Two seniors enrolled in Alfred State College's School of Applied Technology masonry program  were recently awarded the Southern Tier Concrete Products, Inc., Achievement Award for Excellence in the trowel trades. This award is given to outstanding students in the masonry curriculum. This year’s winners, Jermaine Helire, Auburn, and Brian Johnson, Black Creek, each received $500 checks. Pictured here, l-r: Stephen Richard , ASC associate professor, masonry; Charles Jessup, business manager, Southern Tier Concrete; Helire; Pat Palmer, 2005 masonry graduate and research and development manager for Southern Tier Concrete; Johnson; and Ben Palmer, owner, Southern Tier Concrete Products, Inc., Alfred. Southern Tier Concrete Products has long been involved in the masonry program at the college. Its contributions of technical support, materials, tools, and training aids as well as scholarships, are greatly appreciated by the college in helping it produce graduates with the necessary skills to succeed in the trade.