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May 2009


Masonry Students Awarded
Tue, May 12th, 2009

Bevington, Draper, and JessupTwo masonry seniors enrolled in
Alfred State College's School of Applied Technology Building Trades/masonry
program were recently awarded the Southern Tier Concrete Products, Inc.,
Achievement Award for Excellence in the trowel trades.

Toyodome and Jerome Sign Letter of Intents
Tue, May 12th, 2009

Alfred State College volleyball players Yurika Toyodome (Tokyo, Japan) and Jenni Jerome (Syracuse/Westhill) have signed letter of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the four-year level.  Toyodome will be attending Davenport University (Grand Rapids, MI) and Jerome will be attending Glenville State (Glenville, WV).

Athletic Department Hands out End of Year Awards
Mon, May 11th, 2009

Recently the Alfred State College athletic department handed out the 2008-09 athletic awards at a ceremony held at the Lake Lodge.

ASC Recipient of Outstanding Humane Organization Collaborative Award
Mon, May 11th, 2009

State College was the recipient, earlier this month, of the Outstanding Humane
Organization Collaborative Award, presented by the Finger Lakes SPCA. 
This award "recognizes the extraordinary compassion and collaborative spirit
with the Finger Lakes SPCA for the benefit of those who cannot speak for
themselves."  Alfred State College (students, faculty, and staff)
supported the August 2008 Equine Rescue led by the Finger Lakes SPCA.

Pioneers Wrap Up Nationals in 4th and 7th place
Sat, May 9th, 2009

The 2009 NJCAA Division III Track and Field Championships came to a close on Saturday at a gusty Pioneer Stadium.  The Pioneer men finished 4th overall with 101 points while the women were 7th with 53 points

Pioneers Remain in 1st, Women in 7th after Day Two of Track Nationals
Fri, May 8th, 2009

The Alfred State College men's track & field team remains in first place after day two of the NJCAA Division III National Championships.  The men, 78 points, lead Harper College by 10 points heading into the final day of competition.  The Lady Pioneers have earned 23 points good for seventh place in the standings.           

Pioneer Men Lead After Day One of Nationals, Women 8th
Thu, May 7th, 2009

The Alfred State College men's track and field team leads after day one of the 2009 NJCAA Division III National Championships held at Pioneer Stadium.  The Pioneers scored 52 first day points and lead 2nd place Harper College (IL) by 13 points.  On the women's side, the Lady Pioneers have earned 7th points.

Web Programming II Class Launched New Allegany County Fair Web Site
Thu, May 7th, 2009

Web Programming II class with Martha RobertsAlfred State College
students enrolled in Assistant Professor Evan Enke's Web Programming II class
recently launched a new Allegany County Fair Web site which they developed and
implemented (
at the request of Martha Roberts, president and manager of the Allegany
County Fa

Shell of Workforce Development Center Completed
Thu, May 7th, 2009

Construction Workforce Development CenterSupporters of Alfred State College gathered at the School of Applied Technology campus recently to celebrate the completion of Phase I of the Construction Workforce Development Center-the shell has been completed and the building fully enclosed.  It awaits funding to complete the interior. 

Commencement Scheduled for May 17
Thu, May 7th, 2009

900 two-and four-year graduates, their families, professors, and friends will
be on hand Sunday, May 17, at noon, as Alfred State College honors its 98th
graduating class.

Presiding over the
ceremony will be Dr. John M. Anderson, college president.

The ceremony will be
held at McLane Center on the neighboring Alfred University campus. Graduates
will need to use the tickets in their graduation packets for their families'

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day
Tue, May 5th, 2009

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.

25th Annual Honors Convocation
Tue, May 5th, 2009

members of the stage partyAlfred State College student
academic achievement was celebrated in April during the 25th annual
Honors Convocation.  ASC President Dr. John M. Anderson welcomed the
gathered students, families, faculty, and friends and congratulated them on
their achievements.

Alfred State Ready to Host Track National Championships
Tue, May 5th, 2009

Beginning on Wednesday athletes representing twenty-five NJCAA institutions will travel to Alfred State College to participate in the 2009 Outdoor Track & Field Championships.  The event will feature nearly 350 participants vying for both individual and team honors.

