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  • Alumni magazine logo. Image of Burt in office overlooking Central Park. Burt Zweigenhaft 1971
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Alfred State Alumni & Friends Magazine - Fall 2020

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Fall Edition 2020

After implementing new health and safety measures, Alfred State College  reopened and welcomed Pioneers back to campus this fall. We are so proud of our students, faculty, and staff for adapting and delivering on our mission for providing hands-on learning and to help students establish their careers.

We also launched our Major Gifts Campaign this fall. Even amid the ongoing healthcare crisis, we have been excelling and accomplishing great things. These stories will make you proud and perhaps even inspire you to become a life changer.

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Dr. Skip Sullivan

Greetings Alumni & Friends

I think it’s safe to say that your lives have been changed in some way by Alfred State College.

Maybe you formed a group of friends here that you remain close with to this day. Maybe you had a professor whose guidance and knowledge...

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Be a Life Changer

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ASC Launches Major Gifts Campaign

Alfred State College is all about changing lives and futures for the better, whether through providing scholarships, offering in-demand programs, producing competitive sports teams, or any number of other ways...

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Burt Zweigenhaft slide show

Burt Zweigenhaft

Burt Zweigenhaft has built a strong reputation for himself in the fight against cancer. He is both a key industry thought leader and an accomplished executive in the specialty-biotech pharmaceutical and oncology cancer care ecosystems....

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Mary Ellen and Al Hunt portrait

Alan and Mary Ellen Hunt

Over the years, Alan and Mary Ellen Hunt have built upon the foundation that Alfred State provided them to create a loving marriage and family, strong careers, and an endowed fund that will change the lives of fellow Pioneers for years to come...

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Slideshow of Bob Healy 1978

Robert Healy

At Alfred State College, Robert Healy developed the blueprints and laid the foundation for what has become a long and rewarding career in the architecture industry...

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Development News

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Thank You for Supporting Our Students!

Thanks to your support, we were able to raise $100,000 for students in need through our Support Our Students (SOS) Emergency Fund...

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Jess Lippa with nursing students in background

Jess Lippa

Whether caring for patients, volunteering in her community, or guiding the next generation of nurses, Jess Lippa is all about changing lives for the better...

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experimental microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device

Architecture, Management, and Engineering Technology

Alex Bailey, engineering science, presented the results of an applied learning project that he and two others worked on at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Virtual Conference...

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Rad tech students and teacher in masks near C-arm machine

Arts and Sciences

Students in three medical programs are getting an even healthier dose of hands-on learning now thanks to a donation by St. James Hospital...

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Heavy Equipment Operations students digging foundation.

Applied Technology

As work continues to progress on House 56, ASC students and faculty have already broken ground on what will become the 57th home the school has constructed for the Wellsville community...

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Alumni News

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Alumni Events and More

Meet Roxana Sammons, the new interim director of Alumni Relations. Sammons replaces Colleen Argentieri, who retired in the spring...

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Class Notes

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Classmates and Friends

This edition highlights one Pioneer who has become a five-time Grand National Hill Climb champion, an alum who appeared on a television show, and an update on former NFL player Rod Streater.

Class Notes also includes a marriage, a golf outing, and remembrances...

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Proud to Say Kudos!

Several employees recently received Chancellor’s Awards, Pioneer Awards, Student Advocate Awards, and other honors...

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College and Athletic News

Jon and Linda Shay near The Shay Family Athletic Hall of Fame sign.

College and Athletics Headlines

Alfred State hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration as it debuted The Shay Family Athletic Hall of Fame. Located on the main floor of the Orvis Activities Center, the Hall of Fame is the new home for the 88 individuals and 10 teams that have been honored in past...

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