Alfred State officially welcomed 1,300 freshmen on campus today at a Convocation ceremony that was led by Alfred State President John M. Anderson along with faculty and staff.
Hundreds gathered to hear opening remarks and welcome the incoming class who join the Alfred community from around the state and around the world.
Members of this year’s incoming class include students from 57 of New York’s 62 counties, 22 additional states, and 16 students from five foreign countries. Of the freshmen class, 108 students have been identified as Distinguished Scholars and 208 have been offered scholarships in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements, exceptional vocational skills, and extraordinary talents outside the classroom. A number of students also bring with them previous work experience and successful college course work.
The event culminated with a creatively choreographed aerial image of the freshmen class on the field at Pioneer stadium and was followed by a barbeque picnic, music, and activities fair.