Architectural designs produced by William Dean, Mary Golden, Heinrich Hermann, and Rex Simpson attended the event. Carlson and Simpson coordinated the selection and preparation of student work.
Fourteen Alfred State Building Trades students have been recognized by the City Council of the City of New Orleans for work they performed this fall as part of the 12-week “Semester in the South” project-based learning/civic engagement experience.
The Rev. William H. Terry, M.Div., M.P.S. of St. Anna’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans made the acknowledgement on behalf of the Council, presenting Building Trades Associate Professor Norm Ellis with a plaque and city commendation. The students worked closely with Rev. Terry on the renovation of the Marsaudet-Dodwell House, a cherished historic mansion built in 1846.
Once used as a community center, the Dodwell House was damaged by Hurricane Katrina back in 2005 and has not been used since. Previously, it served at-risk children from the 7th Ward and old historic Tremé neighborhoods located near the French Quarter. When the House reopens it will be used again as the community’s only center for at-risk children and marginalized populations and will become a community center for learning and the arts.
“The value of the skilled craftsmanship that these students provided is estimated to be well over $250,000,” said site supervisor Mike McDonald. “These students are artisan craftsmen and they have catapulted this major renovation ahead by at least two years. We could never have imagined this amount of work being done so fast and so professionally. Their efforts are a real gift to this project and historic site.”
To Rev. William H. Terry, however, the work students did at the Dodwell House “…translates into lives saved.”
Noting the extreme poverty level in the area, Rev. Terry said, “these students are heroes to us all and especially to the children that they have made a place for….they have helped this city renew, rebuild, and restore and we, the people of New Orleans, St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, the children of the Tremé, and others remain eternally grateful.”
The Tremé area has roughly 20,000 residents, of which 38 percent live at or below the poverty level. Violent crime there is 20% higher than the rest of the city which has made the neighborhood synonymous with violence and the namesake of a new HBO drama series. Rev. Terry’s church is located in Tremé and was recognized recently by CNN and the National Episcopal Church for its work against murder with its infamous “Murder Board” that is mounted on the side of the church.
Prior to their work at the Dodwell House, the students worked for six weeks building homes for Habitat for Humanity in Biloxi, Mississippi. This is the third year that Alfred State students have journeyed to the south to apply their knowledge, gain valuable hands-on learning, while making a significant difference in struggling communities still damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the largest urban disaster in U.S. history, which occurred back in 2005.
First row from left, Building Trades instructor Norm Ellis, Jake Paqufette of Williamson. Second row, Noah O’kussick of Kent, Steve Pisanzio of Penfiled, Kyle Gutzmer of Webster. Third row, John Lafosse of Akron, Keith Poliey of Greenwood Lake, Mark Pendleton of Beacon. Back row, Seth Preston of Angelica, Andrew La Porte of Ilion, Nick Congdon of Dunkirk, Sean Richardson of Silver Creek, Noah Bishop of LaFayette, Bob Lounsberry of Almond, and Dave Pierce of Olean.
Alfred State announces the appointment of Greg Sammons to the position of Vice President for Student Affairs.
Sammons, who joined Alfred State in 1996, was appointed chief of police in 2005. In 2012, he became interim vice president for student affairs. With this appointment, he will oversee departments including University Police.
Earlier this year, Sammons was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service. He has an associate’s degree in applied science degree in criminal justice from Finger Lakes Community College, a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Houghton College, and a master’s degree in justice administration from Norwich University.
Four members of the Alfred State women's soccer team have been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in their end of the year awards. Kali Muhleisen (Alfred Almond), was named 1st team All-American while Krista DeCarlo (Bayshore/West Islip), and Maura Tuffey (Albany/Holy Names) were named 2nd team. The trio along with Hannah Holmok (Alfred Almond) were also named All-Northeast Region as well.
Muhleisen led the Pioneers with 31 goals and eight assists on the year. She has previously been named NJCAA All-American, 1st team All-Region, and 1st team All-WNYAC.
DeCarlo was in net for 1,383 minutes for the Lady Pioneers. She recorded a 15-2 record and had a 0.52 goals against average. She made 48 saves and recorded nine solo shutouts. Previously she was named All-WNYAC.
Tuffey was a fixture in the defensive backfield with her tough and aggressive play. She finished the year with two assists. Previously she was named All-Region and All-WNYAC.
Holmok was second on the team with 12 goals and 30 points. She has earned NJCAA All-American, 1st team All-Region, and 1st team All-WNYAC honors earlier this postseason.
