June 2012

Chief Sustainability Officer Named

Posted Date: Friday, June 1, 2012 - 12:13

Julian Dautremont-SmithAlfred State is pleased to announce that Julian Dautremont-Smith has joined the campus community as chief sustainability officer at the college. He has served in several related positions, including as associate director for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

“I am pleased to welcome Julian Dautremont-Smith to Alfred State,” remarked John M. Anderson, president of the college. “Julian brings vast experience in the field of sustainability, and will be an asset to the college, both as a member of President’s Council and as a leading professional in sustainability education.”

Dautremont-Smith is a 2003 graduate of Lewis & Clark College with a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies, and received his Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in natural resources and the environment from the University of Michigan in May of this year. He participated in the 2002 United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa as one of 10 Greenpeace youth delegates, and received a J. William Fulbright student grant to work in Barbados, where he assisted the founding of a social enterprise that processes waste vegetable oil into biodiesel. His business plan for the company led to Native Sun NRG receiving a $10,000 second-place prize in the Prime Minister’s National innovation Competition.

Dautremont-Smith’s work at AASHE included overseeing AASHE’s major programs, such as the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). Under his leadership, his team expanded and maintained AASHE’s online resource center, including an online tool for reporting campus greenhouse gas emissions. He has also interned with the International Labor Rights Forum, supporting a national standard for sustainable agriculture as well as drafted a white paper on the U.S. compliance with an International Labour Organization convention on child labor. Dautremont-Smith has most recently served with Green Schools National Network, analyzing green school assessment and recognition tools and developing recommendations for the creation of a new national green school rating system.

Streater Looking to Make Raider Roster

Posted Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 06:24

Rod Streater at Raiders Rookies CampAlfred State alum Rod Streater is making an impression as he battles for a spot on the Oakland Raiders roster.  Streater went undrafted in the NFL draft but quickly signed with the Raiders following the conclusion of the draft.

Streater spent the three days of the draft with his agent and Alfred State football coach Mick Caba in Michigan.  “The draft days were pretty crazy.  A lot of teams called me and said they wanted to draft me in the late rounds.  I sat down with my agent during the draft and we wrote down all the teams I would like to play for just in case I did go as a free agent.  After the draft ended, numerous teams were calling but then I already had made my choice.”

“I chose the Raiders because my biggest concern was finding a team that loved me.  Prior to the draft, the GM and the wide receivers coach called my old coaches and said that I could play for them and they really liked me.  I feel like I could really contribute the most for them.”

After the Raiders rookie mini-camp Raider Coach Dennis Allen praised Streater when asked what players have made a name for themselves.  “I know Streater, the wide receiver out of Temple, has done a nice job.  He’s been pretty impressive.”

During his two years at Temple, Streater caught 49 passes for 882 yards and seven scores.  This follows a 2009 season at Alfred State where he caught 24 passes for 539 yards and six scores. During his freshman season wearing the blue & gold, Streater played safety on the defensive side of the ball and picked up 20 tackles and picked off two passes.

Streater has been on the West Coast after signing his contract with the Raiders.  He has participated in the rookie camp and a couple of weeks in OTA’s.    The team reports to training camp in late July and is scheduled to take on the Dallas Cowboys in their first preseason game on August 13th.

Hart Named All-Region and All-WNYAC, Lowry and Stowell Named All-WNYAC

Posted Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 10:58

The postseason awards for the Alfred State lacrosse team have come in and Mike Hart (Ajax, ONT) was named 2nd team All-Region and 1st team All-WNYAC.  Attackmen Chance Lowry (Waterloo) and goalie Brad Stowell (Marcellus) were both named 2nd team All-WNYAC.

Hart led the Pioneers in goals, assists, points, and groundballs on the season.  He netted 42 goals and passed out 29 assists for a point total of 71 on the year.  He also grabbed 92 groundballs in his sixteen games of action.  This is the second year in a row that Hart was named to both the All-Region and All-WNYAC teams.

Lowry was second on the team in goals and points.  He found the back of the net 40 times and finished with 42 points.  He also was credited with 45 groundballs.

