Department News

Veronica Ludwick with her certificate

Veronica Ludwick part of second place team at National Dairy Challenge

Wed, May 15th, 2024

“The competition was both challenging and exciting. We were tasked with trying to figure out a farm's biggest areas of improvement and make a presentation the next day to a panel of judges, which required a lot of brainstorming, creativity, and teamwork. Working with students from other colleges was a unique experience. It was fascinating to see the different perspectives and skills each person brought to the team.”

Veronica Ludwick

smiling student as he looks at x-rays

Pioneer PROfiles - Dean Jackson

Thu, Feb 1st, 2024

“In labs we deal with a variety of livestock species. We have learned how to do medical work and I am looking forward in my future semesters to learning more about artificial insemination and more about genetics. The hands-on opportunities I have gotten here are valuable. These experiences have opened a whole field of careers that were not previously available to me.”

Dean Jackson

Russell and Brenda Herman pose with President Steve Mauro and Vice President of Institutional Advancement Danielle White when they returned to campus this summer.

Herman family make gift to increase scholarship funding

Tue, Nov 14th, 2023

“It is important to help others. Everyone has different things in life that they want to be a benefactor for. I do not think there was ever a doubt that we wanted to do something substantial to continue to help the best we can.”

Russell Herman

Student sitting next to a microscope

Meet the Students - Ashley Clemente

Mon, Oct 23rd, 2023

“I am involved in a lot, and it feels good to help. In the spaces I have been, we have been able to create a community or family. It is important to give back to people who give to you. I have gained a lot from my experiences at Alfred State.”

Ashley Clemente

Students groom a horse at a career discovery event

Over 700 students experience Alfred State programs at VAST event

Fri, Oct 6th, 2023

“We have students from all over Western New York and from as far away as the other side of Syracuse here. This is not a typical kind of open house. Most of the activities are interactive so they got to experience soldering, driving excavators, wiring electrical circuits, and judging dairy cows. There were forty activities and almost every department on campus was involved.”

Phil Schroeder

Chair of the Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department

Ashley Clemente has been named a SUNY EOP Student Ambassador.

Ashley Clemente named a SUNY EOP Ambassador

Tue, Oct 3rd, 2023

“For more than 50 years, the Educational Opportunity Program has served as a guiding light toward upward mobility and student success for those who may not have had a clear path to college. Our EOP student ambassadors, many the first in their families to go to college, are a testament to what can be achieved with the support provided by the EOP."

SUNY Chancellor John B. King Jr.

Alfred State President Dr. Steven Mauro with Chancellor’s Award winner David Carli.

David Carli, Melanie Ryan, and Andrea Williamson earn Chancellor’s Award

Mon, Jun 12th, 2023

David Carli, Melanie Ryan, and Andrea Williamson were honored for earning SUNY Chancellor Award at the annual Recognition Celebration.

Samples of advertising to attract workers wanting to learn in-demand skills and join Western New York manufacturing companies.

WNY Works builds skills to launch fulfilling careers

Wed, Mar 1st, 2023

“WNY Works is a collaborative effort to heighten awareness and interest in associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for individuals to launch high-demand careers. The goal of this effort, in part, is to reframe perceptions of learning opportunities that lead to careers such as highly skilled trades and technical opportunities in manufacturing.”

Betsy Penrose - VP of ASC Enrollment Management
A visitor to the Veterinary, Agricultural, and Skilled Trades Career Discovery Event at Alfred State visits with the pigs.

Nearly 800 students visit Alfred State College farm

Wed, Oct 12th, 2022

The Alfred State Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department hosted nearly 800 students during a pair of events at the college farm.

Alfred State student Hope Avedisian with her heifer Fortune.

ASC Student exhibits at All-American Junior Dairy Show

Wed, Sep 21st, 2022

First-year Alfred State agriculture student Hope Avedisian (Hilton) and her heifer Fortune finished 8th at the National Junior Dairy Show in Harrisburg, PA.