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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.


Alfred State honors 30-year employees

Posted Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:00

Pictured, sitting, from left to right, are Andrew Bayus and Patricia Lewis-Brownell. Back row, from left to right, are Deborah Neu and Roger Elias.Members of the faculty and staff at Alfred State were honored recently for their years of service at the college.

Those employees honored for 30 years included Andrew Bayus, Alfred Station, director of College Housing, Residential Services; Larry Drumm, Almond, motor equipment mechanic, Facilities Services; Roger Elias, Wellsville, general mechanic, Facilities Services; Patricia Lewis-Brownell, Wellsville, secretary, School of Applied Technology; and Deborah Neu, Hornell, secretary, Student Records and Financial Services.

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

Pictured, sitting, from left to right, are Andrew Bayus and Patricia Lewis-Brownell. Back row, from left to right, are Deborah Neu and Roger Elias.


Alfred State honors 35-year employees

Posted Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:00
Kathleen Bayus
Kathleen Bayus

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

Those employees honored for 35 years included Kathleen Bayus, Alfred Station, secretary 1, Marketing Communications; and Lawrence Perkins, Andover, grounds supervisor, Facilities Services.

Honorees received a college weather station and a certificate to commemorate the occasion.


Alfred State rolls out new ‘Feast Beast’ food truck

Posted Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 09:15

Food truck mania will sweep over Alfred State this fall, ushered in by the arrival of “The Feast Beast,” the college’s first mobile dining venue.

President Dr. Skip Sullivan drives the new “Feast Beast” food truck through a ribbon during a ceremony
President Dr. Skip Sullivan drives the new “Feast Beast” food truck through a ribbon

Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan drove the Beast through the inaugural blue ribbon, Monday, June 13, signaling the arrival of the 24-foot truck. The Beast, which will serve exclusively on the Alfred State campuses and property, will offer signature sandwiches and hand-crafted burgers and salads. The food truck is owned and operated by Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services, Inc. (ACES), the not-for-profit corporation that provides dining services on campus.

“The multi-year renovation of the MacKenzie Complex has forced us to close one of the most popular eateries on campus,” explained ACES Executive Director David Sengstock. “We had to come up with a flexible solution that would fill the needs of students who will be looking for convenient dining choices. Our new food truck provides us the ability to be anywhere on campus and with the equipment onboard, we can serve a tremendous variety of menu items.”

The truck, designed by Custom Mobile Food Equipment, with graphics created by Lonowood Art Company, was available for tours at its debut. Students, faculty, and staff are already lining up for the opportunity to see and taste what “The Feast Beast” has to offer.

“My friends and I are so excited to jump into food truck cuisine,” said Kaitlin Johnson, a culinary arts major from Fredonia. “Even though it’s only June, I’m ready for August already. I loved the chance to see the inside of the truck before ACES started using it.“

“The Beast will really up the ‘fun factor’ for student dining,” said Denise Brownell, director of Dining Services. “We designed the truck for maximum flexibility because we want to be able to respond to student feedback and change menu items easily. ACES is confident that students are going to be excited when they see the food truck on campus.”

Students will be able to use their meal plan to dine from the food truck by purchasing a value meal option, or by using Dining Dollars or Campus Spending Account cash. Cashiers onboard will also accept cash and credit cards.


Alfred State announces promotions

Posted Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 15:30

Alfred State recently announced promotions for faculty and staff.

Craig Clark, Kristin Poppo, and Heather Mark
Craig Clark, Kristin Poppo, and Heather Mark

Included among those receiving promotions for the college and Office of the President, with their new titles, are Dr. Craig Clark, Alfred, vice president of Economic Development; Heather Mark, Bath, secretary 1, Office of the President; and Dr. Kristin Poppo, Alfred, provost.

Academic Affairs employeesThose promoted in the Division of Academic Affairs, with their new titles, are Travis Armison, Fillmore, instructional support associate, Agriculture and Veterinary Technology; Dr. Alex Bitterman, Buffalo, professor, Architecture and Design; Tammy Brackett, Andover, professor, Digital Media and Animation; Pamela Brandes, Wellsville, secretary 2, School of Applied Technology; Valerie Calderon, Cuba, secretary 1, Mathematics and Physics and English and Humanities; Benjamin Cawley, Bolivar, lead programmer-analyst, Technology Services; Gordon Cook, Wellsville, instructional support associate, School of Applied Technology; Casey Cowburn, Andover, academic adviser, Student Success Center; Lucinda Croston, Andover, secretary 1, Business; Kathleen Ebert, associate vice president, Academic Affairs; Marsha Goodwin, Troupsburg, secretary 1, Digital Media and Animation, Architecture and Design, and Computer and Information Technology; Kera Mariotti, Wellsville, associate professor, Civil Engineering Technology; Krystal Perlman, Hornell, senior staff assistant, Technology Services; Jacob Perry, Springville, assistant professor, Culinary Arts; Ricky Richards, Wellsville, instructional support technician, Technology Services; Nicole Schroeder, Hornell, secretary 1, Student Success Center; and Deena Smith, Almond, secretary 1, Civil Engineering Technology, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology, and Computer and Information Technology.

