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Hit the ground r u n n i n g .  .  .                                        May 2009
Professor Jonchhe Named Fulbright Grantee

Professor Yogendra (Yogi) Jonchhe

Alfred State College Professor Yogendra (Yogi) Jonchhe, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, has been selected as a Fulbright scholar grantee to Nepal.  He is the third Alfred State College professor in the 60-year history of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship program to receive this honor. Read more.
Office of Communications Recipient of Awards

The Office of Communications was named a recipient of three awards in the 24th  Annual Admissions Advertising Awards Competition, sponsored by the Admissions Marketing Report publication. Winning entries were the Alfred State College total recruitment package (gold); Alfred State College direct mail advertising visit post card (merit); and Alfred State College Web site (merit). Read more.
58th Annual Alumni Choral Spring Concert

Alfred State College presented the 58th Annual Alumni Choral Spring Concert, under the direction of Anthony Cappadonia, ASC director of vocal music emeritus. Read more.
Williams Elected Chair of Engineering Technology Division of ASEE

John Williams

Dr. John C. Williams, associate professor and chair, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, was recently elected chair of the Engineering Technology Division (ETD) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), which functions to support individual member interests related to the field of engineering technology. Read more.
Construction Begun on 50th House Built by Students

The Applied Technology Campus of Alfred State College has begun construction on the 50th house built by students in various construction-related programs on campus and underwritten by the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State College dedicated to improving the ASC community through support of its educational programs. Read more.
Hello, friends and colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to the new look of our Connections electronic newsletter.  As always, we continue to look for ways to improve communication among the members of the college community and to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our colleagues.  Our new format allows you to see the story while giving you the option of reading the entire article by clicking on the link to the original press release.  We hope you enjoy this updated edition and remember to congratulate your colleagues on their achievements.
Warm regards,
John Anderson
Williams Awarded Freshman Advocate of the Year
Williams (left), receives his award from Tyrell.Alfred State College honored more than 250 students for their academic success and honored distinguished faculty members for excellence and commitment at its annual Honors Convocation.  Chosen this year for the Freshman Advocate of the Year Award, presented at the ceremony, and sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, was Dr. John C. Williams, associate professor and chair, Mechanical Engineering Department.Read more.
ASC Helps US National Arboretum "Go Green"
installation of a 1 kW solar (electric) array Alfred State College is making the US National Arboretum greener! Five students enrolled in Alfred State College's electrical construction and maintenance electrician program, accompanied by Assistant Professor Jeffrey Stevens, spent their recent spring break in Washington, DC, conducting a four-day workshop that resulted in the installation of a 1 kW solar (electric) array that will power an irrigation system at the United States National Arboretum. This is the first solar-powered system at the Arboretum.Read more.
ASC Host of Track National Championships
Athletes representing 25 NJCAA institutions traveled to Alfred State College to participate in the 2009 Outdoor Track & Field Championships.  The event featured nearly 350 participants vying for both individual and team honors. Read more.
Robotics Competition
Robotics CompetitionAlfred State College conducted its first Robotics Competition on campus in April.  Organized by faculty members Matthew Lawrence, assistant professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department; Bradley Thompson, assistant professor, Electrician, Computer and Robotics Technician Department; and Thomas Murphy, instructor, Building Trades Department, the event drew 35 students representing eight regional high schools as participants. Read more.
ASC and Animal Welfare Approved Summit
AWA summitAnimal Welfare Approved and Alfred State College brought New York City chefs and food purveyors together with local farmers and agricultural experts at an April 23 summit to plan a supply chain from western New York State farms to the New York City market. Read more.
Peavey and Lytle Honored at NODA Conference
Alfred State College Director of Student Activities and Orientation Spencer Peavey, and Assistant Director of Student Activities and Orientation, Antonio-Philip Lytle, were honored at a recent National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) conference. Read more.
Green Named Among the Top 10 in HIM
Michelle GreenMichelle Green, MPS, RHIA, FAHIMA (NY), CMA (AAMA), CPC,  PCS, SUNY (State University of New York) Distinguished Teaching Professor, Physical and Health Sciences Department, was named among the Top 10 in HIM (health information management), as published in the Advance for Health Information Professionals newsmagazine. Read more.
"What's an Ally?" Presented by Antonio-Phillip Lytle
Antonio-Phillip LytleAntonio-Phillip Lytle, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Orientation /Coordinator of Greek Affairs, recently presented the topic "What's an Ally?" at the Greater Rochester Fraternal Leadership Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology. Read more.