September 2011

Q & A with athletic director Dr. Daryl Arroyo

Posted Date: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 07:50

Daryl ArroyoThis summer Alfred State College welcomed a new athletic director to the institution.  Dr. Daryl Arroyo has been on campus for two months and the sports information department asked him some questions about his transition to the AD role and his move to Alfred State.

What has the first two months on the job been like?

Everyone that I’ve met has been very friendly.  It’s been great getting acclimated to campus and getting to know everyone in our department.  It’s very exciting beginning a new job in a new place.  I’m starting to figure things out, but I still have a lot to learn.

What attracted you to the Athletic Director position at Alfred State?

There are many things that attracted me, but here are a few:

  • the challenge of taking a successful NJCAA department and a helping us transition into an NCAA Division III program. 
  • the residential/small college atmosphere combined with the affordability of a state college. 
  • The broad based sports philosophy (18 sports).
  • the fact that Physical Education, Recreation and Intramurals responsibilities are included in the department. 
  • The outdoors.  I love to mountain bike, kayak, and hike/jog.

Describe the importance of the athletic program at Alfred State? 

Our athletic, physical education, recreation and intramural programs program serve Alfred State College in many ways.  These programs provide enjoyable social, recreational, fitness, athletic, and entertainment opportunities for our students, faculty, staff, alumni and community.  These co-curricular opportunities support the efforts to attract and retain our student body, and intercollegiate athletics help to market and publicize our institution.  Participation in intercollegiate athletics provides an educational experience for our student-athletes, with a focus on learning how to succeed in all areas of life.

What challenges/opportunities lie ahead for Pioneer athletics?

The potential move to NCAA Division III will give our student-athletes the opportunity to compete for 4 years at Alfred State.  These additional years will enhance their college experience including their academic and athletic success.  The challenges include adjusting to the changes from NJCAA to NCAA for our staff and student-athletes. 

Did you play sports in high school/college?  What sports?

I wrestled all four years.  I played football for two years, but everyone kept growing and I stayed the same size. I got out of there before I got hurt.

Who has been your biggest influence?

I have been very lucky to have many positive influences throughout my life. 

My parents provided me with a great environment to grow up in.  My wife, Jonnie has been a very positive and supportive influence.  In addition the coaches, professors, students, and student-athletes that I have worked with through the years have all had an influence on me.

Quick Hits:

If you owned a horse what would you name it? Mr. Ed

Name 3 people, past or present, that you would like to golf with?

No one wants to golf with me, I’m awful  Three people I would like to hang out with:

George Carlin, John Irving, & Bruce Springsteen

Favorite pro sports franchise: NY Giants

Favorite toppings on pizza: Sausage, mushroom, onions and peppers

Favorite color: Green

Favorite cartoon: Bugs Bunny

Favorite movie:  Pulp Fiction                                   

Favorite restaurant:  So far in this area, Paddy’s Pub in Hornell

New Professional Hires at Alfred State College

Posted Date: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 12:10

Several new staff members have joined the Alfred State College community.

Among the new hires is the director of Facilities Operations, Electrical Trades Department. He holds a bachelor of professional studies degree from Empire State College and an associate’s degree from Alfred State. The Whitesville Central School graduate is the son of Glenn E. and Josie Brubaker, Whitesville. He is married to the former Donna Morgan; they are the parents of two children.

Elizabeth Raterman has been named the director of Multicultural Affairs where she promotes multiculturalism, supports under-represented students and their organizations, and serves as the chair of the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. Prior to joining the ASC staff, Raterman served as coordinator of Multicultural Affairs and Community Service at Columbus (OH) College of Art and Design. She holds a master’s degree in higher education-student affairs and a bachelor’s degree in biology and philosophy, both from Ohio State University. The Beavercreek (OH) High School graduate is the daughter of Helena Duque-Pages and Lazaro Pages, of Beavercreek. She is married to Thomas Raterman.

Kelly Ludovici, Cicero, has been hired as the senior international admissions counselor for the college. In this role, Ludovici will lead recruitment efforts for international students. Prior to joining the ASC staff, Ludovici served as a graduate assistant in the Admissions Office of the University of Rochester. She holds a master’s degree in school and community counseling from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY Geneseo. The Syracuse native is the daughter of Ronni and George Ludovici.

