Alfred State welcomes new employees

Alfred State welcomes new employees

Alfred State College recently welcomed six new faculty and staff members to its Division of Academic Affairs.

Cody Beckwith was hired as a staff assistant in Technology Services. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from SUNY Fredonia.

Afua Boahene joins the college as an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) academic adviser. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wells College, a Master of Science in Education from Syracuse University, and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in women and gender studies from Syracuse University.

Ronald Foster is a new associate librarian. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Utica College and a Master of Library Science degree from SUNY Albany.

Thomas Ide was hired as an instructional support assistant in the Electrical, Machine Tool and Welding Technology Department. He served in the US Army from 1966 to 1968 and has 35 years of experience in an automotive manufacturing environment as a machine repair specialist.

Dr. Angela Graves joins the college as an academic success coach in the Student Success Center and an adjunct instructor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania; a Master of Arts in political science from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary; and a doctorate in political science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Dr. Tolga Soyata is a new assistant professor in the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Department. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical and communications engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey; a Master of Science in electrical and computer engineering from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD; and a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Rochester.