October 2020


ASC students plan fall exit and spring restart
Sat, Oct 31st, 2020

Before sending them home for Thanksgiving, SUNY will test all students for COVID-19 prior to campus departure. Alfred State College (ASC) has announced the dates for testing along with further updates to the academic calendar for the end of fall and start of spring semesters.

Alfred State College holds virtual poetry reading
Fri, Oct 30th, 2020

Still image from a work of visual poetry featuring a reflection in water.Around 80 Alfred State College (ASC) Pioneers came together online recently to share, listen, and learn during a virtual poetry reading held on Microsoft Teams.

Alfred State holds largest virtual career fair yet
Wed, Oct 28th, 2020

Altogether, 315 one-on-one chats and 16 group chats took place during the event. The career fair also allowed registered employers access to ASC’s Fall 2020 Resume Book.

ASC ranked top five in US for students seeking several in-demand majors
Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020

student with green hard hat on working on some wiringWith an emphasis on hands-on, real-world learning, Alfred State College (ASC) students in the School of Applied Technology are well prepared for the jobs they want after only two years of study.

ASC honors Pioneers, thanks donors at annual President’s Society Dinner
Tue, Oct 20th, 2020

Debbie Sullivan, left, received roses from Mary HuntingtonAlfred State College recently honored a couple of Pioneers and recognized its major contributors at an annual President’s Society Dinner at the Alfred Lake Lodge. 

Alfred State alumni host food drive
Mon, Oct 19th, 2020

A group of Alfred State alumni recently held a food drive at Diversion Brewing Co. in Chemung to help families dealing with food insecurity resulting from COVID-19.

Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc. welcomes two new board members
Mon, Oct 19th, 2020

Valerie NixonThe Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State College (ASC), recently welcomed Valerie Nixon and Dr. Ashley Shaloo as new board members.

ASC uses multiple forms of COVID-19 testing
Fri, Oct 16th, 2020

Photo of person getting tested for COVIDUtilizing SUNY Upstate Medical University’s advancements in COVID-19 testing, Alfred State College (ASC) greatly increased the number of students and employees tested for COVID-19 in October. The college also added a new process for the testing of wastewater from residence halls as an early alert system. 

Three Virtual Open Houses Scheduled
Fri, Oct 16th, 2020

view of center of campus, bell tower, treeHeld on Microsoft Teams, the Open Houses will take place on the following dates: Saturday, Oct. 24, Sunday, Nov. 8, and Wednesday, Dec. 2.

John E. Benjamin appointed to College Council
Thu, Oct 15th, 2020

John E. BenjaminBenjamin is a retired president of the Three Rivers Development Corporation, a private-sector vehicle for economic development in the Finger Lakes Region, which he worked for from 1973 to 2015.

Students benefiting from St. James equipment donation
Wed, Oct 14th, 2020

three students standing in front of a piece of equipmentThe Hornell-based healthcare facility recently donated several pieces of equipment to benefit ASC’s nursing, radiologic technology, and diagnostic medical sonography programs.

Updates to Student Code of Conduct
Tue, Oct 6th, 2020

Alfred State's Student Code of Conduct has been updated to reflect and reinforce new Uniform Sanctions for those found in violation of COVID-19 codes.

Business students participating in national financial planning competition
Tue, Oct 6th, 2020

Scott DuMond, an assistant professor in Alfred State’s Business Department, said, “Among the benefits of the competition is gaining real-world experience using financial software that is employed by professionals and fiduciaries in their field." 

Alfred State College Student AACA Club Holds Meeting
Mon, Oct 5th, 2020

Alfred State AACA Student Chapter MeetingWith the guidance of Professor Mike Ronan, students gathered outdoors for a meeting, following safety protocols with masks and individual temperature checks of all attendees. 

Dr. Sammons earns Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion
Fri, Oct 2nd, 2020

Dr. Gregory Sammons“I pursued this course work for many reasons, perhaps most importantly being that I accept my responsibility of positively influencing the level of inclusion we strive for at Alfred State,” Sammons said.

Business professor earns CMA designation
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020

Holly ChaseReflecting on earning her CMA, Chase said, “I feel accomplished to finally have some recognition for all of my career experience in the field. I really enjoyed taking a deep dive into the academic portion of managerial accounting.”

Professor and student help with restoring Langdon/Clemens Funerary Plot
Thu, Oct 1st, 2020

Alfred State College’s own Stephen Richard and Courtney DeRusha are donating their expertise, time, and energy to a project involved the restoration of the Langdon/Clemens family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery.