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May 2018


Alfred State College competes in Baja SAE in Kansas
Thu, May 31st, 2018

students and the vehicle they designed and fabricated The object of the competition is to provide SAE student members with a challenging project that involves the design, planning, and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market.

CCET provides training for police academy launch
Wed, May 30th, 2018

Investigator Reno Di Domenico with dogIn the coming months, the Center for Community Education and Training (CCET) will provide several professional and certification courses for both current law enforcement officers and students in support of the new Alfred State Police Academy.

Retirees announced at recognition luncheon
Tue, May 29th, 2018

2018 retireesRetirees were honored recently at the college’s annual recognition luncheon.

Alfred State recognizes Pioneer Award recipients
Fri, May 25th, 2018

left to right, are Dr. Hollie Hall, Gina Boyd, Pam Brandes, Deb Markham, and KathyAnn SagerRecognized at the annual employee recognition banquet were: Gina Boyd, Pam Brandes, Dr. Hollie Hall, Deb Markham, and KathyAnn Sager. Each received a certificate and a monetary gift. 

Employees receive Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence
Wed, May 23rd, 2018

Dr. Mel ChamblissDr. Melvin Chambliss received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, while Dr. Douglas Pierson was honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. Dr. Jon Owejan was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, and Deborah Pratt received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service.

Students tour Penn State athletic facilities
Mon, May 21st, 2018

several students at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium Alfred State College students were able to tour the athletic facilities at Penn State University recently, gaining some valuable advice and insight into sport facility management along the way.

Buffalo native wins car at ASC graduation
Fri, May 18th, 2018

2018 grad mom hugImagine having a new college degree, a new job, along with a new car, and one very happy mom. Buffalo native Joe Geegba exited commencement at Alfred State College (ASC) with a diploma for a building trades: building construction associate degree in one hand, and keys to a 2012 Chevy Cruze in the other.

CCET to host companion animals workshop, opioid epidemic seminar in June
Thu, May 17th, 2018

The Center for Community Education and Training at Alfred State College will host two informative events that are open to the public in June: “Taking Action for Companion Animals with Libby Post,” and “A Morning with Dr. Bertha Madras: An Opioid Epidemic Seminar.” 

ASC Expecting Increase of Students this Fall
Thu, May 17th, 2018

Deb GoodrichDespite a decline in the number of high school graduates in New York State, the ASC orientation class is growing by 15 percent. Alfred State also has a 15 percent increase for incoming students who made their deposit to secure their future as a Pioneer.

Registration open for STEM Summer Institute at Alfred State
Wed, May 16th, 2018

Taking place July 29-31, the institute is hosted by the New York State STEM Education Collaborative, and provides a way for kindergarten-through-college-level educators to learn new techniques for engaging students of all ages in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.

New energy-efficient boilers replace heating plant
Tue, May 15th, 2018

employees standing in the boiler roomSince 2013, Alfred State has been involved in a boiler decentralization project to remove the buildings’ dependency on the heating plant in favor of new energy-efficient boilers.

Alfred State College earns 2018-2019 Military Friendly® School Designation
Mon, May 14th, 2018

2018-2019 Military Friendly® School logoThe 2018-2019 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at

Alfred State holds 107th Commencement

Pioneer Stadium filled with peopleAlfred State recognized approximately 750 May 2018 graduates during commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 13. Dr. Skip Sullivan, president, presided over the event, held on the Alfred campus.

Students display amazing work at annual showcase event
Thu, May 10th, 2018

females at an exhibit with glasses and strawsThis year’s displays highlighted a turbojet engine, building construction projects, a portable snowmaker, an automatic tailgate, civic engagement projects, an emergency housing unit, an innovative motorcycle transporter, and more.

16 new members inducted into ASC’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter
Thu, May 10th, 2018

several people standing next to a picture framePhi Kappa Phi is proud to add its newest members, as these inductees embody the organization's motto, "Let the love of learning rule humanity."

Students pitch in to help Lions Camp Badger
Wed, May 9th, 2018

student operating a bulldozer in front of a cabinFor an entire weekend at the camp, led by Building Trades Assistant Professor Mark Payne, Culinary Arts Instructor Brian Decker, and Building Trades Lecturer Jason Linn, the team of seven ASC students installed a 200-foot French drain, repaired drainage ditches to minimize water damage, completed spring cleanup, and installed a fence to restrict campers to a certain area.

College Consensus ranks Alfred State No. 5 in the North
Tue, May 8th, 2018

College Consensus confirms that ASC is highly valued by existing students. When it comes to the Student Consensus rating, Alfred State’s score of 75 ranks ASC best in New York among all public colleges and universities of any size.

Arrest Made in MacKenzie Residence Hall Arson Case
Mon, May 7th, 2018

After an extensive investigation into a series of small fires that took place in November 2017 in the Mackenzie North residence hall at Alfred State College, the State University Police Department announced the arrest of Mazen M. Elzibk, 20, of Smithtown.

ASC graduates ready to launch careers
Mon, May 7th, 2018

Kacie Matuszak at a table with papers​Kacie Matuszak, of Henrietta, is also starting work in the construction industry. Before even earning her bachelor’s degree in architecture, she has a position waiting for her at Pathfinder Engineers & Architects, based in Rochester.

Students showcase undergraduate work at SUNY-wide conference
Mon, May 7th, 2018

four studentsThe conference showcases the original research and creative activities of undergraduate students across the State University of New York (SUNY) system through oral presentations, posters, and performances.

Alfred State College holds 34th annual Honors Convocation
Fri, May 4th, 2018

student Grant Tinker shakes hands with Dr. John WilliamsAlfred State College celebrated the achievements of hundreds of students recently during the 34th 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. 

Nursing students awarded scholarships from veteran organization
Thu, May 3rd, 2018

several students and veterans with a certificateDuring the scholarship award presentation at Alfred State, the students were presented with Forty & Eight emblem training pins.

ASC competes in Green Grand Prix
Wed, May 2nd, 2018

2016 Mazda 3 According to Eric Wilmot, chair of the Automotive Trades Department, the college entered six vehicles in the competition, four of which belong to the school, and two others that are student-owned. Students drove or co-drove the cars, while everyone had volunteer duties that involved assisting the Green Grand Prix organizers with fueling, tech inspections, and set-up.

Alfred State breaks ground on House 56
Tue, May 1st, 2018

several students standing in front of heavy equipmentOnce completed, the 2,010-square-foot open concept house will feature three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large master suite, a two-car garage, a full basement, and a wrap-around porch. The house will be located at 3889 Foundation Drive. 

Alfred State surpasses Relay for Life fundraising goal
Tue, May 1st, 2018

several people walking in the gymnasiumStudents from both Alfred State and Alfred University, as well as local community members came ready to relay for 12 hours with a fundraising goal of $20,000. Altogether, 23 teams were able to surpass that goal.