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Orvis Award Recipient - Berg

Orvis Award Recipient - Berg

Dr. Ronald R. Rosati presented the Paul B. Orvis Award for Excellence to Sara Berg.Nearly 900 two- and
four-year graduates, their families, professors, and friends were on hand
Sunday, May 17, as Alfred State College honored its 98th graduating
class.  Dr. John M. Anderson, college president, presided over the
ceremony.   One of the highlights of the ceremony is the presentation
of the Paul B. Orvis Award for Excellence, presented to the outstanding
two-year graduates in each of the college's schools of study, as well as to a
baccalaureate graduate. The award, which honors Paul B. Orvis, a former
president of Alfred State and State University of New York dean for two-year
colleges, is a glass bowl.  Recipients must meet four criteria: 
service, leadership, character, and scholarship.  Faculty, staff, and
fellow students appraise the first three.  Scholarship is determined by an
analysis of the student's academic standing in comparison to other students in
the academic area.  Dr. Ronald R. Rosati, provost and vice president for
academic affairs, presented the Award. Sara Berg, Candor, who received her
bachelor of science degree in architectural technology at the ceremony, was
selected for the award as the School of Management and Engineering Technology
baccalaureate-level recipient.  During her time at Alfred State College,
Berg captured first place in the "Treasure from Alfred's Trash Heap"
competition, creating a lamp from soda cans; earned honorable mention in the
national TCA/PCA Storm Housing 2007 Design competition; was an Alice Bidlack
Scholarship recipient; was on Dean's List; and earned an honorable mention in
the International Architectural Design Contest for Susquehanna Gateway Project
where she designed a public building and park to provide access and view of the
river. Additionally, Berg participated in the ASC Sorrento, Italy, study abroad
program; is a member of Tau Alpha Pi national engineering tech honor society;
served as a staff member on Ergo, the campus literary magazine; and was a
member of WINS (Women in Non-traditional Studies).  She is the daughter of
Robert and Cher Berg, Candor. 

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