Caroline Falcone, Alfred, has also been hired by the Admission Office as a counselor, responsible for recruiting students and reviewing applications. She holds an MS and a BA, both from Alfred University. The Half Hollow Hills High School West (Dix Hills) graduate is the daughter of Ann and John Falcone of Dix Hills.

The Technology Services Department new hires include Benjamin Cawley, Stephen Dudley, Frank Hammonds, Timothy Hauber, and Michael Smith. Each will be involved in programming and/or serving as service technicians for the campus.

Cawley, of Bolivar, holds an associate’s degree in web graphic design from DeVry University (Chicago). The Bolivar-Richburg Central School graduate is the son of Thomas Cawley and Kathleen Cawley, both of Bolivar. He is the father of Michaela Cawley, 7.

Dudley holds an MBA from Canisius College (Buffalo), a BS in general business from Regents College; and an AS in computer science from Jamestown Community College. Prior to joining the ASC staff, Dudley served as a programmer/analyst and help desk coordinator at Canisius College.

Hammonds, of Belmont, is a Scio Central School graduate; he attended Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the son of Frank and Linda Hammonds of Wellsville, and is married to the former Christina Rooney.

Hauber, of Campbell, holds an AAS in electronics from Corning Community College. Prior to joining the ASC staff, Hauber served as a computer technician at Arkport Central School. He is the father of Abigail and Elisha, both at home.

Smith, formerly of Granite Springs, holds a BTech in information technology: applications software development from Alfred State College.

Other hires included Jennifer Graves, Wellsville, who has been hired as a mail and supply clerk in the college’s Document Center.

New keyboard specialists include Kelly Harrison of Dansville and Jamie Woodall of Bath who joined the Student Records and Financial Services Office; and Michele Jacobs, of Livonia, who joined the Admissions Office.

The Division of Residential Life has announced its new residence hall directors, whose responsibilities include oversight of the day-to-day operation of their respective residence halls, offer guidance to students, and plan programming for hall residents.

Those hires include Dean Tzivanis of Endicott who holds an MS in student affairs administration and a BS in human development, both from Binghamton University; Troy Morehouse, Wattsburg, PA, who holds an MA in higher education administration from Lewis University; Shawn Isaacs of Alfred, who holds an MS from the University of New Haven and a BA from Alfred University; Kathleen Hobson, Akron, OH, who holds an MA in higher education administration from the University of Akron and a BA in art history from Penn State; Jodi Brown, who holds an EdM from the University at Buffalo; and Anwar Abubakr, of Victor, who holds a BS in electrical engineering from Alfred State College.

Hires in Facilities Services included Christian Brunetto, Black Creek, maintenance assistant; Gregory Cole, Caneadea, SUNY campus worker; Kevin Goodman, Cuba, plant utility assistant; Casey Jackson, Andover, cleaner; Justin Sharp, Hornell, cleaner; David Shultz, Hornell, plant utility assistant; and Michael Waters, Hornell, maintenance assistant.

New Faculty Hires at Alfred State College

Posted Date: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 12:22

Alfred State College has announced new faculty hires for fall 2011.

The new hires include, in the School of Applied Technology: Luke McIntosh, William Weaver, and Chad Wilcox.

McIntosh, of Canaseraga, has joined the Automotive Trades Department. He holds an AOS from Alfred State College. The Canaseraga Central School graduate is the son of David and Lana McIntosh of Canaseraga. He is married to the former Nicole Brewer; they are the parents of three children, all at home.

Weaver, of Angelica, has also joined the Automotive Trades Department. He holds an AOS from Alfred State College. The Angelica Central School graduate is the son of William Weaver, Belfast.

Wilcox, Cohocton, also joined the Automotive Trades Department. He holds an AOS from Alfred State College. Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Wilcox worked for the NYS Department of Transportation. The Wayland-Cohocton Central School graduate is the son of Tim and Mary Wilcox, Wayland. He is married to the former Nicole Teed; they are the parents of two young children.

In the School of Arts and Sciences, new hires include Jessica Hutchison, Jennifer Bremser, Dr. Darryl Huels, Dr. Lou Ann Woolman, Ronda Cushman McEvoy, Yvonne Morris, Dr. Kathleen Sellers, and Dr. Kathryn Link.

