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August 2008


Pioneers Rally to Earn Split
Sun, Aug 31st, 2008

The Alfred State College baseball team rallied three times in game two of a non-conference doubleheader to salvage a season opening split with Pennsylvania College of Technology.  Penn Tech won the opener 7-1 while A-State won the nightcap 9-8 in eight innings.

Men's Soccer Falls to HVCC
Sun, Aug 31st, 2008

The Alfred State College men's soccer team could not get out of an early hole and fell 3-1 to Hudson Valley CC in day two of the East-West Showdown at Jamestown CC.  The Pioneers are now 1-1 on the young season.

Pioneers Win Opener in Overtime
Sat, Aug 30th, 2008

Jason Durst (Gates Chili) scored the game-winner as the Alfred State College men's soccer team downed SUNY Delhi 2-1 in their season opener.  Durst's scored on a header after a corner kick by Justin Handley (Iroquois) during the first overtime session.

Q & A with Geoff Hicks
Fri, Aug 29th, 2008

Geoff Hicks (Cheektowaga/Cleveland Hill) moves from wide receiver to quarterback this season for the Alfred State College football team.  He recently took time to answer a few questions about the upcoming season for the Pioneers. 

Pioneers Open New Stadium with High Hopes
Wed, Aug 27th, 2008

The Alfred State College football team will play on campus for the first time in program history in 2008 and the Pioneers hope to make some noise in the Northeast Football Conference.  Mick Caba (9th season, 36-44) and his coaching staff believe that an added emphasis on size and speed will pay dividends.

Students Enjoy Carnival
Tue, Aug 26th, 2008

student carnival 2008About 800 Alfred
State students attended the annual activities carnival on the eve of the first
day of classes. Students took a chance
at Putt Luck, Pot-O-Luck, Spindrift, and Krazy Rail among other games of skill.

SUNY’s China 150 Program
Thu, Aug 21st, 2008

SUNY’s China 150 ProgramAlfred State College President Dr. John M. Anderson, ASC Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Steven J.
Tyrell, and Dr. Shaojie Jiang, ASC director, International Education, welcomed Lin Zhongdong and Ma Xiaochuan to the college as they
begin their year-long stay as part of SUNY's (State University of New York)
China 150 program, which has welcomed 150 Chinese students to 22 SUNY schools,

Opening Remarks at ASC
Thu, Aug 21st, 2008

Anderson explains a portion of the strategic plan.Alfred State College faculty and staff gathered for
breakfast recently to hear President John Anderson's opening remarks.
Anderson kicked off the academic year by updating new and returning faculty on
the state of the college as well as spotlighting the college's strategic plan
to guide the campus community through the next five years.

New Student Convocation at ASC
Thu, Aug 21st, 2008

New Student Convocation at ASCAlfred State College faculty and staff welcomed this
year's incoming freshman class of 1,400 students during the 15th
annual New Student Convocation. This year's speakers were Jim J. Grillo, SUNY
distinguished teaching professor, ASC Business Technology Department; and Adam
Nash, Barneveld, ASC Student Senate president.

Moving-In Day at ASC
Thu, Aug 21st, 2008

moving-in dayMoving-in day at Alfred State College saw hundreds of
families like the one pictured here hauling their students' belongings to
campus to begin the new academic year.

ASC President Convenes Meeting with Volunteer Boards
Thu, Aug 21st, 2008

Boorman explains the work of her board.Alfred State College President Dr. John M. Anderson recently convened a meeting of all the volunteer boards that serve the institution. This first-ever gathering of its type served to acquaint new board members (and experienced ones) with the goals and responsibilities of the other volunteer boards.

Q&A with Jenni Jerome
Wed, Aug 20th, 2008

Sophomore pre-season NJCAA All-American volleyball player Jenni Jerome (Syracuse/Westhill) is busy preparing for the 2008 season.  She took time to give her prespective on the preseason camp and the upcoming season.

Jerome Named Pre-Season All-American
Wed, Aug 20th, 2008

Alfred State College sophomore Jenni Jerome (Syracuse/Westhill) has been named pre-season 1st team Division III NJCAA All-American.