Stowell played over 841 minutes in net for the Pioneers this season.  He made 283 saves and had a 7-9 record.  He allowed 11.83 goals per game and had a .630 save percentage.  For his career he finishes with 576 total saves in 30 starts.

The blue & gold finished the 2012 campaign with a 7-9 record and narrowly missed making the Region III Tournament. 

Alfred State Announces Football Schedule

Posted Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 11:33

The 2012 Alfred State football team will play six of their ten games in the friendly confines of Pioneer Stadium.  The defending Region III champions will look to build on the momentum of a 6-4 record in 2011.

The blue & gold open up the season with a Monday night contest vs. Brockport JV on Sept. 3rd before hitting the road the next three weeks.  The team's three-game road trip includes trips to Hartwick College JV (9/9), Region III rival Erie CC (9/15), and a longer trip to Stevens Tech (9/22) in Lancaster, PA).

The team returns home on Oct. 7th to take on St. John Fisher JV before hosting Globe Tech on Oct. 13th in the 2012 Homecoming/Family Weekend contest.  The team heads South to the Apprentice School (Newport News, VA) for their final road game on Oct. 20th before wrapping up the season with three straight home contests.

NCAA DIII member Southern Virginia University visits Pioneer Stadium on Oct. 27, the Pioneers take on the Onondaga Ogres Football Club on Nov. 3, and wraps up the season on Nov. 10 versus Hudson Valley CC.

2012 Schedule

8/25 @ St. John Fisher (Scrimmage) 1 p.m. Rochester

9/3 vs. Brockport JV 5 p.m. Alfred

9/9 @ Hartwick JV 1 p.m. Oneonta

9/15 @ Erie CC 1 p.m. Orchard Park

9/22 @ Stevens Tech 3 p.m. Lancaster, PA

10/7 vs. St. John Fisher JV 1 p.m. Alfred

10/13 vs. Globe Tech 1 p.m. Alfred

10/20 @ Apprentice School 1 p.m. Newport News, VA

10/27 vs. Southern Virginia University 1 p.m. Alfred

11/3 vs. Onondaga Ogres FC 1 p.m. Alfred

11/10 vs. Hudson Valley CC Noon Alfred


Alfred State Dedicates Anthony C. Cappadonia Auditorium

Posted Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 12:00

Anthony C. CappadoniaAlumni gathered at Alfred State to celebrate the dedication of the Anthony C. Cappadonia Auditorium, in honor of Professor Emeritus Anthony “Cappy” Cappadonia and his 56 years of teaching and directing instrumental and choral groups at the college.

The event coincided with the college’s 61st Annual Alumni Choral Spring Concert, at which Cappadonia was the director. A ribbon-cutting ceremony preceded the concert, and the official dedication occurred during its intermission. Cappadonia was joined by his wife, Ruth “Bebe.”

“The Anthony C. Cappadonia Auditorium will forever be a testament to your continued loyalty and musical inspiration to all of your students for over 56 years,” read the well-wishes in the program from the Alfred State Choir alumni family. “Your legacy lives on in all of us.”

Cappadonia received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in instrumental and vocal music from Ithaca College, and did graduate work at Syracuse University and Alfred University. An author of numerous articles in choral journals and a member of the American Choral Directors Association, he is also an accomplished composer whose work has been performed at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.  Cappadonia has also served as a guest conductor and adjudicator for many county, area all-state, and all-state choirs throughout New York and Pennsylvania. He received the Alfred State College Council Outstanding Service Award in 2000.

View photos of this event.

Rhoades Presents At Two San Diego Conferences

Posted Date: Monday, June 11, 2012 - 07:17

Dr. Ron Rhoadesfinancial planning program, recently presented at two conferences in San Diego, CA.

For the Southern California Institute, Rhoades presented “Collaboration and Ethics: Engagement Standards, Avoiding Conflicts, and More.” This interactive program provided guidance to estate-planning attorneys, CPAs and financial advisers on how to form wealth management teams to better serve the needs of clients.

