Alumni Magazine | Fall 2021

Alumni Magazine | Fall 2021

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Alumni Magazine
Fall Edition 2021

As the 2021 fall semester winds down the Alfred State College campus continues to move closer to “normal”. On-campus events and activities have returned and students and faculty are back on campus with in person classes.

This fall, we celebrated the successful conclusion of the Major Gifts Campaign. Read how the goal was crushed and about a trio of Pioneers (Jimmy Smith, Reuben Zielinski, and Chuck Neal) making a difference in their workplace and to the future of Pioneer students.

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Welcome

Officer-in-Charge Dr. John Anderson

Greetings Alumni and Friends

As many of you know I have been serving as the Officer-in-Charge at Alfred State since early May of this year. My history with the college and many of you, runs deep. I started my career at Alfred in the fall of 1981. After serving as a faculty member, I held many administrative positions including President from 2008-2013.

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ASC Smashes $8M

Alfred State gains $9.2 Million from Major Gifts Campaign

At the 27th annual President’s Society Dinner, Alfred State College (ASC) celebrated the amazing generosity of alumni and friends who exceeded the Major Gifts Campaign goal. The campaign has raised $9.2 million to benefit future generations of Pioneers.

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Alumni Profile

Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith, a 1977 Construction Engineering Technology major, smiles when he recalls his time as a student at Alfred State College. He remembers fun times like sliding down the ski slope on a cafeteria tray, but more importantly, he remembers the impact the professors had on him.

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Alumni Profile

Reuben Zielinski

Reuben Zielinski

Working with his hands has been a lifelong passion for 1982 Alfred State graduate Reuben Zielinski. The hands on approach that he craved when looking for a place to further his education in his early 20’s still drives him today in the business world.

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Faculty Profile

Chuck Neal

Chuck Neal

Walk into Chuck Neal’s office in the fourth floor of EJ Brown and you will find 44 years of grade books, multiple boxes of business cards with the various roles he has held, and much more memorabilia not just highlighting his time teaching at Alfred State College (ASC) but his time as a student.

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Development News

J. Gregory Ferry

J. Gregory Ferry Named to the Development Fund Board

Alfred State College (ASC) is pleased to announce that J. Gregory Ferry has been named the newest member of the Alfred State Development Fund Board of Directors. Ferry joins the Development Fund Board that oversees the college’s fundraising and alumni relations.

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College News

Alfred State Team Wins Inagural Jon Shay Memorial Golf Tournament

Alfred State College (ASC) proudly participated in the inaugural Jon Shay Memorial Golf Tournament on June 25 at Brae Burn Golf Course in Dansville, and even ended up coming away with the victory.

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SAMET News

Monica Seles, Officer in Charge Dr. John Anderson, Tom Golisano, Kaitlin Graham, and Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Danielle White

Golisano shares business wisdom to current Pioneers

Sharing memories and wisdom, Alfred State College (ASC) Class of 1962 graduate Tom Golisano, returned to campus to speak to current Pioneer students and faculty.

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SAT News

Appalachian Regional Commision awards Alfred State $150,000 for HVAC Program

Alfred State College (ASC) is pleased to announce that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has approved a grant in the amount of $150,000 to the Research Foundation of SUNY and ASC for Workforce Development Through Refrigeration Training Enhancements. The program will serve 50 workers/trainees by the end of the project period.

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SAS News

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Nicole Davis

Nicole Davis receives Alfred State Student Advocate Award

Alfred State College has recognized Nicole Davis, assistant professor of mathematics, as a recipient of its Student Advocate Award.

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Achievers News

Honors and Awards

Tammy Brackett, professor and chair of the Alfred State College (ASC) Digital Media & Animation department, had one of her pieces featured in the Memorial Art Gallery’s 67th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition.

Brackett’s piece, Untitled #1 (remnant), was part of an exhibition that was on display at the Memorial Art Gallery.

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Athletic News

Alfred State Women's Basketball Coach Gina Boyd retires after 31 Years

When reflecting on her time at Alfred State, Coach Boyd is thankful for the relationships she has built while working at the college. "Alfred State has provided me with amazing opportunities for the last 31 years. I have had the pleasure of working with many inspiring colleagues who I know will continue to be part of my life. I am very grateful to have coached so many talented student-athletes, who have made a difference in my life and I treasure the friendships we formed."

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Class Notes

Your Classmates and Friends

Pioneers are known for being strong, resilient, and for overcoming obstacles. It's no wonder that so many Alfred State Pioneers are to be congratulated for their achievements.

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Alumni Events

Alfred State Open deemed a Success

The Alfred State Open organized by the Class of 1978 was deemed a success as seven teams took the course at Springville Country Club (Springville, NY) to participate in the inaugural event. The team captained by Barrett Price ’78 took home the title.

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