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Alfred State applauds Orvis Award winners and dean’s list students

Alfred State College congratulates its students who were recently named Orvis Award recipients, as well as those who were named to the dean’s list for spring 2020.

Alfred State College congratulates its students who were recently named Orvis Award recipients, as well as those who were named to the dean’s list for spring 2020.

To achieve dean’s list status, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours for the semester and earned a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) out of a possible 4.0. For the most recent semester, the dean’s list includes 835 students. In addition, 250 of these students achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA.

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Alfred State reaches SOS Emergency Fund goal; will provide $100,000 to students in need

Thanks to the support of more than 200 donors and the SUNY Impact Foundation, Alfred State College will provide $100,000 to its students in need through the Support Our Students (SOS) Emergency Fund.

Thanks to the support of more than 200 donors and the SUNY Impact Foundation, Alfred State College will provide $100,000 to its students in need through the Support Our Students (SOS) Emergency Fund.

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Alfred State awarded $25,000 Garman Family Foundation grant for SOS Emergency Fund

Provost Dr. Kristin Poppo said, “During this exceedingly difficult time, Alfred State is so appreciative of the grant from the Garman Family Foundation to our SOS Fund, which will benefit students adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic."

Alfred State College is pleased to announce that it is receiving a $25,000 grant from the Garman Family Foundation administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The grant will be applied toward Alfred State’s Support Our Students (SOS) Emergency Fund.

Alfred State launched the SOS fund in April to help its students who are dealing with food insecurity, financial concerns, technology needs, and more as a result of the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ASC Fall Reopening Plan Approved by State

Picture of Alfred State campus, including bell tower. Approved by the State to open campusAlfred State will offer in-person instruction and a fully operating residential campus with classes beginning Aug. 24.

Upon review by state leaders and the State University of New York (SUNY), Alfred State College’s plan for “Advancing Alfred State” to safely reopen campus this fall was approved without any requests for adjustments or additions to the planned safety protocols. Alfred State will offer in-person instruction and a fully operating residential campus with classes beginning Aug. 24.

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Alfred State College holds virtual commencement ceremony

Alfred State College recognized 890 spring 2020 graduates during a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 20. The ceremony was presented as a Microsoft Teams Live Event.

Alfred State College recognized 890 spring 2020 graduates during a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 20. The ceremony was presented as a Microsoft Teams Live Event.

Jasmine LaRocca, interdisciplinary studies, Getzville, sang the national anthem on her webcam, followed by an invocation provided by Building Trades Associate Professor Stephen Richard. Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan provided welcoming remarks, followed by the conferment of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to alumnus Burt Zweigenhaft.

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Alfred State earns score of 98 percent or higher for 11th straight year

That trend continues in 2020, as the college has achieved an employment and continuing education rate of 98 percent or higher for the 11th consecutive year. A survey of 2019 grads determined that 98 percent have either secured employment after earning their degree from Alfred State or are continuing their education for another degree.

Year after year, Alfred State College continues to produce a high percentage of graduates who secure jobs in their chosen fields or further their education at a higher level.

That trend continues in 2020, as the college has achieved an employment and continuing education rate of 98 percent or higher for the 11th consecutive year. A survey of 2019 grads determined that 98 percent have either secured employment after earning their degree from Alfred State or are continuing their education for another degree.

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Students awarded SUNY Chancellor’s Undergraduate Scholarships

Priyanka Karki Alfred State College’s own Priyanka Karki and Rebecca Stevens are among the 100 State University of New York (SUNY) students who have been recently honored with Chancellor’s Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships.

Alfred State College’s own Priyanka Karki and Rebecca Stevens are among the 100 State University of New York (SUNY) students who have been recently honored with Chancellor’s Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships.

These awards recognize SUNY students who are graduating this academic year with a SUNY associate or bachelor’s degree and are continuing their education at one of SUNY’s 64 campuses for either a bachelor’s completion degree or graduate degree, respectively. Eligible students must also have maintained a GPA of 3.3 or higher.

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Alfred State recognizes student award winners

Elijah BlumbergAlfred State College is proud of its students and is delighted to recognize those who have been awarded for their excellence in academics, leadership, civic engagement, and more.

Alfred State College is proud of its students and is delighted to recognize those who have been awarded for their excellence in academics, leadership, civic engagement, and more.

Recently, more than 240 Alfred State students received awards, which were distributed through the mail, as the annual in-person Honors Convocation ceremony was not possible this year. Provost Dr. Kristin Poppo said the college congratulates these award recipients and is proud of their accomplishments.

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Alfred State nurses aid communities through volunteer work

Lynda MerringAt a time when the world has people spinning their wheels, full of uncertainty, and wondering what’s next, two Alfred State College (ASC) employees are setting an example by volunteering for the good of their communities. 

At a time when the world has people spinning their wheels, full of uncertainty, and wondering what’s next, two Alfred State College (ASC) employees are setting an example by volunteering for the good of their communities.  

In addition to their daily work-from-home assignments of auditing charts, doing inventory, assisting with health forms and immunization compliance, as well as updating medical directives for the Health and Wellness Department, Lynda Merring and Teri Toth-Fleischman, who are both full-time registered nurses, can be found giving back to their communities.

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On the Front Line – Pioneer Alumni Battle Coronavirus

Countless Alfred State alumni are on the front line of the current battle against the coronavirus. Recently, the college’s Athletic Department had the chance to speak with four former Pioneer student-athletes about their work on the front line.

Countless Alfred State alumni are on the front line of the current battle against the coronavirus. Recently, the college’s Athletic Department had the chance to speak with four former Pioneer student-athletes about their work on the front line.

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