December 2016


Top 20 Alfred State degrees that employers are seeking in 2017
Wed, Dec 21st, 2016

Olufunmilola Olojede, nursing majorFinding a job after graduating from college doesn’t have to be a challenge. In some career fields, employers cannot fill positions quickly enough, as the number of openings is much greater than the number of qualified, college-educated candidates available.

Alfred State reflects on top stories for 2016
Tue, Dec 20th, 2016

“The success of our students and ways for us to further support their development, those are the sort of events that mean the most to me when looking back at the year,” stated President Dr. Skip Sullivan. “I want to congratulate the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who all made incredible contributions to the college in 2016.”

Alfred State named a Top 40 Automotive School in the nation
Fri, Dec 16th, 2016

Alfred State students with motorcycles.The addition of a new motorcycle and power sports technology degree illustrates how Alfred State’s Automotive Trades Department is preparing tomorrow’s technicians for successful careers. That dedication to excellence has earned Alfred State a place among CJ Pony Parts’ top 40 automotive schools in the nation.

Therapy dogs comfort students during finals week
Thu, Dec 15th, 2016

Dog and student in Hinkle Library.For those Alfred State students feeling a little dog-eared while studying for their finals, a group of 10 canines was able to provide some much-needed comfort and relief on Monday at the Hinkle Memorial Library.

Winter weather not slowing construction work at Alfred State
Wed, Dec 14th, 2016

It may be the postal carriers who are known for promising that their work won’t stop at the whim of the weather, but construction workers at Alfred State’s Pioneer Stadium are giving the postal service some competition.

Dr. Kellogg authors article on ‘True Grit’ character Rooster Cogburn
Tue, Dec 13th, 2016

Dr. Richard Kellogg, professor emeritus of psychology at Alfred State, is the author of an article appearing in the most recent issue of Paperback Parade, a quarterly journal for readers and book collectors. The article is titled “Rooster Cogburn Rides Again.”

Pioneer pride makes Day of Giving a major success
Mon, Dec 12th, 2016

Students, faculty, and staff presenting a check and holding up Thank You signsThanks to 680 donors, Alfred State greatly surpassed its goals for its inaugural Day of Giving on Nov. 29.

Theta Gamma/Pi Nu reunions still going strong
Wed, Dec 7th, 2016

Gamma Theta Gamma and Pi Nu Epsilon membersFor more than 50 years, a group of Alfred State Gamma Theta Gamma brothers and Pi Nu Epsilon sisters have made it a point to get together at least twice a year for a reunion. They come together to laugh, tell stories, and to simply enjoy being in one another’s company.

Late alum’s passion, generosity live on through scholarship
Tue, Dec 6th, 2016

Frank OppedisanoFor more than 40 years, Alfred State alum Frank Oppedisano worked at Postler & Jaeckle Corp., which made a $50,000 donation to the college to create a scholarship in Oppedisano’s memory.

Alfred State’s own Santa Claus to appear on national TV
Tue, Dec 6th, 2016

Melissa Nickerson, “The Great Christmas Light Fight” co-host Carter Oosterhouse, and Jon NickersonThis yuletide, Nickerson, a project manager/architectural engineering designer at Alfred State, is making a rather special appearance as Kris Kringle, one that will be seen by millions of people all across the US on Dec. 12 when they tune into ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” from 8-10 p.m.

Building a better construction workforce to meet demand
Tue, Dec 6th, 2016

construction management students gain valuable experience by learning on site from industry professionalsWorking alongside industry stakeholders, Alfred State offers a range of comprehensive, targeted programs that get students into their fields with the skill sets industry needs.

Nursing program celebrating 50th anniversary
Fri, Dec 2nd, 2016

Group of retired nursing facultyLike clockwork for 20 years now, past faculty members of the Alfred State Nursing Department have returned to the Southern Tier in the fall for a reunion. This year, they had even more reason to celebrate, with the college’s first nursing program marking its golden anniversary.

Preventing and addressing workplace harassment training set for Dec. 14
Thu, Dec 1st, 2016

Wendy Dresser-Recktenwald, senior director of Human Resources and the Center for Community Education and Training, said, “Alfred State is once again pleased to bring a high-quality expert on this subject to the Southern Tier to train our businesses. Sara Visingard has extensive experience in nonprofit law and we are excited to have her with us.”

International Education Week highlights cultural diversity
Thu, Dec 1st, 2016

students and staff holding signs that say hello in different languages, many different flagsCelebrating the many different cultures represented at Alfred State, as well as the benefits of international education and exchange, the college recently hosted a weeklong series of events to coincide with International Education Week (IEW).