Twenty-one stories to recap 2021

Twenty-one stories to recap 2021

As 2021 winds down, Alfred State College (ASC) looks back at twenty-one of the top stories of the past year.

Student Success: Alfred State students continued to excel in and out of the classroom. Students came to the rescue, built homes for the community, helped others during the pandemic, and earned honors in 2021
•    Alfred State holds 110th Commencement
•    House 56 latest residence built for Wellsville community
•    Swift action by ASC students leads to rescue of man from river
•    ASC nursing students assist at vaccination clinic
•    Alfred State students honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence
•    ASC’s Farrell named SUNY EOP student ambassador
•    Two students graduate from SUNY SAIL Academy
•    Frascella named 2021 AMCC Woman of the Year
•    Football team plays in New England Bowl

College Success: ASC continues to be near the top of rankings in US World & News Reports, earned a 98 percent or higher employment and continuing education rate for the 12th straight year, and outperformed peers in IPEDS graduation report. 
•    ASC is the No. 1 SUNY and No. 6 for All Northern Regional Colleges
•    Alfred State earns score of 98 percent or higher for 12th straight year
•    Alfred State outperforms peers in IPEDS grad report

Dr. Anderson Returns: Dr. Skip Sullivan officially retired in May and Alfred State welcomed back Dr. John Anderson.
•    Dr. John Anderson named officer-in-charge at Alfred State

Major Gifts Campaign/College Support: The Be a Life Changer Major Gifts Campaign goal was surpassed and the college continued to receive support through events and federal funding.
•    Alfred State gains $9.2 million from Major Gifts Campaign
•    Alfred State’s Day of Giving raises over $230,000
•    Alfred State’s annual golf tournament raises over $30,000
•    Alfred State looks to build state-of-the-art ‘Doc Bruce Construction Materials Laboratory’
•    $1.4 million in federal funds for ASC Workforce Training

Campus Events Return: Alfred State continued to hold in person classes and things started to return to normal. Homecoming took place, alumnus Tom Golisano was one of a variety of guest speakers that came to campus, and athletics fully returned to competition.
•    Memories made at ASC homecoming 2021
•    Golisano shares business wisdom to current Pioneers
•    Alfred State approved to resume athletic competition

Alfred State looks forward to celebrating more successes in and out of the classroom in 2022.

Students recording a podcast in the new studio
Students recording a podcast in the new studio