More than 900 high school students from Region I Board of Cooperative Education and Services (BOCES) districts, encompassing Western New York and the Southern Tier, competed in the 31st annual SkillsUSA Region I Leadership Conference and Skills Olympics March 3 at Alfred State.
To purchase tickets, visit the Alfred State Campus Store in the Student Leadership Center or call 607-587-4020.
Speaking to an assembled group of students, faculty, and staff at the Student Leadership Center on the Alfred campus, Denise M. Miranda, executive director of the New York Justice Center, told the crowd, “We must and we will continue to make progress happen.”
The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., annually provides $10,000 to Alfred State students through its work-grant program, allowing students who are ineligible for Federal College Work-Study funds to find employment on campus. The grant is renewable on an annual basis.
For a full schedule of the Open House Programs or to register online, visit www.AlfredState.edu/open-house. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-4-ALFRED or 607-587-4215.
Altogether, 21 employers were on-hand for the event, with professional fields ranging from nursing, to radiologic technology, to sonography, to veterinary technology, and more. Also, over 65 students attended the career fair.
Coach Greg Sammons was proud of the team, noting, “This is the single biggest haul of medals we’ve brought home from one event. We will be closely watching the three remaining venues as archer Jay Lawrence prepares himself for the Indoor Final in Louisville.”
Alfred State offers free peer tutoring services for most courses. Peer tutors are students who have earned an “A” or “B” in a course and have received special training. Sessions are usually face-to-face, but online tutoring may be arranged upon request.
Tickets cost $5 for students and $10 for the public.
Alfred State was one of only 18 colleges in New York State honored with the silver-level distinction or higher. This signifies that Alfred State is a school that scored within 20 percent of the 10th-ranking school in its category.