April 2016


‘Senior Showcase’ concert set for May 6
Fri, Apr 29th, 2016

The Alfred State Instrumental Music organization will be performing the annual spring concert, “Senior Showcase,” at 7:30 p.m. May 6 in the Anthony C. Cappadonia Auditorium in Orvis Activities Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Amazing student projects to be displayed May 3
Fri, Apr 29th, 2016

Daniel Andrews, a construction management engineering technology major from Penfield, displays the automatic fire sprinkler system he worked on at a past Alfred State Student ShowcaseNamed the “Student Showcase,” the event is open to families, neighbors and colleagues, alumni and community partners from regional businesses, civic organizations, and local schools who’d like to drop by and see some truly amazing projects.

Business Department chair recognized by SUNY for online teaching advocacy
Wed, Apr 27th, 2016

Danielle GreenGreen was nominated by Alfred State as an exemplary online educator, who is both enthusiastic and effective in online teaching, and who can be a positive and strong advocate for online teaching in the SUNY community.

Partnering for Allegany County Economic Development
Wed, Apr 27th, 2016

“With our colleagues from Houghton College and across the street at Alfred University, heads of business, chiefs of industry, elected leaders, and every resident of Allegany County, we are all in this together for the common good,” stated Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan. “Dr. Craig Clark has been spearheading the economic development efforts for us and is deeply invested in bringing these plans to fruition. All of us know how important this is for our future growth.”

Four-year health sciences major now offered
Tue, Apr 26th, 2016

Prospective students may enroll now for the fall 2016 semester in the new four-year BS program, designed to satisfy requirements for students entering health care professions or graduate-level biomedical research.

More than 200 students ‘Spring Into Action’ for day of service
Tue, Apr 26th, 2016

Juliana Krajewski and Abraham Kalamadeen paint a Victorian street light pole on Main Street The students participated in 25 projects at various locations such as churches, libraries, and service organizations in several communities including Alfred, Alfred Station, Almond, and Wellsville.

Former Yahoo CSO Tim Sanders to speak at 105th Commencement
Fri, Apr 22nd, 2016

Tim SandersSanders spent most of his career on the cutting edge of innovation and change. He was on the ground floor of the quality movement, the launch of the mobile phone industry, and most notably the birth of the World Wide Web. Today, he’s gravitated to disruptive change for more than 30 years.

Students to pilot Power Wagon, 1928 Model A Speedster in Great Race
Thu, Apr 21st, 2016

students test driving the 1928 Speedster in March found a lot of interest from passers-by, pictured here in front of the David A. Howe Library in WellsvilleThe annual Great Race will take place from June 18-26, running from San Rafael, CA, to Moline, IL. About 120 classic cars from around the country and the world will compete for a top prize of $50,000 in the timed event.

Hands-on development of assistive technology
Wed, Apr 20th, 2016

John Williams, Brian Schneider, Robert Romano, and Brian Kazalski at the CREATE conference in AlbanyStudents at Alfred State expect to apply their knowledge to real-world problems. And for two engineering students recently featured in Albany, there was the added benefit of knowing that their invention will help New Yorkers with disabilities.

Alfred State holds 32nd annual Honors Convocation
Tue, Apr 19th, 2016

President Dr. Skip Sullivan and Alexandra M. Argentieri Alfred State celebrated the achievements of more than 370 students during the 32nd annual Honors Convocation held Sunday, April 17, with Dr. Kristin Poppo, provost, presiding over the event, and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics and Physics Lawrence E. Burns serving as grand marshal.

Honors Program students meet with Peace Corps volunteers
Tue, Apr 19th, 2016

Kyle Brown, Jonathan Hilsher, Ian Potash, and Courtney GreenThe Honors Program members participated in a virtual conference with Anne Tartarsky, Peace Corps regional recruiter for western New York, on Tuesday, April 12.

New members inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society
Fri, Apr 15th, 2016

Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan speaks during a Phi Kappa Phi honor society induction ceremony More than 40 students, faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State were initiated Thursday, April 14 into the college’s chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

65th annual Alumni Choral Concert to take place April 24
Fri, Apr 15th, 2016

Groups performing will include the Alumni Jazz Singers, ’87 Collegiate Quartet, AAA (Anthony’s A cappella Alliance) and the Alumni Choir. The concert is free and open to the public.

