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Dr. Kellogg authors ‘Barry Baskerville’s Marvelous Memory’

Posted Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:00

cover of “Barry Baskerville’s Marvelous Memory,” the fifth book in the series about a boy detective Dr. Richard Kellogg, professor emeritus of psychology at Alfred State, is the author of a new book titled, “Barry Baskerville's Marvelous Memory” (Airship 27, 2017).

This book is the fifth entry in a popular series of mysteries for children, and is available on the Amazon website. The book contains beautiful color illustrations by Gary Kato, a prominent Hawaiian artist.

“Barry Baskerville's Marvelous Memory” shows children how accurate observations, adequate repetition, and mnemonic techniques can enhance their memorization skills. The hero of the adventure is a precocious youngster named Barry Baskerville who has dreams of becoming a famous detective just like Sherlock Holmes.

Upon acquiring a new telescope, Barry teaches his classmates how to memorize the colors of the rainbow, the planets in our solar system, and other facts related to the field of astronomy. Barry even uses his remarkable memory to prevent his parents from being swindled by dishonest salespeople.

Dr. Kellogg is the author of four previous books dealing with Sherlock Holmes. He enjoys introducing readers to a world of enchantment that is inhabited by the great detective and his loyal colleague, Dr. John Watson.


Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc. welcomes Ashworth as new board member

Posted Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:15

Ruthanne AshworthThe Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State, has welcomed a new board member, Ruthanne Ashworth, of Hornell.

An assistant professor in the Nursing Department, Ashworth joined the college in January 2017. She received an associate degree in nursing from Alfred State, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SUNY Brockport, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Binghamton University.

In addition to her teaching and advising duties at the college, Ashworth continues to work per diem as a nurse practitioner for Regional Gastroenterology Inc. in Lancaster, PA, where she has been employed for the last 15 years. She is also a member of Alfred State’s Senate Assessment and General Education Committee, and its Budget and Planning Committee.

Outside of the college, Ashworth is a member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the National League for Nurses, a prior member of the St. Leo the Great School Board of Education, and a past member of St. Philip Apostle Church, where she served as a religious educator and Eucharistic minister prior to relocating to New York in January 2017.

She is the parent of one daughter, Mary.


Another No. 1 ranking for Alfred State

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:45

For the 11th straight year, Alfred State is highly ranked on the latest US News & World Report Best Colleges list.

Alfred State is No. 1 among all SUNY schools in the Northern Regional Colleges category. For schools with out-of-state tuition and fees below $12,000, once again Alfred State earned a No. 1 ranking in the north.

When looking at all public colleges in the 11-state northern region, the report ranked Alfred State an impressive No. 6 overall, No. 3 on the Best Value list for public colleges, and No. 3 on the Best Colleges for Veterans list of northern public schools.

students working on motorcycles in the lab
Alfred State continues to add new in-demand majors like the new motorcycle and power sports
technology program. The college again ranks high on the 2018 US News & World Report Best
Colleges list.

“We recognize that many students compare a long list of colleges and the 2018 US News & World Report Best Colleges rankings are instrumental to both students and parents researching their options,” said Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan. “We’re very grateful that this prestigious list recognizes our faculty excellence, hands-on career preparation, and the superior student experience found at Alfred State. We’ve placed highly in a number of national rankings lately and it’s a tremendous honor.”

Recently Money Magazine’s Best Colleges for Your Money recognized Alfred State’s web development program as best in the nation, while cyber security, applications software development, and network administration came in at No. 2 among all colleges offering similar degrees. An additional eight majors also made the national top ten list by Money. TheBestColleges.org ranks the college’s veterinary technology program No. 3 in the country. Praise from student reviews also gained high marks for Alfred State from Princeton Review and Niche.com.

“Each of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities help our students find their purpose and their passion. Whether it’s in research, education, outreach, or engagement, our colleges and universities strive to achieve excellence in everything they do,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “We are thrilled that so many of our SUNY campuses have again received favorable rankings by US News & World Report. While we appreciate that rankings are one indication of quality, it does help demonstrate that SUNY is one of the best national education systems. Congratulations to each of the SUNY campuses recognized by the 2018 US News and World Report rankings.”


