Non-Traditional and Adult Students

How do I sign up for a meal plan?

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Select your meal plan when you pay your bill online. Or, go to the ACES Business Office, on the first floor of Central Dining Hall, during the first days of school to select a meal plan.

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How do I select a meal plan?

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The meal plan you choose depends on your eating habits and daily schedule. If you want three meals a day and plan to be on campus most of the time, the 18-meal plan would suit you. ACES recommends that freshmen select the 18 or 14-meal plan until they are comfortable with their options and schedule.

Remember, unused meals each week are not refundable or transferrable due to New York State tax law.

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Why do meal plans make sense?

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Meal plans make sense because it is a healthy, easy and economical way to eat when you are away at school. Meal plans at ASC are designed to fit your lifestyle and your taste buds all within easy walking distance.

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Caroline Baker, class of '07

Caroline M. BakerCaroline M. Baker, RHIT, a 2007 graduate of Alfred State College's health information technology/medical records program, has found career nirvana at Duke University Hospital (Durham, NC) where she serves as HIM manager. In this capacity, Caroline plans, develops, and manages the daily activities and workload for the coding unit comprised of 28 staff members, most who telecommute.

Caroline M. Baker, RHIT, a 2007 graduate of Alfred State College's health information technology/medical records program, has found career nirvana at Duke University Hospital (Durham, NC) where she serves as HIM manager.

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Conroy Parchment, class of '05

Conroy Parchment graduated from Alfred State in 2001 with an AOS degree in Building Trades: Building Construction and in 2005 with a BT degree in Construction Management Technology. Today he is a project manager for Rodgers Builders, one of the largest health care construction companies in the nation.

"Don't be afraid to grow. Look for opportunity where you are."

Alfred State totally changed me. I came from one of the worst areas of Brooklyn; I was the oldest of four children of a single mom, and I was very shy.

I attended Alfred State for my associate's degree in construction. Professors invested heavily in me. They stretched my vision. After my first two years, I went for my bachelor's degree, which took another four years. It was a hard decision, but one of the best I ever made.

I joined the Student Senate. That organization taught me how to speak, work with people, delegate, and become a leader. I eventually became Student Senate president and president of the student activities club.

In the real world, you have to excel at making relationships. You need strong people skills to succeed on the job. The professors at Alfred State will tell you straight, "I think you'll do this excellently." Now that I'm out in the real world, I see how valuable it was for my professors to befriend me and teach me so much of what I'd need on the job.

That's why I'm so willing to give back to Alfred State. My adviser is responsible for helping me get the job that I have right now. We still e-mail each other. No one succeeds in a vacuum. Helping everyone around you succeed actually helps you succeed. If a mom or a teacher or a school helps you get to where you want to go, be sure you go back and give your thanks and your help. Alfred is the reason I am who I am today.

My advice for students today?

Take the time to know what you want out of life and out of your school years. Your college experience should help mold you and launch your career like my Alfred State experience did. Take the time to look deeply at your choices. Spend the night there; spend a weekend. Find out about the organizations and the opportunities to develop your leadership skills. Nothing will hold you back [in your career] more than poor leadership.

I had a lot of challenges growing up. But I knew what I wanted out of life and I kept working to overcome the obstacles. I'm glad I stuck it out and didn't give up. I hope that one day my story will inspire somebody else to be the best they can be.

Conroy Parchment graduated from Alfred State in 2001 with an AOS degree in Building Trades: Building Construction and in 2005 with a BT degree in Construction Management Technology. Today he is a project manager for Rodgers Builders, one of the largest health care construction companies in the nation.

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Brett Bodine, class of '79

Brett Bodine Portrait Brett Bodine has taken a rather different road in life, a steeply-banked blacktop road in two-mile lengths, with an ever-present left curve just ahead. And in Brett’s world, “a reasonable pace” means pushing a 750-horsepower car to speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour for hundreds of miles almost every weekend. Welcome to the world according to Brett Bodine, NASCAR Winston Cup driver and 1979 Alfred State College graduate.

Most of us travel down life's highway at a reasonable pace, taking time to appreciate the smooth straightaways and even enjoying the occasional surprise curve.

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Jamie Hetzelt, class of '00/'01

Jamie Hetzelt-Wells and husband Darren in their bakery Alfred State College dual-degree graduate, Jamie Hetzelt, '00 and '01, culinary arts and culinary arts/baking, production and management, is the proud and happy, if sometimes exhausted, owner of the "Sweet Beginnings" bakery which she and husband Darren Wells, (an Erie County Community College Culinary Arts graduate) launched as a celebration of their firs

Jamie Hetzelt is the proud and happy, if sometimes exhausted, owner of the "Sweet Beginnings" bakery which she and husband Darren Wells launched as a celebration of their first wedding anniversary.

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What are the advantages of a campus spending account?

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The campus spending account is designed to give students an account to manage college expenses like books, supplies and special meals. CSA funds save time and hassle and can be spent at the Campus Stores, vending machines, dining facilities and with our campus partners. When you pay your bill, we recommend a CSA amount, but that amount can be completely deleted from your bill, or you can add to it. The minimum amount that can be added to the card is $10. The student photo ID card is swiped like a debit card when you make a purchase using CSA funds. As purchases are made, the account balance is reduced by that amount.

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