Earth Week events scheduled for this month
Thu, Apr 14th, 2016

In recognition of Earth Week 2016 and Alfred State’s strong commitment to sustainability, the college planned a number of related events from April 14-26.

Country music concert is a hot ticket for April 23
Thu, Apr 14th, 2016

Jon PardiJon Pardi, Josh Thompson, and Frank Foster will take the stage April 23. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the show is scheduled to run from 7 – 11 p.m.

Regional Science and Technology Fair showcases dozens of student projects
Thu, Apr 14th, 2016

students who were awarded for their science and technology projects April 8, 2016A total of 85 science and technology projects completed by students from 14 local school districts were on display for judging and viewing April 8 at Alfred State’s 17th annual Regional Science and Technology Fair.

Police officer Wilcox promoted to lieutenant
Wed, Apr 13th, 2016

Jeffrey WilcoxAlfred State and the State University Police Department are pleased to announce that Jeffrey Wilcox has been promoted to the position of lieutenant within the University Police Department, effective April 7.

Initial members of new Sigma Lambda Chi honor society installed
Wed, Apr 13th, 2016

members of the newly installed Alfred State chapter of the Sigma Lambda Chi honor societyMore than a dozen students were recently installed in a new chapter of the Sigma Lambda Chi (SLC) honor society that was chartered April 4 at Alfred State.

Third annual soil pH clinic set for April 22
Mon, Apr 11th, 2016

Cassandra Bull and Sam PulisStudents in the soils class at Alfred State will hold a pH clinic for the community from 2-6 p.m. Friday, April 22 in room 103 of the Agriculture Science Building on the Alfred campus.

Chemistry faculty member discovers interesting properties of metal surfaces
Mon, Apr 11th, 2016

Scott SimpsonWhile working with theoretical computations, Physical and Life Sciences Assistant Professor Scott Simpson noticed that copper interacted with an organic molecule called p-benzoquinonemonoimine in a different way compared to some other metals. This led to a hypothesis that copper actually strengthens the bonds of the molecule.

National Volunteer Week events planned
Thu, Apr 7th, 2016

Giving back to the community and helping others are strongly focused on at Alfred State, and as a result, the college has a number of events planned for National Volunteer Week April 10-16.

Matt Heller promoted to chief of police
Thu, Apr 7th, 2016

Matt HellerPresident Dr. Skip Sullivan has appointed Matt Heller chief of the State University Police at Alfred State effective April 7.

Two Alfred State students receive 2016 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence
Thu, Apr 7th, 2016

Katelynn AnderaAnna CampbellThe two Alfred State students who received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence were Katelynn Andera, a forensic science technology major from Ellicottville; and Anna Campbell, a technology management student from Geneseo.

New student applications up 17 percent
Wed, Apr 6th, 2016

Student ambassadors lead future Pioneers and their families on a campus tour“We are extremely pleased to see this growing interest and heightened enthusiasm for our college from prospective students,” said Deborah Goodrich, associate vice president for Enrollment Management. “While the standards for admission have increased over the years, so too have the number of applicants.”

Schools compete at Alfred State for 2016 SkillsUSA Postsecondary Championship
Wed, Apr 6th, 2016

Students take part in the masonry competition during the 2016 SkillsUSA New York State Leadership and Skills Conference Postsecondary ChampionshipThe 2016 SkillsUSA New York State Leadership and Skills Conference Postsecondary Championship, held mainly on Alfred State’s Wellsville campus, pitted 60 students from two schools against each other in one of the nation’s most prestigious showcases of career and technical aptitude.

Hundreds to compete in Northeast Woodsmen’s Conclave at Alfred State April 22-23
Mon, Apr 4th, 2016

Pioneer Woodsmen’s Club member Gavin Maloney, a masonry major from Rome, NY, performs an underhand chopApproximately 300 competitors from 40 teams and 16 schools will be taking part in the 70th Annual Northeast Woodsmen’s Conclave April 22-23 at Alfred State.

Students volunteer out-of-state during spring break
Fri, Apr 1st, 2016

Alfred State volunteers who worked with the Horry County Habitat for Humanity to build a house for a resident in Myrtle Beach, SC.From March 13-19, a group of 13 students worked alongside Horry County Habitat for Humanity in Myrtle Beach, SC, assisting in the ReStore thrift store and helping a family to build a new home.