April 2011

Chief of University Police Meets with Honors Program Members

Posted Date: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 08:21

Gregory Sammons with Honors Program membersGregory Sammons, Chief of engineering science.

Football Team to Host Bone Marrow Drive

Posted Date: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 09:52

For the second year in a row Mick Caba and the Alfred State College football team will host a bone marrow drive in support of the Be the Match Registry.  This year's event will take place on Wednesday April 6th between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Student Gathering Place in Central Dining Hall.

Participants will need to fill out a medical history form and have a quick swab taken of their mouth to be registered in the national marrow donor registry.

For more information about Be The Match visit: www.BeTheMatch.org.

For more information about the event at Alfred State contact Coach Caba: (607) 587-4258.


Charity Basketball Game Set for Wednesday

Posted Date: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 10:28

The annual Alfred State College charity basketball game will be held on Wednesday, April 6th in the Orvis Activities Center.  Tip-off between Kappa Sigma Epsilon brothers and the ASC Noon-Timers is at 7 p.m.  Pioneer basketball coaches Jerry Jusianiec and Gina Boyd headline the Noon-Timers squad.

On top of the actual game, there will be contests and prizes throughout the night.  At halftime the Alfred State Dance team will perform and throughout the game Kappa Sigma Epsilon will be holding a jar wars resulting in one of the brothers taking a pie to the face at the end of the night.

This year proceeds from the event will go to the LUNGevity Foundation (www.lungevity.org).  The brothers of Kappa Sigma Epsilon have worked this semester to increase awareness of lung cancer on campus.

For more information on the event contact Paul Welker (607-587-4563) or Steve Snaider (snaidesf@alfredstate.edu).

Health Information Technology NYHIMA Awards

Posted Date: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 11:22

Alfred State College's Health Information Technology program has been notified that a 2011 graduate and a clinical preceptor have been honored with achievement awards.

Lisa Meaney, Victor, has been awarded the NYHIMA (New York Health Information Management Association) Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Her experience in the HIT profession has given her new knowledge of the profession’s expansive nature. Meaney, who says she loved the distance learning experience, credits program faculty Tracy Locke, ASC assistant professor for their support and patience.

The Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to a senior student in a CAHIIM- accredited associate or baccalaureate HIM program. The nominee is selected by program faculty in concert with the program director. Criteria for selection include superior scholarship, integrity, initiative, enthusiasm, and demonstrated professional potential. The nominee should be a student member in good standing of AHIMA and be planning employment in the profession following graduation.

Diane I. Skelton, RHIT, CTR, director of Medical Records/Privacy Officer at United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC), Batavia, is the 2011 recipient of the New York Health Information Management Clinical Preceptor Award. Skelton says the staff of UMMC Medical Records was very receptive to students and enjoyed helping them learn about working in an HIM department.

This award is presented in recognition of the efforts of outstanding clinical preceptors. She is an active member of AHIMA and NYHIMA.

Both will be honored at the NYHIMA banquet in June, which is held as part of the Annual Conference of the New York Health Information Management Association, Inc.

Students Attend Hard Hat Expo

Posted Date: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 11:38

Senior David Raynor operates the skid steer.Students enrolled in Alfred State College’s ASC Building Trades Department. While there, three Alfred State representatives competed in the annual Skid Steer Rodeo held onsite. The rodeo is a skills competition which tests an individual’s ability as he/she operates through an obstacle course with agility, accuracy and the best time, in this case, operating a skid steer, so named because of its means of locomotion. Payne and two of his students, freshman Jonathan Wist, Deposit, and senior David Raynor, Kennedy, competed against many professional construction companies.

“The competition was tough,” says Payne, noting that David placed ninth, and he placed fourth. The difference between first and second was 1/100th of a second, Payne noted.

The Hard Hat Expo is a gathering of all the construction equipment and services in New York State. Real estate developers, architects, engineers, contractors, builders, surveyors, traders, town planners, interior designers, property and facilities management companies, hotel management groups and owners' corporations attend.