Hutchison, Andover, who joined the Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department as a lecturer, holds an MS in Agronomy from the University of Georgia and a BS in environmental science from North Carolina State University. Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Hutchison served as an instructor at Cameron University. She is married to Dr. Philip Schroeder.

Bremser, Alfred, joined the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences as an assistant professor of psychology. Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Bremser served as an instructor at SUNY Albany. She holds a PhD in psychology/behavioral neuroscience and a CAS in autism, both from SUNY Albany and a BA in psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh. The Queensbury High School graduate is the daughter of Ann and John Davis, Queensbury; she and her husband Ryan are the parents of infant Annabelle.

Huels, West Seneca, returns to ASC as a visiting professor, teaching marriage and family and contemporary social problems in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Huels holds a PhD in human services from Capella University, a master of social work from the University of Buffalo, and a BS in social work from Buffalo State College.

A licensed clinical social worker, Huels conducts a private practice. Prior to his return to campus as a faculty member, Huels served as a senior counselor at ASC as well as a computer technician for the campus. Prior to his time at ASC, Huels served as a family mental health therapist for Child and Family Services and as the assistant director at St. James Aquinas Psychiatric Day Treatment Center.

The South Park High School graduate is the son of Beverly Huels of Buffalo and the late Donald Huels. He is married to the former Cathy Weakland; they are the parents of Sarah, at home.

Woolman, Dansville, has been hired as an associate professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She holds a PhD in marriage and family science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, a master of social work and a BA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Woolman taught at Bellevue University, Dana College, and Metro Community College. The Gretna (Nebraska) High School graduate is the mother of two adult children.

In the Nursing Department McEvoy has been hired as an assistant professor. She holds an MSNEd from Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester), a BA in sociology from SUNY Fredonia, and an AAS from Alfred State College.

Also hired in the Nursing Department as an assistant professor is Morris of Bolivar. She holds and MSNEd and BS from Roberts Wesleyan College and an AAS from Alfred State College. Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Morris served as an elementary school nurse at Bolivar-Richburg Central School, a maternity nurse at Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, and a med/surg nurse at Cuba Memorial Hospital. The Bolivar Central School graduate is the daughter of Doug and Peggy Sortore of Apache Junction, AZ. She and her husband Robert are the parents of seven children.

Sellers, of Cobleskill, has been hired as professor and chair of the Nursing Department. She holds a PhD in nursing administration from Adelphi University, Garden City; an MS in nursing administration from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; and a BS in nursing from Niagara University. Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Sellers held teaching and administrative positions at SUNY IT.

The Bishop Neuman High School (Williamsville) graduate is the daughter of Margaret Fischer, Williamsville, and the late Raymond Fischer. She is married to Joseph Sellers, MD; they are the parents of four children.

Link has been hired as an assistant professor in the Physical and Health Sciences Department. Link holds a PhD in zoology from the University of Manitoba, an MS in zoology and a BS in biology, both from Texas A&M University. She has held teaching positions at GST BOCES (Hornell and Coopers Plains), Alfred University, and University of Manitoba.

The A&M Consolidated High School graduate is the daughter of Russell and Joyce Kohel, College Station, TX. She is married to Benjamin Link; they are the parents of two young children.

Hires in the School of Management and Engineering Technology include Rhema Fuller, Danielle Green, Dr. Lisa McCool, Scott O’Connor, Dr. Ron Rhoades, CFP, and Jeremy Schwartz.

Fuller is a doctoral candidate in sport management at the University of Connecticut; he holds an MA in education and a BS in business administration, also from the University of Connecticut.

Green holds an AAS in court and realtime reporting from Alfred State College.

McCool, of Scio, has been hired as an assistant professor in the Business Department. She holds a doctor of organization from Oakland City University, and an MS in advanced leadership and an MA in management from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Prior to joining the ASC faculty, McCool served as adjunct faculty at Indiana Wesleyan University and Oakland City University.

The Maconaquah (Peru, IN) High School graduate is the daughter of Kathy Ferguson, Kokomo, IN. She is the mother of one adult child.

O’Connor has been hired as an associate professor in the computer information technology program. He holds an MEng in industrial and management engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MS in management systems, and a BS in psychology and social sciences, both from Clarkson University. While serving in the US Army during Desert Storm, O’Connor received the National Defense Service Medal.

