November 2016


Applied learning prepares Alfred State students to ‘Hit the Ground Running’
Mon, Nov 28th, 2016

two students outside with survey equipmentAlfred State has long been a recognized leader in applied learning, and is now the first State University of New York (SUNY) college to require this form of “learning by doing” among its official Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLO) for every student on campus. The college has also identified the enhancement and expansion of applied learning as a primary goal in its new Strategic Plan.

Kaitlyn Brown named associate director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
Wed, Nov 23rd, 2016

Kaitlyn BrownAs the associate director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, Brown reports to the director of Alumni Relations and works closely with the director of Annual Giving, assisting both with the advancement initiatives and projects for the college.

Equal opportunities in education and in contracts
Wed, Nov 23rd, 2016

Alfred State Controller Joe GreenthalAlfred State has once again met a goal set by SUNY for 30 percent or more of its discretionary spending to be with minority- and women-owned business enterprises. Greenthal described how difficult it can be to effectively encourage these new vendors, while juggling additional priorities.

Winter concert to take place Dec. 2
Mon, Nov 21st, 2016

The Performing Arts Department would like to invite you, your family, and friends to a free combined vocal and instrumental music winter concert on Friday, Dec. 2, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Orvis Activities Center’s Cappadonia Auditorium.

‘Spirit of Unity’ event brings together Alfred State community
Mon, Nov 21st, 2016

Kassie Buffham, a forensic science technology major from West Monroe holds up a postcard expressing her dream for a better future The college’s “Spirit of Unity” event invited all in attendance to socialize, decompress, and fill out a postcard beginning with “Dear America: I hope” stating their hope and vision for making the country better.

Business professor, retired judge Damrath meets with Honors Program students
Fri, Nov 18th, 2016

Joseph Damrath with students in the Honors ProgramFollowing a brief explanation of the local, county, and state court systems, Damrath, first elected in 1989, told students of the satisfaction he felt serving as judge in the same community for nearly three decades.

Students learn self-defense in Rape Aggression Defense class
Thu, Nov 17th, 2016

students and instructors at Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classThe course was hosted by the University Police Department and taught by Officer Corwin Mackney and Campus Public Safety Officer Jennifer Chiaino, both of whom are nationally certified RAD instructors.

RISE program earns Alfred State Community Partner of the Year award
Wed, Nov 16th, 2016

Melanie Ryan, several ACHIEVE employees, and students in the college’s RISE program“The students and staff involved with this program are wonderful to work with,” Melanie Ryan said. “I am delighted with the success of the RISE program here at Alfred State and look forward to celebrating our first graduating class from this program this spring.”

ACES celebrating 70th anniversary
Tue, Nov 15th, 2016

Sara Weller, accounts payable clerk, receives her commemorative 70th anniversary pin from ACES Director of Human Resources Christina Loper.ACES provides dining services, campus bookstores, transportation, vending, and laundry services at Alfred State. The organization also owns and manages the Lake Lodge in Alfred Station. 

Alfred State named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List
Tue, Nov 15th, 2016

military friendly '17 logoDr. Skip Sullivan said, “Our college is proud to be named a Military Friendly® School for the seventh straight year, and to be recognized for our commitment to providing veterans and their families with the means and resources they need to achieve their educational and professional goals.”

Employers rate Alfred State business grads a wise investment
Mon, Nov 14th, 2016

Alanna ConciardoThe college’s reputation for producing job-ready candidates continues to spread, and many employers are finding graduates from the Business Department eager and ready to contribute to their teams. 

MacKenzie Makeover ‘moving along smoothly’
Mon, Nov 14th, 2016

President Dr. Skip Sullivan at the MacKenzie Complex wearing a hard helmet and holding a hammerAccording to Glenn Brubaker, director of Facilities Operations, the demolition work on phase one of the MacKenzie Makeover project is about 60 percent complete after the physical work on the facility started in early October.

Brubaker earns educational facilities credential
Thu, Nov 10th, 2016

Glenn BrubakerThe Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential is a way to validate the unique knowledge and competency required of an accomplished professional in the educational facilities field.

Alfred State makes President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Wed, Nov 9th, 2016

Alfred State students at Community Action Day. Recognizing Alfred State’s strong commitment to civic engagement, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named the college to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in several categories.

Alfred State ranked a Best College for Veterans in the North
Wed, Nov 9th, 2016

SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society members US News & World Report’s 2017 Best Colleges for Veterans places the school in sixth place among all northern regional colleges, and third best among public colleges in the North.

Mary Huntington receives Alfred State President’s Medallion
Mon, Nov 7th, 2016

The President’s Medallion was instituted in 2008 and is awarded to those who have made outstanding contributions to Alfred State. The college recognizes and commemorates the efforts of supporters and advocates dedicated to the mission of Alfred State.Mary Huntington received the Alfred State President's Medallion.

Employers recognize value of Alfred State students
Thu, Nov 3rd, 2016

student speaking with employers at fairIn fact, a total of 109 employers registered for the college’s two career fairs held last month on the Alfred and Wellsville campuses. These events provided an excellent networking opportunity for students, who were able to connect with and learn more about the companies they may end up working for after graduation.

Musical comedy ‘The Addams Family’ taking place Nov. 17-20
Wed, Nov 2nd, 2016

The Nov. 17-19 shows will take place at 7 p.m., while a matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 20. Tickets are $7 each for general admission, $2 each per student, and can be obtained at the Alfred campus store or outside the Central Dining Hall.

Peer tutoring program receives $6,000 from Student Senate
Wed, Nov 2nd, 2016

Student Senate members present a check to the peer tutoring coordinator Katherine Holmok, Student Senate president and a business administration major from Prattsville, said peer tutoring is a constructive way for students to learn from each other. 

Business students receive expert advice on retirement planning
Tue, Nov 1st, 2016

students at the Rochester Financial Planning Association’s eventIt’s never too early to start planning for retirement, as proven by a group of Alfred State business students who recently traveled to Rochester to learn about best practices, mistakes to avoid, and more.

World War II propaganda posters on display at Hinkle Library in November
Tue, Nov 1st, 2016

World War II-era poster that says "united"  united nations fight for freedomA dozen World War II-era posters are on display through Nov. 25 at the Hinkle Memorial Library.