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Dr. Richard Kellogg publishes article in ‘Paperback Parade’

Dr. Richard Kellogg, professor emeritus of psychology at Alfred State, is the author of an article that appears in the most recent issue of “Paperback Parade,” a quarterly journal for readers and book collectors published by Gryphon Publications. The article is titled "Philip Wylie's ‘The Disappearance.’"

Dr. Richard Kellogg, professor emeritus of psychology at Alfred State, is the author of an article that appears in the most recent issue of “Paperback Parade,” a quarterly journal for readers and book collectors published by Gryphon Publications. The article is titled "Philip Wylie's ‘The Disappearance.’"

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Alfred State named a ‘military-friendly’ school

“We are most grateful to the veterans who have served our country,” said Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan. “We are honored to be designated a ‘military-friendly’ college. Veterans will always be welcomed as part of the Alfred State family.”

Alfred State announces that Victory Media has named the college to its Military Friendly ® Schools list for 2015.

Victory Media, originator of the Military Friendly ® group of education and career resources for veterans, announced the list on its website, MilitaryFriendly.com, this week. The list includes institutions that exhibit leading practices to support military students.

This is the fifth consecutive year Alfred State has been designated a military-friendly school.

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Open House held for Vet Tech Center

Kathy Bliss holding animal at new vet Center“The Vet Tech Center is a top-quality teaching facility that rivals any in the region,” Schroeder said, “and helps the program continue to be one of the best in the country.”

Alfred State celebrated its new Veterinary Technology Center Friday with an Open House attended by past and present students, President Skip Sullivan, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Dr. Robert Curry, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members.

Dr. Philip Schroeder, chair of the Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department, said the Center is used to teach almost all of the vet tech classes that involve live animals. It includes animal housing, teaching labs, a radiography suite, and a surgical suite.

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2014 Homecoming/Family Weekend a huge hit

Patricia K. Fogarty with a student at homecoming“The student responses were amazing,” Peavey said. “The attendance rates, from the dodgeball games to the comedian and magician, were higher than ever.”

Patricia K. Fogarty with a student at homecoming With sunny skies, several new events, and plenty of fun activities for everyone, it’s no wonder Alfred State’s Homecoming/Family Weekend was so well attended this year.

In fact, according to Spencer Peavey, senior director of student engagement at Alfred State, some alumni, students, and families were calling this the “best Homecoming ever.”

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Bethesda Foundation tours Alfred State Nursing department simulation lab

Bethesda Foundation tour of nursing“Alfred State appreciates the Bethesda Foundation and its ongoing scholarship support to nursing students in these three counties,” said Dr. Lisa Harmon, chair of the Nursing department.

Nine members of the Bethesda Foundation visited Alfred State Thursday to get a first-hand look at one of the Nursing department’s high-fidelity simulation labs in the Physical and Health Sciences building.

The group watched as senior nursing students Chelsea Goodwill, of Falconer, N.Y., and Jessica Matava, of Ontario, N.Y., administered care to a SimMan 3G ® manikin, which simulates an actual hospital patient.

Phil Loree, president of the Bethesda Foundation, said of the simulation, “I think it’s great. The ability to use a manikin like that is fantastic.”

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Alfred State Farm hosts Kiddie Ag Day

local students with horse at Kiddie Ag Day 2014“Between the beautiful weather, the enthusiasm of our students’ tour leaders, the donation of more than 500 cartons of milk and string cheese by Organic Valley, and the attendance of more than 600 kids,” Schroeder said, “I think the day was a great success.”

local students with horse at Kiddie Ag Day 2014Hundreds of first- and second-grade students from area schools visited the Alfred State Farm Tuesday for Kiddie Ag Day.

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Alfred State support team among Fireball Run squads that departed for Frisco, Texas, Tuesday

students with 2014 Fireball Run carThis year’s Fireball Run begins Sept. 26 in Frisco, Texas, and ends Oct. 4 in Independence, Mo., covering 14 cities and 2,000 miles. For a full schedule, updates, and to watch the action live, visit www.fireballrun.com.

Three teams headed from the Alfred State School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville to Frisco, Texas, Tuesday morning for Fireball Run, the annual life-sized trivia game that seeks to aid in the recovery of America’s missing children.

Two of the squads, Team Allegany and Team Salamanca, are competing in Fireball Run, while Alfred State is providing a support team and sponsoring the event.

“We’re really excited to be sending off another team to the Fireball Run,” said Craig Clark, executive director and dean of Applied Technology.

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Alumni invited to attend free Oct. 3 event at David A. Howe Public Library in Wellsville

Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served during the event. Those interested in attending should contact Cindy Croston by Sept. 30 at 607-587-3931 or at alumni@alfredstate.edu.

Alfred State will host a free alumni event from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the David A. Howe Public Library, 155 N. Main St., Wellsville.

The event provides an opportunity for the 700 alumni residing in Wellsville and the surrounding areas to meet and greet College President Dr. Skip Sullivan and one another.

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Alfred State Partners in New Grant to Continue Building a More Highly Educated Nursing Workforce

The Alfred State Associate of Science in nursing and the Alfred State Bachelor of Science in nursing programs, partners in the first APIN grant received by the Foundation of New York State Nurses in 2012, will continue as partners in the new grant. Lisa Harmon, PhD, RN, CNE, chair of the ASN and BSN nursing programs at Alfred State will lead the nursing programs’ participation in the new grant project.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced that New York has been chosen to receive a $300,000, two-year grant in Phase II of its Academic Progression in Nursing program (APIN). The grant, awarded to the Foundation of New York State Nurses, will support the NYS Future of Nursing Action Coalition’s efforts to implement the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation that 80 percent of practicing registered nurses hold the baccalaureate degree by 2020.

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Alfred State ranked 22nd among top regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report

“We’re delighted that Alfred State continues to perform well on the national scene and we’re delighted with our faculty and staff for keeping us in incredible areas of ranking both state and nationally,” said Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan.

Alfred State has once again made the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings, tying for 22nd among the top regional colleges in the North for 2015. The college has also earned a seventh-place ranking among top public regional schools in the North.

This marks the eighth consecutive year Alfred State has made the prestigious list, tying this year with Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology of Flushing, N.Y. According to U.S. News & World Report, Alfred State’s average freshman retention rate is 82 percent, up from 74 percent a year ago.

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