May 2016


Alfred State’s Greenthal a ‘rising star’ in the business world
Tue, May 31st, 2016

Joseph Greenthal holding his awardThe Rochester Chapter of Financial Executives International and the Rochester Business Journal recently named Alfred State Controller Joseph Greenthal as the honoree in the “Rising Star” category in their eighth annual 2016 Financial Executive of the Year Awards.

ELK Charity Challenge rolls into Alfred State
Fri, May 27th, 2016

Elk Charity Challenge participants sitting on bikes that they assembledWhile in Wellsville, the challengers took part in multiple events in three locations on campus, testing their electrical, automotive, and culinary arts skills. At the end of the day, the racers assembled bicycles to be donated to a local charity.

Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc. welcomes Payne as new board member
Tue, May 24th, 2016

Mark PayneThe Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State, has welcomed a new board member, Mark Payne, of Canisteo. 

Nigerian college looks to Alfred State as a model of excellence
Tue, May 24th, 2016

Front row, Alh. Abdulfatah Ahmed, left, and Dr. Skip Sullivan, Second row, l-r, Yomi Ogunsola, and Patricia K. FogartyThe college recently hosted representatives from a Nigerian school who came to Alfred to discuss best practices for running a successful technical college. 

Stone splits women’s STIHL title, Carhart to compete at US Championships
Wed, May 18th, 2016

Sutton Carhart with chainsaw cutting a logKara Stone, a surveying and geomatics engineering technology major from Lake View, won the national collegiate championship for female competitors, but due to a scoring error on the field, split the women’s STIHL title with a competitor from SUNY Cobleskill. Sutton Carhart, a construction management engineering technology major from Stafford, took second place overall in the men’s division. 

Alfred State holds 105th Commencement
Sun, May 15th, 2016

people in Pioneer Stadium attending CommencementAlfred State recognized approximately 700 May 2016 graduates during commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 15. Dr. Skip Sullivan, president, presided over the event, held on the Alfred campus.

Dogs in the Library event helps students relax
Fri, May 13th, 2016

dog on leash, legs and sneakersThis semester’s event featured 10 visiting dogs, the most the library has brought in so far, with breeds ranging from Australian Shepherd, to Newfoundland, to Basset Hound, to rescued mixed breeds.

Plans for ‘MacKenzie Makeover’ unveiled
Thu, May 12th, 2016

Mach Architecture Executive VP Douglas Schaefer, near the sign, and Associate Robert Brunner, at the podium, speak during the unveiling of “MacKenzie Makeover”Mach Architecture Executive Vice President Douglas Schaefer along with Associate Robert Brunner, a 2008 architectural technology graduate, recently unveiled plans dubbed the “MacKenzie Makeover” to a crowd of students, faculty, and staff.

Health information technology program granted reaccreditation
Wed, May 11th, 2016

Alfred State is pleased to announce that the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) has approved reaccreditation of the college’s health information technology (HIT) program.

Alfred State to host Grasstravaganza in August
Tue, May 10th, 2016

Grasstravaganza, an event for farmers, conservationists, and consumers who are interested in soil health, grazing, and sustainable agriculture, will be held at Alfred State Aug. 4-6.

Western equestrian to join varsity sports
Mon, May 9th, 2016

western equestrian team with President Sullivan“It is a great day to be a Pioneer,” exclaimed Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan. "Alfred State is proud to be adding another official intercollegiate athletic program. Our equestrian team has been highly successful in recent years, and we are pleased to provide more great opportunities for our students."

Seniors excel in Associate Constructor Exam
Mon, May 9th, 2016

“Those of us in the Civil Engineering Technology Department are very proud of our seniors,” said Erin Vitale, department chair. “For many years, they have outperformed, scored well, and excelled. And this year they’ve exceeded our expectations even further when comparing their scores with peers.” 

BUV team ties for first in annual competition
Fri, May 6th, 2016

Basic Utility Vehicle Team in front of their vehicle, holding trophiesFor the third time, the Alfred State Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) Team came out on top in a national competition. 

Three adult students honored for academic excellence
Tue, May 3rd, 2016

Steven Richardson, Dorothy Smith, and Shawn MuratReceiving awards from Alfred State were Steven Richardson, agricultural technology, Akron; Dorothy Smith, culinary arts, Bath; and Shawn Murat, electrical construction and maintenance electrician, Bath. 

Professor speaks to Honors Program members about medical and recreational drug use
Tue, May 3rd, 2016

Megan Dillon, Pauline Kulczyk, Associate Professor of Physical and Life Sciences Wayne Bensley, Ian Potash, and Mary Rose RicottaAssociate Professor Wayne Bensley met with Honors Program members April 21 at the college to review current federal laws controlling marijuana and to present data available from states that have approved the drug for medical and recreational use. 

Relay for Life at Alfred State raises nearly $24,000 in April
Tue, May 3rd, 2016

Heather Cromwell, Mary Rose Ricotta, Karla Chun, Michael Metzger, Brittany Richards, Andrea Pollotta, and Tyler RibbleNearly 250 participants from 19 teams helped raise almost $24,000 for the fight against cancer April 8-9 during Alfred State’s sixth annual Relay for Life.

Alfred State dedicates Bethesda Foundation Imaging Suite
Mon, May 2nd, 2016

Dr. Skip Sullivan,Phil Loree, Bridgett Mayorga, Scott Waldeis, and Mark AmmanThanks to the continued generosity of the Bethesda Foundation, Alfred State was able to recently provide its radiologic technology students with an imaging suite.

Psi Beta honor society receives five new members
Mon, May 2nd, 2016

newest student members of the Psi beta honor societyFive students were recently inducted into the Psi Beta honor society, an organization that promotes interest in the study of psychology at two-year colleges.

Baby eagles at Arboretum named ‘Freedom’ and ‘Liberty’
Mon, May 2nd, 2016

Jeff Stevens, Mike Lee, Thomas Wzientek, Ethan Yanda, and Dr. Craig ClarkFollowing a “Name the Nestlings” social media campaign in which more than 36,000 people voted on five different name pairings, the two baby bald eagles at the US National Arboretum were officially named “Freedom” and “Liberty.”