July 2016


Statue of Liberty tinsmith, Alfred State shaping a bright future for craftsmen
Fri, Jul 29th, 2016

​Heaphy set up shop at the recent Allegany County Fair to tell his story that started when his great-grandfather opened a metal shop in Syracuse 124 years ago. Sharing his skills and talking with local residents about the need for young people to learn trades with hands-on education proved inspirational.

2016 orientation breaks records at Alfred State
Fri, Jul 29th, 2016

President Dr. Skip Sullivan addresses a crowd of incoming students during orientationIn July, a total of 1,272 students, parents, and siblings came for orientation, including one session that peaked at 268 student participants, which is larger than any single orientation session in decades.

Once in a lifetime ride in Alfred State Balloon
Thu, Jul 28th, 2016

The 41st annual Great Wellsville Balloon Rally got off to a slow start, but, for one woman, it was worth the wait. Dining with the pilots and crew before the scheduled liftoff Friday night, Eleanor Howe of Hallsport was in great spirits. She’s been waiting well over 60 years to fly in a hot air balloon.

Blue and gold goes green with sustainability efforts
Wed, Jul 27th, 2016

Glenn Brubaker, director of Facilities Operations at Alfred State, takes readings from the 18 kW photovoltaic arraysA number of environmentally conscious efforts have been or are being implemented at Alfred State.

Leadership minor available this fall
Mon, Jul 25th, 2016

The minor is intended to expose students to existing courses and experiential credits (internship or practicum experiences) at Alfred State that focus on and/or include leadership topics. These students will be introduced to the Social Change Model of Leadership and mentorship opportunities.

Growing interest for Grasstravaganza
Fri, Jul 22nd, 2016

Dr. Fred ProvenzaAlfred State is hosting Grasstravaganza Aug. 4-6, an event for farmers, conservationists, and consumers who are interested in soil health, grazing, and sustainable agriculture. The theme is “Healthy Soils, Healthy Animals, Healthy Farms,” and will feature presentations by nationally recognized grazing and soil health experts. 

Hackers beware: Alfred State students are on the case
Fri, Jul 22nd, 2016

One of the reasons that Alfred State is such a terrific place for studying cyber security is the fact that students aren’t just learning the theory. They’re putting it into practice building networks, firewalls, access control lists, and more.

New program is first in the Northeast
Thu, Jul 21st, 2016

motorcycle in front of Alfred State sign on Wellsville campusThe Associate in Occupational Studies degree program will prepare students for a career as a motorcycle/power sports/ small engine technician, incorporating a progressively challenging format and hands-on laboratories, using full-size functioning vehicles.

New students use Pokémon to explore the campus
Wed, Jul 20th, 2016

Pokemon Go appIncoming students are catching more than just a glimpse of college life during Alfred State’s summer orientation, with the new Pokemon Go mobile game they are venturing across campus and making new friends along the way.  

Educators found Women Engineers are Pioneers group at Alfred State
Fri, Jul 15th, 2016

Dr. Bond and Dr. Sprau CoulterAs assistant professors and co-founders of a group to encourage female student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Dr. Danielle Bond and Dr. Tabitha Sprau Coulter are igniting the imaginations of young women by showing students how rewarding and interesting engineering can be.

Sweating out the details of an Alfred State invention
Tue, Jul 12th, 2016

l-r: Nathan DeMario, Dr. John Owejan, and Dr. Matthew LawrenceDr. Jon Owejan, assistant professor of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology, and Nathan DeMario, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering technology, have invented an advanced cooling system that doesn’t require a chemistry degree to understand how it works; it uses water instead of refrigerants to carry heat out of buildings.

Second annual golf tournament raises $27,000
Fri, Jul 8th, 2016

Kevin Mazanec, Charise Nankivell, Mikey Smith, and (team captain) Steve SmithHeld June 17 at the Twin Hickory Golf Club in Hornell, the second annual tournament began with a 10 a.m. shotgun start and featured a Captain and Crew format. The members of the winning team were Steve Smith, Charise Nankivell, Mikey Smith, and Kevin Mazanec. 

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Program available through Alfred State, CCET
Thu, Jul 7th, 2016

All courses within the program will be offered online, with the exception of “Skills Seminars,” which allow students to practice what they have learned. Course topics range from overview of the addictions field; to individual counseling; to assessment, evaluation, and problem identification; and more.

Automotive Trades students cruise to third-place X-Cup finish in Great Race
Fri, Jul 1st, 2016

“This is really an endurance event, so it was exhausting, but the students had a lot of fun and I think we were able to make connections that will help us move our program forward,” Johnson said. “Additionally, this event gets a lot of press, so Alfred State got a lot of national exposure along the way.”