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Transitions Magazine Achievers - Fall 2016

Mark AmmanMark Amman, chair, Physical and Life Sciences Department, was presented with the Innovation Award for his dedication, commitment, and creativity in advancing Alfred State.

Scott BinghamScott Bingham, lieutenant, University Police, was presented with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service.

Dr. Craig ClarkDr. Craig Clark, vice president, Economic Development, and economic developer for Allegany County, was named the executive director of the Allegany County Industrial Development Agency (ACIDA). He will now lead all county economic development projects, supervising efforts, and coordinating groups to fulfill his predecessor’s vision of one goal and one voice for Allegany County.

William DeanWilliam Dean, professor, Architecture and Design, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Community Design Center of Rochester, the region’s only non-profit, citizen-driven organization dedicated to promoting healthy, sustainable communities.

David HuntDavid Hunt, associate professor, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology, received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Richard KelloggDr. Richard Kellogg, professor emeritus of psychology, is the author of an article appearing in the most recent issue of Paperback Parade, a quarterly journal for readers and book collectors. The article is titled “Tales of Cosmic Disaster.” He also recently authored “Barry Baskerville’s Blue Bicycle,” the fourth entry in a popular series of mysteries for children.

Dr. Rex OlsonDr. Rex Olson, professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, presented a paper at the 124th Annual American Psychological Association Convention in Denver, Aug. 4-7. The paper, "Crossing Lines: A Question of Science, Torture, and Ethics in Psychology," was presented as part of a symposium on "The Inescapable, Ever-Evolving Dynamic of the Social and Psychological."

Dr. Jon OwejanDr. Jon Owejan, assistant professor, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology, was nominated as a Campus Connector for the 2016 Upstate Venture Ecosystem Awards for his role in developing a new environmentally friendly cooling system.

Dr. Earl PackardDr. Earl Packard, assistant professor, Mathematics and Physics, was selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in calculus. This was Packard’s 14th consecutive year of serving in this capacity.

Mark PayneMark Payne, assistant professor, Building Trades, was welcomed as a new board member of the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc.

George “Joe” RichardsonJohn SantoraGeorge “Joe” Richardson, chair, Building Trades, and John Santora, chair, Culinary Arts, were both named recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.

Matthew RyanMatthew Ryan, senior director of Residential Services, was honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.