Alfred State Welcomes New Employees

Posted Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 2:15pm

Alfred State rings in the New Year with 15 new hires

As the new semester officially opens, Alfred State proudly welcomes 15 new employees.

New hires include, in Admissions, Chris Bouknight and Melissa Holland.

Chris Bouknight is a new admissions counselor. She has earned a master’s degree in higher education from Columbia College.

Melissa Holland is now in the position of international admissions counselor. She holds a master’s degree from Buffalo State College.

In the Document Center, Darcy Hill joins the college as a print systems technician. She was formerly employed at the University of Alaska Anchorage as lead document services technician.

Facilities Services has three new hires—Kathy Brown, Erica Brundage, and Jami D’Arcy.

Kathy Brown, of Canisteo, joins the college as a cleaner in the new Student Leadership Center.

Erica Brundage, of Wellsville, is a cleaner in the Physical & Health Sciences building.

Jami D’Arcy, of Scio, is now the assistant to the director of facilities operations/environmental health officer. She has a bachelor’s degree in general studies with a specialty in biology and chemistry from Alfred University.

The Farm Laboratory has hired two new employees—Virginia Chamberlain and Rachel Smith.

Virginia Chamberlain is the new farm manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine and a minor in dairy management from the University of New Hampshire.

Rachel Smith is now the assistant dairy herdsman. She earned her associate degree in animal science from Alfred State.

Tracy Tierney is the new director of the Learning Center. She holds a master’s degree in human services from the State University of New York at Oswego.

Student Records & Financial Services welcomes Laura Karns as a financial aid assistant. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in financial planning and an associate degree in business, banking/finance from Alfred State.

In Technology Services, Joseph Armstrong joins the college as client services manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Medaille College in computer information systems and an associate degree from Bryant & Stratton Business Institute in microcomputer systems management.

The School of Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology welcomes Kevin Tucker, the new instructional support associate for Architecture & Design and Civil Engineering Technology. He holds a post-baccalaureate teacher certification in technology education and a bachelor’s degree in environmental design with a minor in architecture from the University at Buffalo.

The School of Arts and Sciences welcomes Jean Gonska, Timberly Shepard, and Tracy Tierney.

Jean Gonska is now an assistant professor of nursing. Jean holds a master’s degree in nursing education from Excelsior College.

Timberly Shepard joins the college as a lecturer in nursing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Roberts Wesleyan College and a diploma in nursing from St. James School of Nursing.

The School of Applied Technology has hired Mark Levine, of Cuba, as the new instructional support assistant in Computerized Design and Manufacturing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in media art and animation from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and an associate degree in humanities/psychology from Jamestown Community College.