Alfred State College Spring Edition 2021
After an exciting year in which Alfred State was able to offer most of its classes on campus despite the pandemic, the college celebrated the graduating Class of 2021 and said goodbye to President Sullivan, who recently retired.
As always, Alfred State Pioneers have been excelling and accomplishing great things. We hope these stories will make you proud and even inspire you to become a life changer, whether through contributing to the Major Gifts Campaign or finding some other way to make a difference.
Welcome from Skip Sullivan
Greetings Alumni & Friends
As many of you know by now, I have decided with mixed emotions to retire from the presidency at Alfred State College. With that being said, I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you all that I am extremely honored to have served as your president for the past seven and a half years...
Become a Life Changer
Providing crucial leadership and guidance to help make the Major Gifts Campaign successful is the same person who has provided incredible stewardship of the college for the past seven and half years as president – Dr. Skip Sullivan.
Since planning in 2018 and the public launch in September 2020, Alfred State College’s “Be a Life Changer” Major Gifts Campaign has raised millions of dollars for scholarships, new programs, athletics, technology, and much more thanks to the generosity of its donors...
As someone who has built a long and successful career in construction, Gary Hill knows a thing or two about the importance of planning ahead, whether it’s establishing a timeline for a project or ensuring that future industry professionals are properly trained...
Joe Laraiso, an owner of M&C Utilities, LLC, remains thankful for the strong foundation that Alfred State provided for his future. As a Development Fund Board member and Major Gifts Campaign donor, he’s doing his part to ensure that other Pioneers are also able to find the path that’s just right for them...
The Wamp Family
Over the years, members of the Wamp family have supported people, causes, and places close to their hearts, and Alfred State College (ASC) is proud to be counted among them. This past year, former College Council member Tom Wamp, his wife, Joan, and his brother Mark Wamp, who is an ASC alumnus...
Alfred State College recognized over 880 May 2021 graduates during a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8. Dr. Skip Sullivan, president, presided over the event, which was held virtually on Microsoft Teams.
Receiving the Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree was Alan Hunt, a 1979 graduate of Alfred State’s computer information systems program. Today, Hunt is the executive vice president of construction at Armada Hoffler...
Dr. Reza Rashidi
Dr. Reza Rashidi, an associate professor and chair of the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Department, has made a career out of making big differences with little devices...
Doc Bruce Laboratory Campaign
Class of 1977 alumni Jimmy Smith, president of Advance Testing Company, and Gary Hill, president of Union Concrete Construction Corporation, are co-chairing a campaign to build The Doc Bruce Construction Materials Laboratory...
School of Applied Technology
Some quick thinking and swift action by five Alfred State College students led to the rescue of a man from the icy waters of the Genesee River in Wellsville this past winter. Owen Brewster and Jack Derby were the first to hear the cries for help at around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. The two motorsports technology students were working on Derby’s vehicle behind the Freshman Automotive Building on the School of Applied Technology campus when they heard what Brewster initially thought may have been a bird...
From face masks that can monitor the wearer’s temperature, to light-up vests that make it safe to run at night, Alfred State College (ASC) engineering students have been working on some incredible energy harvesting devices that have real-world applications...
School of Arts and Sciences
In recognition of outstanding achievement in the consistent production of high-quality milk, the Alfred State College Farm received a Special Gold Certificate Award from the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)...
Alfred State Baseball
Student-athletes returned to competition on March 11 when the Alfred State baseball team took the field at Wells College. The event marked the first time that a Pioneer team had competed since March 15, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic...
Honors and Awards
Employees and students received a variety of honors from the Student Advocate Award, to the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, and more...
Your Classmates and Friends
This edition highlights one Pioneer who received a Lifetime Achievement Award, an alum who wrote a book in the crime and adventure genre, and a graduate who now co-owns her own bakery.
Events and Organization News
Alfred State presented the Distinguished Alumni Award to B. Marlene Johnson and Stewart Haney and the Outstanding Young Alumni Award to Robert Steen...