Members of the Alfred State College community were all smiles recently as they celebrated the "grand re-opening" of the Engineering Technology Building following a seven-year, $17 million rehab project. Members of the faculty and staff as well as local government officials and representatives of the various organizations involved in the project were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony in August.
Some of the major rehab projects included new offices, classrooms, and laboratories for virtually all the engineering technology programs, a $1 million equipment grant from the Gleason Foundation, a large tiered lecture hall (SET 215), the clean room facilities for microelectronics fabrication, machine tool and robotics labs, architectural technology studios, and a new student lounge, just to name a few.
College officials thanked those companies and individuals who worked on the project, including Terry Weaver and Jim Denaker of the SUNY Construction Fund; architect Phil Scaffidi of Scaffidi and Moore; engineers from Hatch Associates and RP Morrow; contractors, including Pike Construction, Christa Construction, and Horning Construction; as well as Douglas J. Barber, dean emeritus, School of Management and Engineering Technology, for initiating and leading the project for ASC.
Pictured here, cutting the ceremonial ribbon, are, l-r: Craig R. Clark, interim vice president for academic affairs; NYS Assemblyman Joe Giglio, (R- District 149); NYS Sen. Catharine Young, (R-District 57), Dr. Ronald R. Rosati, provost and officer in charge; and Austin Cheney, dean, School of Management and Engineering Technology.