Students Participate in Technology Challenge

Posted Date: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 11:50

Two students looking at a silver box.Thirty-eight students representing seven regional high schools recently participated in the third annual Alfred State Technology Challenge on the Alfred State campus. 

The competition is technically a two-day event intended to provide an opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to showcase their technology and business skills.  The competition includes three aspects:  the design and construction of a solar oven; the redesign and construction of a robot; and the creation of a business plan for the product.

The technology component of the project consisted of solar oven design and construction, robot design and construction, and a baking task. The business component of the project included development of a business plan for the device (i.e. company name, mission statement, marketing materials, etc.).

Earlier in the semester, the all-female teams, per a Carl D. Perkins grant, and faculty from each school visited the Alfred State College Wellsville campus to receive the design kits, competition regulations, and judging criteria. 

On March 25, the teams and their faculty reconvened at the Alfred State College campus in Alfred to showcase their creations. 

The overall winner was Rush-Henrietta; Williamson #1 and Williamson #2 took second and third place, respectively.  Other participating schools included Wildwood BOCES #1; Wildwood BOCES #2; Buffalo City Schools; Prattsburgh Central; Portville Central; and Rochester City Schools.

Lunch for participants and their advisers was provided by ACES (Auxiliary Campus Enterprise and Services, the campus dining, vending, and transportation provider).  Other support was provided by the ASC Schools of Applied Technology and Management and Engineering Technology and by a gender equity grant under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Amendments of 1990 administered by the NYS Education Department.  Pictured here, students assemble the solar ovens.

ASC’s 12th Annual Regional Science and Technology Fair

Posted Date: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 12:13

Science fair contestants with their displays in OrvisStudent displays from eight local school districts (Allegany-Limestone, Bolivar-Richburg, Prattsburgh, Hinsdale, Genesee Valley Central, Ellicottville Central, Addison, and Tuscarora) were judged at Alfred State College’s 12th Annual Regional Science and Technology Fair. Eighty science and technology projects were on display for judging and public viewing. Participants were divided into senior (grades 10-12), junior (grades 7-9), and novice grade categories.

A total of 94 students presented their projects to the judges for a chance at the $1,590 in prize money.

Winners in the senior division included first place ($250) Courtney Lentz (Hinsdale), with “Natural Disaster Landslides;” second place($150) Jonathan Cledgett (Hinsdale), with “Musical Glasses;” and third place ($100) Melinda Drabant (Hinsdale), with “Measure Sugar Content with Laser.”

Winners in the junior division included first place ($250) Melissa Harris (Hinsdale), with “Duped by Stroop;” second place ($150) Patrick Stayer (Allegany Limestone), with “Electricity: Now You Have It, Now You Don’t;” and third place ($100) Michael Williams (Hinsdale), with “The Beam Bridge.”

Winners in the novice division included first place ($50) Brenden Wagner (Prattsburgh), “Household Flames;” second place ($25) Kennedi Norasethaporn (GVCS), “Raw Egg Bounces;” and third place ($15) Mariah Swarthout (GVCS), “Testing for Starch with Iodine.”

Best junior division school winner: (Silver Tray) - Allegany Limestone

Best senior division school winner: (Silver Tray) - Hinsdale

The grand prize ($500) was captured by Elizabeth Jaremko (Allegany Limestone), for “Staph or Staff.”

Each participant received a certificate of participation, and individual ribbons were presented to first-, second-, and third-place prize winners in all divisions. The prizes were sponsored by Alstom Transportation, Alfred State College Mathematics and Physics Department, and Career Pathways.

Judges for this year’s event were ASC faculty and staff members Phil Schroeder; guest judges were Dr. Frank Thiel, Jessica Hutchinson, Bob Volk, Ann Rossington, Tianne Armaly, and Rochelle Foote.

