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University Police Honored with Two NASPA Awards

The University Police Department received the Campus Safety Knowledge Community Award for Best Practices in General Categories for implementing the Values-Oriented Ten-Minute Training endeavor as part of an overall paradigm-shift within the department to a learning organization.

The SUNY Alfred State University Police Department has been honored with two Best Practices Awards from Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). This initiative is designed to build a database of valuable programs from which NASPA members can adopt and adapt for their own campuses. The awards were presented at the annual NASPA Campus Safety Knowledge Community meeting in Baltimore, Md.

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Local Student Wins National Award for Civic Engagement

Kayla FranchinaAlfred State student Kayla Franchina, of Gerry, has recently been named a 2014 recipient of the Newman Civic Fellows Award from Campus Compact for her role in launching Project Prom Dress at Alfred State.

Kayla FranchinaAlfred State student Kayla Franchina, of Gerry, has recently been named a 2014 recipient of the Newman Civic Fellows Award from Campus Compact for her role in launching Project Prom Dress at Alfred State. Kayla is one of less than 200 students in the country being honored this year and the only Alfred State student to ever receive the award.

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15th Annual Regional Science and Technology Fair Winners Announced

Winners of the 15th Annual Regional Science and Technology FairA total of 77 students presented their projects to the judges for a chance at $1,590 in prize money.

Student displays from nine local school districts (Addison, Andover, Canaseraga, Hammondsport, Hinsdale, Portville, Prattsburgh, St. Anne’s Academy, and Tuscarora) were judged at Alfred State’s 15th Annual Regional Science and Technology Fair on April 4. Sixty-three science and technology projects were on display for judging and public viewing. Participants were divided into senior (grades 10-12), junior (grades 7-9), and novice grade categories. A total of 77 students presented their projects to the judges for a chance at $1,590 in prize money.

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Local Business Leader to Receive Honorary Degree

William GoodrichSUNY officials approved William Goodrich, president and CEO of Rochester’s LeChase Construction and a 1984 graduate of Alfred State, as the recipient of the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) degree last month.

William GoodrichSUNY officials approved William Goodrich, president and CEO of Rochester’s LeChase Construction and a 1984 graduate of Alfred State, as the recipient of the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) degree last month. Alfred State President Skip Sullivan will present the award at the College’s 2014 Commencement ceremony this May.

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Construction Management and Engineering Technology Program Renews Accreditation

The Board of Trustees of the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) announces the renewal of accreditation of the construction management program at Alfred State.

The Board of Trustees of the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) announces the renewal of accreditation of the construction management program at Alfred State. The program has maintained the stringent standards of the ACCE and has proven to the board, through a visiting team of its peer and industry practitioners, that the program is worthy of accreditation.

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Local Students’ Artwork on Display at Hinkle Library

student artwork from Haverling High SchoolThe Hinkle Libraryat Alfred State is pleased to present a collection of student artwork from Haverling High School in Bath. Students completed their work under the guidance of art teacher Steven Randall.

student artwork from Haverling High SchoolThe Hinkle Library at Alfred State is pleased to present a collection of student artwork from Haverling High School in Bath. Students completed their work under the guidance of art teacher Steven Randall. The work exhibited will run throughout April and includes an array of projects from Randall’s drawing, painting, photography, and studio in art classes.

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SkillsUSA New York State Leadership and Skills Conference Postsecondary Championship Winners

SkillsUSA Post-Secondary Competition winners pose for photo at winners’ banquetAlfred State students nearly swept this statewide competition with 25 wins in each of the 10 categories.

The 2014 SkillsUSA New York State Leadership and Skills Conference Postsecondary Championship held on Alfred State’s Wellsville Campus pitted 60 students from three schools against each other in one of the nation’s most prestigious showcases of career and technical aptitude. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. Alfred State students nearly swept this statewide competition with 25 wins in each of the 10 categories.

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Admissions Staff Shoots for the Gold, Wins National Photo Contest

Admissions Office contest photo“Votes were tabulated on Facebook with each person allowed one vote per day. This year we had eight colleges enter the contest to vie for a free membership. After five days of voting, in a last minute dash to the finish line, Alfred State prevailed as the winner of the 2014 Best Admission Staff Photo Contest.

The Alfred State Admissions Office showed their pioneer spirit last month, entering into College Fair Registry’s national 2014 Admissions Staff Photo Contest and walking away with a first place win. “This contest was a good opportunity for the office staff to be creative and to engage the campus community in supporting Alfred State in a fun way,” said Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Deborah Goodrich.

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Alfred State Students Express Their Gratitude to Alumni Serving Overseas in the Military

Court Reporting care package“It’s important for our overseas military to know people are thinking of them and care about the work they are doing,” Emily said. “These gifts are just a small ‘thank you’ for all they do for us.”

As part of last month’s National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, students in Alfred State’s court reporting curriculum put a personal twist on the typical military care package, taking the time to prepare items exclusively for Alfred State alumni serving overseas.

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Students Request Building Materials for Alfred Community Garden

Community Garden volunteersThe students are asking members of the community to support their project by donating materials—anything from old or torn down shacks to chicken coops to extra wood or materials already slated for the recycle pile.

The Alfred Community Garden is currently requesting materials to build a storage shed for its garden tools, and members of the college’s Emerging Pioneer Leadership Program (EPLP) are leading the hunt for donations. The garden, now in its fourth planting year, is located on State Route 21 in Alfred on land belonging to Alfred State and is open to members of the campus community, members of the local community, and not-for-profits who wish to learn about and grow produce.

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