Fogarty Honored with President’s Medallion

Alfred State honored College Council Chair Patricia K. Fogarty Saturday evening at the President’s Society Dinner at the Workforce Development Center on the Wellsville campus where she was presented with the college’s highest honor, the President’s Medallion Award for outstanding service.

President John M. Anderson and College Council Chair Patricia K. Fogarty“The support Pat Fogarty has given Alfred State over the years is immeasurable. It has enabled us to flourish as an institution and to prepare students to shape the world of tomorrow in powerful and meaningful ways,” said Alfred State President John M. Anderson. “We thank her and recognize her with this award, but most of all we honor her for being such a tremendous role model for Alfred State students.”

Fogarty’s dedication to Alfred State began in 1984 when she was appointed to the Alfred State College Council by former Governor Mario Cuomo, serving on the Council until 2001. From 1993 to 2000 she served as chair of the Alfred State College Council. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Educational Foundation of Alfred and Board of Directors of the Alfred State Development Fund. In 2001, she received the Alfred State Outstanding Service Award and, in 2008, she was reappointed to the College Council and assumed the position of Council chair which she holds today.

Fogarty graduated from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where she earned a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor degree. She began the practice of law in Belmont, NY, in 1974, where she remained in a general trial practice until 2008. A twenty-six year resident of Allegany County, she has a long history of civic activity and currently serves on the boards of Allegany County United Way and Southern Tier Traveling Teachers.