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Alfred State masonry student third in the nation at SkillsUSA Championship

Posted Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 16:15

After winning honors at the state level this past April, Alfred State students brought home national awards from the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades, the 52nd annual National SkillsUSA Championship.

Trevor Huntley, masonry, Conklin, earned a bronze medal in the masonry category for placing third against competitors from across the country. Andrea Koston, culinary arts: baking, production and management, Rochester, also earned a top 10 national finish, coming in fifth place in the commercial baking category.

Dr. Craig Clark, vice president for Economic Development, said, “The SkillsUSA competition is a national event where students have the opportunity to compete with the best in the USA in their trade. Our students have done well over the years, and obtaining a third in the nation in masonry and a fifth in commercial baking showcases both our students and the programs at Alfred State.”

Held June 20-24 in Louisville, KY, the championship was the highlight of the National Leadership and Skills Conference, which featured more than 15,000 students, teachers, education leaders, and representatives from 600 national corporations, trade associations, businesses, and labor unions. The championship included 100 hands-on skill and leadership competitions.

Representing Alfred State in addition to Huntley and Koston were Ryan Balcerzak, heavy equipment, truck and diesel technician, Elma; Scott Erdman, automotive service technician, Jeffersonville; Mahogany Lemon, culinary arts: baking, production and management, Buffalo; James McAdam, drafting/CAD, North Tonawanda; and Timothy Tripp, autobody repair, Little Genesee.

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Pictured is masonry student Trevor Huntley, of Conklin, center, who finished third in the masonry category at the 52nd annual National SkillsUSA Championship in Louisville, KY, along with Dr. Craig Clark, Alfred State vice president for Economic Development, left, and Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan.

 


Packard participates in Advanced Placement Program Reading

Posted Date: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 11:00

Dr. Earl PackardDr. Earl Packard, assistant professor in the Mathematics and Physics Department, was selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in calculus.

This was Packard’s 14th consecutive year of serving in this capacity. He was one of about 900 high school and college mathematics educators from around the world who scored the free-response questions for approximately 435,000 students who took the AP calculus exam.

The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies – with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both – while still in high school. Through AP courses in 37 subjects, each culminating in a rigorous exam, students learn to analyze complex problems, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue – skills that prepare them for college and beyond.

Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams. AP readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the world’s leading academic institutions. The AP Reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between educators is both fostered and encouraged.

“The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president, AP and Instruction at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Dr. Packard.”

Packard, who joined the Alfred State faculty in 2003, holds a doctorate in mathematics from Tulane University, a Bachelor of Science of Education in mathematics from Mansfield University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Mansfield State College. Prior to coming to Alfred, Packard taught at Kutztown University (PA) and the University of Arkansas, Monticello.


Online programs ranked among New York’s finest by BestColleges.com

Posted Date: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 09:15

BestColleges.com logoBestColleges.com, a nationally recognized source of college planning information, has named Alfred State to its list of Best Online Colleges in New York.

The school came in third in the statewide rankings, which were created using a methodology that weighs affordability, enrollment, graduation rates, student outcomes, and other data curated from the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES). Such rankings are designed to help prospective students explore their academic options in New York State and determine which accredited postsecondary institution is a suitable match for their budget, degree pathway, and career goals.

BestColleges.com notes that, “One of the benefits of enrolling in an online program at Alfred State is that some courses have several start dates each year, giving students the flexibility they need to complete a degree while working full time or part time. Every online student has access to the Online Education Office, which provides online tutoring sessions and other types of academic support.”

Alfred State’s online programs include coding and reimbursement specialist (certificate), court and realtime reporting (AAS degree), court reporting and captioning (certificate), health information technology (AAS), nursing (BS), and technology management (BBA).

“Alfred State is committed to providing exceptional online courses by maintaining small classes that are highly interactive,” said Dr. Kristin Poppo, provost. “Students also have great access to our strong faculty.”

To view a complete list of the rankings, visit www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-online-colleges-in-new-york. This honor comes after AffordableCollegesOnline.org recently tabulated their 2016 rankings, and also crowned Alfred State in the top three among New York online colleges.

More information regarding online learning at Alfred State


Retirees Announced at Recognition Luncheon

Posted Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:00

Retirees of Alfred State were honored recently at the college's annual recognition luncheon.

Faculty and staff members who retired this year include Mary Bordeaux, Almond; Leon Buckwalter, Hinsdale; Jacalyn Clemons, Wellsville; Michael Cobb, Alfred; Joseph Damrath, Hornell; Donald Davison, Hornell; Christine Drum, Hornell; Larry Drumm, Almond; Roger Drum, Alfred; Roger Elias, Wellsville; Michael Foster, Hornell; Michelle Green, Clay; Sandra Kinnerney, Almond; Tracy Locke, Canandaigua; Charlene McGregor, Canisteo; Linnea Rassman, Belmont; Debra Root, Scio; Edward Tezak, Wellsville; Doreen Vance, Hornell; and James VanCise, Canisteo.

