Alfred State students at the School of Applied Technology on the Wellsville campus recently had the opportunity to restore a 1978 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith II for JJ Sanchez, executive producer of the online series FIREBALL RUN (see photos).
The opportunity to work on the prized Rolls Royce presented itself during a conversation between Sanchez and Craig Clark, dean of the School of Applied Technology, when the FIREBALL RUN rolled onto the Wellsville campus in September 2012 as part of the show’s “Northern Exposure” series segment. The connection between the production and the college is the result of the promptings of Gretchen Hanchett, executive director of The Greater Allegany Chamber of Commerce.
“A single leaf provides no shade.”
That is the theme of Alfred State‘s “Pay It Forward” campaign where students practice helping others, expecting that each of those beneficiaries will go on to help three more people. The idea behind the single leaf is very similar to the principle of SUNY’s systemness – the sum of a system (or, society) is greater than its individual parts. At Alfred State, the students hold close that working together will achieve greater results for the entire community.
Whether that community is Alfred, Sandy Hook, or the entire planet, Alfred State is moving kindness forward through this innovative campaign.
The NCAA Division III Management Council announced this month that Alfred State has been accepted as provisional members. The announcement moves Alfred State into NCAA DIII competition starting in the 2013-14 school year.
Director of Athletics Dr. Daryl Arroyo is excited with the NCAA announcement. “The move to NCAA Division III is a necessary transformation for Alfred State and Alfred State athletics. This is a positive step in Alfred State’s growth as we provide a four-year intercollegiate athletic experience to our student community. Considerable planning has gone into this transition, with much support from the college administration. Funding, staffing, and facility improvements have begun to ensure that Alfred State is prepared to successfully compete in NCAA Division III.”
Sustainability is quickly emerging as one of the defining challenges of the 21st century in areas such as renewable energy, green building, sustainable agriculture, and hybrid and electric vehicles. That being said, it comes as no surprise that SUNY’s extensive commitment to sustainability is highlighted through Alfred State College’s participation in the “Green Grand Prix” — and subsequently showcased on the popular AOL blog Translogic.
Alfred State’s Automotive Trades Associate Professor and Chair Kent Johnson takes a ride in the Honda Insight with Bradley Hasemeyer of Translogic and shows viewers how his experienced automotive technology students created an 88 MPG car. Click past the jump to watch!