May 2008


ASC Will Participate in Bio Energy Awareness Days (BEAD II) in Washington, DC, in June
Tue, May 27th, 2008

Alfred State College will participate in the United States Department of Agriculture's Research, Education, and Economics Agency's (USDA/REE) second annual Bio Energy Awareness Days (BEAD II) in Washington, DC, in June. The purpose of the event is to increase awareness and knowledge related to the sustainable production of agriculture-based and natural resource-based renewable energy and the efficient use and conservation of energy for the benefit of rural communities and the nation.

Dr. Kellogg is Published
Tue, May 27th, 2008

Dr. Richard Kellogg, professor of psychology at Alfred State College, is the author of an article appearing in the most recent issue of Newsletter of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, a publication of the American Psychological Association. 

Students Build Ramp for Local Family
Tue, May 20th, 2008

building trades ramp donatedStudents enrolled in Alfred State College's Building Trades curriculums have donated their time and talents to help a local family with a wheelchair-bound child by building a ramp at the house where the family lives to make mobility a little easier for the child and his family.

Timber Frame Bus Stop in Alfred
Tue, May 20th, 2008

Bus Stop in AlfredStudents enrolled in the building trades curriculums at Alfred State College recently went to work to create a timber frame bus stop in the Village of Alfred.

ROTC Ceremony
Mon, May 19th, 2008

Three Alfred State College seniors began their service to our country Saturday, May 17, 2008, at the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) commissioning ceremony in the Allegany Room of the Central Dining Hall on the Alfred State campus. The ceremony-the first of its kind held at Alfred State-was as steeped in tradition as the next day's commencement.

Nurses' Pinning Ceremony
Mon, May 19th, 2008

Nurses' Pinning CeremonyAlfred State College nursing students celebrated their accomplishments the Friday before commencement by attending the annual nurses' pinning ceremony.

Trio of Pioneers receive Chancellor's Award
Mon, May 19th, 2008

Three Alfred State College athletes have been awarded the SUNY Chancellor's Scholar Athlete Award for excellence academically and athletically.  Gallaway Longenecker (Manheim, PA), Zak Williamson (Rocky Point), and Keenan Hall (Monticello) were honored by SUNY and Chancellor Dr. John B. Clark.

ASC Commencement 2008
Mon, May 19th, 2008

Anderson, Houghton and Rosati
Some 900 two- and
four-year graduates, their families, professors, and friends were on hand
Sunday, May 18, as Alfred State College honored its 97th graduating

John M. Anderson, college president, presided over the ceremony.

At this year's ceremony, Alfred State presented
an honorary doctorate to Amory Houghton, Jr., former United States

Flint and Bachert named All-WNYAC
Mon, May 19th, 2008

Alfred State College sophomore softball players Sarah Flint (Westmoreland) and Bridgett Bachert (Horseheads) were named All-WNYAC second team.  Flint and Bachert helped ASC to a 10-28 record in Coach Michael Caba's first season at the helm of the program.

Dunn Visits Campus
Fri, May 16th, 2008

Victoria Bolton, Dorothea Fitzsimmons, Joseph Dunn & Ron RosatiAlfred State College recently hosted Joseph A. Dunn, PhD, special adviser to the under secretary for Research, Education and Economics, U. S. Department of Agriculture, who visited campus to learn about the college's programs, to discuss possible liaisons between ASC and the USDA, and to discuss opportunities for additional fun

NYS Engineering Technology Association (NYSETA) Scholarship Recipients
Thu, May 15th, 2008

Joy Carlson, Heather Rogers & Dr. Edward TezakTwo Alfred State College students were recently named
the recipients of $300 scholarships from the New York State Engineering
Technology Association (NYSETA).

Microsoft “Digital Dorm Room”
Thu, May 15th, 2008

Alfred State College recently hosted the Microsoft
"digital dorm room" (DDR), a program designed to bring new technology and
solutions directly to colleges and universities across the United States.

"Get Your Ad Running" Video Contest Winners
Wed, May 14th, 2008

Valerie Nixon & Adam StahlAlfred State College sponsored a "Get Your Ad Running" video contest during the just-completed spring semester. Using Alfred State College's tag line "Hit the Ground Running," contestants created a 30-second video showing why Alfred State College is the best place to get an education.

Seven Pioneers earn All-American Honors in Outdoor Track & Field
Wed, May 14th, 2008

4 x 100 Relay ChampsSeven members of the Alfred State College outdoor track & field team earned All-American honors at last weekend's NJCAA Division III National Championships. 

