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Honors Convocation - Sunday, April 19

Honors Convocation - Sunday, April 19

State College will celebrate the academic achievements of its students during
the 25th annual Honors Convocation slated for Sunday,
April 19, at 4 p.m. in the Orvis Gymnasium on the Alfred campus.

The convocation recognizes the outstanding work of students through
acknowledgement of membership in a variety of honor societies as well as the
conferment of scholarships and special recognitions.  More than 300
students will be honored at this year's celebration, presided over by Dr.
Ronald R. Rosati, ASC provost and vice president for academic affairs. 
The welcome and introduction of keynote speaker, Jeffery McIntyre, president of
Eagle Supply Co., LLC, a full-line supplier of inputs, parts, and supplies to
dairy farmers and contact milk haulers, will be given by Dr. John M. Anderson,
college president.

McIntyre, of Chittenango, a 1979 ornamental horticulture graduate of Alfred
State College, has held a variety of positions in agriculture or related areas,
including a long relationship with Agway, where he served as a store manager, a
farm sales manager, and a district manager before moving into River Valley
Enterprise, a wholly owned business unit of Agway, where he served as

In 1999, McIntyre founded Plum Point Ventures, Inc., a contract management and
consulting business.

In 2002, McIntyre became president of Eagle Supply Co., LLC, where he has
oversight of the company's five businesses:  Eagle Buying Group, Dairy
Farmers Buying Group, Dairy Direct, Empire Agri-Systems/Empire Farm Direct, and
Eagle Fleet Direct.

The Union Endicott High School graduate serves as a lector at St. Paul's
Episcopal Church, Chittenango. He also serves on the NYS Fair Dairy Task Force,
as a trustee on the Agway Foundation, and as a youth athletic coach in

In addition to honoring ASC students, this year's Honors Convocation will honor
the recipients of the Freshman Advocate Award and the Alumni Award for
Outstanding Faculty, who will be announced the day of the event.