The Lady Pioneers were 17-2 during the 2012 campaign and climbed to the #1 ranking in the NJCAA Division III poll. The season featured a 17-game winning streak, a WNYAC Division III Championship, and the #1 seed in the Region III Division III Tournament.
Alfred State is featured in the AASHE website
Six architectural technology students from Alfred State presented at the annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) conference last month in Washington, DC.
The six seniors presented on the work they did last semester as part of a course called Design Studio 5: Urban Design in which they worked closely with residents and community leaders in the nearby community of Bath. The students created architectural plans for the community which were well received and may be considered for future implementation.
Led by the Consortium of Appalachian Centers and Institutes, the ATP offers students a unique opportunity to conduct active community-based research on their campuses.
Caption – From left, ARC Federal Co-chair Earl F. Gohl; Alfred State architectural engineering professors William Dean (ATP Teaching Fellow) and Rex Simpson; students Matthew Sickles of Albany; Travis Monroe of Cattaraugus; Emily Connors of Spencerport; Thomas Button of Rushville; Anthony Vischansky of Elmira; Alfred State’s Craig Clark, executive director of the Wellsville campus and dean of the School of Applied Technology (ATP Teaching Fellow); James Marsh of Belmont; and architectural engineering assistant professor Jeffrey Johnston.
The technical education practitioners and scholars who are defining sustainability in higher education will gather at Alfred State this summer for the college’s second net zero green home in Wellsville from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) award this fall. The conference is being sponsored by the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), and Corning Inc.
The Alfred State women's basketball team opened up 2013 and WNYAC play with a 58-47 victory over Mercyhurst North East on Thursday. The Lady Pioneers improve to 9-4 (1-0 WNYAC) while the Lady Saints are now 8-4 (0-1 WNYAC).
Haley Witchella (Oxford Academy) led all scorers with 23 points. She also added 15 rebounds and blocked seven shots. Sally Santiago (Bronx/Our Lady of Good Counsel) had a career high 14 points while Briana Meehan (Whitesville) and Eleasha Wiggins (Brooklyn/Bedford Academy) each chipped in nine.
The Lady Pioneers trailed 28-25 at half but shot 60% in the 2nd half and outscored the Lady Saints by 14.
Kirsten Holmes led Mercyhurst with 15 points. The Lady Saints shot just 25.8% from the field for the game including 20.7% in the 2nd half.
Alfred returns to action on Tuesday when they hit the road for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off at Niagara CCC.
Mercyhurst North East used a 24 to 5 run in the 2nd half to break open a tight contest en route to a 81-68 victory over Alfred State in the WNYAC opener for both teams. MNE is now 7-7 (1-0 WNYAC) on the year while Alfred is 5-6 (0-1 WNYAC).
The Saints held a 33-26 lead at half but the Pioneers scored the first seven points of the half to tie it. A few moments later, MNE led 38-37 before they went on the game-deciding run.
Soutiri Sapnas led the Saints with 20 points (5 for 9 from three). Damon Jones added 15 poings and five assists, and Deandrye Henderson chipped in 12. MNE shot 73.1% from the field in the 2nd half and was 4 for 6 from three-point land.
Marquis Chatman (Allen, TX) led the blue & gold with 16 points while Cristian Santana (Harlem Village Academy) had a double-double with 12 points and 13 boards. Jamar White (Laurel, MD) finished with 14 points, six assists, and six assists while Tommy Hutson (Brooklyn/Susan McKinney) finished with 11.
The Pioneers shot 42.4% from the field for the day but was just 4 for 18 (22%) from three. They also hit just 14 of 26 foul shots.
Alfred heads to the Herkimer CCC Tournament this weekend. They take on the host team at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The Alfred State wrestling teams battled tough but fell twice as they opened up 2013 at the Alfred State Duals. They opened the day with a 27-24 loss to Penn College of Technology and then fell 42-16 to Bergen (NJ) CC.
In the match-up with Penn College only four matches were competed on the mat due to three Pioneer forfeits, two Wildcat forfeits, and a no match. Tyler Aldinger (Alexander) earned a pin over Cesar Gonzales at 149 lbs. and Josh Simons (Campbell Savona) pinned Austin Clark at 165 lbs. Ethan Livernash (Penfield) and Dan Ognibene (Alexander) earned forfeit victories.
Bergen jumped out to a 18-0 lead and never looked back in the second match. Aldinger earned a 15-3 victory over Miguel Henriquz and Simons earned a pin in 2:22 over Krisztof Kucab. Ognibene earned a forfeit victory at heavyweight to account for the final Pioneer points.
The blue & gold now have a week to prepare for the Mt. Union (Alliance, OH) Open. Wrestling is slated for a 10 a.m. start.