February 2019

ASC employees graduate from Leadership Allegany

Posted Date: Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:00

Alfred State College’s Brittany Richards, coordinator of Student Activities, and Christian Vernam, assistant director of Financial Aid, are among the 16 recent graduates of the Leadership Allegany program.

The program began in April and ran for nine months, providing a learning environment in which adult professionals who live, work, or have vested interest in Allegany County grow their leadership abilities, create connections, and impact their communities.

Check out the full story by The Spectator here.

Sea and Shore dinner set for Feb. 14

Posted Date: Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:15

Anyone looking to treat their sweetheart to an excellent meal this Valentine’s Day should consider Alfred State College’s upcoming Sea and Shore Dinner.

Set for 5-7 p.m. Feb. 14, the dinner is open to the public and will take place at The Rig, which is located inside the Culinary Arts Building on the Wellsville campus. The cost of the meal is $25 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under. No reservations will be accepted.

The menu will include:

  • Carved prime rib
  • Open-faced cordon bleu chicken
  • Crab legs
  • Bacon-wrapped scallops
  • Shrimp scampi tossed with pasta
  • Rice pilaf
  • Loaded twice-baked potatoes
  • Vegetable medley
  • Roasted red pepper bisque
  • Chinese seafood soup
  • Fresh bread
  • Desserts

All proceeds from the dinner will benefit culinary arts student scholarships. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Wood at 607-587-3170.

ASC alumnus Elwell named CIO at Level Financial Advisors

Posted Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 14:45

Steven Elwell has come a long way since graduating from Alfred State College with a degree in financial planning in 2007.

Originally starting as an intern, Elwell has since worked his way up at Level Financial Advisors to become the company’s chief investment officer (CIO). Formerly known as Schroeder, Braxton and Vogt, Level Financial Advisors is an Amherst-based company that manages $385 million in assets for 611 households.  

Elwell is a past recipient of the Alfred State Alumni Council’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

Check out the full article here.

Alfred State grad and Level Financial Advisors CIO Steven Elwell
Steven Elwell


Alfred State holding drive to benefit rescued animals

Posted Date: Friday, February 8, 2019 - 11:00

Led by University Police Officer Jennifer Chiaino, Alfred State College will be hosting a drive for local animal shelters in order to provide them with the supplies they need to help rescued animals.

Titled “Share the Love,” the drive will take place from Feb. 9-16. Donations of dog/puppy food, blankets, leashes, toys, and more can be made in Room 105 of the Student Leadership Center.

For more information about the drive, check out the full article by The Spectator.

Spotlight on Print and Mail Services

Posted Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 08:15

Graphic arts magazine In-plant Impressions recently published an online article highlighting Alfred State College’s Print and Mail Services (PAMS), specifically PAMS’ role in the school’s rebranding efforts, and its new ability to print name badges.

The Philadelphia-based In-Plant Impressions (IPI) has been published since 1951, according to the magazine’s website, and focuses on helping in-plant managers increase productivity and stay competitive. Articles cover successful in-plants, new graphic arts technologies, and more. 

Alfred State’s award-winning Print and Mail Services produces a wide variety of projects for both on-campus and off-campus clients, ensuring top quality services overall.

Check out the full article by IPI here.

Print and Mail Services team
Alfred State College’s Print and Mail Services team from left to right: Catherine Chambers, Christie White, Heather Jackson, Peter Van Tyne, Brent Cobin, and Becky Comer.


Healthy Food and Cooking Preparation Demo taking place at Alfred State Feb. 26

Posted Date: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:30

As part of its Women’s Health Initiative, the Allegany County Department of Health will be hosting a free Healthy Food and Cooking Preparation Demonstration Feb. 26 on Alfred State College’s Wellsville campus.

The demonstration will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. at The Rig in the Culinary Arts Building. According to an article by The Spectator, participants will learn how to prepare a healthy, delicious meal for themselves and their family with all the cooking materials and food provided at no extra cost. Culinary Arts instructors and students will be teaching the course, which is open to Allegany County women aged 18 and over.

For more information, check out the full story by The Spectator here.

Village of Alfred and ASC remember community leader John Ninos, Sr.

Posted Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 13:45

Alfred State College (ASC) is remembering the life of local businessman and pillar of the Alfred community John Ninos Sr., who passed away on Monday, Feb. 18.

Dr. Skip Sullivan, president of ASC, said, “Alfred State is deeply saddened by the loss of John Ninos Sr., a man who touched the lives of so many people within the Alfred community. His impact was felt by countless Alfred State students, employees, and alumni, many of whom have shared with me the fond memories they have of John and The Collegiate Restaurant, which he owned and operated for many years. Alfred State offers its deepest condolences to his loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

Indeed, the impact that Ninos has had on Alfred State Pioneers has been felt for many years. At a bench dedication ceremony for Professor Eddy Foster in August of 2008, Alfred State 1956 plant and soil science alum Donald Holzer noted that Ninos, “helped me out while I was a student by hiring me and paying me an incredibly generous salary.” Holzer went on to acknowledge that he was inspired by Ninos’ “spirit of philanthropy and humanity,” which prompted him to donate the memorial bench and to create two Alfred State scholarships.

Additionally, Ninos is being remembered as a strong supporter of Greek life in Alfred. He was known fondly as “Uncle John” by many of the “Greeks” throughout the years, according to a post on Facebook by The Collegiate Restaurant. Ninos’ affection for the students in Alfred is legendary. Visitors to “The Jet,” as the eatery is also known, have no doubt noticed the numerous Greek paddles that adorn the walls there.

Perhaps it was Ninos himself who best summarized his relationship with the colleges and community of Alfred. In an article by the Hornell Evening Tribune in 2009 regarding the fire that leveled the original Collegiate location before relocating, Ninos was quoted as saying, “My relationship with the students, faculty, and residents of Alfred through the years is the greatest reward that I have received for the time and effort that I put into the restaurant, and it continues to be worth more than whatever amount of money that I might have earned.”