Despite the cold of a recent January evening, Alfred State College community members and guests were aglow with good cheer during the grand re-opening of three of the college’s recently remodeled residence halls: Braddon Halls. The Peet Hall renovation, which began in summer 2010, was completed this past fall. The renovations include redesigned main lounges in the three buildings, remodeled entrances, and the renovation of hallways throughout the buildings.
While welcoming guests and tracing the path of the remodels, Dr. John M. Anderson, ASC president, noted, “The renovations are beautiful and I want to thank everyone involved. We have been talking with our colleagues across the state and we believe that Alfred State College is the only SUNY campus that has residence hall spaces designed by our own students and faculty! We are also pleased to announce that plans are being finalized to renovate Braddon Hall this summer and to install a new media room on the third floor of Peet.
“I would like to thank all who were involved in making this happen for our residence hall students: In addition to Mary Golden, the Planning Team members included
- Dr. Steve Tyrell, vice president for student affairs
- Valerie Nixon, vice president for enrollment and administration
- Neil Benedict, associate vice president for student affairs
- Andy Bayus, director of housing
- Lisa Porter, controller
- Michelle Francisco, staff associate in business affairs
- Glen Cline, director of procurement
- Tom Windus, former director of facilities
“Many summer student staff members were responsible for repainting the public spaces and a host of Facilities Services staff also played a direct role in the renovations of Main Gate A and B. Finally, I would like to thank the residence hall directors and residence assistants in their role to encourage students to use these new spaces.
“For the Peet Hall renovations, we also contracted construction through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY). I would like to thank Dan Gaffney of DASNY, and Robert McCubbin from Bergmann Associates for their work on this project. Here tonight representing DASNY is Larry Fairman, the site supervisor for these renovations.
“Additionally, Tammy Bracket (assistant professor, computer imaging and architectural engineering technology department) added her expertise and her students’ artwork, and over the last 18 months, digital media and 3D art pieces were selected and installed in the three buildings. I want to also thank Professor Brackett for her assistance in bringing student artwork to the residence halls!”
Following the presentations—brief remarks were also given by Patricia K. Fogarty, chair, Alfred State College Council; AJ LaMere, president, ACES staff.