Rhoades, of Alfred, has been hired as an assistant professor in the Business Department. Rhoades holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law, and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Florida Southern College. Rhoades has over 25 years of experience as an attorney, with nearly all of those years substantially devoted to estate planning, tax planning, and retirement plan distribution planning. Rhoades also has over a decade of experience as a personal financial adviser, and he was a principal with an investment advisory firm, where he served as chair of its Investment Committee. Rhoades is the recipient of The Tamar Frankel Fiduciary of the Year Award for 2011; he was also named as one of the Top 25 Most Influential persons associated with the investment advisory profession in 2011 by Investment Advisor magazine.

The Chapel Hill, NC, native is the son of Helen Vassar, Ocala, FL. He is married to the former Catherine Christian; they are the parents of two adult children.

Schwartz has been hired as an assistant professor in the Computer Imaging and Architectural Engineering Technology Department. He holds an MFA in experimental animation from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, and a BA in film and digital media from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Lady Spikers Finish 2nd at ASC Tournament

Posted Date: Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 15:10

The Alfred State College volleyball team finished 2nd as they opened their 2011 season at the ASC Tournament.  The Lady Pioneers finished 3-2 on the day and fell in a tight match to Butler (PA)  CCC in the finals 2-1.

ASC opened pool play with a 25-15, 25-19 win over Mohawk Valley CC.  They led Butler CCC early in set one but fell 22-25, 19-25.  In their final match of pool play, ASC downed defending Region III champion Herkimer CC 25-16, 25-8 to advance to the semifinals.

In the semfinals, ASC played a solid match vs. Nassau CC and advanced to the finals 25-23, 25-15.  In the finals in a rematch with Butler, ASC took set one 25-17 and held a big lead in set two but BCCC rallied and took set two 23-25 and won the deciding game 8-15.

Ashley Hulse (Hammondsport) led the Lady Pioneers with 26 kills on the day and 12 blocks.  Mandy Bush (Altoona, PA) passed out 76 assists and hada 20 digs.  Kara Anderson (Wayne) led ASC with 41 digs, Meghan Kraus (Trumansburg) had 25 digs, 23 kills, and nine aces, Kay Pfleghardt (Tioga) chipped in 36 digs and 21 kills, and Mishaya Tuttle (Campbell Savona) finished with 36 digs and seven aces.

Bush and Anderson were named to the All-Tournament team along with Nassau's Taylor Garrett, Mercyhurst North East's Shelby Glenn, and Butler's Samantha Sharpless, Christine Farmer, and Daniell Lloyd.  Lloyd was named the MVP.

The blue & gold open up WNYAC play on Tuesday night when they host Genesee CC at the Orvis Activities Center beginning at 6 p.m.

Lady Pioneers Dominate Delhi

Posted Date: Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 15:18

The Alfred State College women's soccer team scored four goals in each half as they opened up their 2011 campaign with a 8-0 victory over SUNY Delhi.  Five different Lady Pioneers scored and ten recorded points.

Jenna Lynn (York) and Amanda Graves (Prattsburgh) each netted a pair of goals while Tiffany Fox (Canisteo Greenwood) passed out three assists to pace the offense.  Lynn scored the first two goals of the game while Graves found the back of the net twice in the second on picture perfect plays.

Lacee Pearl (Olean) scored a goal and passed out an assist while Taylor Dezio (Marion) and Maura Tuffey (Albany/Academy of the Holy Names), and Kerry Bellavia (Greece Athena) all scored once.  Tara Scholla (Genesee Valley), Emily English (Livonia), and Kaya Sick (Wayland Cohocton) all passed out an assist.

ASC held a 26 to 2 shot advantage.  Simone Delaney (Canisteo Greenwood) made one save in the shutout.

The blue & gold host Tompkins Cortland CC on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. at Pioneer Stadium.

Men's Soccer Ties Delhi

Posted Date: Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 15:43

The Alfred State College men's soccer team opened up their 2011 season with a 1-1 tie with SUNY Delhi in day one action at the East-West Showdown.

After over 60 minutes of scoreless action, Delhi got on the board with 27 minutes left in the game when a ball took a bad bounce into the net.  Keita Suzuki (Yokahama, Japan) found Dawson Peckham (Webster Schroeder) 13 minutes later to tie the game up at 1-1.

Neither team could score in the final 14 minutes or in the 20 minutes of overtime.

