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Hit the ground r u n n i n g ® .  .  .                                     May 2010
New Dean of School of Arts and Sciences Named
 
terry Turcker
 
Dr. Terry Tucker will begin his duties Aug. 1.
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Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
 
gallery opening
 
Thanks to the generosity of Alfred State alumnus Bret Llewellyn, Buffalo, marketing, class of 1980,  there is a beautiful new art gallery on campus.  The Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery, located on the third floor of the Engineering Technology Building on the Alfred campus, was dedicated recently during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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Recent On Campus Events
April "Of The Month" Awards
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XAE National Honor Society Inductees

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Senior Nursing Capstone Projects On Display
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Digital Media & Animation Senior Showcase
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26th Annual Honors Convocation
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Two Students Among Eight 2010 NYSETA Scholarship Winners State-wide
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Two Receive Southern Tier Concrete Products, Inc., Achievement Award for Excellence
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Health Education Presents Brown Bag Lecture
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Hello, friends and colleagues,

I want to thank all of you for another great semester.  Our numbers continue to look good for the fall: 120 paid deposits above last year!  In addition, we will have a budget surplus that will fund our strategic initiative of academic equipment purchases ($150K) and increased faculty development funds ($50K).

We are, of course, at the mercy of the political theater in Albany.  The lateness of the NYS budget may have a negative impact on our construction projects for the summer.  I relentlessly lobby our elected officials and will never give up that fight, no matter how discouraged I feel-we simply have too much at stake!

However, we are in the season to celebrate, and there is a great deal to celebrate, as we look back on our student successes over the semester.  That is the fuel that drives me and I know many of you as well.

We have a few new people in key positions that are transitioning this summer; Dr. Steve Havlovic, vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Terry Tucker, dean of arts and sciences.  Please join me in welcoming them to the ASC family.

This summer the President's Cabinet will be busy assessing progress on our strategic plan and preparing for the fall semester...just think, before you know it, we will be welcoming a new freshmen class in addition to an increasing number of returning students.

Please take time to enjoy the summer months wherever they may lead you.
 
John M. Anderson
ASC Reclaims Title at National BUV Competition
The Alfred State College BUV (basic utility vehicle) team returned to prominence by winning first place in the Main Division of the 10th Annual National Basic Utility Vehicle Competition in Indianapolis, IN.
The BUV team, in front of the 2010 winning entry, are congratulated by President Dr. John M. Anderson, far left.  Ray Gleason, instructional support technician, and Ed Tezak, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, look on with pride.
BUV 2010
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Women's 4 x 800 Wins National Championship
womens trackThe women's 4 x 800 relay team raced to the NJCAA Division III National Championship. Bridget McMahon (Avoca), Kelsey Wissert (Scio), Pam Breedlove (Rochester/East), and Carey Crooker (Addison) came from behind to win in a time of 10:17.56.
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Shedden Named SUNY Scholar Athlete
Alfred State College wrestler Eric Shedden (Canton, PA) was named the NJCAA recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Athletes.  Shedden is the 14th ASC recipient of the award since its inception in 2004.
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Employees Participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day
sonf and daughters to workAlfred State College employees once again participated in the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day in April. This event is open to employees' children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews between the ages of nine and 15; this year, 25 children participated.
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