Ed Foundation Names Maryanne Cole to Board

Dr. Maryanne Cole, Bradford, PA, assistant professor of English at Alfred State College has been named to the board of the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc. As a board member, Cole will contribute her skills to the management of the property affairs, business, and concerns of the corporation; she will also participate in the adoption of resolutions and regulations for the conduct of the management of the affairs of the corporation.

The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., is a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State College dedicated to improving the ASC community through the support of educational programs.  The Foundation provides monetary support to enhance learning opportunities for students through scholarships, work grants, and academic club activities.  The Applied Technology campus in Wellsville is owned and maintained by the Educational Foundation.  The Foundation funds the house projects used as hands-on laboratories for many applied technology students. As part of the community outreach, the Foundation supports student projects, which provide real world experiences and enhance local properties and facilities.

The activities pursued by the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., are governed by the board of directors made up of representatives from the following groups:  alumni, ASC College Council, faculty and staff, and friends of the college. All directors serve three-year terms and may be re-elected.  Foundation officers and members serve without compensation.

Cole was hired in 1985 to teach courses in composition, literature, and professional writing. Prior to joining the ASC faculty, Cole served as the coordinator of GOAL studies and as an instructor at North Park University, Chicago; a faculty associate at Arizona State University; and an assistant professor at Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV.

Cole holds a PhD in English from Case Western University (Cleveland, OH), an MA in English from Kent State University, and a BA in English from UCLA.