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. Peavey also presented on practical uses of media in building/recruiting student leaders to represent their institutions.
Peavey’s presentation was awarded Region IX showcase honors by the attendees and awards committee as the presentation that will represent the region at the national conference in November.
The NODA conference was attended by over 250 professional and student leaders and more than 30 colleges/universities throughout New England, New York, and Canada.
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.