December 2011


WINS Club Annual Fund Raiser
Tue, Dec 20th, 2011

Members of the WINS ClubThe WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies--though membership is open to all students) recently conducted its annual fund raiser, raising $220 through can and bottle returns and coin banks, to buy presents for a local family sponsored by Steuben Rural Ministry of Canisteo.

Rhoades Interviewed by Wall Street Journal
Fri, Dec 16th, 2011

Business Department of Alfred State College, and curriculum coordinator of its financial planning program, recently served on a panel of fellow financial advisers, all of whom gave their prognostications for 2012 to the Wall Street Journal.

Students Compete in Gilda’s Club Event
Fri, Dec 16th, 2011

Gingerbread House Contest second- and third-place winners in the student (college) division included Alfred State College culinary arts: baking, production and management students Sarah Herman, Alexander, and Brittney Bradley, Monticello, respectively.

Donations for Salvation Army
Fri, Dec 16th, 2011

Salvation Army Captain David Means and ASC President Dr. John M. AndersonPictured here, College President Dr. John M. Anderson, right, presents the result of the College’s annual donation collection of toys and hats and gloves and scarves to Captain David Means, of the Wellsville Salvation Army.

“Best Beards and Braids” Fundraising Contest
Thu, Dec 15th, 2011

[img_assist|nid=15041|title=Best Beards and Braids winners|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=98]This year’s winners were Marissa Weaver, Elma, veterinary technology (braids) and Doug Sassaman, Hellertown, PA, mechanical engineering at Alfred University (beards). The winners received a “Best Beards/Braids” tee-shirt, and a spot on an ORC trip of their choice.

Anderson and Swanson Present at Conference
Thu, Dec 15th, 2011

Titled “Tying It All Together: An Integrative Model for Strategic Planning, Budget Allocation, and Institutional Effectiveness,” the presentation offered a best-practice model of collaborative strategic planning used at the college. Anderson and Swanson reviewed the “homegrown” creation and implementation of the college’s strategic plan which includes goals, strategies, actions, desired outcomes, key performance indicators, and actual results.

Parker and Race Named ASC Athletes of the Week
Tue, Dec 13th, 2011

Sophomore basketball player Pat Parker (Queens/Hillcrest) and freshman wrestler Zach Race (Fulton/G Ray Bodley) have been named the ASC Athletes of the Week by the SID office.

Students Present Fund-raising Ideas to Box of Books
Mon, Dec 12th, 2011

Students who presented to Box of BooksAs their final exam, four groups of students (which comprised the class) presented their ideas and strategies for fundraising activities for the local library, the Box of Books. Each project included a base, or event; activities, advertising, volunteers, and cost analyses.

Students Volunteer to Prepare Holiday Meal
Mon, Dec 12th, 2011

Student volunteers at community holiday dinnerIn the true spirit of the season, BP donated the funding for this community holiday event; the United Way and Salvation Army collaborated on identifying those families who could benefit from this event; and the culinary arts faculty, staff, and students volunteered their time to prepare the festive meal.

Pioneers Down Cobleskill and Stevens Tech on the Mat
Sat, Dec 10th, 2011

The Alfred State College wrestling team won both of their matches at the ASC Dual event on Saturday.  The Pioneers evened their record at 3-3 on the year with a 52-6 victory over the SUNY Cobleskill Club team and a 30-19 win over Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

Pioneers Doubled up by Niagara
Fri, Dec 9th, 2011

The Alfred State College wrestling team was doubled up by Niagara CCC 30-15 in a WNYAC dual match on Friday evening.  The Pioneers fall to 1-3 on the season heading into tomorrow's ASC Duals.

Students Convert Farm Tractor to All-Electric-Powered Tractor
Fri, Dec 9th, 2011

Students with electric-powered tractorPride was the dominant emotion recently as 19 mechanical engineering technology (MET) students and a smattering of agricultural business and welding technology students at Alfred State College gave new life to a 1949 “left-for-dead” gasoline-powered Allis Chalmers “G” farm tractor found on Craig’s List by converting it to an all-electric-powered tractor this semester.

Lady Pioneers Cap 2011 with Victory
Thu, Dec 8th, 2011

The Alfred State College women's basketball team defeated University of Rochester JV 60-53 to improve to 8-4 as they wrap up the 2011 portion of the season.

