Department News

Alfred State alum Kelsey Curry walks the sideline prior to the start of a McNeese State football game at Florida.

Sport Management alum finds success in Division I football

Wed, Oct 11th, 2023

"I learned a long time ago, as long as you care about the players and you keep them first the rest will take of itself. I am very appreciative that I can do the job that I love each and every day."

Kelsey Curry '17

Patricia Orsini Nilsen with her trophy after winning the NCRA speed contest.

Pioneer alum wins court reporting speed championship

Wed, Aug 30th, 2023

“It was a great feeling. After getting second place twice, it was something I have been on the cusp of for a while. I am glad this was finally my year. The people who compete are the best in the field, so even when you do well, it is not given that you are going to win. There is great camaraderie among us, and most of us practice together. We all help each other to be better reporters, and we are all constantly refining the craft.”

Patricia Orsini Nilsen

Gabriela Leite sits on her bed in her dorm room

Meet the Students - Gabriela Leite

Mon, Aug 28th, 2023

“I just fell in love with the campus even though it was virtual. I always like more of a rural place, a smaller town, so I did the virtual tour and I just immediately fell in love.”

Gabriela Leite

Student works on a laptop

Alfred State launches new bachelor’s degree (BBA) in Marketing

Tue, Jul 18th, 2023

“The Marketing BBA is a culmination of key topics and digital skills preparing students for today’s new marketing environments. The advantage of them learning digital design, content writing, and business marketing emulates how marketing and advertising firms actually work together. Students will have the benefit of hands-on projects and presentations solving marketing issues, completing market analyses, and developing digital marketing campaigns for business clients.”

Susan Gorman, assistant marketing professor and program coordinator,

2005 Alfred State financial planning graduate Amy Irvine has been named to the 2023 Investopedia Top 100 Financial Advisor list.

Irvine named to Investopedia’s Top 100 Financial Advisors list.

Fri, Jul 14th, 2023

Amy Irvine, ’05, has been named one of the top 100 independent financial advisors in the United States by Investopedia. She is one of only nine on the list from New York.

Career Signing Day recognized how students have landed their job prior to graduation at Alfred State and won a statewide award for innovative public relations initiatives.

Alfred State Launches Microsite and Wins More Awards

Thu, Jun 29th, 2023

“Alfred State is known for preparing graduates to hit the ground running with career skills and has a reputation for how our caring community of faculty and staff go above and beyond to support students.”

Dr. Craig Clark, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Economic Development.

Professor Holly Chase

Holly Chase earns CPA licensure

Tue, May 16th, 2023

“These designations allow me to bring my experience into the classroom. I am working to introduce new courses that are in demand in the industry. We have several employers who consistently seek out our students for both internships and job opportunities.”

Holly Chase

Soumya Konar and Noah Bastedo pose near the SUNY sign after receiving the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence in a ceremony held in Albany.

Pair of Pioneers honored by Chancellor

Tue, May 2nd, 2023

“Student success is at the core of everything we do, and I am honored to celebrate students from 63 SUNY campuses who are receiving this year’s Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence."


John B. King, Jr. SUNY Chancellor
Alfred State College President, Dr. Steven Mauro, is among Southern Tier leaders at the Alstom event with US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Alfred State’s partnerships with Alstom are multi-faceted.

Alfred State partner Alstom leads US rail car manufacturing

Mon, Apr 10th, 2023

“Alfred State College is so proud of our long-standing relationship with Alstom. Not only does our college provide a pipeline of new highly skilled professionals ready for hire, but the innovation and cutting-edge technology at Alstom is also a real-world working lab for us."

Dr. Steven Mauro

Pyur Tree Customs poses with the judges and the prize money.

Pyur Tree Customs wins AHA! Startup Allegany Collegiate Competition

Tue, Apr 4th, 2023

“Winning this competition is relieving because it is going to help tremendously with website development and will allow us to purchase new tools like a larger laser engraver. Jon and I went into the beginning of the day just excited to pitch the business to the judges. We are looking forward to where this opportunity takes us.”

Edward Scroxton