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Hit the ground r u n n i n g .  .  .                                       Dec. 2009
Tyrell to Serve on National Task Force on Professional Standards
Dr. Steven Tyrell, vice president for student affairs, has been selected to serve on a national task force that will look at developing a unified set of professional standards and knowledge competencies for student affairs professionals. Read more.
Students Win ACT Student Initiative Award
The Association of Council Members and College Trustees (ACT) of  SUNY notified Alfred State College that a group of five students had captured the Student Initiative Awards for Region I in its annual ACT for Student Initiative Award. Read more.
Karen M. Young  Elected Chair of Faculty Senate
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As chair, Young's responsibilities include presiding at all meetings of the Faculty Senate, all meetings of the Executive Committee, and all general faculty meetings not called by the President of the College. Read more.
Kathleen Ebert to Serve on Provost's Advisory Group
This 15-member group is investigating ways in which the SUNY Assessment Initiative could be streamlined, and further, where appropriate, make recommendations to the University Provost. Read more.
Hello, friends and colleagues,
It is time once again to take a few minutes out of our busy schedules to recognize the many great things happening on the Alfred State campus and the folks making them happen!

I would also like to take this opportunity to update you on the SUNY Strategic Plan and the impact of New York State's financial woes on the college.

The good news is that Chancellor Nancy Zimpher's strategic planning initiative is going very well.  As a result of her whirlwind 64-campus tour during the summer, the Chancellor collected data and recognized emerging themes relative to all 64 campuses. Read the complete message from the president.
Warm regards,
John Anderson
Moore Named Coach of the Yeargary
Gary Moore has been named the NJCAA Division III men's cross country coach of the year following Alfred State's 2nd place finish at the National Championships.  Moore was chosen for the award by his fellow coaches.
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Jim grilloGrillo Selected to Serve on SUNY University-wide Advisory Council on Distinguished Teaching Professorship
SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Jim Grillo has been selected to serve on SUNY-wide Advisory Council on Distinguished Teaching Professorships.  His two-year term runs from 2009-11.   The Council plays a pivotal role in SUNY by judging the quality of nominations to the prestigious rank of Distinguished Teaching Professor.
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Communications Captures Coveted Gold MarCom Award 
Each year there are over 5,000 entries from throughout the United States and other countries. The Gold Award is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm.  This year, approximately 18 percent of total entries earned a gold designation.
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Dahaggstromvid G. Haggstrom Named to Educational Foundation Board
The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., is a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State College dedicated to improving the ASC community through the support of educational programs. Read more.
John M. Santora and Debra Burch Judge SkillsUSA National Culinary and Baking Competitions
This year, more than 5,000 students from around the country competed in 91 different trade, technical, and leadership fields.
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spencerPeavey Presents at NODA Fall 2009
Spencer Peavey, director of Student Activities and Orientation, recently presented at the National Orientation Directors Annual Conference on "Expecting More Out of Your Orientation Program: A Great Way to Incorporate Service into Your Orientation Program."
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ASC Dairy Judging Team Excels in Competitions
As a result of their success and achievement, the team has been invited to attend the Royal Highland Show in Wales, Scotland, to compete for top post-secondary judging team in the world! Read more.
Dr. YataniDr. Choichiro Yatani Pursues Several Academic Activities
Yatani has had a paper titled "With Us or Against Us: American Images of the Enemy" (presented at the 20th Oxford Round Table in March 2008) published in Terrorism and Global Insecurity: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (Ch. 7, 137-148, 2009) by Alexander Klint (Ed.), Linton Atlantic Books, Ltd. Read more.