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May 2019


Alfred State recognizes Pioneer Award recipients
Fri, May 31st, 2019

Cyan Corwine, Louis Zver, and Erin VitalePresident Dr. Skip Sullivan recently presented Cyan Corwine, Louis Zver, and Erin Vitale with the college’s Pioneer Award.

Employees receive Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence
Tue, May 28th, 2019

Beth WeberDebra BurchDr. Matt LawrenceWilliam DeanFour honored with Awards for Excellence in Classified Service, Teaching, and Faculty Service.

Pioneer Pub Reopens for ASC Reunion Weekend
Tue, May 28th, 2019

three students gather at Pioneer Pub in 1985 holding drinksOn Saturday from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. the Pioneer Pub will once again be open for drinks, dancing, and food as alumni and friends gather to celebrate Alfred State and share memories of their time at the college. The event includes a DJ, snacks, and a cash bar. Admission is $10 per person.

Registration open for STEM Summer Institute at Alfred State
Thu, May 23rd, 2019

To register, visit and click on the online registration link. Early registration ends June 30.

Sheppard and Mark graduate from Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy
Thu, May 23rd, 2019

Dan Sheppard, left, and Gregg Mark The New York State University Police Department at Alfred State College is proud to announce that two of its officers recently graduated from the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Academy's Basic Course for Police. 

Archery team wraps up strong season at National Outdoor Collegiate Championships
Tue, May 21st, 2019

three men wearing blue and white t-shirts and hatsThe archers selected to represent Alfred State College were the top three members of both the men’s compound and men’s hunter teams based on their performance at last month’s eastern regional championships in Virginia.

Student brews up special project for professor
Mon, May 20th, 2019

three males standing in front of a metal standUnder Merry’s guidance, and thanks to the hands-on training he received in his program, Jury, a welding technology student from New Windsor, fabricated a collapsible, three-burner brew stand for D’Arcy for his senior project.

Veterans organization presents Alfred State with American flags for classrooms
Thu, May 16th, 2019

students holding american flagsSpeaking about the donation, Debra Burch said, “I think we have a need to support our country’s values and diversity. What better way to start than to fly the American Flag in our classrooms?”

Avon resident wins car at ASC graduation
Wed, May 15th, 2019

Garrett Mack with hands in the air in front of a black car“I’m going to put it to good use,” Mack said. “I’m going to drive it to work every day.”

Dr. Clark named to ARC’s Substance Abuse Advisory Council
Wed, May 15th, 2019

Dr. Craig ClarkAlfred State Vice President of Economic Development Dr. Craig Clark has recently been named to the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Substance Abuse Advisory Council.

New members inducted into NSLS honor society
Tue, May 14th, 2019

several students standing and sitting for a photo“We are very proud to say that after this graduation we will have over 200 alumni and over 100 active students who are still involved with NSLS,” Troy Morehouse said.

Special Olympics athletes compete at Alfred State
Mon, May 13th, 2019

Roughly 300 athletes from 12 area school districts recently participated in the Special Olympics Track and Field Spectacular at Alfred State.

A ‘tip of the cap’ to Alfred State grads
Mon, May 13th, 2019

President Sullivan and students wearing hatsStudents enthusiastically accepted the hats and acknowledged that Alfred State helped prepare them for the workforce.

Alfred State College holds 108th Commencement

Pioneer Stadium filled with rain ponchos and umbrellasThe student speaker was Hannah Weaver, of Spencerport, a May 2019 graduate of the business administration baccalaureate degree program.

Students building welcome sign for Wellsville
Fri, May 10th, 2019

Alfred State masonry students are gaining real-world, hands-on experience and helping out the village of Wellsville through construction of a welcome sign.

Student excellence recognized during Pioneer Expo
Thu, May 9th, 2019

student holding a certificate standing in front of a poster boardAltogether, the talents of 25 student clubs and organizations were highlighted in the Pioneer Expo’s showcase portion. 

Construction management students excel in Associate Constructor Exam
Thu, May 9th, 2019

Collectively, the 28 Alfred State students scored five points higher than the national average and accounted for a pass rate that was 9 percent higher than the nationwide rate. Altogether, more than 1,300 students from around the country participated in the exam.

Devon Clark inducted into Alfred State chapter of Sigma Lambda Chi honor society
Tue, May 7th, 2019

several people standing on the stairs smilingDevon Clark, a construction management student from Perrysburg, was recently inducted into the Zeta V Chapter of the Sigma Lambda Chi (SLC) International Construction Management Honor Society at Alfred State.

Dr. Kellogg authors ‘Barry Baskerville and the Buried Treasure’
Mon, May 6th, 2019

cover of “Barry Baskerville and the Buried Treasure” bookThis book is the sixth entry in a series of mysteries for children, and is available on the Amazon website. It contains beautiful color illustrations by noted Hawaiian artist Gary Kato.

Green Grand Prix AP story covered by 100+ media outlets
Fri, May 3rd, 2019

The story mentions that Alfred State regularly competes in the event, and that the college finished first and tied for third in the autocross competition after the rally. 

Alfred State College holds 35th annual Honors Convocation
Fri, May 3rd, 2019

Provost Dr. Kristin Poppo and Claire WraggAlfred State College celebrated the achievements of hundreds of students recently during the 35th annual Honors Convocation, with Dr. Kristin Poppo, provost, presiding over the event, and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of English and Humanities Dr. Aniko Constantine serving as grand marshal.

TAG Day honors donors
Fri, May 3rd, 2019

several students holding a banner that says thank you, donorsAs a way to recognize its numerous donors and shed some light on the many things that have resulted from their generosity, Alfred State recently held TAG (Thank A Giver) Day on campus.

Fun and smiles shine through on Hot Dog Day
Thu, May 2nd, 2019

Hot Dog Day 2019While the weather may have been a bit too cool and damp for a festival, attendees of the 48th annual Hot Dog Day nevertheless had an excellent time celebrating, making memories, and enjoying a hot dog or two.

Spring concert set for May 4
Wed, May 1st, 2019

The Performing Arts Department would like to invite you, your family, and friends to its free, annual Instrumental/Vocal Music Spring Concert on Saturday, May 4, beginning at noon at the Orvis Activities Center Cappadonia Auditorium.

Psi Beta honor society welcomes new members
Wed, May 1st, 2019

five students wearing yellow ribbonsFive students were recently inducted into the Psi Beta honor society, an organization that promotes interest in the study of psychology at two-year colleges.