Success Stories

  • For the second year in a row, Alfred State College President Dr. John M. Anderson attended the Annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting in New York City as the guest of ASC alumnus B. Thomas Golisano,’62, the founding sponsor of the event.

  • “The BBA program seamlessly positioned my technical background into a foundation for higher learning and it has given me a network that has already helped get my foot in the door with an international company,” he said. “I can’t help being excited by all the doors that have opened. This program has been a very, very good choice for me.”

  • “Hypothetical scenarios in textbooks deprive people of the chance to experiment with what they know and to develop the confidence they need,” said Clint. “That’s why I am glad I chose Alfred State. This place is all about real-world learning and preparation.”

  • “I immediately felt a sense of belonging at Alfred State and have felt that way every day since,” says Kris.

  • Watch the video spot featuring Courtney, a forensic science technology major.

  • “The Alfred State program puts you further ahead. Year one I was already touching animals. By the time I finished my vet tech degree, I had more hands-on experience than I would at other colleges. Alfred State really prepares you,” says Jontae.

  • “Alfred State prepared me for the real world. That’s why Zippo invited me back. I really benefited from my time spent here.”

  • Ray also plays varsity baseball, learning “teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership that you simply cannot learn inside a classroom.” In fall 2009, Ray was given the “Most Dedicated Athlete” award. Ray’s athletics experience demonstrates that project-based learning can be found in every aspect of Alfred State’s culture.

  • Watch the video spot featuring Sean, an Automotive Trades instructor and Alfred State alumnus.

  • Connie was hired right out of college by Genesee Valley Equine Clinic in Rochester, and works almost exclusively with horses. 

  • “This is a great place for international students because students here love to hear about other cultures.”

  • Alfred State College students, as well as graduates, are ready to hit the ground running. Thomas Dayton, a first-semester student in the online automotive parts technology program, is Counterman magazine’s Counter Professional of the Year.

  • When Jessica graduated from Alfred State’s CAD program she went right to work as a designer for Praxair, the largest industrial gases company in North and South America. The company serves the aerospace, chemicals, electronics, energy, food and beverage, healthcare, manufacturing, and metals industries.

  • Kell Orlando (Seneca Falls) is not your ordinary Alfred State College student.  Orlando, a freshman motor sports technology major taking classes on the Wellsville campus, has his sights set on one day representing the USA in the Olympics on the curling ice.

  • Caroline M. Baker, RHIT, a 2007 graduate of Alfred State College's health information technology/medical records program, has found career nirvana at Duke University Hospital (Durham, NC) where she serves as HIM manager.

  • John Garippa, the 2008 Educator of the Year (second from right), was recognized for his achievement at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Conference.

  • Five baccalaureate-level mechanical engineering technology seniors at Alfred State, under the guidance of their project advisers, Dr. Edward Tezak, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, and Ray Gleason, instructional support technician, captured first place in the eighth annual national BUV (basic utility vehicle) competition held in Indianapolis.

  • Dr. John M. Anderson was installed as Alfred State College's 11th president on October 16th, 2008.

  • Conroy Parchment graduated from Alfred State in 2001 with an AOS degree in Building Trades: Building Construction and in 2005 with a BT degree in Construction Management Technology. Today he is a project manager for Rodgers Builders, one of the largest health care construction companies in the nation.

  • A new era of Alfred State College athletics is on the verge of a beginning with the opening of the college's brand new on-campus athletic complex. The construction of the project was spearheaded by two Pioneer alums, Doug Acomb and Andy Smilinich of Babcock Enterprises Ltd.

  • Some athletes seem to have a golden pathway to the pros. Matt Hewitt's football career has had many twists and turns as he pursues his dream of playing professional football.

    Hewitt, a graduate of Englewood (NJ) High School, came to Alfred State College in 2004 as a quarterback. Before even thinking about taking a snap under center the Pioneers coaching staff decided to take advantage of Hewitt's athleticism and moved him to the defensive side of the ball.

  • Watch the video spot featuring Matthew, a Surveying Engineering Technology major.

  • Watch the video spot featuring Jodi, an Automotive Service major.

  • Watch the video spot featuring Jennifer, a Liberal Arts and Sciences - Humanities major.

  • Two relatively simple facts shaped and gave direction to Lee Brasted's career after he earned his industrial technology degree from ASC.

  • Enthusiasm...contentment...an optimistic outlook...and an infectious laugh-these are the intangible yet starkly apparent qualities 1983 alumna Renee Whitney exudes when she speaks.

  • If, as Hank Henderson believes, "people advance themselves more easily when they speak well," it is no surprise that he finds himself at the head of Henderson Industries (HI), in West Paterson, NJ.

  • “The track and cross country programs can always use something to improve them; sometimes those ‘somethings’ are not part of the budget for the sport. I’m hoping that this gift will help the program get those things to enhance it and help keep the program viable for years to come.”

  • Most Americans manage to achieve some level of the American dream: a house, a car, a career, a family. However, it seems as if the American Dream for the 21st century is to retire young while you still have the time to enjoy it. Most people fall short of this ideal, but at least one Alfred State College graduate managed to pull it off by age 40!

  • Her love of science and math and the advice of a family friend led Emily Packard Durbin ('65 MLT) first to Alfred State College and eventually to the ranks of upper management at one of America's largest money management companies, Putnam Investments, in Boston.

  • Most of us travel down life's highway at a reasonable pace, taking time to appreciate the smooth straightaways and even enjoying the occasional surprise curve.

  • It was a different Alfred State College in those days. There was only one campus building, and that was located across the street from the current ASC campus at Alfred University. There were fewer students as well, and when it came to female students, well, they were practically non-existent.

  • Jamie Hetzelt is the proud and happy, if sometimes exhausted, owner of the "Sweet Beginnings" bakery which she and husband Darren Wells launched as a celebration of their first wedding anniversary.

  • It's a long road from ASC's building trades program to being a major land developer and award-winning Nevada home builder, but that's the journey that Michael "Mick" Galatio has taken.

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