Spencer Peavey, Alfred State College director of Student Activities and Orientation, recently presented at the National Orientation Directors Association (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. Over 35 representatives from colleges throughout the United States and Canada attended the presentation. Peavey is currently serving as the Upper New York State Coordinator for NODA and has been a member for eight years.
As director of Student Activities and Orientation at Alfred State, Peavey is responsible for directing, implementing, and assessing student extra-curricular activities as well as new student orientation  programs at the College.
Prior to joining the ASC professional staff, Peavey served in a similar capacity at St. Bonaventure University, Olean. He has also worked as a therapist for Port Psychological Services in Port Allegany, PA; coordinator/therapist for Beacon Light Behavioral Health Services, Bradford, PA; and therapist for Mentally Ill Chemically Addicted unit of the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Peavey holds a master’s degree in counseling from St. Bonaventure and a bachelor of liberal arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.