Williams Chosen for Freshman Advocate of the Year Award
Tue, May 5th, 2009

Dr. John C. Williams receives his award.Alfred State College
honored more than 250 students for their academic success and honored
distinguished faculty members for excellence and commitment at its annual
Honors Convocation.  Chosen this year for the Freshman Advocate of the
Year Award, presented at the ceremony, and sponsored by the Division of Student
Affairs, was Dr. John C. Williams, of Alfred, associat

Professor Jonchhe Named Fulbright Grantee
Tue, May 5th, 2009

Professor Yogendra (Yogi) JonchheAlfred State College Professor Yogendra (Yogi) Jonchhe,
Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, has been selected as a Fulbright
scholar grantee to Nepal.  He is the third Alfred State College professor
in the 60-year history of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship program
to receive this honor.

Nine Inducted into Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society
Mon, May 4th, 2009

New members of XAEThe EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) staff at
Alfred State College recently inducted nine students into the Chi Alpha Epsilon
honor society.  Chi Alpha Epsilon recognizes the academic excellence
achieved by those students admitted to college via developmental

WINS Club - Annual Men in the Field Dinner
Mon, May 4th, 2009

WINS Club - Men in the Field dinnerJoy Carlson, AIA, professor,
Computer Imaging and Architectural Engineering Technology Department, Alfred
State College, and adviser to the WINS Club, (Women in Non-traditional
Studies--though the club is open to all students) welcomed two alumni speakers
to the club's annual Men in the Field dinner in April. 

Lady Pioneers Split With Herk to End Season
Sun, May 3rd, 2009

The Alfred State College softball team split with Herkimer CCC in their 2009 season finale.  Herkimer took the first game 9-1 but the Lady Pioneers bounced back for a 1-0 victory in game two.  The Lady Pioneers finish the campaign with a 13-23 overall mark and a 10-15 record in Region III Division III contests.

Pioneer Men Finish Tied for 2nd at Regionals, Women 4th
Sat, May 2nd, 2009

The Alfred State College men's track and field team tied with Mohawk Valley CC for 2nd at the Region III Championships.  ASC and MVCC trailed the overall champions, SUNY Delhi by just seven points.  On the women's side, ASC finished 4th with 79 points.

Baseball Season Ends in Loss to MNE
Sat, May 2nd, 2009

Alfred State College's 2009 spring season came to an end following a 9-5 loss to #4 seeded Mercyhurst North East in the Region III Division II Tournament.  The Pioneers finish the spring with a 26-17 record.

Men in 1st, Women 3rd after Day One of Regionals
Fri, May 1st, 2009

The Alfred State College men's track and field team sits in first place after day one of the Region III Championships while the women are 3rd out of six teams.

Pioneers Drop Heartbreaker
Fri, May 1st, 2009

The Alfred State College baseball team rallied from a three run deficit to send their Region III Division II first round contest with Monroe CC into extra innings but the Tribunes scored in the bottom of the 10th to earn a 5-4 victory.

Student Employee of the Year
Fri, May 1st, 2009

l-r: Clark, O’Donnell, Bennett, and JenersonJamie
Bennett, Springwater,
a baccalaureate-level digital media and animation major at Alfred State
College, has been named the 2008-09 Alfred State College Student Employee of
the Year.  Bennett works in the Student Financial Services Office and was
nominated by her supervisor, Martha McGee, assistant director for that

Robotics Competition
Fri, May 1st, 2009

Robotics competitionAlfred State College conducted its first Robotics Competition on campus in April.  Organized by faculty members Matthew Lawrence, assistant professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department; Bradley Thompson, assistant professor, Electrician, Computer and Robotics Technician Department; and Thomas Murphy, instructor, Building Trades Department, the event drew 35 students representing eight regional high schools as parti

NYS Sen. Catharine M. Young Honored
Fri, May 1st, 2009

Fogarty, Young, and AndersonNYS Sen. Catharine M. Young (R-Olean) was honored by Alfred State College recently with the President's Medallion, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the college.

Brittney Brooks Named All-American
Fri, May 1st, 2009

Brittney BrooksAlfred State College women's basketball player Brittney Brooks (Elmira Free) has been named a third team NJCAA All-American.  This is the third straight year a Lady Pioneer has earned All-American honors.