New Hires Announced
Alfred State has announced changes and additions to its ranks. Included are Tricia Herritt, David Sengstock, William Dean, Tammy Brackett, Travis Armison, Lynn Biancusso, Matthew Brown, Jason Cronin, Mary Louise Davis, Dr. Douglas Dune, Caroline Falcone, Loren Fuller, Jonathan Hilsher, Russell Huber, Tanya Lehman, Lyn Muxworthy, Matthew Pettis, Russell Rittenhouse, Marilyn Robin, Samantha Rollins, Sarah Steinkamp, and Cari Zobrist.
Herritt, a member of the Alfred State community since 1999, has held a variety of positions at the college, including resident hall coordinator, assistant director of College Housing, Interim coordinator of international student programs, and, most recently, coordinator of international student services. Herritt holds a bachelor’s degree in Cross Cultural Studies from Toccoa Falls (GA) College and a master’s degree in professional studies from Nyack College (formerly Alliance Theological Seminary), Nyack, NY. The Scio Central School graduate is the daughter of Alyn and Joyce Weimer, Allentown. She and her husband, Richard, are the parents of three children, all at home.
David L. Sengstock of Hornell has been named the new executive director of Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services, Inc. ACES is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the mission of Alfred State. ACES provides dining services, campus bookstore, transportation, vending, and laundry services to its customers. Sengstock has been with the corporation for 32 years, holding positions from dining manager, to human resources director, to assistant director. He earned a bachelor of science degree in hospitality management from Niagara University. He also attended The Ohio State University and Alfred University.
Thanks to the growth experienced in the programs housed within the former Computer Imaging and Architectural Engineering Technology Department, it has since divided to become the Department of Architecture and Design, still chaired by Professor William Dean, and the Department of Digital Media and Animation, now chaired by Assistant Professor Tammy Brackett.
Dean holds both a MArch and a BPS in architecture from the University at Buffalo and an AAS in architectural technology from Alfred State College. He is a registered architect and a long-standing member of the American Institute of Architects.
Brackett, holds MFA and BA degrees from Alfred University.
New faces include Travis Armison who has been hired as an instructional support assistant in the Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department. Prior to joining the Alfred State community, Armison worked at Country View Family Farms, Purina Mills, Inc., and Smithfield Foods. He holds a bachelor of technology degree in animal science from SUNY Cobleskill and an AAS in animal science from Alfred State. Armison is married to the former Deborah Rogosienski; they are the parents of two children, at home.
Biancuzzo, of Belmont, joined the college as a nurse in the Health Services Department on the Wellsville campus. She holds an associate’s degree from Alfred State. The Belmont Central School graduate is the daughter of Dennis and Beverly McGillivray. She and husband Stephen are the parents of three children.
Brown has joined Alfred State as a residence hall director. Prior to joining the AS staff, he worked as a substitute teacher. He holds a graduate certificate in social studies education from the University of Buffalo, and a BS in math and history from SUNY Brockport. He is married to the former Jodi Andersen.
Cronin has been hired as the interim baseball coach for the college. Prior to joining Alfred State, he worked in a similar capacity at Penn State College. He holds an MS in exercise and sports science from Ithaca College and a BS in physical education from Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Davis has been hired as an EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) adviser in the Learning Center. Prior to joining the staff at Alfred State, Davis served as a psychotherapist at St. James Hospital, Hornell; a consultant at Summit Educational Resources, Amherst; and a clinical social worker at Aspire, Buffalo. She holds an MSW, a BA in psychology, and a BA in social sciences, all from SUNY Buffalo. The Hornell native is the daughter of James and Barbara Davis, Hornell. She is the mother of two children, both at home.
Dune has been hired as an associate professor in the Computer and Information Technology Department. He holds a PhD in computer science from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale; an MS in computer sciences from West Coast University, Los Angeles; and a BS in business administration from United States International University, San Diego. Prior to joining the Alfred State faculty, Dune served in a similar capacity at Kaplan University, SUNY Delhi, and Worcester State University. He and his wife, the former Barbara Batwala, are the parents of one adult son.
