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Special Announcement from the Office of the President at Alfred State

The college community is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Eric Michael Green. Eric, previously reported missing, was located in Almond, NY. At this time, the evidence shows no foul play. 

The college community is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Eric Michael Green. Eric, previously reported missing, was located in Almond, NY. At this time, the evidence shows no foul play. A native of Alfred, Eric who was the son of Distinguished Teaching Professor, Michelle Green, resided on campus and was a first-year student enrolled in the computer information systems program.

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Office of Marketing and Communications Wins MarCom Awards

MarCom Awards logoFor the third consecutive year, the Office of Marketing and Communications at Alfred State entered several of its best designs into the annual MarCom Awards competition and took home two Gold Awards and one Honorable Mention.

The Office of Marketing and Communications at Alfred State walked away with three coveted MarCom Awards this year

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Hinkle Memorial Library Presents: A Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past exhibit at libraryCollege library revisits classic rock history with a new gallery exhibit on display now through the end of November

College library revisits classic rock history with a new gallery exhibit on display now through the end of November

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Alfred State Appoints New College President

Dr. Irby (Skip) SullivanDr. Sullivan has served as president of West Georgia Technical College since 2006 and will be joining Alfred State as president effective on or after Jan. 2, 2014, at an annual salary of $190,000.

SUNY Chancellor Zimpher, the Presidential Search Committee, and Board of Trustees name Dr. Irby (Skip) Sullivan Alfred State’s newest president

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The U.S. National Arboretum Gets a Boost from Renewable Energy

U.S. National Arboretum 2013“I cannot express how proud I am of the students, for their exemplary work ethic, professionalism, attention to detail, and overall excellence throughout the entire project,” Stevens says. “The students have demonstrated Alfred’s excellence in education.”

Alfred State Students install third and largest solar array at the U.S. National Arboretum

Nineteen students and graduates and two instructors from Alfred State’s electrical construction and maintenance electrician program headed to Washington, D.C., this October to complete the largest phase of what has been a five-year project to help the U.S. National Arboretum meet its sustainability goals. Their mission: to install a 15 kilowatt photovoltaic system.

National Day of Service Unites Local Colleges

Jake Paquette and Kathy Bayus“This day is about providing meaningful assistance to our Allegany County neighbors, helping to meet community needs and build relationships,” said Jonathan Hilsher, Director of Civic Engagement at Alfred State.

Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany Event Brings Three Local Colleges Together for a Day of Giving Back

Now in its second year, the Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany event, held this October as part of the national Make a Difference Day, attracted more than 500 students and volunteers from Alfred State, Alfred University, and Houghton College.

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Alfred State, Literacy West NY, and Alfred Community Garden Awarded AmeriCorps VISTA Grant

Alfred Community GardenOnly three new projects in the State of New York earned a coveted AmeriCorps VISTA grant for Nov. 2013 to Nov. 2014. And Alfred State, with its focus on nutritional literacy and community-based gardening in collaboration with Literacy West NY, Inc. and Alfred Community Garden, was one of the fortunate recipients.

Only three new projects in the State of New York earned a coveted AmeriCorps VISTA grant for Nov. 2013 to Nov. 2014. And Alfred State, with its focus on nutritional literacy and community-based gardening in collaboration with Literacy West NY, Inc. and Alfred Community Garden, was one of the fortunate recipients.

Sally Murphy was hired as the AmeriCorp VISTA member who will oversee this project.

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Drama Club Pulls Out all the Stops with Musical Production of Grease

The Alfred State Drama Club will be performing this hit November 21-23 at 7 p.m. and November 24 at 2 p.m. in the Cappadonia Auditorium in the Orvis Activities Center. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $2 for students, and will be available at the door or can be reserved in advance by calling 607-587-4079.

Everyone’s favorite musical is making its way to the Alfred State stage this semester. Set in 1958, Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s masterpiece, Grease, follows the story of a group of teenagers—the “Burger Palace Boys” and their female counterparts, the “Pink Ladies”—as they deal with the complexities of high school romance and coming of age. Performing canon favorites like “We Go Together,” “Greased Lightning,” and “Summer Nights,” the Grease cast and musicians will have the crowd popping out of their seats to show off their best hand jive.

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ServSafe Food Safety Training and Exam Offered

Interested participants should call the Center for Community Education and Training at 607-587-4015 or email ccet@alfredstate.edu for more information. Pre-registration is required. The cost of the training is $200.

Center for Community Education and Training is hosting a two-day community ServSafe Food Safety training and exam Dec. 16-17, 2013, from 2:30-7:30 p.m. each day in the Pioneer Center. This course is an introduction to the basic aspects of culinary arts sanitation with emphasis on various types of food service operations, correct sanitation procedures, rules and regulations pertaining to the safe use and maintenance of small tools and heavy equipment, correct methods of customer service, and personal hygiene as related to foods and food service.

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Professor Mitchell Confronts Both Triumph and Loss in His Newest Book of Poetry

The book is a collection of poems—each with its own voice and emotional quality—all sharing the same sense of poignancy. “What happens to us when things are lost?” Mitchell asks. “The impetus came from me asking myself that question—how do people deal with different kinds of loss?”

When he isn’t encouraging students at Alfred State to express themselves through writing, Richard Mitchell, professor of English, is contemplating his own creative endeavors—namely, poetry. His latest book, Before Every Other Fall (Aldrich Press), hit the stands this July and is already receiving acclaim.

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