Alfred State College - Campus News
B. Thomas Golisano, founder and chair of the board of directors of Paychex, Inc., Rochester, the second-largest payroll processor in the United States, and 1962 general business management graduate of Alfred State College, will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters, at his alma mater's commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 17, 2009.
Wearing black crepe paper armbands and brandishing signs and banners, students, faculty, and staff at Alfred State College, as well as guests, participated in an on-campus rally Friday to send a message to NYS Gov. David A. Paterson: "Save SUNY!"
In my effort to keep all constituencies informed as the New York State budget process evolves, the following summarizes the impact that Governor Paterson's budget proposal may have on Alfred State. You'll recall from my earlier communication that there were three types of possible budget cuts that would substantially affect the college. They were: the non-funding of negotiated salary increases, the state's redirection of 90% of the revenue from tuition increases, and a SUNY base budget cut.
Students enrolled in the culinary arts programs at Alfred State College will prepare a Mardi Gras celebration, featuring a New Orleans-style menu, on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 5-7 p.m., in the student cafeteria of the Culinary Arts Building on the Wellsville campus.
The Alfred State College Office of Student Financial Services (Financial Aid/Student Accounts) will participate in SUNY Financial Aid Day, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, beginning at 9 a.m., in the Engineering Technology Building, room 215, on the Alfred campus.
The Alfred State College Nursing Department continued its "Pay It Forward" philosophy through the awarding of its third annual round of "Pay It Forward" scholarships, established during the fall 2005 semester and presented to this year's recipients, senior nursing students Carla Chamberlain, Andover; Laura Lindsey, Olean; and Michael Otugh,
Despite a grim fiscal outlook, not only for Alfred State College, but for all of New York State, Dr. John M. Anderson, president, ASC, was cautiously optimistic as he welcomed faculty and staff back to campus just prior to the start of the spring 2009 academic semester.
The Civic Engagement and Activism Headquarters at Alfred State College conducted a food drive prior to Christmas during which the members collected four large boxes of food from the students of Alfred State College.
Recently, Alfred State College National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) adviser Allison Keddie and a group of five ASC students attended the NEACURH (National Affiliation of College and University Residence Halls) Regional Conference at Western New England College.
Alfred State College's (Women in Non-traditional Studies--though membership is open to all students) recently raised $250 through bottle and can returns and coin banks to buy presents for an area family sponsored by Steuben Rural Ministry of Canisteo.