Pictured, sitting, from left to right are Mary Bordeaux, Jacalyn Clemons, Michael Cobb, Joseph Damrath, and Donald Davison. Back row, from left, are Doreen Vance, Edward Tezak, Tracy Locke, Roger Elias, and Christine Drum.
Pictured, sitting, from left to right are Mary Bordeaux, Jacalyn Clemons, Michael Cobb, Joseph Damrath, and Donald Davison. Back row, from left, are Doreen Vance, Edward Tezak, Tracy Locke, Roger Elias, and Christine Drum.

 


Alfred State honors 10-year employees

Posted Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:45

Members of the faculty and staff at Alfred State were honored recently for their years of service at the college.

Those employees honored for 10 years included Kenneth Baker, Canisteo, cleaner, Facilities Services; Kristine Clark, Hornell, cleaner, Facilities Services; Jacalyn Clemons, Wellsville, cleaner, Facilities Services; Daniel Davison, Bolivar, instructional support assistant, Automotive Trades; Joel Dudley, Wellsville; lead programmer/analyst, Technology Services; Marsha Goodwin, Troupsburg, secretary 1, Digital Media and Animation, Architecture and Design, and Computer and Information Technology; William Greene, Andover, maintenance assistant mechanic, Facilities Services; Laurie Halsey, Alfred Station, cleaner, Facilities Services; Garry Kring, Arkport, janitor, Facilities Services; SueAnn Kring, Arkport, assistant to the executive vice president; Tracy Locke, Canandaigua, associate professor, Physical and Life Sciences; Peter McClain, Alfred, senior staff assistant, Business Affairs; Marjorie Morgan, Dansville, agency program aide, Student Records and Financial Services; Spencer Peavey, Wellsville, assistant vice president for Student Affairs; Nichole Preston, Hornell, instructional support associate, Physical and Life Sciences; Florence Stephens, Hornell, admissions counselor, Admissions; Amy Werner, Angelica, instructional support technician, Physical and Life Sciences; Jeffrey Wilcox, Nunda, lieutenant; and Kyle Winans, Andover, plumber/steamfitter, Facilities Services.

Honorees received a certificate and a college umbrella.

Pictured, sitting, from left to right, are Kenneth Baker, Jacalyn Clemons, Marsha Goodwin, Daniel Davison, Joel Dudley, Laurie Halsey, SueAnn Kring, and Garry Kring. Back row, from left, are Kyle Winans, Jeffrey Wilcox, Amy Werner, Nichole Preston, Marjorie Morgan, Peter McClain, and Tracy Locke.

Pictured, sitting, from left to right, are Kenneth Baker, Jacalyn Clemons, Marsha Goodwin, Daniel Davison, Joel Dudley, Laurie Halsey, SueAnn Kring, and Garry Kring. Back row, from left, are Kyle Winans, Jeffrey Wilcox, Amy Werner, Nichole Preston, Marjorie Morgan, Peter McClain, and Tracy Locke.


Alfred State honors 20-year employees

Posted Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:30

Pictured sitting, from left to right, are Mary Bordeaux and Matthew Heller. Back row, from left to right, are Gregory Sammons and Calvin O’Dell.Members of the faculty and staff at Alfred State were honored recently for their years of service at the college.

Those employees honored for 20 years included Mary Bordeaux, Almond, keyboard specialist, Procurement and Payment Services; Kandi Geibel, Hornell, senior associate director of Admissions, Admissions; Matthew Heller, Hornell, chief of police, University Police; Calvin O’Dell, Greenwood, lecturer, Electrical Trades; Gregory Sammons, Arkport, vice president for Student Affairs.

Honorees received a college clock and a certificate to commemorate the occasion.

Pictured sitting, from left to right, are Mary Bordeaux and Matthew Heller. Back row, from left to right, are Gregory Sammons and Calvin O’Dell.


Alfred State honors 25-year employees

Posted Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:15

Pictured, sitting, from left to right, are Regina Boyd, Robert Bretzin, and Steven Martinelli. Back row, from left to right, are Choichiro Yatani, Robin Torpey, and Vanessa Stachowski.Members of the faculty and staff at Alfred State were honored recently for their years of service at the college.

Those employees honored for 25 years included Regina Boyd, Hornell, women’s basketball coach, physical education instructor, Athletics; Robert Bretzin, Portville, assistant professor, Computerized Design and Manufacturing; Steven Martinelli, Andover, professor, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology; Vanessa Stachowski, Belmont, nurse, Health and Wellness Services; Robin Torpey, Cuba, associate professor, Computer and Information Technology; and Choichiro Yatani, Alfred Station, professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Honorees received a college chair and a certificate to commemorate the occasion.

Pictured, sitting, from left to right, are Regina Boyd, Robert Bretzin, and Steven Martinelli. Back row, from left to right, are Choichiro Yatani, Robin Torpey, and Vanessa Stachowski.


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