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Garippa Named Educator of the Year

John GarippaJohn Garippa, associate professor, Automotive Trades Department, Alfred State College, was recently named the 2008 Educator of the Year at the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) conference held at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. 

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.

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ASC Takes First Place in National BUV Competition

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. In previous years, the ASC team captured spots in the top 10, including seventh place in 2005, third place in 2006, and fifth place in 2007.

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.

Doug Acomb '78 & Andy Smilinich '00

Doug Acomb & Andy SmilinichA 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.

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.

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Brett Bodine, class of '79

Brett Bodine Portrait Brett Bodine has taken a rather different road in life, a steeply-banked blacktop road in two-mile lengths, with an ever-present left curve just ahead. And in Brett’s world, “a reasonable pace” means pushing a 750-horsepower car to speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour for hundreds of miles almost every weekend. Welcome to the world according to Brett Bodine, NASCAR Winston Cup driver and 1979 Alfred State College graduate.

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.

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Jamie Hetzelt, class of '00/'01

Jamie Hetzelt-Wells and husband Darren in their bakery Alfred State College dual-degree graduate, Jamie Hetzelt, '00 and '01, culinary arts and culinary arts/baking, production and management, is the proud and happy, if sometimes exhausted, owner of the "Sweet Beginnings" bakery which she and husband Darren Wells, (an Erie County Community College Culinary Arts graduate) launched as a celebration of their firs

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.

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Are donations to the Alfred State College Development Fund tax-deductible?

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Yes, the Alfred State College Development Fund is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts to the College are therefore tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Why does a public college need my support?

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Like most other public universities, Alfred State receives less than one-third of its revenues directly from state government. At times, federal and state dollars are allocated to specific projects or infrastructure needs. Tuition accounts for a small percentage of College revenues.

Alfred State must rely on private donations to support the remaining needs - everything from scholarships to faculty hiring and retention to equipment for classrooms and laboratories. When new buildings are built, state funds pay for the actual cost of construction - not for the furnishings needed to bring those spaces to life. Gifts and endowments provide financial strength to Alfred State.

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