As students return to school, during their time away from the classroom they are seeking ways to enjoy all that the southern tier offers for outdoor activities. Out of more than 100 clubs and organizations at Alfred State, many of them give students opportunities for recreation and outdoor skill building.
For the seventh year in a row, some Alfred State senior building trades: building construction students are heading south to put their skills to work helping those in need.
This year’s incoming class consists of 1,443 students from 61 of New York’s 62 counties and 19 additional states, plus 22 international students from 10 countries.
A total of 93 incoming students took part in Community Action Day, held during the college’s annual Week of Welcome. Designed with new students in mind, the week includes a number of events that are intended to help students have fun, get involved, and feel at home.
A recent survey of Alfred State graduates revealed 1,585 are leaders of their companies, located across the U.S.
Through evaluating building-by-building benchmarks, the college as a whole performed very well in the Preliminary Energy Analysis report which was not weather-normalized. According to the analysis, out of seven similar-sized SUNY campuses, Alfred State’s energy consumption is noticeably lower than five of them, and ties results for first place.
"Be the best. Help make Alfred State the best,” President Dr. Skip Sullivan said. “We’re proud to be Pioneers and we’re really good at a lot of things, but strive to be the best. I want Alfred State to be the very best it can be.”
Colleen Argentieri, director of Alumni Relations and co-chair of the Homecoming/Family Weekend Committee, said, “Alfred State is excited to once again bring together Pioneers of all ages and their families for Homecoming and Family Weekend. We have a number of exciting events planned, and look forward to another terrific year of fun and fellowship as we celebrate our college.”
Roughly 120 people attended the three-day event for farmers, conservationists, and consumers who are interested in soil health, grazing, and sustainable agriculture. Grasstravaganza featured presentations from nationally recognized grazing and soil health experts, specialized workshops, and a trade show.
From celebrities to politicians to family members, Harnas has created many realistic portraits out of red wine, and from Aug. 29 through Sept. 30, the public will have a chance to view a series of 14 all-new wine stain self-portraits.
Kellogg writes frequently about detective fiction and the world of science fiction. He is the creator of a popular series of books for children featuring boy detective Barry Baskerville. The most recent entry, “Barry Baskerville Traps a Thief,” is available at the Amazon website.
Glenn Brubaker, director of Facilities Operations, said, “We’re excited about the improvements being made to both our campuses. Our hope is that when students arrive later this month, they’ll see that we’ve been hard at work over the summer making Alfred State even greater.”