Neil Benedict, associate vice president of student life at Alfred State, met with members of the college’s Honors Program on Oct. 29. As Hurricane Sandy pummeled the campus, Benedict walked the students through his 32 years at the college working in a variety of positions.
Benedict, retiring this December, emphasized how much he’d learned from accepting the new and often unfamiliar responsibilities accompanying the many jobs he was assigned. Benedict predicted many of the students in the Honors Program will face unexpected challenges in their jobs, urging them to consider the challenges as opportunities to advance their learning and their careers.
L to R: Sarah Hoff, Lake View, engineering science; Andrew Brooks, Bath, business administration; Sade Bond, Alfred, human services; Benedict; Clinton Lester, Holley, information technology: web development.