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December 2012                   Hit the ground r  u  n  n  i  n  g  .  .  .       

Upcoming Events

Dec. 6

Holiday Buffet

5-7 p.m. Culinary Arts Building on Wellsville campus. $17 for adults and $7 for 10 and under.  

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Dec. 7

Choral Ensemble's Winter Concert

7 p.m. Cappadonia Auditorium. Free. Read more.


Dec. 10

Bone Marrow Drive

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Gathering Place, CDH.


Dec. 12

Opening reception

White House Christmas Card Collection at  Hinkle Memorial Library Gallery from 5-7 p.m. 

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Annual Fund Giving

At holiday time, thousands of Alfred alums give to the Alfred State Annual Fund to help enhance academic programs and provide needed financial assistance to students. Many also double their gifts by reaching out to their employers who may have matching gift programs with Alfred State. Learn more about this and other giving opportunities.

Alfred State ranked No. 1 Electrical Trade School   

People in the News


Holmok and Moore Named Region Coaches of the Year.



Platt and Rusek Earn All-American Honors.

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Four Lady Pioneers Named All-Region.

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Eight Football Players Named All-Region.



Construction Management Students Earn 3rd Place Honor in Major Competition



Dr. Robert Curry, English and Humanities chair was a guest panelist at the College Board Annual Forum last month in Miami. Curry was selected to participate in the event by College Forum President David Coleman. The Forum explored ways to help K-12 teachers meet new education standards and expectations.



Dear Friends, 


Whether or not we will have a white Christmas remains to be seen, but one thing is certain -- we're going to have a green New Year! 


Over the last several months I have been busy on the steering committee for the President's Climate Commitment and our Chief Sustainability Officer Julian Dautremont-Smith has been compiling a detailed plan to help us achieve our ultimate goal of zero emissions by the year 2040. Details of the plan are still being put in place and will be finalized later this month, but you can be sure that each of you will play a critical role in our sustainability success going forward.


As we become a leader in this crucial area, we must set out to create an internal culture that fully embraces sustainability. Our work in the Community Garden is a great example. The National Wildlife Federation just recognized us for our leadership in sustainability by featuring a detailed case study about our Community Garden in their online database of campus sustainability initiatives. For more on leadership and sustainability, check out my latest Huffington Post blog.


In the new year, expect to see more innovative sustainability ideas and best practices implemented on campus and shared with others in higher education to model.


I look forward to seeing you in the new year. Happy holidays!



 John M. Anderson, Ph.D. 

President, Alfred State
date stone

Date stone ceremony commemorates start of construction on Student Leadership Center

New York State Senator Catharine Young (R-Olean) joined special guests of Alfred State recently to see a large granite stone engraved with the year '2011' placed at the entrance of the new Student Leadership Center (SLC) on the Alfred campus. Read more.




Engrave your name into the history of Alfred State.


Order legacy bricks and make your memories last!




By ordering legacy bricks to support Alfred State, you not only honor the people who made your Alfred experience special, but you also help Alfred State develop two beautifully designed outdoor campus focal points -- the Alumni Plaza on the Alfred campus and the Campus Courtyard on at our Wellsville campus. 


Legacy bricks can be engraved with an individual's name or the names of special friends, teachers, teams, chapters, clubs, groups, sororities and fraternities. Read more.



Alfred State Web and marketing tools earn top awards

Our website was recently awarded a gold medal for creative design in the MarCom Awards 2012 competition and a silver medal for creative design by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (Davey Awards). In each instance, our site was judged against thousands of others created by creative agencies, small firms, schools and firms from around the world. Additionally, our Transitions newsletter won a gold medal for design by MarCom Awards and our marketing and promotional materials earned several honorable mentions.

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