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Alfred State welcomes new employees

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Alfred State recently welcomed 37 new faculty and staff members.

The Division of Academic Affairs has 18 new hires, including Nicole Agosta, Sue Akiyama, Dr. Murat Al, Alexander Feenaughty, Tara Histed, Dr. Kyung Yon Jhi, Dr. Ingrid Johnston, Jason Kellogg, Dr. Maryam Nasri, Calvin O’Dell, Kevin Scott, William Tilley, Betty Torrell, Greg Traugh, Christopher Tremper, Jennifer Warren, Jaime White, and HC Willard.

Agosta, of Hornell, was hired as an assistant professor in the Physical and Life Sciences Department. She received an Associate of Science degree in biological sciences from Alfred State, a Bachelor of Science degree in forensic science technology from Alfred State, and a Master of Science degree in biomedical forensic science from Syracuse University.

Akiyama, of Alfred, is an assistant professor in the Architecture and Design Department. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Miami University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California.

Al, of Alfred, is now in the position of assistant professor in the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Department. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle East Technical University, a Master of Science degree from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and a doctorate from Lehigh University.

Feenaughty, of Almond, was hired as an instructor in the Building Trades Department. He previously served in the US Air Force.

Histed, of Brockport, is now an assistant professor in the Nursing Department. She earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from SUNY Brockport and her Master of Science in nursing from St. John Fisher College.

Jhi, of Kearney, NE, joins the college as an assistant professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Korean National Police University, a master’s from Michigan State University, and a doctorate from Sam Houston State University.

Johnston, of Alfred, has joined the college as the interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Quinnipiac College, a Master of Arts from Connecticut College, and a doctorate from the University of Rhode Island.

Kellogg, of Elmira, is a new instructor in the Automotive Department. He earned an Associate of Applied Science degree from Monroe Community College.

Nasri, of Alfred, is now in the position of assistant professor in the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Department. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kerman University, a Master of Software Systems degree from the University of British Columbia, and a doctorate from Simon Fraser University.

O’Dell, of Greenwood, is now an instructor in the Electrical Trades Department. He earned his Associate of Occupational Studies degree at Alfred State.

Scott, of Belmont, was hired as an instructor in the Culinary Arts Department. He received an associate degree from Alfred State.

Tilley, of Naples, is a new computer technician in the Technology Services Department. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering technology from Alfred State and previously served in the US Navy.

Torrell, of Sylva, NC, is now in the position of assistant professor in the Architecture and Design Department. She earned Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts degrees from the University of Washington.

Traugh, of Higganum, CT, joins the college as an instructor in the Automotive Trades Department. He earned his Associate of Occupational Studies degree from Alfred State.

Tremper, of Cohocton, was hired as an instructor in the Automotive Trades Department. He received his associate degree in autobody repair from Alfred State.

Warren, of Almond, is a new office assistant 1 (keyboarding) in the Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department. She holds a degree in court and realtime reporting from Alfred State.

White, of Wellsville, joins the college as a clinical coordinator in the Radiologic Technology Department. She earned an Associate of Arts degree from Niagara University, an Associate of Applied Science degree from Alfred State, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alfred University.

Willard, of Alfred, was hired as an instructor in the Electrical Trades Department. He earned his electrical apprenticeship certification from Dixie Applied Technical College.

The Division of Administration, Advancement and Enrollment has 10 new hires, including Samantha Brockway, David Brownell, Julie Harnish, Stephen Mercier, Jesse Peck, Katherine Price, Anthony Rudolph, Peter Van Tyne, Erika Winans, and Mandy York.

Brockway, of Dansville, joins the college as an office assistant 1 (keyboarding) in the Student Records and Financial Services Office.

Brownell, of Canisteo, was hired as a cleaner.

Harnish, of Dansville, is now in the position of office assistant 1 (keyboarding) in the Student Records and Financial Services Office.

Mercier, of Hornell, is a new cleaner.

Peck, of Dalton, joins the college as a herdsman at the College Farm.

Price, of Alfred Station, was hired as an office assistant (keyboarding) in the Admissions Department. She earned her Associate in Applied Science degree from Alfred State.

Rudolph, of Delevan, is now an admissions counselor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communication from Medaille College.

Van Tyne, of Wellsville, is now in the position of print systems technician in the Print and Mail Services Department. He graduated with honors from Alfred University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Winans, of Andover, was hired as an office assistant 1 (keyboarding) in the Procurement and Payment Services Department. She holds a Certificate of Massage Therapy from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage.

York, of Wellsville, joins the college as an office assistant 1 (keyboarding) in the Business Affairs Department. She received a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Kentucky.

The Division of Student Affairs has nine new hires, including Michael Armstrong, Kylie Bierman, Jason Doviak, Mario Dragone, Andrew Heslink, Joseph Histed, Sally Murphy, Ashley Schweitzer, and Rebecca Straub.

Armstrong, of Hornell, was hired as the head baseball coach. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Massachusetts.

Bierman, of Cuba, is now an assistant athletic trainer. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Alfred University.

Doviak, of Salem, MA, was hired as the director of athletics. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Cortland, and a Master of Business Administration degree from The College of Saint Rose.

Dragone, of Williamsville, is now in the position of university police officer 1. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University at Buffalo and served in the US Marine Corps.

Heslink, of Clymer, joins the college as the coordinator of campus recreation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from SUNY Brockport, a Bachelor of Science in health education from SUNY Brockport, and a Master of Science in athletic coaching education from West Virginia University.

Histed, of Brockport, was hired as a university police officer 1. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SUNY Brockport.

Murphy, of Alfred, is now a residence hall director. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Houghton College.

Schweitzer, of Belmont, joins the college as a counselor in the Health and Wellness Services Department. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Nazareth College, and a master’s degree from Alfred University.

Straub, of Allegany, is a new assistant athletic trainer. She holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Gannon University.