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Orvis Award Recipient - Ruf

Orvis Award Recipient - Ruf

Dr. Ronald R. Rosati presented the Paul B. Orvis Award for Excellence to Brian Ruf.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. Brian Ruf, Spencerport,
who received his electrical construction and maintenance electrician degree at
the ceremony, was selected for the award as the School of Applied Technology
recipient.  While at Alfred State College, Ruf was a member of SkillsUSA
for the 07-08 Year, served as a Peer Tutor for four semesters and as a Note
taker for four semesters; maintained a 4.0 GPA for four semesters; is a Member
of Sigma Tau Epsilon honor society for 07-08 and 08-09 years; is a member of
Braddock Bay Raptor Research 06 - present, was a member of the Academic
Integrity Committee; and participated in rebuilding the play ground for
Wellsville middle school.  He is the son of Eileen Ruf, Spencerport. 

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