Business Department granted candidacy for accreditation

Posted Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:00

Having recently been granted candidacy status, the Business Department is one step closer to being accredited by an internationally recognized accreditation body.

Granting the candidacy was the Board of Commissioners of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and management education for student-centered colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions throughout the world. The IACBE has hundreds of member institutions and campuses worldwide, and has accredited more than 1,500 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and South America.

In its decision to grant candidacy status to Alfred State’s Business Department, the Board determined that the department “has developed an appropriate quality management system; has satisfied candidacy requirements relating to its business programs, resources, and operational processes; and is eligible to undergo an accreditation review.”

Programs within the department that are eligible for accreditation include the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), financial planning (BBA), sport management (BBA), technology management (BBA), the Associate of Science (AS) in business administration sport management (AS), the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in accounting and marketing (AAS).

Assistant Professor and Department Chair Danielle Green said, “Achieving candidacy status demonstrates that our programs are well-designed and effective. External accreditation lends legitimacy to the programs and competency of the faculty within our department. Achieving this candidacy status places our business programs on the path to a valuable and unique accreditation that offers internationally recognized significance.”

Green added that she worked closely with Assistant Professor Mark Bloxsom for many hours to achieve candidacy status, noting that he was invaluable to the process. Dr. John Williams, dean of the School of Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology, credited both Green and Bloxsom for the achievement, and elaborated on its importance.

“The significance of this candidacy for accreditation reflects the academic excellence and commitment of the business faculty to our students,” Williams said. “IACBE accreditation will be an additional distinction further defining the quality and value of an Alfred State degree. I am most grateful to Professors Green and Bloxsom for their commitment and determination as we moved through the process.”

Over the next 18 months, Green said, the department will be collecting data and reflecting on academic and operational practices as part of its comprehensive self-study.

“Following the self-study,” Green said, “the programs will be reviewed by the Board of Commissioners, and we have complete confidence that we will be awarded full accreditation status.”


Alfred State welcomes new employees

Posted Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:15

Alfred State recently welcomed 37 new faculty and staff members.

The Division of Academic Affairs has 18 new hires, including Nicole Agosta, Sue Akiyama, Dr. Murat Al, Alexander Feenaughty, Tara Histed, Dr. Kyung Yon Jhi, Dr. Ingrid Johnston, Jason Kellogg, Dr. Maryam Nasri, Calvin O’Dell, Kevin Scott, William Tilley, Betty Torrell, Greg Traugh, Christopher Tremper, Jennifer Warren, Jaime White, and HC Willard.

Agosta, of Hornell, was hired as an assistant professor in the Physical and Life Sciences Department. She received an Associate of Science degree in biological sciences from Alfred State, a Bachelor of Science degree in forensic science technology from Alfred State, and a Master of Science degree in biomedical forensic science from Syracuse University.

Akiyama, of Alfred, is an assistant professor in the Architecture and Design Department. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Miami University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California.

Al, of Alfred, is now in the position of assistant professor in the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Department. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle East Technical University, a Master of Science degree from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and a doctorate from Lehigh University.

Feenaughty, of Almond, was hired as an instructor in the Building Trades Department. He previously served in the US Air Force.

Histed, of Brockport, is now an assistant professor in the Nursing Department. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from SUNY Brockport and her Master of Science in nursing from St. John Fisher College.

Jhi, of Kearney, NE, joins the college as an assistant professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Korean National Police University, a master’s from Michigan State University, and a doctorate from Sam Houston State University.

Johnston, of Alfred, has joined the college as the interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Quinnipiac College, a Master of Arts from Connecticut College, and a doctorate from the University of Rhode Island.

Kellogg, of Elmira, is a new instructor in the Automotive Department. He earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from Monroe Community College.