Darling, Cox, and Van Gorder to be inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame
Wed, Aug 20th, 2008

The Alfred State College athletic department will induct the 2008 Hall of Fame class during ceremonies on Friday September 12 as part of Homecoming activities.  Softball/basketball player Toni Darling (Johnston), bowler Gerry Cox, and baseball player Joe Van Gorder will join the 43 current members of the Hall of Fame.

Alfred State College Gets Greener: Trayless Dining Debuts
Tue, Aug 19th, 2008

Students at Alfred State College will join the trayless revolution when they return to school this fall. Dining services organizations across the county are removing trays from dining halls in order to reduce food waste and save both water and electricity.

Holzer Donates $20,000 to his Alma Mater
Tue, Aug 19th, 2008

Donald Holzer presents a check for two scholarships.Donald Holzer, Murfreesboro, TN, Alfred State College
class of 1956 (plant and soil science), recently donated $20,000 to his alma
to help modernize the soils laboratory and provide students with more
practical, hands-on techniques to evaluate soil properties and enhance soil

Greek Organizations
Tue, Aug 19th, 2008

When you think of college
fraternities, do scenes from the movie Animal House come to mind?

For 30 years, America's view of fraternities (and in some cases, sororities)
has been influenced by the toga-wearing, hard-drinking, food-fighting brothers
of Delta House.

ASC to Host Chinese Students
Thu, Aug 14th, 2008

Alfred State College is one of 22
participating SUNY schools which will host a total of 150 Chinese students
whose homes in Sichuan province were devastated by an earthquake in May.

Rusted Root to Perform at Alfred State College
Thu, Aug 14th, 2008

Rusted RootAlfred State College is ready to rock into its second
century by presenting a Rusted Root concert as part of Homecoming/Family
Weekend, Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. in the Orvis Activities Center.

Mary Anne Blum Condon Returns to Alfred State College
Thu, Aug 14th, 2008

Dr. Mary CondonMary Anne Blum Condon, Hornell, former associate
professor of nursing at Alfred State College, will return to campus Aug. 7,
2008, in a new role: she will work half-time in the President's Office serving
as government relations coordinator and half-time as director of the BSN
Program in the Nursing Department. She will sit on the president's

15th Annual New Student Convocation at ASC
Wed, Aug 13th, 2008

The 15th annual
Convocation for New Students at Alfred State College is slated for Thursday,
Aug. 21, 2008, at 10 a.m. in the Orvis gymnasium
celebrating the start of the new academic year.

Back to School 2008
Wed, Aug 13th, 2008

Alfred State College is ready to
kick off another academic year-the first of its second century of

hit campus on Aug. 18 to gather for President John Anderson's opening remarks.

Bench Dedication for Professor Eddy Foster
Wed, Aug 13th, 2008

President Anderson and Donald Holzer stand near the garden.A mid-summer rain couldn't dampen the spirits of those
who gathered at Alfred State College recently to dedicate the Professor Eddy
Foster Memorial Bench and Garden.

Pioneer Farm
Wed, Aug 13th, 2008

Alfred State College (ASC) and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) are pleased to announce a partnership to establish Pioneer Farm, a model farm to be operated by the college in accordance with Animal Welfare Approved standards. It will focus on teaching grazing systems and animal husbandry practices that enhance land use and animal well-being.

Michelle Green Receives 2008 FORE Triumph Educator Award
Tue, Aug 12th, 2008

Michelle GreenMichelle Green, MPS,
RHIA, CMA(AAMA), CPC, FAHIMA (NY), SUNY (State University of New York)
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Physical and Life Sciences Department, Alfred
State College, has received the 2008 FORE Triumph Educator Award from
the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Athletes Begin to Report this Week
Tue, Aug 12th, 2008

The 2008-09 Alfred State College athletic season kicks off this week as preseason camps open in preparation for the fall seasons.  Football, volleyball, men's & women's soccer, and baseball will all report to campus and begin practice by Sunday while the cross country team will begin practicing on Tuesday.

PCI and Alumni Association Partner to Create a New Alumni Directory
Mon, Aug 11th, 2008

The Alfred State College Alumni Association has chosen to partner with PCI Publishing Concepts to create a new Alumni Directory. This is long overdue as the last directory was published in 1994 and since that time nearly 15,000 new alumni have been added to our ranks.