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Hit the ground r u n n i n g .  .  .                                     April 2010
VP for Academic Affairs Named
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Dr. Stephen J. Havlovic, an educator with a strong background in human resources and developing partnerships with international and domestic institutions of higher education, has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs.
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Clark Presents on Energy Efficiency Development and Job Creation
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Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Craig R. Clark recently presented on energy efficiency development and job creation at the annual Development District Association of Appalachia Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Read more.
Peavey Awarded Regional Showcase Honors by NODA
Spencer Peavey, Alfred State College director of Student Activities and Orientation, presented "Utilizing Media in Your Orientation Program and Recruitment of Student Leaders" to the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) in Ithaca, on the Cornell University campus.Read more.
All-Greek GPA Surpasses All-student GPA Fall 2009

The Greeks at Alfred State College have once again smashed the myths surrounding fraternities and sororities by surpassing the all-student grade point averages (GPA) in fall 2009.
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New Hires at Alfred State College
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National Recognition for Community Service, Named to President's Honor Roll The Communications Office has captured a bronze medal in the Higher Education Marketing Report's 25th annual national competition for its total recruitment package.  Read more.
Hello, friends and colleagues,

It's time once again to recognize the great things happening on campus!
First of all, I am pleased to announce that we are continuing with our plans for the new student leadership and civic engagement center. We recently held a successful open forum for the community to view models and schematics of the planned construction. Please see article below.
Although the plan is to be in the building by 2013, we have recently hired the director of civic engagement and student leadership programs, Ashley Kehoe. Welcome, Ashley.

We have also filled the vacant position of vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Stephen Havlovic will take over the reins from Craig Clark on June 1. I thank Craig for his hard work during this process.
I'd also like to draw your attention to SUNY and NYS initiatives:
In conjunction with SUNY partners and campuses, Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher is conducting a series of SUNY Strategic Plan launch events at several locations throughout New York State starting in mid-April 2010. Our "local" launch is scheduled for April 27 at Monroe Community College.  
I encourage you to support the SUNY/CUNY Empowerment Act. Gov. Paterson's proposed Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act is the most profound initiative to positively impact public higher education in New York State since the Nelson Rockefeller era. It will be good for SUNY and it will be good for Alfred State!
Additionally, students, faculty, and staff have been busy and productive as you will see with the stories included in this message.  I congratulate all of them on their accomplishments!
Warm regards,
John Anderson
Open Forum on Student Leadership Center
new student leadershipThe Alfred State College community has been engaged in two years of extensive planning and discussion regarding the construction of our new Student Leadership Center. On Tuesday, April 13, from 5-6 p.m., in the Townhouse Commons, ASC President John Anderson and the Student Leadership Center Team presented the campus plan for this new $33.5 M facility.
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ashleyGreetings from the Ashley Kehoe, Director of Civic Engagement and Student Leadership Programs!
I am thrilled to be serving in this role, and to be joining what I have already found to be an incredibly active, dynamic, and engaged group of students, faculty, staff, and community members. To me, civic engagement is a way of life, and a way of being. It is the process of becoming deeply involved in and connected to one's community through service, activism, advocacy, politics, research, business development, and much more. Civic engagement can be integrated into an academic curriculum through internships, service-learning, or community-based research, and it can also be incorporated into co-curricular opportunities such as philanthropic fundraising campaigns, community service trips, or student organizations with a humanitarian focus. Overall, I believe there is a wide range of ways to be civically engaged, and I look forward to supporting and collaborating on a variety of meaningful, high-impact initiatives at Alfred State College!
SUNY Honors Student Excellence
Two Alfred State College graduating seniors were named State University of New York (SUNY) 2010 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence winners.
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First Meet First Win
The Alfred State Pioneer Woodsmen's Club put on an excellent showing at their first meet. The Jack and Jill team came in first in their division beating out SUNY Cobleskill and Penn State University. The men's team did well in many of the individual events. Read more.
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National Recognition for Community Service, Named to President's Honor Roll
Alfred State College has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Read more.
ASC Commits to 'Climate Neutral' Campus
Alfred State College has joined a growing list of higher education leaders committed to fighting global warming. Read more.
ASC Offers Scholarships to Victims of Haiti Earthquake
Students Will Learn Vital Construction Skills to Help Rebuild Haiti. Read more.
Renewable Energy and Conservation Methods Info Night

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Ninety-five participants recently attended the first annual Renewable Energy and Conservation Methods Information night, sponsored jointly by Alfred State College and Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES.   Read more.
Regional Science and Technology Fair Winners
Student displays from seven local school districts (Allegany-Limestone, Bolivar-Richburg, Prattsburgh, Hinsdale, Genesee Valley Central, Naples, Belmont BOCES, and one home-schooled student) were judged at Alfred State College's 11th Annual Regional Science and Technology Fair. Seventy-five science and technology projects were on display for judging and public viewing.
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