For a local meeting of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, Rhoades presented on the topic “Financial Planners Are (Often) Fiduciaries. How? What Now?” He gave insights on the specific fiduciary duties possessed by financial planners and investment advisers, and reviewed the process of investment due diligence.

With over 25 years of experience as an attorney and over a decade as a personal financial adviser, Dr. Rhoades was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential persons associated with the investment advisory profession in 2011 by Investment Advisor magazine. A Certified Financial Planner™, he is the chair of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, the author of numerous articles and books on financial planning and investment topics, and a frequent speaker at national conferences in the financial planning and investment advisory professions. Rhoades’ teaching subjects include financial planning, investment and retirement planning, insurance and risk management, business law, and employee benefits.

The Chapel Hill, NC, native earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida Southern College and his Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of Florida College of Law. He and his wife, Cathy, have two children.

Packard Selected to Participate in AP® Reading

Posted Date: Monday, June 18, 2012 - 11:45

Dr. Earl PackardDr. Earl Packard, chair of the Alfred State Mathematics & Physics Department, has been selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board’s Advanced Placement Examinations in June. He will be reading the calculus exams for the 10th consecutive year.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while in high school. Based on their exam performance, students can receive credit and/or advanced placement when they enter college.

In 2011 more than 11,000 AP Readers evaluated more than 3.4 million AP Exams in 34 subjects. Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, both high school and collegiate, AP Readers are comprised of professional educators from the United States, Canada, and abroad.

The AP Reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between high school and college educators is both fostered and encouraged.

“The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president, AP and College Readiness at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Dr. Packard.”

Packard, who joined the Alfred State faculty in 2003, holds a doctorate in mathematics from Tulane University, a Bachelor of Science of Education in mathematics from Mansfield University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Mansfield State College. Prior to coming to Alfred, Packard taught at Kutztown University (PA) and the University of Arkansas, Monticello.

Four Athletes Honored for Academic Excellence

Posted Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 06:34

Four Alfred State student-athletes were honored by the NJCAA for their excellence in the classroom.  Thomas Anderson (Sodus) and Amanda Bush (Altoona, PA) earned the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement while Joe Markel (Arkport) and Zinta Rutins (Silver Spring, MD) earned the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement.

Anderson, who competed on the cross country team the past two years, holds a 3.91 GPA in the mechanical engineering program.  Bush, a two-year starter on the volleyball team, earned a 3.84 GPA in Veterinary Technology.  Earlier in the year, Anderson and Bush were named the recipients of the Alfred State Academic Awards.

Markel was a standard piece in the men's soccer defense the past two years.  He earned NJCAA honors for earning a 3.76 GPA.  Rutins ran on the cross country team the past two seasons and earned a GPA of 3.71.

The quartet of Pioneers were included in 1,680 student-athletes that met the NJCAA requirements for the academic awards.  During the 2011-12 academic year nearly 60,000 student-athletes competed on over 3,500 NJCAA teams in 28 sports

Dorsey Named WNYAC Senior Athlete of Year

Posted Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 08:01

Briana Dorsey (Rochester/School of the Arts) was recently named the Western New York Athletic Conference Senior Female Athlete of the Year.  Dorsey was honored along with Genesee CC lacrosse player Connor Lattimer.

Dorsey was a two year member of both the indoor and outdoor track & field teams. She was a two-time NJCAA All-American in outdoor track & field as a freshman and repeated as an All-American in one event during her senior year. She is the school record holder in the outdoor 200 m dash and is 2nd in the 100 m dash outdoors and 2nd in the 60 m dash indoors. She is also part of the record holding 4x100 and 4x400 outdoor relay teams and the 4x200 and 4x400 indoor relay teams.

During her two-year career at Alfred, Dorsey earned All-Region in ten events and was named the Region III track athlete of the meet in 2012.

Alfred State Hosts Sustainability Conference

Posted Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 09:43

Nearly 75 sustainability professionals from as far as California converged on Alfred State for “View photos of the conference.