Construction crews and employees at Alfred State College have been hard at work this summer making exciting improvements around campus before students arrive for the fall semester.
“Whether it’s our College Farm, our athletic facilities, or even our new intranet portal, we have been busy making plenty of changes this summer in an effort to improve experiences on campus for students and employees alike,” said Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan.
Numerous facilities have undergone renovations this summer. In athletics upgrades, an all-new track has been installed and painted in Alfred State blue. Also, the gymnasium floor has been resurfaced and now includes the new mascot logo.
The College Farm has welcomed a number of additions, including an exhibit barn for student projects, new species such as black angus beef cattle, and a robotic automatic feeder for cows. Further improvements underway include a new roof and windows for the Hinkle Library, a new walking bridge to downtown Alfred, and upgrades to several facilities on the Wellsville campus. These include the Heavy Equipment, Truck and Diesel Building; Freshman Automotive Shop; and the Freshman Electrical Trades Building.
Work continues to progress on the second phase of the MacKenzie Complex project, which involves renovations to the South and East wings. Additional residence hall work includes exterior window replacements at Peet and Braddon Halls.
Alfred State is also introducing a new intranet portal to replace my.alfredstate.edu. Built with input from students and faculty, it features an enhanced user experience, making information easier to find.
Further projects include installing emergency generators in several buildings, renovations to the Huntington Administration Building and Student Leadership Center, and installing smart water meters in multiple buildings on campus.
“Summer is always a busy, but exciting time for our college,” Sullivan said. “Each year when our students return to campus for the fall semester, they notice the many terrific changes that have taken place since the last time they were here, and I’m proud to say this year will be no exception. We can’t wait until students are back and the new academic year is underway.”