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May 2017


Speed Schwartz earns first-place award for experimental film
Fri, May 26th, 2017

Jeremy Speed Schwartz, right, receives his award for first place from Animator Robert LyonsSpeed Schwartz’s winning film, “Iterations,” is described as an “abstract iterative loop with changing timeframes,” in which shapes and lines overlap and affect each other across three different loops.

Alfred State recognizes Pioneer Award recipients
Thu, May 25th, 2017

Danielle Green

Recognized at the college’s employee recognition banquet were: Garth Grantier, Jeffrey Wilcox, Kent Johnson, Danielle Green, and Larry Fox. Each received a certificate and a monetary gift.


Employee receives Leadership through Civic Engagement Award
Wed, May 24th, 2017

Melanie RyanAlfred State recently honored Melanie Ryan, coordinator of Student Disability Services, with the Leadership through Civic Engagement Award.

Alfred State employees receive Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence
Wed, May 24th, 2017

Vanessa StachowskiOne faculty and two staff members at Alfred State were honored recently with Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Professional Service, and Classified Service.

Recent grad earns national acclaim by taking the reins
Mon, May 22nd, 2017

The 2017 accounting graduate placed sixth in the nation in Open Reining at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship in Lexington, KY.

Graduate keeps heating and cooling business in the family
Mon, May 22nd, 2017

Sallome Sr. and Jr.John Sallome Sr., who has no plans to retire anytime soon, said his son joining the family heating and cooling business is "a dream come true."

STEM Summer Institute gets to the roots of education
Mon, May 22nd, 2017

A celebrated slate of speakers is coming to Alfred State for the 2017 New York State STEM Summer Institute.

DASNY issues residence hall project bonds
Mon, May 22nd, 2017

MacKenzie Hearth and Central QuadDr. Skip Sullivan said, “Built in 1970 as the largest single housing complex in the SUNY system, the renovation of MacKenzie Hall with 1,100 beds will make a huge impact on our students.

33rd annual Honors Convocation
Wed, May 17th, 2017

Provost Dr. Kristin Poppo and Brandon Bryniarski on stageAlfred State celebrated the achievements of hundreds of students during the 33rd annual Honors Convocation, with Dr. Kristin Poppo, provost, presiding over the event, and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Physics Lawrence E. Burns serving as grand marshal.

50 Years of Compassion, Leadership

"Nurses do things that other people don't want to do. Nurses also do things that other people cannot do ... Nurses rock!" said Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan.

Annual STUEY awards showcase honors contributions to Alfred State
Wed, May 17th, 2017

VP for Student Affairs Gregory Sammons, award winner Frank Tortora, and President Dr. Skip SullivanThis year, there were a total of 24 award recipients who were selected for initiatives surrounding civic engagement, culturally inclusive programs, performing arts, Greek life, student engagement, and more.

Honors Program students learn about hybrid, electric vehicles
Tue, May 16th, 2017

honors program members standing outsideMembers of the Alfred State Honors Program recently enjoyed a rare sunny afternoon at the Wellsville campus by examining the college’s fleet of hybrid and electric automobiles.

Pinning hopes on another 50 years of nursing excellence
Tue, May 16th, 2017

nursing students on stage at their pinning ceremonyGraduates received their pins, lit their Florence Nightingale candles, and took The Nightingale Pledge, vowing to devote themselves to the welfare of those committed to their care. 

Alfred State, Alfred University exploring partnership on tiny house project
Mon, May 15th, 2017

students looking at floor plans, wearing yellow hard helmetsThe intended partnership between the two schools would involve Alfred State students constructing the majority of the house, Finley said, while AU students implement the engineering design aspects.

Alfred State holds 106th Commencement

crowd at commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 14Alfred State recognized approximately 700 May 2017 graduates during commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 14. Dr. Skip Sullivan, president, presided over the event, held on the Alfred campus.

Alfred State dedicates new ‘Hank and Evelyn Turner Pastry Emporium’
Fri, May 12th, 2017

Evelyn Turner surrounded by students wearing their white culinary uniforms and hatsFor many years, Evelyn Turner has been a strong supporter and friend of Alfred State, particularly when it comes to the college’s Culinary Arts Department.

Alfred State installs its second class of inductees in the Sigma Lambda Chi honor society
Thu, May 11th, 2017

members of the honor societyAlfred State recently installed five students in the Zeta V Chapter of the Sigma Lambda Chi honor society. 

Phi Kappa Phi honor society receives new members
Wed, May 10th, 2017

professor and student, holding a certificateMore than two dozen Alfred State students and employees were initiated recently into the college’s chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

Student Showcase highlights impressive projects
Tue, May 9th, 2017

two male students holding their electrical engineering project, standing in front of a poster presentationThroughout the academic year, students spend countless hours utilizing their talents and knowledge to create some amazing projects, a number of which were on display recently for all to see during the annual Student Showcase. 

Hiring season for new graduates
Tue, May 9th, 2017

employers and students at tables in the gymnasiumCompanies wanting to recruit on campus, post a job opening, and participate in future career fairs should contact Elaine Morsman, director of Career Development.

BUV team secures back-to-back top finishes in annual competition
Mon, May 8th, 2017

members of this year’s BUV Team wearing Alfred State T-shirtsFor the second consecutive year, the Alfred State Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) Team earned a first-place finish in the annual intercollegiate BUV Design Competition in Batavia, OH. 

New reverse vending machine available at Alfred State
Thu, May 4th, 2017

Man poses while putting a bottle into the machineLooking to wipe out improperly discarded bottles and cans on campus, Alfred State has now made available a reverse vending machine to students, employees, and community members alike.

Students plan for both sun and studies this summer
Thu, May 4th, 2017

James Reese and Kelly Harrison at a computer and deskWith nearly a hundred courses available online, Alfred State’s summer session offers everything from the history of western civilization to a class for leaders of the future. Online classes begin on May 22, June 12, or June 26 and some include concentrated studies for completion as fast as three weeks.

Valerie Nixon wins statewide award for student advocacy
Wed, May 3rd, 2017

Executive Vice President Val NixonWhile Val Nixon oversees administration, advancement, enrollment, and finances for Alfred State’s two campuses, she remains committed to helping students figure out their own finances for college, and recently won a statewide award for her dedication. The State University of New York Financial Aid Professionals (SUNYFAP) honored Nixon with the 2017 Daniel Sistarenik Advocacy Award.

Alfred State’s Dr. Jakobi publishes book on animals, plants, and other life forms
Tue, May 2nd, 2017

Retired Alfred State Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Steven Jakobi has published a new book on Amazon's CreateSpace platform.

Time capsule dedicated, lots of fun had at Hog Wild Day
Mon, May 1st, 2017

Wellsville students lower the time capsule into it's spot This year’s Hog Wild Day celebration on Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology campus was definitely one to remember.

Alfred State grad encourages students to Dream It! Do It!
Mon, May 1st, 2017

Cody Young also gave students advice on becoming drafters and welders. The 2014 Alfred State College graduate recommended students do what he did: attend a local college with a good drafting or welding program.

Three Alfred State adult students receive RACCE awards
Mon, May 1st, 2017

Two of the winners pose with Dr. Robert CurryThree from Alfred State were honored recently with Outstanding Adult Student Awards.