Pictured, sitting, from left to right, are Benjamin Cawley, Pamela Brandes, Nicole Schroeder, Valerie Calderon, Marsha Goodwin, and Krystal Perlman. Second row, from left to right, are Kathleen Ebert, Jacob Perry, Kera Mariotti, Deena Smith, Tammy Brackett, Travis Armison, and Alex Bitterman. Back row, from left to right, are Ricky Richards and Casey Cowburn.

Anna Shutt and Danielle White
Anna Shutt and Danielle White

Receiving promotions in Administration, Advancement and Enrollment, with their new titles, are Darlene Fox, Whitesville, janitor, Facilities Services; William Greene, Andover, maintenance assistant mechanic, Facilities Services; Ryan Maloney, Holland, office assistant 2 (keyboarding), Student Records and Financial Services; Raymond Mullen, Bolivar, SUNY campus worker, Facilities Services; Karl Perkins, Andover, motor equipment mechanic, Facilities Services; David Shultz, Hornell, plant utilities engineer 1, Facilities Services; Anna Shutt, Wellsville, office assistant 2 (keyboarding), Admissions; and Danielle White, Hornell, executive director, Institutional Advancement.

Anne Holmok and Jason Cronin. Back row, from left to right, are Jeffrey Wilcox, Patrick Smith, and Matthew HellerReceiving promotions in Student Affairs, with their new titles, are Erica Alger, Hornell, senior counselor, Health and Wellness Services; Matthew Heller, Hornell, chief of police, University Police; Nikkie Hockenberry, Hornell, chief diversity officer, Student Affairs; Anne Holmok, Alfred, senior staff assistant, Athletics; Spencer Peavey, Wellsville, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, Student Affairs; Patrick Smith, North Tonawanda, senior staff assistant, Residential Services; and Jeffrey Wilcox, Nunda, lieutenant, University Police.

Pictured, sitting, from left to right are Anne Holmok and Jason Cronin. Back row, from left to right, are Jeffrey Wilcox, Patrick Smith, and Matthew Heller.


Architecture Professor Dean appointed to CDC Rochester Board

Posted Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:45

The Community Design Center of Rochester, the region’s only non-profit, citizen-driven organization dedicated to promoting healthy, sustainable communities, recently appointed two new members to its Board of Directors, including Alfred State Professor of Architecture William Dean, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP.

William DeanDean, a registered architect, has been a faculty member at Alfred State since 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree and Master of Architecture from the University at Buffalo.

At Alfred State, Dean founded the fourth-year Urban Design Studio, which promotes student civic engagement as a means of helping communities in the Rochester area and New York's Southern Tier visualize potential solutions for revitalizing their neighborhoods and business districts.

Speaking about his appointment to the board, Dean said, “Alfred State’s Department of Architecture and Design has enjoyed a great working relationship with the CDC Rochester for over 12 years. I am honored to serve on the board, and give back to an organization that has provided so many service learning opportunities for me and my students over the years.”

Prior to joining the college, Dean practiced with several firms in the Rochester area that specialized in residential, commercial, and health care design. He also maintains a consulting practice focused on helping clients plan for creative and sustainable improvements to their living and working environments.

Dean's applied research interests include issues related to new paradigms of professional practice, and community design and development through the work of the Urban Design Studio and the Southern Tier Architectural Resource Center.

His community and professional services span numerous activities in the region, and he has participated in many CDC Rochester projects. Dean has been designated as an Appalachian Teaching Fellow by the Appalachian Regional Commission and received the Alfred State College Council's Award for Leadership through Civic Engagement in 2013.

In addition to Dean, the CDC Rochester also appointed Monica C. McCullough, Esq. to its Board of Directors. McCullough is the president of MM Development Advisors, Inc., which specializes in providing comprehensive real estate development, community development, and general administrative advising to not-for-profit organizations and mission-focused, community-oriented private companies.


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