Nasri, of Alfred, is now in the position of assistant professor in the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Department. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kerman University, a Master of Software Systems degree from the University of British Columbia, and a doctorate from Simon Fraser University.

O’Dell, of Greenwood, is now an instructor in the Electrical Trades Department. He earned his Associate of Occupational Studies degree at Alfred State.

Scott, of Belmont, was hired as an instructor in the Culinary Arts Department. He received an associate degree from Alfred State.

Tilley, of Naples, is a new computer technician in the Technology Services Department. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering technology from Alfred State and previously served in the US Navy.

Torrell, of Sylva, NC, is now in the position of assistant professor in the Architecture and Design Department. She earned Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts degrees from the University of Washington.

Traugh, of Higganum, CT, joins the college as an instructor in the Automotive Trades Department. He earned his Associate of Occupational Studies degree from Alfred State.

Tremper, of Cohocton, was hired as an instructor in the Automotive Trades Department. He received his associate degree in autobody repair from Alfred State.

Warren, of Almond, is a new office assistant 1 (keyboarding) in the Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department. She holds a degree in court and realtime reporting from Alfred State.

White, of Wellsville, joins the college as a clinical coordinator in the Radiologic Technology Department. She earned an Associate of Arts degree from Niagara University, an Associate of Applied Science degree from Alfred State, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alfred University.

Willard, of Alfred, was hired as an instructor in the Electrical Trades Department. He earned his electrical apprenticeship certification from Dixie Applied Technical College.

The Division of Administration, Advancement and Enrollment has 10 new hires, including Samantha Brockway, David Brownell, Julie Harnish, Stephen Mercier, Jesse Peck, Katherine Price, Anthony Rudolph, Peter Van Tyne, Erika Winans, and Mandy York.

Brockway, of Dansville, joins the college as an office assistant 1 (keyboarding) in the Student Records and Financial Services Office.

Brownell, of Canisteo, was hired as a cleaner.

Harnish, of Dansville, is now in the position of office assistant 1 (keyboarding) in the Student Records and Financial Services Office.

Mercier, of Hornell, is a new cleaner.

Peck, of Dalton, joins the college as a herdsman at the College Farm.

Price, of Alfred Station, was hired as an office assistant (keyboarding) in the Admissions Department. She earned her Associate in Applied Science degree from Alfred State.

Rudolph, of Delevan, is now an admissions counselor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communication from Medaille College.

Van Tyne, of Wellsville, is now in the position of print systems technician in the Print and Mail Services Department. He graduated with honors from Alfred University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Winans, of Andover, was hired as an office assistant 1 (keyboarding) in the Procurement and Payment Services Department. She holds a Certificate of Massage Therapy from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage.

York, of Wellsville, joins the college as an office assistant 1 (keyboarding) in the Business Affairs Department. She received a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Kentucky.

The Division of Student Affairs has nine new hires, including Michael Armstrong, Kylie Bierman, Jason Doviak, Mario Dragone, Andrew Heslink, Joseph Histed, Sally Murphy, Ashley Schweitzer, and Rebecca Straub.

Armstrong, of Hornell, was hired as the head baseball coach. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Massachusetts.

Bierman, of Cuba, is now an assistant athletic trainer. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Alfred University.

Doviak, of Salem, MA, was hired as the director of athletics. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Cortland, and a Master of Business Administration degree from The College of Saint Rose.

Dragone, of Williamsville, is now in the position of university police officer 1. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University at Buffalo and served in the US Marine Corps.

Heslink, of Clymer, joins the college as the coordinator of campus recreation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from SUNY Brockport, a Bachelor of Science in health education from SUNY Brockport, and a Master of Science in athletic coaching education from West Virginia University.

Histed, of Brockport, was hired as a university police officer 1. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SUNY Brockport.

Murphy, of Alfred, is now a residence hall director. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Houghton College.

Schweitzer, of Belmont, joins the college as a counselor in the Health and Wellness Services Department. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Nazareth College, and a master’s degree from Alfred University.

Straub, of Allegany, is a new assistant athletic trainer. She holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Gannon University.


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