The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State, has welcomed a new board member, Kathy Markel, of Arkport.
As the senior associate director of Admissions at Alfred State College, Markel provides information to prospective students, parents, and school counselors regarding Alfred State College; participates in recruitment activities; coordinates recruitment publications; reviews applications for admission; and awards academic scholarships as part of the Admissions team.
Since joining the professional staff in 1990, Markel has moved through the ranks in Admissions, and was promoted to her current position in 2015. In 2003, she received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
Markel holds a Master of Science degree from SUNY Fredonia, a Bachelor of Science degree from Nazareth College, and an associate degree from Alfred State. She and her husband, Thomas, are the parents of two sons, Joseph and Brian.