Eight Pioneer Baseball Players Honored
Tue, May 13th, 2008

Eight members of the Alfred State College baseball team have been named to the Region III Division II All-Region team.  Kevin Underhill (Somers), Derek Speaker (Starpoint), and Bruno Saraceno (Binghamton) were first team selections while Andrew Foster (Clarkson, ONT.), Craig Kosnikowski (N. Tonawanda), Kelvin Espinosa (George Washington), Adalberto Vargas (Norman Thomas), and Yordis Veras (Newtown) were second team selections.

ASC 31st Annual Culinary Arts Exposition
Tue, May 13th, 2008

Heim, Stewart, Barber & MilamCulinary arts and culinary arts/baking, production and management students at Alfred State College competed in the 31st annual Culinary Arts Exposition, which featured an exhibit of Epicurean delights, earlier this spring.

Five professional chefs adjudicated the competition at Alfred State College's School of Applied Technology, Wellsv

Lax Players Earn Awards
Tue, May 13th, 2008

Four members of the Alfred State College lacrosse team have been recognized with postseason awards.  The Pioneers returned to the Region III Tournament where they finished 6th with a 9-5 overall record and a 7-5 mark in Region III play.

ASC Celebrates 100th Anniversary on May 8
Tue, May 13th, 2008

Anderson & YoungSmiles were the order of the day, Thursday, May 8, when Alfred State College, its faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, students, friends from all walks of life, and SUNY (State University of New York) gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school's founding.

ASC Kiddie Ag Day
Mon, May 12th, 2008

Kiddie Ag Day PonyMore than 1,000 of local school children and their teachers attended Alfred State College's annual Kiddie Ag Day celebration sponsored by the faculty, staff, and agriculture students at the college. 

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Mon, May 12th, 2008

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work DayAlfred State College employees once again participated in the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day in April.  This event is open to employees' children, grandchildren, grandsons, nieces, and nephews between the ages of nine and 15. 

Women finish 5th, Men 6th at Nationals
Sat, May 10th, 2008

Najia McGee (Rochester/Edison) highlighted day three of the NJCAA Division III National Championships with two individual titles and one relay title as the Alfred State College women's track & field team finished 5th out of 17 teams. Hector Cuero (Middletown), Andrew Omoregie (Gates Chili), and Zak Williamson (Rocky Point) ran to 2nd places finishes as the men's team finished 6th out of 22 teams.

Omoregie and Williamson Earn All-American Honors
Fri, May 9th, 2008

Andy Omoregie (Gates Chili) and Zak Williamson (Rocky Point) each earned All-American status on day two of the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The men's team is currently in 5th place out of 17 teams that have scored while the women are in 8th out of 14 teams that have scored.

Ronald Nasca Appointed to Alfred State College Council
Fri, May 9th, 2008

Ronald NascaRonald P. Nasca, Hornell, has been appointed to the Alfred State College Council by the NYS Governor's Office.

Sammons Article Published
Fri, May 9th, 2008

Gregory SammonsGregory Sammons, chief of police at Alfred State College, recently had an article published in Campus Law Enforcement Journal, March/April 2008 edition.

The article, "Do You Need More Officers? A Comprehensive Benchmarking Formula that Can Help You Make the Case," delineates the differences between campus and municipal police forces when determining the need for staffing.

Women in 4th, Men in 5th after Day One at Nationals
Thu, May 8th, 2008

Alfred State College freshman Reaghan Bulkley (Avoca) earned 2nd place in the long jump to highlight day one of the NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship.  The women's team has scored 14 points and sits in 4th place while the men have 18 points and are in 5th place.

Eight Pioneer Trackster Earn All-Region
Wed, May 7th, 2008

Eight members of the Alfred State College outdoor track & field team have earned All-Region honors based on winning events at last weekend's Region III Championships.

Athletic Department hands out End of Year Awards
Wed, May 7th, 2008

The Alfred State College athletic department recently handed out their end-of-year awards at a ceremony held at college's Lake Lodge. 

House #48
Wed, May 7th, 2008

house #48Alfred State College and the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., a private foundation dedicated to improving the Alfred State College community through the support of educational programs invite the public to view the most recently built home constructed by students enrolled in the Building Trades and Electrical/Electronics programs in the college's School of Applied Technology.

Race Girl Kristy Johnson
Tue, May 6th, 2008

Kristy JohnsonNow that Danica Patrick has become the first woman in a century to win a major racing event after driving into the winner's circle at the Indy Japan 300, it's a sure bet that females will soon become a more common sight in racing.

But it didn't take Patrick's success on the track to interest Kristy Johnson, Point Rock, in the racing field.  

Softball ends season with a sweep
Sun, May 4th, 2008

The Alfred State College softball team got the bats going as they swept Alfred University JV, 18-10 & 10-1, to wrap up the 2008 season.  With the wins the Blue and Gold finish Head Coach Michael Caba's first season with a 10-28 record.