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August 2017

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Mike Rowe shows pride in one pioneer’s path
Tue, Aug 29th, 2017

Aaron Aumick left at Alfred State commencement and on the right Mike Rowe holding the S.W.E.A.T. PledgeAaron Aumick signed Mike Rowe’s S.W.E.A.T. Pledge and gained a scholarship to complete his Alfred State education to become a carpenter like his father.

Alfred State greets new students for 2017-2018 academic year
Mon, Aug 28th, 2017

Students, faculty, and staff create a human Alfred State logoAfter New Student Convocation, students, faculty, and staff headed to Pioneer Stadium to create a human Alfred State logo for a photo session, which was followed by food, music, and activities outdoors nearby the stadium.

Back to school for Alfred State Pioneers
Wed, Aug 23rd, 2017

female with suitcase and male rolling a fridgeFor these students, they and their families don’t have to go it alone when it comes to the move-in process. In fact, according to Matt Ryan, senior director of Residential Services, a number of “helpers” are on hand to assist, from athletes, to members of student clubs and organizations, to faculty and staff members, and even President Dr. Skip Sullivan.

Alfred State’s got talent
Wed, Aug 23rd, 2017

Elvis (as performed by bus driver Dave Weaver)President Dr. Skip Sullivan introduced dozens of faculty and staff members with a wide variety of talents including: writing, drawing, athletics, quilting, and even barrel racing. Several singers, musicians, and performers took to the stage and surprised many colleagues with their talents.

House 54 latest residence built for Wellsville community
Mon, Aug 21st, 2017

house 54Just over two years after work first began on House 54, the newest home constructed by Alfred State students for the Wellsville community is now completed and the new owners now call it home.

Craig Clark receives STEM Leadership Award
Mon, Aug 21st, 2017

Craig R. ClarkIn recognition of the avid and engaged support of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education that he has shown for many years, Alfred State’s Dr. Craig Clark was recently presented with the 2017 Margaret Ashida Outstanding STEM Leadership Award.

Alfred to host hands-on driver safety training
Mon, Aug 21st, 2017

Officer Corwin Mackney wearing a hat and uniformUniversity Police at Alfred State, Alfred Village Police, and the Public Safety Office at Alfred University will host a hands-on driver safety class in October for college students.

Polo Club earns more honors in third year
Mon, Aug 21st, 2017

Abigail Campbell wearing helmet"I couldn't be prouder of my team,” said Campbell. “The players and coaches all put their best efforts forward. We all really appreciate the support we've been given through both the US Polo Association and Alfred State."

Students praise Alfred State in two national polls
Tue, Aug 15th, 2017

Students helping other students move in on campus.With the big move-in day on campus next week, the number of discussions online among young people about college life, anticipation, and expectations are dominating their online social channels. Those student discussions and opinions are so highly valued, that two national polls rely on student input to rank schools across the country.

Securing scholarship results in ‘greatest day’ of Alfred State student’s life
Tue, Aug 15th, 2017

Hannah WeaverFor Hannah Weaver, getting a good score on her SAT exam meant the difference between receiving and not receiving the Excellence in Education Scholarship at Alfred State. The scholarship itself meant that she would not have to rely on her parents to help pay for college.

Construction work at Alfred State hot as ever in summer
Thu, Aug 10th, 2017

MacKenzie Complex is currently in the first stage of a multi-phase renovation project. By January, students are expected to be able to move into the facility’s all-new East Tower and enjoy the Central Quad area.Workers at Alfred State are busy making a number of upgrades and additions to campus before the start of the fall semester. A streak of cool and wet days in the Southern Tier has not stopped the progress, either. 

Alfred State Online recognized for quality
Wed, Aug 9th, 2017

“When a student chooses a degree that we offer 100 percent online, we still promise to provide personal attention and experiential learning. These are traits for which our college is well known,” stated Alfred State Provost Dr. Kristin Poppo.

Alfred State’s Adam Wilkins receives TD Ameritrade scholarship
Tue, Aug 8th, 2017

Adam Wilkins with his dad in front of Nasdaq podium, Times Square can be seen thru the window in backgroundWilkins traveled to New York City, where he participated in a tour of the Financial District given by TD Ameritrade. Wilkins and his fellow winners were able to visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square and help ring the closing bell on July 18. 

Alfred State and Burgard High School utilize $3.2 million grant
Mon, Aug 7th, 2017

students in green uniforms and welding helmets and Lt. Gov. Kathy HochulThanks to a $3.2 million grant received in 2014 from the Buffalo Billion initiative, and an expansion project led by Alfred State, students at Burgard High School are getting an even greater head start on college and a leg up toward landing a successful career. 

Allegany County Crossroads Development Deal Signed
Fri, Aug 4th, 2017

The Allegany County Industrial Development Agency (ACIDA) has executed a contract to build Crossroads Development, a multi-million-dollar project that will serve Allegany County colleges, businesses, and visitors along Interstate 86 at the Belmont exit. 

Histed joins Alfred State police department
Thu, Aug 3rd, 2017

Joseph R. HistedOfficer Histed is familiar with the Southern Tier, having grown up in Belfast and graduated from Belfast Central School in 2006. He attended Alfred State before moving on to SUNY Brockport, where he earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in history in 2010.

Hochul lauds STEM careers in speech at Alfred State
Thu, Aug 3rd, 2017

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in front of a podiumDr. Craig Clark, vice president for Economic Development at Alfred State, said, “The 2017 STEM Institute at Alfred State was the perfect place to hear Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and her passion for STEM education. This is the No. 1 topic across the United States and with economic developers in New York State.”

ASC ranked third best in nation for Vet Tech
Thu, Aug 3rd, 2017

female student with a brown horse“We are extremely proud to be included in this listing of the best colleges with veterinary technology programs in the country,” said Dr. Phil Schroeder, chair of the Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department at Alfred State.