Alumni Magazine | Spring/Summer 2024

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Attention Alumni!

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For decades, Alfred State has been known for helping students "hit the ground running" to launch successful and fulfilling careers. On our campus, the signs of these learning-and-earning connections are everywhere as the college stays connected with employers to ensure that our hands-on learning is aligned with the skills most in demand among employers.

Students and parents choose Alfred State because of this obvious return on investment that pays off for graduates who have a career awaiting them after they walk across the stage at commencement. We are so proud of how alumni stay involved and help the college as Pioneers from every class can work together for a brighter future.

Welcome from Dr. Mauro


Dr. Mauro's Travels

Alfred State President Dr. Steven Mauro has kept his bags packed and has taken advantage of opportunities to meet with alumni and industry partners over the last few months. He has traveled all over New York and has made trips to Arizona, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Texas during the spring 2024 semester.


Larry Allen, '65

While countless families have established strong educational connections with Alfred State College (ASC), the bond between Larry Allen, ’65, and his mother, Dorothy Allen Bailey, ’69, to each other and the college is particularly strong. This enduring connection will benefit nursing students for years to come.

From L to R: Tim Young, '78, Greg Haeseler, '78, Tim Fay, '78, Steve Bartlett, '79, Kert King, '82. Kneeling L to R: Ed Knierim, '78, and Scott Morley, '78

Greg Haeseler, '78

Gregory Haeseler, '78, came to Alfred State College because he saw it as a new frontier. Because of his friendships, memories, and love of golf, he and his friends are giving back to future Pioneers.

Signing Day 2024

Signing Day 2024

Most people have seen pictures or watched news stories that highlighted students signing letters of intent to play sports at a higher level. Last year, Alfred State flipped the tables on this tradition by celebrating graduates signing with employers to begin their careers.


Meet the Students

From automotive to engineering and healthcare, we proudly celebrate the remarkable achievements of six outstanding Alfred State College students from the past school year. Each of these students has excelled in their respective fields and is on a path toward a bright and promising future.

Carrie Cokely

Dr. Carrie Cokely

Students at Alfred State College learn hands-on in their classes and labs, so it is fitting that Carrie Cokely, PhD and Vice President for Academic Affairs, did the same during her first year on the job.

Arial photo of the Pioneer Stadium.

College Headlines

Remember Alfred's single intersection with a stoplight? This year our small village celebrated 50 years since the installation of a traffic light. That event signaled how Alfred had come of age and is big enough to warrant stopping along your way. The small-town charm has even earned recognition as the #1 Ultimate College Town by The Washington Post for the highest concentration of students in the US. Alfred has only 4,026 counted in the US Census while we are also home to more than 4,000 students. 

Gifts in Action

Gifts in Action

Alfred State College's “Gifts in Action” honors the incredible generosity of our benefactors and showcases the meaningful ways your contributions are utilized. Every gift helps create new opportunities, whether through innovative programs, scholarships, or enhanced facilities.  Thank you for your contributions.

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Alumni Events

One of the greatest hopes for college graduates is that their education builds a skillset that leads to future success and the ability to make a positive difference in the world. At Alumni Events, Pioneers share stories for their road to success, their commitment to fellow Pioneers, and a desire to help all future Pioneers.

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Student & Faculty Success

At Alfred State College, we believe in celebrating the remarkable accomplishments of our students and faculty. We want to highlight some of the standout achievements from the past school year, showcasing the dedication, creativity, and perseverance that define our community. We invite you to explore these inspiring stories and join us in recognizing the exceptional talents and hard work of those who make Alfred State a place where success thrives.

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Athletic News

The 2023-24 athletic year ended with team successes, induction of more worthy recipients of Hall of Fame Honors, and a great event for Special Olympics at Pioneer Stadium. We invite you to explore the remarkable stories of athletic success, dedication, and teamwork.

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Class Notes

Here, you’ll find heartwarming stories and updates in several sections: Achievements highlights the professional triumphs and accolades of our alumni; Weddings joyfully announces the unions and celebrations of marriage; and Career showcases the professional advancements and well-deserved retirements of graduates.

Alfred State motorsports instructor Caryl Koch will lead a team of students in “The Great Race.” Spencer Caccamise, Tanyon Dunning, Garrett Maul, Connor Merkle, and Carter Polhamus will drive a 1953 Dodge Power Wagon tow truck from Kentucky to Maine.

SAT News

Specializing in two-year career-focused majors, students in Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology (SAT) spend time learning the skilled trades, vocational programs, and advanced career training. You will work alongside educators who have industry experience and knowledge. Most of your day is spent hands-on learning career skills that build upon technical knowledge gained.

Four members of the Alfred State Community,(pictured from L to R) Lynda Merring, Erin Vitale, George Merry, and Julie Rose, were honored with SUNY Chancellor Awards.


Students interested in becoming real-world problem solvers will love Alfred State’s School of Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology (SAMET). Creative and curious minds thrive in this environment where the emphasis is on the application of knowledge and the importance of the successful implementation of business solutions.

Veronica Ludwick displays her second-place certificate. Ludwick teamed with three other students from different schools in the National Dairy Challenge in Visalia, CA.

SAS News

Ranging from sciences to healthcare, agriculture, criminal justice, and the humanities, students choose Alfred State’s School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) to satisfy their curiosity and thirst for learning. Here students build career skills along with a sense of self, ethical awareness, critical reasoning, and analytical thinking.