Strong 2nd and 3rd Quarter Lead Delhi Past ASC

Posted Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 11:47

SUNY Delhi outscored Alfred State 10-1 in the second and third quarters en route to a 16-8 victory in the Pioneers home opener.  Delhi is now 2-4 on the season while ASC falls to 0-5.

After each team found the back of the next three times in the first quarter Delhi outscored ASC 5-0 in the second and 5-1 in the 3rd to take control of the contest.  ASC held a 4-3 scoring advantage in the 4th.

Mike Hart (Ajax, ONT) led the offense with three goals, an assist, and 12 groundballs.  Brad Zacher (Medina) had a goal and an assist, Kyle Davis (Cortland/Homer) finished with a goal and an assist, and Keith Maloney (Brewster) and Shawn Hanrahan (Unadilla/Unatego) each scored once.

Sean Brown led Delhi with five goals while James Varanest had three and DJ Destmone had two goals and three assists.

Brad Stowell made 23 saves in net for the Pioneers.  A combination of three Bronco goalies made 17 saves.

The blue & gold return to action on Tuesday when they host Cayuga CC at 7 p.m. at Pioneer Stadium.

Three more Qualify for Track Nationals

Posted Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 14:21

Three more Alfred State College track and field athletes qualified for the NJCAA Division III National Championships with strong performances at the Hamilton College Continental Invitational on Saturday.

Megan Votava (Alfred Almond), Marcquis Johnson-Broughton (Rochester/Edison), and Alex Hewlett (Wellsville) all qualified.  Votava qualified in the discus with a toss of 28.18.  She also finished 5th in the 100 m hurdles (17.56) and long jump (4.29 m).  Johnson-Broughton was 3rd in the 400 hurdles in 58.39 to qualify while Hewlett was 3rd in the high jump with a leap of 1.82 to qualify.

Andy Jones (Milford) was 2nd in the hammer throw (43.54 m), Isiah Whiting (Hamden, CT) was 3rd in the 800 (2:01.06), and James Courte (Brewster) was 4th in the triple jump (12.40 m) and 8th in the long jump (5.98 m).  Russell Yerger-Moe (Wales Center/Iroquois) was 7th in the 400 (53.28) and Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) was 8th in the 800 (2:05.57).

On the women's side, Briana Dorsey (Rochester/School of the Arts) was 4th in the 400 (1:03.52) and the 200 (26.90) while Tara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson) was 5th in the 200 (27.02).

ASC was one of four NJCAA schools competing at the non-scoring event.  Nine NCAA Division III teams also competed.

The Pioneers return to action next Saturday when they compete at the U of Rochester Invitational.  Action is slated for a 9 a.m. start.

Lady Pioneers Sweep Past Erie

Posted Date: Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 16:57

Playing for the first time in over two weeks, the Alfred State College softball team scored 34 runs in a doubleheader sweep over Erie CC.  With the 19-9 and 15-7 victories the Lady Pioneers are now 3-7 overall and 2-2 in Region III Division III contests.

In the opener, Angela Depew (Wellsville) was 5 for 5 with 5 RBI's.  Her three-run homer in the 3rd started to put the game out of reach.  Danielle Hill (Addison) was 4 for 5, Kate Bailey (West Valley) collected three hits and 2 RBI, and Tara Scholla (Genesee Valley) had three hits.  Athena Scavo (Hornell) and Amber Harding (Fillmore) each drove in two.  On the mound, Taylor McCarthy (Watkins Glen) earned her first collegiate victory.

Bailey was 4 for 4 (two doubles and a triple) with 3 RBI to pace the offense in the second game.  Stephanie White (Wantagh) was 2 for 4 with 4 RBI, Hill chipped in two hits, and Depew was 2 for 3.  Pam Rupp (Cattaraugus Little Valley) earned the win onf the mound.

The Pioneers return to action on Friday when they take on Elmira College JV.  First pitch of the doubleheader is at 6 p.m.