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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.

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.

DC eagle cam among best wildlife livestreams for summer

eagle in its nestThe DC Arboretum Eagle Nest Cam, made possible thanks to some Alfred State College students, is back in the spotlight again, as it was recently highlighted in an article by Mashable.com. 

The DC Arboretum Eagle Nest Cam, made possible thanks to some Alfred State College students, is back in the spotlight again, as it was recently highlighted in an article by Mashable.com.

Titled, “From puffins to brown bears: The 10 best wildlife livestreams of the summer,” the article recognizes a variety of webcams that focus on animals in their natural environments such as gray wolves, alligators, elephants, and more. Mashable, according to its website, is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company.

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ASC graduates ready to launch careers

Kacie Matuszak at a table with papers​Kacie Matuszak, of Henrietta, is also starting work in the construction industry. Before even earning her bachelor’s degree in architecture, she has a position waiting for her at Pathfinder Engineers & Architects, based in Rochester.

With commencement set for Sunday, May 13, Alfred State College (ASC) seniors are preparing for their next steps. For a majority of ASC graduates, it’s a seamless transition from school life to the working world.

Alfred State breaks ground on House 56

several students standing in front of heavy equipmentOnce completed, the 2,010-square-foot open concept house will feature three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large master suite, a two-car garage, a full basement, and a wrap-around porch. The house will be located at 3889 Foundation Drive. 

With the sun and warm weather out in full force, Alfred State College students were finally able to break ground on House 56.

According to Building Trades Department Chair Jack Jones, the foundation excavation and driveway installation are now underway on the site of the future Wellsville home. Students in the following majors will work on House 56 as a hands-on learning experience: heavy equipment operations; masonry; building trades: building construction; electrical construction and maintenance electrician; and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

House 54 latest residence built for Wellsville community

house 54Just over two years after work first began on House 54, the newest home constructed by Alfred State students for the Wellsville community is now completed and the new owners now call it home.

Just over two years after work first began on House 54, the newest home constructed by Alfred State students for the Wellsville community is now completed and the new owners now call it home.

Pictured is the 54th house that Alfred State students have built for the Wellsville community.

Alfred State student's team ranked #4 in governor's coding challenge

Justin King and Kermit Mitchell with winning check.Competing as one of 70 teams in the “Making College Possible Coding Challenge,” the Campus HIVE project duo, which included Alfred State’s own Justin King, took home fourth place following the final judging at Facebook’s office in New York City.

Competing as one of 70 teams in the “Making College Possible Coding Challenge,” the Campus HIVE project duo, which included Alfred State’s own Justin King, took home fourth place following the final judging at Facebook’s office in New York City.

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Electrical Trades students meet with pros

IBEW members speaking to students in the gymnasium“We run this as an annual event cooperatively with the Career Development Center to offer opportunities for students to learn about career pathways,” said Electrical Trades Department Chair Jeff Stevens. “It shows our students the choices they have as graduates of Alfred State.”

Electrical workers from across the Southern Tier and beyond converged on the Wellsville campus recently to meet some of their future coworkers. By giving students the opportunity to meet members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), these young people are gaining an in-depth view of what it’s like on the job and may be making connections for finding an employer.

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Baby eagles at Arboretum named ‘Freedom’ and ‘Liberty’

Jeff Stevens, Mike Lee, Thomas Wzientek, Ethan Yanda, and Dr. Craig ClarkFollowing a “Name the Nestlings” social media campaign in which more than 36,000 people voted on five different name pairings, the two baby bald eagles at the US National Arboretum were officially named “Freedom” and “Liberty.”

Following a “Name the Nestlings” social media campaign in which more than 36,000 people voted on five different name pairings, the two baby bald eagles at the US National Arboretum were officially named “Freedom” and “Liberty.”

Following voting on the National Arboretum Facebook page, which took place from April 19-24, eagle experts and several private groups and government agencies made the announcement Tuesday, April 26 in Washington, DC. Other name pairings included Stars and Stripes, Freedom and Liberty, Anacostia and Potomac, Honor and Glory, and Cherry and Blossom.

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