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Dr. Jill AmatiDr. Jill Amati, assistant professor, has been named the chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department.

Victoria BoltonVictoria Bolton, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Agriculture and Veterinary Technology, was named to Vet Tech Colleges’ list of 40 Top Professors of Veterinary Technology.

Catherine ChambersCatherine Chambers, director of Print and Mail Services, spoke on “Best Practices in Higher Education” at the digiGov conference in Washington, DC on May 3.

Dr. Craig ClarkDr. Craig Clark has been promoted to vice president of Economic Development. He had served as the dean of the School of Applied Technology in Wellsville since 1996.

Emily Erdmann, a senior drafting/CAD major, Whitesville, was named a 2015-2016 Vanguard Student Recognition Award winner.

Matt HellerMatt Heller was promoted appointed chief of the State University Police at Alfred State after recently serving in the role on an interim basis.

Nikkie Hockenberry​Nikkie Hockenberry, who has most recently served as coordinator of Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX, has been named the college’s new chief diversity officer.

Brandon Holley, a third-year Bachelor of Architecture major, Livonia, was awarded the 2015 Thomas Wurzer Memorial Scholarship.

Kent JohnsonKent Johnson, chair, Automotive Trades, became a certified compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinder and fuel system inspector.

Dr. Richard KelloggDr. Richard Kellogg, professor emeritus of psychology, is the author of an article appearing in the most recent issue of Paperback Parade, a quarterly journal for readers and book collectors. The article is titled “Colonel Peter Trees: John Quirk’s Master Spy.”

David LawDavid Law, associate professor, has been named the chair of the Computer and Information Technology Department.

Dr. Richard MitchellDr. Richard Mitchell, professor, English and Humanities, published two poems in Jellyfish Whispers magazine, one poem in Poetry Quarterly, and another in Ink, Sweat, and Tears magazine. His poem “For Your Own Good” was selected as one of the best poems of 2015 and was included in that year’s Clear Poetry Anthology, which is also in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Kristin PoppoDr. Kristin Poppo has been promoted to provost, after having served as vice president for Academic Affairs since July 2014.

Scott SimpsonScott Simpson, Physical and Life Sciences assistant professor, was the lead author of an article appearing in the periodic Journal of Physical Chemistry titled “Modulating Bond Lengths via Backdonation.”

Erin VitaleErin Vitale, associate professor, has been named the chair of the Civil Engineering Technology Department.

Jeff WilcoxJeff Wilcox was the first Alfred State University Police officer to receive training on the new “Fair & Impartial Policing Perspective” model. He later helped train the remaining staff within the campus police department and was also promoted to lieutenant.

Alyshia Zurlick​Alyshia Zurlick, assistant director of the Student Leadership Center, graduated from the Leadership Allegany program, in which participants grow their leadership abilities, create connections, and impact their communities.

The Health and Wellness Services Department was named a recipient of a Rochester Business Journal Health Care Achievement Award in the Innovation Category.

Print and Mail Services won an honorable mention for the use of variable data in Alfred State's Orientation Program in the Association of College & University Printers 2016 print competition’s Cross Media category.