Alfred State Pioneers and their families saddled up this year for yet another fun and successful Homecoming and Family Weekend celebration, which featured, among other highlights, the college’s first bulls and barrels rodeo.
A national resource for students has declared, “Alfred State is one of the best in the country” for freshman retention, and has also praised the college for graduation rates of students at risk of not completing their degree.
Students have been clearing land and excavating a pond for the Allegany County Vietnam Veterans Organization in Alma. According to Building Trades Department Chair Jack Jones, the three-week project has allowed students to serve local military veterans, while fulfilling their operating time requirements on the bulldozer and excavator for their curriculum.
Alfred State is all revved up about its newest facility that enables students to learn about motorcycle and power sports diagnosis and repair.
Paying tribute to the early history of the Wellsville campus while also looking ahead to the future, Alfred State has come up with a fitting new name for its restaurant at the School of Applied Technology: “The Refinery Restaurant.”
A group of technology management students recently toured Incubator Works in Alfred, where they learned about the importance of incubators to start-up businesses and to the development and launching of new technology products.
For two weeks, 14 students worked on upgrading the cabins, which included foundation stabilization, structural repair, reroofing, siding repair, and painting. Altogether, nine cabins were included in the renovation project, which was a joint collaboration among Alfred State; HistoriCorps; and the New York State (NYS) Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
A number of astounding paintings by artist Kenneth P. Cobb are being presented in an exhibit titled “Reflections” at the Hinkle Memorial Library Gallery at from now to Oct. 27.
Students/parents can register by going to www.suny.edu/studentevents or by calling 1-800-342-3811. This workshop is open to all prospective college students and their families, including those who do not plan to attend Alfred State.
The cost of the meal is $17 for adults and $8 for children 10 and under. No reservations are required.