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August 2010


Cross Country Teams Debut in Top Ten
Tue, Aug 31st, 2010

The Alfred State College cross country teams have yet to compete but both the men and women's teams are ranked in the first NJCAA Division III poll of the year.  The men are ranked #2 while the women are ranked #8.

ASC High School Friendly Collects Food for Local Pantry
Tue, Aug 31st, 2010

For the fourth straight year the Alfred State College cross country team hosted a High School Friendly scrimmage on the college's course.  This year over 60 high school athletes from Hornell, Canisteo Greenwood, Dansville, Cuba Rushford, and Bath ran the college's 5k course as they prepare for the start of their seasons.

Q & A with Drew Hammond
Tue, Aug 31st, 2010

Sophomore offensive linemen Drew Hammond (Walton/Walton) took time and answered some questions from the Sports Information Department as the Alfred State College football team prepares for their 2010 season opener on Saturday.  ASC takes on the Apprentice School (Newport News, VA) on 9/4 with opening kickoff at 11 a.m. at Pioneer Stadium.

ASC Hosts Two Visitors From Italy
Tue, Aug 31st, 2010

Archeology Professor Ilaria TartagliaFollowing a campus tour, Tartaglia gave a presentation regarding her work, both as an archeologist at Pompeii and as an adjunct professor at the Sorrento Lingue International La

Homecoming/Family Weekend Schedule
Tue, Aug 31st, 2010

Alfred State College will host its annual Homecoming/Family weekend Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 16-19, on the Alfred campus. Hundreds of visitors are expected to converge on campus to reconnect with old friends or visit with their students, perhaps for the first time since dropping them off for the fall semester in August.

Schedule Set for Inaugural Pioneer Classic
Mon, Aug 30th, 2010

The field and schedule has been set for the Inaugural Pioneer Volleyball Classic to be held Sept. 4 in the Orvis Activities Center.  Alfred State begins their 2010 with the new event.

Pioneers Football Looks to Take Next Step
Mon, Aug 30th, 2010

The 2010 Alfred State College football team will have feature new faces, a redesigned schedule, and a new look as they hope to climb above .500 for the first time since the 2006 season.

ASC Students Spend Two Weeks in Haiti
Fri, Aug 27th, 2010

The response of Alfred State to the disaster went far beyond financial donations given from a distance. A group of 21 select Alfred State students spent their spring semester preparing to visit Haiti to offer their assistance in a very tangible “hands-on” fashion. This article tells their story.

US Sen. Charles Schumer Visits Wellsville Campus
Fri, Aug 27th, 2010

US Senator Charles Schumer visitAlfred State College welcomed US Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) earlier this week as he visited the College’s School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville which will establish a new clean energy program with the help of $500,000 in funding that Schumer has worked to include in the fiscal year 2011 budget.

A Little Resume Help Can Go a Long Way
Thu, Aug 26th, 2010

The information technology: web development) student is the successful ASC student who was chosen to participate in a paid rotational internship in the Explore RochesterIT program.

ASC Named to 2011 Military Friendly Schools List
Thu, Aug 26th, 2010

Military Friendly Schools logoAlfred State College is pleased to announce that G.I. Jobs, which recently announced its 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools at, has included Alfred State among its ranks. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace

Tracksters Place at Empire State Games
Thu, Aug 26th, 2010

Two Alfred State College track & field athletes placed at the 2010 Empire State Games in Buffalo.  Pioneer alum Andy Omoregie (Gates Chili) won a gold medal while incoming freshman Byron Jones (Niagara Falls) won a silver.

Senior Carpentry Students Spend “Semester in the South”
Tue, Aug 24th, 2010

Bon voyage to those spending the "Semester in the South"In a new take on study abroad, Alfred State College senior carpentry students enrolled in the College’s Building Trades programs embarked on a “Semester in the South” where they will use the skills they acquired during their first year of study to help rebuild two cities ravaged by Hurricane Katri

Football Scrimmage Moved to 10 a.m.
Mon, Aug 23rd, 2010

The Alfred State College football scrimmage scheduled for Saturday (8/28) vs. Alfred University JV has been moved to 10 a.m.  The game will be played on the new turf at Merrill Stadium.

17th Annual New Student Convocation
Fri, Aug 20th, 2010

New Student Convocation 2010Alfred State College faculty and staff welcomed this year's incoming freshman class of 1,500 students during the 17th annual New Student Convocation. This year's speakers were Dr. Daniel Barwick, ASC Director of Institutional Advancement; Alfred J. (“AJ”) LaMere, Rochester, Student Senate

ASC Will Host Two Visitors From Italy on Aug. 27
Fri, Aug 20th, 2010

staff archaeologists at the excavations of PompeiiAlfred State College will host two visitors from Italy on Friday, Aug. 27. Archeology Professor Ilaria Tartaglia and her colleague Maria Chiara Giovenco will tour campus in the morning, and at 1 p.m. Tartaglia will give a presentation in the Engineering Building, room 215.

16th Annual Buckwheat Field Day Will Be Held At Alfred State College
Fri, Aug 20th, 2010

Cornell University's 16th Annual Buckwheat Field Day will be held at Alfred State College, on Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 1-4 p.m.

Thomas Björkman, associate professor of vegetable crop physiology at Cornell, has organized the event for the last 15 years. The event is hosted by Dr. Brian Baker, director of the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA) at Alfred State College.

President Anderson Kicks Off Fall Semester With Faculty and Staff Convocation
Thu, Aug 19th, 2010

Clark (left) accepts the award from AndersonIn a departure from traditional opening remarks, Alfred State College President Dr. John M. Anderson this year kicked off the fall semester by sharing his vision of the future with assembled faculty and staff.

Moving-in Day
Wed, Aug 18th, 2010

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

Alfred State Named to U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges for 4th Consecutive Year
Tue, Aug 17th, 2010

US-NewsAlfred State College’s reputation continues to grow as proven by its ranking this year in U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 Best Colleges report. Alfred State College is ranked 27th among the top regional colleges in the North, ranked 8th among the top public schools (regional colleges in the North), and was included in the rankings of those colleges with the highest average freshman retention rate, coming in at 66.5 percent.

No Additional Applications Will Be Considered for Fall 2010
Thu, Aug 5th, 2010

The College anticipates its largest enrollment in decades with many programs already on waiting lists. The growth is attributed to the fact that Alfred State College is an excellent value with quality programs and graduates enjoy a placement and transfer rate of 99 percent. According to College President Dr. John M. Anderson, the College made this decision because of the on-going reduction of State support as well as the failure of the New York State Legislature to pass the Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act (PHEEIA).

Residence Director Selected as Regional Member of NRHH Of the Month Voting Committee
Wed, Aug 4th, 2010

Emily Hall-LochmannVanBennekomEmily Hall-LochmannVanBennekom, a residence director at Alfred State College, has been selected to serve as a regional member of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) Of The Month Voting Committee.  In this capacity she will help select the winning Of The Month Awards from around the Northeast Region (NEACURH).