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October 2019


Dr. Khalid Ashraf Memorial Symposium focuses on ethics
Mon, Oct 28th, 2019

man at podium and students sitting at tables on stageThe symposium was attended by approximately 300 Alfred State students, some of whom served as panelists, while others in the audience asked questions of the guest speaker, Kevin Schuler.

Alfred State receives $2.25 million Title III grant
Fri, Oct 25th, 2019

Betsy Penrose, vice president of Enrollment Management, said, “The Title III Strengthening Institutions funding will help us build upon the strong student success foundation at Alfred State. We plan to expand academic advising, improve student onboarding, and increase the college’s endowment to support students in the future."

Architecture students to deliver new vision for Bolivar
Thu, Oct 24th, 2019

Alfred State architecture students will unveil their vision for a revitalized downtown Bolivar at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at the Bolivar-Richburg High School gym.

ASC among top 10 in nation for several arts and sciences majors
Thu, Oct 24th, 2019

female student sitting in car with police officerAlfred State College (ASC) is ranked in the top 10 in the nation among all US schools offering three majors within the arts and sciences.

Alfred State Voices and Rock Band to present Halloween concert Friday, Oct. 25
Tue, Oct 22nd, 2019

The free concert will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 in the Cappadonia Auditorium in the Orvis Activities Center. Come and enjoy some family-friendly Halloween and spooky songs performed by Alfred State’s choral group, Voices, and the college’s Rock Band.

Building Trades students preserve history while getting a hands-on education
Tue, Oct 22nd, 2019

several student standing in front of a van wearing helmets“These trips broaden the horizons of our students. For some, this is their first opportunity to see the world beyond their home,” said Jones.

New hands-on project enhances nursing students’ learning
Mon, Oct 21st, 2019

nursing students around a bed with a child sitting on itFor the new project Ross created, 15 guests from different age groups were invited to come to the nursing facilities on campus to be examined by students.

Homecoming a terrific time for Pioneers
Fri, Oct 18th, 2019

Alfred's Got Talent performersWhile the weather may not have been ideal for some of the festivities, Alfred State Pioneers and their families still had a great time during this year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend.

Alfred State College receives $2.1 million grant for new academic programs
Wed, Oct 16th, 2019

Alfred State College (ASC) is delighted to announce that it has received a $2.1 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation in support of two new in-demand academic associate degree programs. 

Student leads effort to stomp out catcalling
Wed, Oct 16th, 2019

Riko Hayano and Alexis CarringtonAlfred State student Riko Hayano, an interdisciplinary studies major from Osaka, Japan, recently led a campaign to shed some light on the subject of “catcalling” women and to advocate for change and respect.

Oktoberfest dinner set for Oct. 24
Tue, Oct 15th, 2019

Alfred State College will host an Oktoberfest dinner from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Culinary Arts Building on the Wellsville campus.

Alfred State archer Jacob Patanella wins national championship in individual competition
Thu, Oct 10th, 2019

Jacob Patanella, center, with student on each side of himPatanella, a mechanical engineering technology major from Churchville, secured first place after earning a huge score of 430 in the two-round, 40-target format using Archery Shooter’s Association (ASA) rules.

Douglas Barber receives Alfred State President’s Medallion
Tue, Oct 8th, 2019

Doug BarberBarber became a faculty member in 1975 and would hold a number of positions at the college over the years, including associate professor, assistant vice president, and dean of the School of Management and Engineering Technology.

Instructor Cady appears on Buffalo TV news station
Mon, Oct 7th, 2019

Stephen Cady being interviewed by Buffalo TV station.Alfred State Building Trades Instructor Stephen Cady was recently interviewed for a story appearing on the Buffalo TV news station WKBW.

SUNY Board of Trustees chair visits Alfred State
Fri, Oct 4th, 2019

SUNY Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Merryl H. Tisch, front row, fourth from left, and SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Johanna Duncan-Poitier, front row, third from left, pose for a photo with Alfred State students and President Dr. Skip Sullivan during a recent visit to the college.Tisch chatted with students and met with members of the President’s Council.

Shipping containers provide exciting new form of applied learning
Wed, Oct 2nd, 2019

students wearing hard helmets using tools on a shipping containerThe purpose of the project, Jones said, is to determine if shipping containers can be repurposed into high-efficiency housing or office units, and also to provide students with a new form of applied learning.

ABET reaccredits 10 Alfred State programs
Tue, Oct 1st, 2019

mechanical engineering technology student Allison DeGraff in front of some equipmentDr. John Williams, dean of the School of Architecture, Management and Engineering Technology at Alfred State, said, “Having the majority of our technology programs recognized by ABET highlights the strength of our faculty and programs and the great experience provided to our students.”

County-Wide Service Celebration Continues … and Grows
Fri, Sep 27th, 2019

two students in a kitchenStudents from Alfred State College, Alfred University, and Houghton College will volunteer during a month-long service celebration, as both individual students and student organization groups continue to serve community organizations and support Allegany County communities. 

Hundreds of students participate in ASC’s Ag Skills Contest
Thu, Sep 26th, 2019

Alfred State College recently hosted 280 Future Farmers of America students from 15 western New York high schools for the 33rd annual Agriculture Skills Contest.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul applauds student success at Northland
Tue, Sep 24th, 2019

After just one year, Alfred State College’s programs at the Northland Workforce Training Center in Buffalo are rapidly gaining momentum and even attention from Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul as word continues to spread about the excellent hands-on education students are receiving there.

CCET to present Administrative Assistant Training Program
Tue, Sep 24th, 2019

The Center for Community Education and Training (CCET) at Alfred State College is introducing a new program designed to help people launch a career as an efficient and successful administrative assistant.

Alfred State hosts Kiddie Ag Day
Fri, Sep 20th, 2019

Hundreds of local elementary students had a great time learning about agriculture and animals recently as Alfred State College once again hosted Kiddie Ag Day.