Alfred State Grad Gives High-Flying Help to Alma Mater

When Alfred State College completed its new $3.2M outdoor athletic facility, a problem remained: a facility that big is simply too big to photograph from the ground. Fortunately, a solution was available: class of 1980 alumnus John Casciani of Webster offered the services of his company's helicopter, a 2004 Enstrom 480B that seats up to five people.

"The College owes a real debt to John," said Dr. John M. Anderson, president of Alfred State. "It's a real challenge to be able to show the public all the excellent facilities available at Alfred State, and with his help, we were able to get wonderful photos not only of our new facilities on the Alfred campus, but also great photos of our new Building Trades building in Wellsville." 

Casciani was happy to help. "We've used the helicopter on numerous occasions for public service. The education I received at Alfred State helped make me and Casciani Construction what it is today, and I'm happy to give something back to the campus and to SUNY."

View images from the Oct. 24 flight.