September 2016


Fine art photography on display at Hinkle Memorial Library in October
Fri, Sep 30th, 2016

“Ever Flowing,” which depicts the Niagara River after a recently passed thunderstormA total of 18 color photographs will be on display in an exhibit titled “From Whence We Came,” which comes from a speech by John. F. Kennedy Jr. before the 1962 America’s Cup in Newport, RI. All of the photographs are of water in a variety of settings and locations, many of which have been captured using long-exposure photography.

Summer Prep Academy helps new students adjust to college life
Tue, Sep 27th, 2016

40 incoming freshman Alfred State students worked with Habitat for Humanity Alfred State developed the Summer Preparation Academy, a four-week program designed to help freshmen accepted through the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Alfred State Opportunity Program (ASOP) become adjusted to the academic and personal challenges they would face as they began college.

FPA Conference a valuable experience for students
Tue, Sep 27th, 2016

students who attended the Financial Planning Association’s Annual Conference The students had access to more than 30 trainings on financial planning topics and were able to interact with hundreds of financial planners and financial companies from across the nation. They were also able to have formal and informal interviews with many different companies.

Southern Tier communities are grateful for student volunteers
Mon, Sep 26th, 2016

students speaking with representatives at the Community Involvement FairMany of the organizations present at the fair have benefited from a flood of Alfred State student volunteers and interns in the past, which is why they were looking to recruit Pioneers again.

Masonry program builds solid foundations
Wed, Sep 21st, 2016

"The average age in the trade right now is 53 years. This indicates a workforce that is nearing retirement and shows a large opportunity for youth to get involved,” says Stephen Richard, assistant professor, Building Trades, at Alfred State.

Health and Wellness Center added to Pioneer Student Union
Wed, Sep 21st, 2016

Adding a new Health and Wellness Center in the Pioneer Student Union (PSU), which was formerly known as the Student Activities Center, allows the medical staff to provide outreach and programming opportunities to students.

Alfred State ranked No. 1 regional college in the North in two categories
Tue, Sep 13th, 2016

Alfred State cheerleadersWhen considering all factors in the Best Colleges rankings, Alfred State advanced seven spots, coming in at 12th place overall for regional colleges in the North, up from last year’s 19th ranking.

Craig Clark named new executive director of Allegany County IDA
Tue, Sep 13th, 2016

Allegany County is pleased to announce that Craig Clark, PE, Ph.D., vice president for Economic Development at Alfred State and economic developer for Allegany County, will be the executive director of the Allegany County Industrial Development Agency (ACIDA).

Discover the story of Alfred State during Allegany County History Awareness Week
Tue, Sep 13th, 2016

Visitors to the David A. Howe Library in Wellsville from Wednesday, Sept. 21 to Friday, Sept. 23 will have a chance to learn more about the history of Alfred State as part of Allegany County History Awareness Week, which runs from Sept. 19-25.

New psychology minor available
Fri, Sep 9th, 2016

Dr. Jill Amati, chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, which houses the minor, said, “The psychology minor is a great addition for our students.  It complements Alfred State’s baccalaureate programs and offers students the opportunity to specialize their degree plan in a way that relates to their major.” 

Dr. Owejan nominated for Upstate Venture Ecosystem Award
Wed, Sep 7th, 2016

Dr. Jon OwejanFor his role in developing a new environmentally friendly cooling system, Dr. Jon Owejan, an assistant professor in Alfred State’s Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Department, has recently been nominated as a Campus Connector for the 2016 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards.

Therapy dogs greet incoming students
Thu, Sep 1st, 2016

Harper, a NewfoundlandThe canines were from the same Therapy Dogs International (TDI) Canisteo chapter that sends them and their handlers to the library during finals week for both the fall and spring semesters.

Alfred State welcomes new employees
Thu, Sep 1st, 2016

Alfred State recently welcomed 41 new faculty and staff members.