The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc ., a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State, welcomed a new board member earlier this year, Patrick Barry of Wellsville.
Barry, senior vice president of The Dolomite Group  based in Hornell, manages operations at the former A.L. Blades & Sons, Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana, and his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University at Buffalo.
He is an active community member in the Wellsville area, a member of the Wellsville First United Methodist Church, and maintains membership in a number of professional organizations and societies, including the Associated General Contractors (AGC), the Association of Pennsylvania Contractors (APC), and the Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD). He is a member and has been a president of the local chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Barry is also a former Allegany County legislator and is the director of Stannards Water, Inc.
A native of Scio, Barry has two children—Shannon Alban and Christopher Barry—and currently lives with his wife Michele in Wellsville.