Alfred State archer Jacob Patanella wins national championship in individual competition

Jacob Patanella, center, with student on each side of himPatanella, a mechanical engineering technology major from Churchville, secured first place after earning a huge score of 430 in the two-round, 40-target format using Archery Shooter’s Association (ASA) rules.

Alfred State Archery member Jacob Patanella recently won the national championship in the men’s hunter class while competing in the USA Archery National 3D Collegiate Championships in Foley, AL.

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Douglas Barber receives Alfred State President’s Medallion

Doug BarberBarber became a faculty member in 1975 and would hold a number of positions at the college over the years, including associate professor, assistant vice president, and dean of the School of Management and Engineering Technology.

Dean Emeritus Douglas Barber was recently honored with the Alfred State President’s Medallion at the Alfred State Student Leadership Center.

Doug BarberThe President’s Medallion was instituted in 2008 and is awarded to those who have made outstanding contributions to Alfred State. The college recognizes and commemorates the efforts of supporters and advocates dedicated to the mission of Alfred State.

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SUNY Board of Trustees chair visits Alfred State

SUNY Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Merryl H. Tisch, front row, fourth from left, and SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Johanna Duncan-Poitier, front row, third from left, pose for a photo with Alfred State students and President Dr. Skip Sullivan during a recent visit to the college.Tisch chatted with students and met with members of the President’s Council.

Alfred State College was pleased to recently welcome Dr. Merryl H. Tisch, the newly appointed chair of the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees, to campus for a visit.

Tisch chatted with students in the Small Events Space at the Student Leadership Center, taking their questions and comments and offering answers and feedback on their input. She also met with members of the President’s Council. Joining Tisch on her visit was SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Johanna Duncan-Poitier.

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Shipping containers provide exciting new form of applied learning

students wearing hard helmets using tools on a shipping containerThe purpose of the project, Jones said, is to determine if shipping containers can be repurposed into high-efficiency housing or office units, and also to provide students with a new form of applied learning.

A new hands-on project at Alfred State College’s Wellsville campus has students really thinking outside the container.

ABET reaccredits 10 Alfred State programs

mechanical engineering technology student Allison DeGraff in front of some equipmentDr. John Williams, dean of the School of Architecture, Management and Engineering Technology at Alfred State, said, “Having the majority of our technology programs recognized by ABET highlights the strength of our faculty and programs and the great experience provided to our students.”

Reaffirming that Alfred State is committed to providing a high-quality technical education, the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET) has reaccredited 10 of the college’s technology-related majors.

Programs that were recently reaccredited include: computer engineering technology (AAS and BS), electrical engineering technology (AAS and BS), mechanical engineering technology (AAS and BS), surveying engineering technology (AAS), surveying and geomatics engineering technology (BS), construction engineering technology (AAS), and construction management (BS).

County-Wide Service Celebration Continues … and Grows

two students in a kitchenStudents from Alfred State College, Alfred University, and Houghton College will volunteer during a month-long service celebration, as both individual students and student organization groups continue to serve community organizations and support Allegany County communities. 

Reprinted with permission from Corey Fecteau at Alfred University

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Hundreds of students participate in ASC’s Ag Skills Contest

Alfred State College recently hosted 280 Future Farmers of America students from 15 western New York high schools for the 33rd annual Agriculture Skills Contest.

Alfred State College recently hosted 280 Future Farmers of America students from 15 western New York high schools for the 33rd annual Agriculture Skills Contest.

The contest included a variety of events designed to test students’ knowledge and skills in agronomy, agricultural mechanics, animal science, veterinary science, and tractor operations. Ribbons were awarded in every competition, as well as for overall individual and team placing.

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