Alfred State College - National Recognition
Alfred State College freshman Ryan Demers (Mexico) has been named the NJCAA Division III male runner of the week. Demers and his teammates also kept the #2 spot in the lates NJCAA Division III poll.
Alfred State College’s reputation continues to grow as proven by its ranking this year in U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 Best Colleges report. Alfred State College is ranked 27th among the top regional colleges in the North, ranked 8th among the top public schools (regional colleges in the North), and was included in the rankings of those colleges with the highest average freshman retention rate, coming in at 66.5 percent.
On March 27, Spencer Peavey, Alfred State College director of Student Activities and Orientation, presented “Utilizing Media in Your Orientation Program and Recruitment of Student Leaders” to the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) in Ithaca, on the Cornell University campus. Peavey’s presentation reviewed how Alfred State incorporates both traditional and new media for new students during Orientation.
Alfred State College’s School of Applied Technology, Wellsville, will host the 12th annual New York State Postsecondary (college level) SkillsUSA competition Saturday, March 27, 2010. Proposed categories of competition are automotive service, CNC milling, carpentry, collision repair technology, commercial baking, computer maintenance technology, culinary, masonry, precision machining, residential wiring, technical drafting, and welding.
Alfred State College has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
Alfred State College’s Communications Office has captured a bronze medal in the Higher Education Marketing (formerly Admissions Marketing Report) Report’s 25th annual national competition for its total recruitment package, which includes the ASC Viewbook, Applied Technology Viewbook, Road Piece, Campus Life, Financial Aid, and Athletics pieces.
Jeffrey Stevens, assistant professor, Electrician, Computer and Robotics Technician Department, Alfred State College, recently presented at NYSERDA’s (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) national conference, “PV [photovoltaic] and Wind: Train the Trainer,” which focused on new ideas in educating a work force in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
“The times they are a changin’.”
“Not too long ago,” notes Dr. Steven J. Tyrell, vice president for student affairs at Alfred State College, “a generation was considered to be about 15-20 years. Nowadays, there are more frequent marked shifts in students’ attitudes and values. The millennial generation is comprised of more than 10 distinctly different sub-populations of students. New sub-populations can emerge as quickly as every 18 months!”
Spencer Peavey, Alfred State College director of Student Activities and Orientation, recently presented at the National Orientation DirectorsAssociation (NODA) conference on “Expecting More Out of Your Orientation Program: A Great Way to Incorporate Service into Your Orientation Program.” Peavey, who developed New Student Service Day four years ago, reviewed the program paired with academic and retention information.
Gary Moore has been named the NJCAA Division III men's cross country coach of the year following Alfred State's 2nd place finish at the National Championships. Moore was chosen for the award by his fellow coaches.