Students Bake Goods for Benefit
Thu, Dec 8th, 2011

Students with three-year-old Willow Jacobs and her dadSeniors enrolled in the culinary arts: baking, production and management program of Alfred State College recently produced a variety of baked goods, including gingerbread houses, to be used as raffle prizes for a benefit held for three-year-old Willow Jacobs,

Parker Nets 31 in loss at CC of Beaver County
Wed, Dec 7th, 2011

Patrick Parker (Queens/Hillcrest) netted a game-high 31 points but it wasn't enough as #20 CC of Beaver County earned a 99-87 victory over Alfred State.  The Pioneers end the 2011 portion of their season with a 5-8 mark while CCBC improves to 9-1.

Rose’s Tan Joins Successful Campus Town Partnership
Wed, Dec 7th, 2011

The off-campus program is a partnership between the college and area businesses managed by Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services (ACES). This is the third year of the program and Rose’s Tan is the 14th partner to join.

Sengstock Named ACES Executive Director
Wed, Dec 7th, 2011

David L. SengstockDavid L. Sengstock of Hornell has been named the new executive director of Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services, Inc. ACES is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the mission of Alfred State College. ACES is located on campus and provides dining services, campus bookstore, transportation, vending, and laundry services to its customers.

Swimmers Wrap Up 2011 at Monroe
Wed, Dec 7th, 2011

The Alfred State College swimming team wrapped up the 2011 part of their season at Monroe CC.  The Pioneers were unable to tame the Tribunes and fell 113-77 in men's competition and 112-12 in the women's.

Wrestling Weekend on Tap at Alfred State
Wed, Dec 7th, 2011

The Alfred State College wrestling team will compete in four-dual matches at the Orvis Activities Center as they wrap up the 2011 portion of their season.

Lady Pioneers Press Past Roberts JV
Tue, Dec 6th, 2011

The Alfred State College women's basketball team used a solid press to down Roberts Wesleyan JV 49-46 to snap a four-game slide and improve to 7-4 on the year.

Romero and Kozlowski Named ASC Athletes of the Week
Tue, Dec 6th, 2011

Alfred State College sophomores Camille Romero (Queens Village/Mary Louis) and Braden Kozlowski (N. Tonawanda) have been named the ASC Athletes of the Week by the SID office.

Eleven Football Players Named All-Region
Mon, Dec 5th, 2011

Eleven members of the Region III Champion Alfred State College football team have been named to the All-Region team.  Quarterback Greg Hampton (Uniondale) was named Offensive Player of the Year while Colter Johnson (Warren, PA) was named Special Teams Player of the Year.

Panicco Meets With Honors Program Students
Mon, Dec 5th, 2011

Johnston, Tucker, Panicco, Binns, and SantiagoDr. Cristiana Panicco, director of the Sant'Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy, met with members of the Alfred State College Semester in Sorrento,’ opening study

Pioneers Compete at Niagara
Mon, Dec 5th, 2011

The Alfred State College wrestling team spent the weekend at Niagara CCC and picked up a dual victory and had three wrestlers place at the Thunderwolves Open.

Pioneers Swimmers Finish 3rd at MCC invite
Sun, Dec 4th, 2011

The Alfred State College men's swimming team finished 3rd at the three-day Monroe CC Invitational.  The Pioneers scored 346 points in the competition. 

Harcum Downs Pioneers
Sun, Dec 4th, 2011

The Alfred State College men's basketball team hung tough in the 1st half but could not overcome a early 2nd half run and fell 92-63 to Harcum College at the Monroe College Invitational.

Pioneers Can't Solve #1 Monroe
Fri, Dec 2nd, 2011

The Alfred State College men's basketball team could not solve #1 ranked Monroe College (New Rochelle, NY) in the first day of the Mustang Invitational.  Monroe raced to a 77-37 victory.

Lady Pioneers Can't Rally Back
Fri, Dec 2nd, 2011

The Alfred State College women's basketball team couldn't rally all the way back and suffered a 67-60 loss in Cleveland, OH to Cuyahoga CC.  The Lady Pioneers trailed 33-27 at half and by as many as 12 but cut it to three in the final minute, 63-60, but couldn't get any closer.

Equestrians Capture Reserve Champion Honors
Fri, Dec 2nd, 2011

Justine Burnett in a reining class.According to Head Coach Marie Dougherty, “This team has made remarkable progress since their last outing just two weeks ago. They practiced incredibly hard and really brought their ‘A’ game. We might have won top honors two weeks ago but in this show we actually rode better. I had two riders who didn’t place in their first shows win first- and second-place ribbons this time out. Now that’s somethin