Retirees of Alfred State were honored recently at the college’s annual recognition luncheon.
Faculty and staff members who retired this year include Victoria Bolton, Richard Carlo, Brantley Davis, Sandra Gerling-Yelle, David Haggstrom, Edward Kenney, Lawrence Perkins, George “Joe” Richardson, John Santora, and Theodore Steffey.
State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor James Grillo, Business Department, was honored recently for 45 years of service to Alfred State.
He received a gift certificate to the campus store and a certificate to commemorate the occasion.
Members of the faculty and staff were honored recently for their years of service to the college.
Those employees honored for 40 years included Sandra Gerling-Yelle, professor emeritus, Business Department; Barbara Greil, librarian, Library Services; and Charles Neal, associate vice president, Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs.
To commemorate the occasion, honorees each received a certificate, as well as a recognition gift of their choice. Gerling-Yelle chose a rosewood clock/weather station, while Greil selected a brass desk lamp, and Neal received a gift certificate to the campus store.
Larry Fox, locksmith, Facilities Services, was honored recently for 35 years of service to Alfred State.
He received a rosewood clock/weather station and a certificate to commemorate the occasion.
Alfred State recently presented Casey Cowburn, staff associate, Student Success Center, with the college’s Freshman Advocate Award.
The award is presented to an employee who has had a positive influence on a student’s first year at the college. Cowburn was passionately nominated by a student who credits him with “pulling her out of the academic ashes to rise up toward success.”
The student acknowledged that Cowburn is “always pushing me to be my best.” She further noted that Cowburn is “always willing to listen and never turned me away.”