renovations.

“Additionally, Tammy Bracket (assistant professor, computer imaging and architectural engineering technology department) added her expertise and her students’ artwork, and over the last 18 months, digital media and 3D art pieces were selected and installed in the three buildings. I want to also thank Professor Brackett for her assistance in bringing student artwork to the residence halls!”

Following the presentations—brief remarks were also given by Patricia K. Fogarty, chair, Alfred State College Council; AJ LaMere, president, ACES staff.

Lady Pioneers Struggle with Jamestown

Posted Date: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 04:18

The Alfred State College women’s basketball team never could get much going as they fell 66-43 to Jamestown CC on Thursday.  ASC falls to 11-10 on the year while JCC improves to 20-5.

Camille Romero (Queens Village/Mary Louis) led the Lady Pioneers with 16 points and eight rebounds while Nuri Bey (Bronx/Evander Childs) had a monster night with 14 points and 21 rebounds.  ASC was slowed by 2 for 22 shooting from three and 50% foul shooting.

Beth Gribble led the JCC balanced attack with 17 points while Hannah Reynolds added 13.  Jillian Brunswick chipped in 11.  The Jayhawks had nine different players score and led throughout the contest.

The blue & gold return to action on Saturday when they travel to Monroe CC for a 2 p.m. tip-off.