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Making upgrades: CJ Tremper shifts from improving vehicles to enhancing students’ futures

CJ Tremper“When the opportunity came along to work at Alfred State, it seemed like the perfect fit,” he said. “I could take the experience that I had in the industry, that started with my degree from Alfred State, and pass it along to the next generation of students that are working toward being technicians themselves.”

With years of real-world experience and an Alfred State education in his toolbox, Automotive Trades Instructor CJ Tremper is now steering future autobody professionals toward the road to success.

Growing up in Avoca, Tremper became interested in working on automobiles thanks to his dad, who taught shop class at Avoca Central School.

“He is a car guy and I was always helping him work on things when there was an opportunity,” Tremper said. “He taught me the basics of automotive repair and just how to fix things that were broken.”

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ASC ranked top five in US for students seeking several in-demand majors

student building a fire place, toolsWith an emphasis on hands-on, real-world learning, Alfred State College students in the School of Applied Technology are well prepared for the jobs they want after only two years of study.

With an emphasis on hands-on, real-world learning, Alfred State College students in the School of Applied Technology are well prepared for the jobs they want after only two years of study. In fact, 99 percent either have a job immediately after graduation or continue studies for another degree.

As a further testament to the quality of education students receive at the Wellsville campus, US News & World Report and Niche.com have listed Alfred State among the top five colleges in the country for schools offering several majors.

Auto Trades program gets a ‘lift’ from generous alum

several people in front of a truck cutting a ribbon with scissors“The lift is an incredibly generous donation that will be used for educational and campus support purposes for many years to come,” Eric Wilmot said.

Hands-on training has been lifted to greater heights for Alfred State heavy equipment, truck and diesel technician students thanks to the generosity of donor and alumnus Robert “Bob” Livingston.

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Alfred State runs another ‘Great Race’

students standing in front of a carA team of Pioneers once again had an amazing time competing in the thrilling classic car competition. The 2019 event took place from June 22-30, beginning in Riverside, CA, and continuing about 2,300 miles north until the final finish line in Tacoma, WA. 

For Alfred State students, being able to take part in The Great Race each year is an excellent opportunity to showcase their skills on a national stage, gain even more real-world experience, and make incredible memories that will last a lifetime.

This year was no exception, as a team of Pioneers once again had an amazing time competing in the thrilling classic car competition. The 2019 event took place from June 22-30, beginning in Riverside, CA, and continuing about 2,300 miles north until the final finish line in Tacoma, WA.

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Alfred State students race to success at Green Grand Prix

Auto Trades students at Green Grand PrixAlfred State Automotive Trades students had an excellent showing at the annual Toyota Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International Raceway earlier this month. The Pioneers assisted other racers and ended up earning individual and team awards in several different categories.

Alfred State Automotive Trades students had an excellent showing at the annual Toyota Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International Raceway earlier this month. The Pioneers assisted other racers and ended up earning individual and team awards in several different categories.

The national event has been a fixture at The Glen for 15 years, and Alfred State has provided technical support and competed for the past eight years. 

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NFTA donates bus to Alfred State for hands-on learning opportunity

several people standing in front of a busStudents in Alfred State College’s heavy equipment: truck and diesel technician program are now able to take their applied learning to the next level thanks to a recent bus donation by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA). 

Students in Alfred State College’s heavy equipment: truck and diesel technician program are now able to take their applied learning to the next level thanks to a recent bus donation by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA).

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Gearing up for Great Race

President Sullivan with students next to truckThis year’s race will be even “greater” than in the past for the school, however, as Alfred State will not only compete, but it will also see one Pioneer alum follow in some very important and historic tracks laid out by his great-grandfather. 

Once again, Alfred State College (ASC) is revving up for the thrilling annual classic car competition known as “The Great Race.”

This year’s race will be even “greater” than in the past for the school, however, as Alfred State will not only compete, but it will also see one Pioneer alum follow in some very important and historic tracks laid out by his great-grandfather.

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ASC competes in Green Grand Prix

2016 Mazda 3 According to Eric Wilmot, chair of the Automotive Trades Department, the college entered six vehicles in the competition, four of which belong to the school, and two others that are student-owned. Students drove or co-drove the cars, while everyone had volunteer duties that involved assisting the Green Grand Prix organizers with fueling, tech inspections, and set-up.

Students in the automotive service technician and motorsports technology programs recently participated in the Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, and ended up earning victories in several categories.

The Green Grand Prix is an educational and competitive event that is the only official Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) road rally that promotes entry of all road-legal vehicle types and fuels in North America.

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Engine donation provides excellent hands-on learning opportunity

six people standing around a large engineUtica General Peterbilt donated a PACCAR engine to Alfred State in the fall semester, and Joe Morrison, a fleet service manager, recently visited the School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville to provide students with training on the engine.

Thanks to Utica General Peterbilt, students in Alfred State College’s heavy equipment, truck and diesel technician program now have the opportunity to gain some valuable applied learning experience working on a PACCAR MX-13 engine.

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