Falcone, of Alfred, has been hired as an admissions assistant in the Admissions Office. Prior to joining the AS staff, Falcone served as a graduate assistant in the Center for Student Involvement at Alfred University. She holds an MS in Ed/CAS, and a BA, both from Alfred University. The Half Hollow Hills High School West (Dix Hills) graduate is the daughter of Ann and John Falcone of Dix Hills.
Fuller, of Hornell, has been hired as a financial aid counselor in the Office of Student Records and Financial Services. Prior to joining the AS community, Fuller served as a tournament coordinator for Pro Links Sports and as a graduate assistant at the University of Connecticut. She holds a BA in kinesiology from Rice University and an MA in education and sport management from the University of Connecticut. The Austin, TX, native is the daughter of Henry and Aline Darrington, Austin, TX. She is married to Dr. Rhema Fuller, an associate professor in the Business Department at Alfred State.
Hilsher has been hired as the director of Civic Engagement at the college. Prior to joining the college community, he served as assistant director for Field Period Program & Internships at Keuka College and taught business classes as an adjunct faculty member for Houghton College. Hilsher holds an MS in non-profit management from Eastern University and a BA in political science from Messiah College. The Lower Dauphin High School (Hummelstown, PA) graduate and his wife, Kathie, reside in Houghton.
Huber, of Olean, has been hired as the environmental health officer and assistant to the director of Facilities Services. Prior to joining the AS staff, Huber served in a variety of engineering and managerial positions at Advanced Monolythic Ceramics, Inc., Olean, and Olean Advanced Products, a division of AVX Corp. Huber also served in the US Navy, from which he was honorably discharged. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia. The Ramapo High School (Franklin Lakes, NJ) graduate is married to the former Diana St. Clair. They are the parents of two adult children.
Lehman has been hired as an instructional support assistant in the Hinkle Memorial Library. She holds a master’s degree in education from Alfred University, a BS from SUNY Geneseo, and an associate’s degree from Alfred State. The Alfred-Almond Central School graduate is the daughter of Michael and Kathy Winters. She and her husband Andrew reside in Almond.
Muxworthy, of Alfred Station, has been hired as a part-time instructional support assistant in the Hinkle Memorial Library. She holds an MS in adult education from Buffalo State College, a BS in education from Alfred University, and an AAS in mechanical engineering technology from Alfred State.
Pettis, of Andover, has been hired to teach in the Electrical Trades Department on the Wellsville campus. He holds a master’s degree from Grand Canyon University, and a BS and AS from the University of Maryland. He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. Pettis and his wife, the former Kelly Greene, are the parents of two children at home.
Rittenhouse, of Angelica, has been hired as an instructional support associate in the Technology Services Department. He holds a bachelor of technology degree in information technology: network administration and an AAS degree in computer information systems, both from Alfred State.
Robin, of Dansville, has been hired as a personnel assistant in the office of Human Resources. Prior to joining the Alfred State staff, Robin served as the human resources director at GLOW YMCA, Batavia, and for the Girl Scouts of Genesee Valley, Henrietta. She holds a BA from SUNY Oswego. The Dansville Central School graduate is the daughter of Albert and Janice Hawk of Dansville. She and husband Henry are the parents of four adult children.
Rollins has been hired as the assistant softball coach. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Alfred State and an associate’s degree in liberal arts and sciences from Monroe Community College. The Hornell High School graduate is the daughter of Catherine and Gregory Rollins of Hornell.
Steinkamp, of Ithaca, has been hired as a residence hall director. She holds an MS in health education from Ithaca College and a BA from Wells College.
Zobrist has been hired to teach in the Culinary Arts Department on the Wellsville campus. Prior to joining the faculty, Zobrist served as catering manager at the Culinary Training Academy, North Las Vegas; she is the owner and executive chef of the Angelica Inn Bed and Breakfast. Zobrist holds an AS in culinary arts from Le Cordon Bleu Program, California School of Culinary Arts.
Hires in Facilities Services include Lisa Amidon, Matthew Goodwin, Mitchell Kinney, Timothy Plank, and Jody Spotts.