May 2015


Retirees Announced at Recognition Luncheon
Fri, May 29th, 2015

JoAnne White, Elizabeth Turner, April Lawrence, and Teresa JaycoxRetirees of Alfred State were honored recently at the college's annual recognition luncheon.

10-year Employees Honored
Fri, May 29th, 2015

Patricia Bliven, Glen Cline, Eric Wilmot, and Timothy Bocchi. Standing, from left, are Kathleen Sive, Jane Vavala, Roger Wilcox, Charles Holmes, Victoria Bryant, and Melissa BlakeHonorees received a certificate and a college umbrella.

Alfred State employees receive Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence
Wed, May 27th, 2015

Kathleen BlissNancy DriscollKathy BayusAn Alfred State professor and two staff members were recently honored with Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Professional Service, and Classified Service.

35-year Employees Honored
Wed, May 27th, 2015

George Richardson, Barbara Davis, and Richard CarloHonorees received a college weather station and a certificate to commemorate the occasion.

30-year Employees Honored
Wed, May 27th, 2015

Christine Young and Richard MitchellHonorees received a college watch and a certificate to commemorate the occasion.

25-year Employees Honored
Wed, May 27th, 2015

Sandra Kinnerney, Linda Grillo, and Rebecca Comer. Standing, from left, are William Laubert, Kathryn Markel, and Craig ClarkHonorees received a college chair and a certificate to commemorate the occasion.

20-year Employees Honored
Wed, May 27th, 2015

John Garippa, JoAnne White, and Edward AbbottHonorees received a college clock and a certificate to commemorate the occasion.

Alfred State alumni possess ‘most valuable skills’, according to report
Tue, May 26th, 2015

President Dr. Skip Sullivan said, “I am extremely pleased about Alfred State’s top ranking in the Brookings Institution’s report. This ranking is a testament to the high-quality education our students receive here and I could not be more proud of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff.”

Retired Associate Professor Dr. Steven Jakobi publishes collection of non-fiction short stories
Wed, May 20th, 2015

book cover for Giorgio the 'Possum and Other Stories from Nature'The 28 essays cover the spectrum of life forms, from bacteria and fungi, to plants and animals.

Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc. funds students through work-grant program
Wed, May 20th, 2015

The foundation provides monetary support to enhance learning opportunities for students through scholarships, work grants, and community service projects. The Ed Foundation also funds the Building Trades programs’ hands-on home construction projects.

Alfred State holds 104th Commencement
Fri, May 15th, 2015

2015 commencementAlfred State recognized approximately 900 May 2015 graduates during commencement ceremonies on Sunday. Dr. Skip Sullivan, president, presided over the event, held at Pioneer Stadium on the Alfred campus.

Therapy dogs help students de-stress during finals week
Thu, May 14th, 2015

“Brody,” a Newfoundland dog with 2 studentsSix dogs were able to bring some much-needed relief to students studying for final exams on Monday, May 11, during the Hinkle Memorial Library’s Dogs in the Library event.

School of Applied Technology makes major renovations to Student Activities Center through Educational Foundation funding
Thu, May 14th, 2015

newly renovated gymnasium at the Student Activities Center on the Wellsville campus“The best thing about the Activities Center is that it is a place where students can come in to relax,” he said. “It is important for students to stop in simply because of all the great activities and services the center has to offer.”

Alfred State participating in ELK Charity Challenge to raise funds for children
Tue, May 12th, 2015

Alfred State team competing in the Everyone Loves Kids (ELK) Charity ChallengeCraig Corbell, owner of the Lincoln and friend of Alfred State, is sponsoring the college’s team, which consists of Automotive Trades Assistant Professor James Fleischman, and heavy equipment: truck and diesel technician students Jacob Macken, of Alden, and Ryan Balcerzak, of Elma

Basic Utility Vehicle Team finishes second in BUV Design Competition
Fri, May 8th, 2015

BUV Team members and mechanical engineering technology students Brendan Sheridan, of Staten Island, left, and David Parker, of WhitesboroThe Alfred State Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) Team recently took second place in the annual BUV Design Competition held April 25 in Batavia, OH.

Architecture students working on design for Andover Volunteer Emergency Ambulance Corporation building
Fri, May 8th, 2015

Taylor Chapman, an architectural technology major from Hamburg, and Roberto Trujillo, an architecture student from Jackson Heights, present their schematic designsCarlo said the students intend to have a final design presentation and collate all the solutions into a design booklet.

Three dozen students initiated into Phi Kappa Phi
Thu, May 7th, 2015

The chapter was formed in February, when charter members and officers were installed during a ceremony. The following is a list of names, majors, and hometowns of students who were initiated:

Architecture students to present plans for adaptive reuse of five Wellsville buildings May 11 at David A. Howe Library
Thu, May 7th, 2015

“Come see how Alfred State students envision building restoration and renovation for Main Street and the Erie Depot,” Carlson said.

First-year Architecture and Design students present designs for new food truck
Wed, May 6th, 2015

Architecture and Design Department Professor and Chair Bill Dean and Dean of the School of Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology John Williams take a look at the student presentation entries for Alfred State’s newly acquired food truckA total of 50 student designs for Alfred State’s newly acquired food truck were presented for display and judging.

Mechanical engineering technology students utilizing their talents in three impressive projects
Mon, May 4th, 2015

Baja team with vehicleWhether they are increasing energy efficiency or looking to showcase their skills in an international engineering competition, mechanical engineering technology (MET) students have been working hard during the spring semester on some amazing projects.