ASC was outshot 40 to 29 in the contest.  Nick Smith (Arkport) made 15 saves for Alfred.

The Pioneers take on Mohawk Valley CC tomorrow at Noon in day two of the East-West Showdown.  MVCC defeated Jamestown CC 3-0 in the other game of the tournament.

MVCC Downs Men's Soccer

Posted Date: Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 17:14

The Mohawk Valley CC men's soccer team improved to 4-0 with a 5-1 victory over Alfred State in day two of the East-West Showdown at SUNY Delhi.  The Pioneers are now 0-1-1 after the first weekend of the season.

ASC was outshot 28 to 13 on the day.  The lone Pioneer came with 13 minutes left in the game when Peter Dezio (East Rochester) scored after getting a throw in pass from Tim Randall (Churchville Chili).

Nick Smith (Arkport) made eight saves in net for the blue & gold.

ASC plays again on Saturday Sept. 10 when they play at Jefferson CC.  The game is slated for a 3:30 p.m. start after the women's contest. 

Pioneers Win Opener

Posted Date: Monday, September 5, 2011 - 14:16

The Alfred State College football team capitalized on mistakes as they defeated Brockport JV 21-10 in their 2011 season opener.  The Pioneers now have won four straight season openers.

The Pioneers got on the board in the 1st quarter when Greg Hampton (Uniondale) connected with Devin Simmons (Elmira Free) on a 25-yard scoring play. The drive was set up after Brockport botched a punt due to a high snap.

Brockport made it 6-2 a few minutes later when the Pioneers had a punting miscue.  The 4th down snap sailed into the endzone and ASC was forced to take the safety.

Neither team could get on the board until the 3rd quarter when a blocked punt by Anthony Turner (Syracuse/Corcoran) set up another touchdown pass from Hampton to Devin Simmons.  Their second scoring connection of the day covered 15-yards.

After stopping Brockport on their next possession, Hampton connected with Erik Simmons (Elmira Free) on a 62-yard scoring play that made it 19-2 with 2:16 remaining in the 3rd quarter.

ASC capped their scoring with 8:42 remaining when LeVaunte Dortch (Niagara Falls) broke through the line and recorded a safety.

The Eagles put together a scoring drive along with a two-point conversion in the final minutes of the game to close within 21-10.

Hampton finished 9 for 19 for 154 yards and three scores while Devin Simmons had three catches for 47 yards and Erik Simmons had two catches for 72 yards.  Desmond Goode (Johnson Mountain, VA) rushed for 59 yards on 14 carries.

Rory Spain (Tully) and Carl Williams (Greece Olympia) each recorded eight tackles for the Pioneers.  Pat McCormick (Hornell) chipped in five while Jaylin Jeffries (Riverhead) was credited with two sacks.  Dortch, Thomas Daniels (Bronx/Institute for Collaborative Education), and Antonio Williams (New Haven, CT) each recorded a sack.

Punter Colter Johnson (Warren, PA) also played a key role in the field position game finishing the day with a 43.7 yard average in seven punts.  He had a long of 66 yards.

Both teams accumulated 283 yards of offense on the day.

Football vs. Buffalo State JV Cancelled

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 09:43

The Alfred State College football team will have to wait a few more days to open up the home portion of their season.  The scheduled contest between ASC and Buffalo State JV on September 12 has been cancelled.

The Pioneers (1-0) now will have the next 10 days off before hosting Region III rival Erie CC on September 17.  Kickoff for that game is slated for 7 p.m.

Alfred State won their season opener yesterday, 21-10 over Brockport JV, as Greg Hampton (Uniondale) threw for three touchdowns.  The Pioneers capitalized on strong special teams play setting up 15 of the points on the day.

Fox and Hampton Named ASC Athletes of the Week

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 09:49

The Alfred State College sports information department has named Tiffany Fox (Canisteo Greenwood) and Greg Hampton (Uniondale) the college's athletes of the week.

Fox, a sophomore forward, was a key playmaker in the Lady Pioneers season opening 8-0 win over SUNY Delhi.  Fox passed out three assists in the victory.

Hampton, a sophomore quarterback, was 9 for 19 for 154 yards passing in the Pioneers 21-10 victory over Brockport JV.  Hampton connected on three scoring passes, 25 and 15 yards to Devin Simmons (Elmira Free) and 62 yards to Erik Simmons (Elmira Free).