One of the largest capital campaigns ever at a SUNY College of Technology, Alfred State College has announced that it has exceeded its $3.4M Centennial Campaign goal by over 100%. At campaign’s end, the College had raised cash and pledges of over $7.5M. The three-year campaign, timed to coincide with the College’s hundredth birthday in 2008, concluded on June 30, 2009, with a preliminary total of $7,564,472 raised.
College students from earlier times may recall a one-size fits all college dining experience that included little flavor and long cafeteria lines. Alfred State College students can’t relate. That’s because ASC student meal plans include dining options at three of the top 10 restaurant chains in the country, based on a recent survey of the top 400 chain establishments published by Restaurants and Institutions magazine in the July 2009 issue.
Twelve NYS SkillsUSA winners (who competed at Alfred State College in the spring) competed at the 2009 SkillsUSA Postsecondary Nationals in Kansas City, MO, June 22-27, 2009. Of the 12, nine were Alfred State College (ASC) students, two were SUNY Delhi students, and one was a Culinary Institute of America (CIA) student.
Dr. Jerri Drummond, Alfred State College associate vice president for student affairs and director of multicultural affairs, recently facilitated a Diversity Awareness Training for 75 Head Start teachers and assistant teachers for the ACCORD Corporation at Our Lady of Angels Church in Cuba.
Laundry, the bane of college existence, will be become more environmentally-friendly, if not more enjoyable, at Alfred State College this fall. The largest laundry room on campus in the MacKenzie Complex has been completely updated and the results will fit in nicely with the college’s green initiative.
Twenty Alfred State College student athletes have been honored with academic awards. Eleven Pioneers were named NJCAA Academic All-American, 13 were named Academic All-Region, and 20 were named Academic All Conference.