Student Announce March 14, 2023

Student Commencement Speakers – SAT, SAS, SAMET

Nominations are now being accepted for Student Commencement Speakers.   

Students, faculty, staff, or administrators may nominate candidates. The nominees must be graduating students who are comfortable speaking to an audience and are representative of the graduating class within their school (SAS, SAMET, SAT). We plan to feature brief (3 minute) speeches by one student from each school.  

Nominations will be accepted now through Tuesday, March 28.   

Nominations must include:   

  • Completed nomination application form   
  • Class/work schedule of nominee (to facilitate scheduling a virtual interview)   
  • Nominee resume or CV   
  • Brief outline of proposed speech (bullet points are acceptable for the outline and extemporaneous speech delivery is preferred for the interview)  

The nomination application form is available upon request from Please be certain that the nominator and nominee carefully follow all instructions on the application form. 

- Nicholas Stefanski

Stay for 4

If you are planning to graduate this May from either an associate (or certificate) program and wish to continue your education at Alfred State College in a corresponding baccalaureate (or associate) degree program, please complete a SUNY Joint Admissions/Intent to Enroll Form.  This would also include any graduates who wish to pursue the Technology Management or Interdisciplinary Studies baccalaureate degree!


These forms should be completed and returned to the Admissions Office as soon as possible, but no later than March 24.  Students must submit their completed SUNY Joint Admissions/Intent to Enroll Forms to the Admissions Office by March 24 in order to complete the admission process in time to be able to register for classes for the fall semester during the April course registration time period.  As a reminder, there is no application fee since students completing this form will be either associate degree (or certificate) recipients continuing in the corresponding program.


The updated SUNY Joint Admissions/Intent to Enroll form is available at Please bring the completed form to the Admissions Office so that we can review it and answer any questions regarding the appropriate codes; it only takes a few minutes.


The opportunity exists for graduates to continue their education right here at Alfred State! 

New Oasis Hours for the Spring!

Come in and enjoy a peaceful moment at the oasis, pick from several different essential oils, relax in the massage chairs, and grab a cup of tea on your way out. SLC RM 415

The Oasis will be open for the Spring 2023 semester, and will be following the below schedule throughout the semester.

  • Monday (2-8pm), Tuesday (2-8pm), Wednesday (4-7pm), Thursday (2-6pm), Friday (2-4pm)

Use of the Oasis space can be booked by appointment (24 hours in advance) for certain days and hours. It will also be open for walk-in’s/first come, first served basis.


To Schedule an Appointment to use a Massage Chair in the Oasis:

Please keep in mind:

  • Oasis slots are 20 minutes long.
  • No food, drinks, or vaping allowed.
  • Phones are to be silenced, no loud music, or phone calls.
  • Students who are not observing the Student Code of Conduct, are disruptive to others, or are not complaint with social distancing regulations, will be asked to leave the space.



Angie Lopez

Health & Wellness Liaison


- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

Student forums for Vice President for Academic Affairs candidates

Students, the search committee for the Vice President for Academic Affairs invites you to meet the candidates and ask questions (forum) on the following dates and times:

Candidate 1:

  • March 20 from 3:00-3:15 p.m. in the SLC Small Event Space (Alfred)
  • March 21 from 10:00-10:15 a.m. in the Culinary Arts Council Room (Wellsville)

Candidate 2:

  • March 23 from 3:00-3:15 p.m. in the SLC Small Event Space (Alfred)
  • March 24 from 10:00-10:15 a.m. in the Culinary Arts Council Room (Wellsville)

Candidate 3:

  • March 27 from 3:00-3:15 p.m. in the SLC Small Event Space (Alfred)
  • March 28 from 10:00-10:15 a.m. in the Culinary Arts Council Room (Wellsville)

Candidate 4:

  • March 30 from 3:00-3:15 p.m. in the SLC Small Event Space (Alfred)
  • March 31 from 10:00-10:15 a.m. in the Culinary Arts Council Room (Wellsville)

Candidate 5:

  • April 3 from 3:00-3:15 p.m. in the SLC Small Event Space (Alfred)
  • April 4 from 10:00-10:15 a.m. in the Culinary Arts Council Room (Wellsville)

Please note: on the business day before each visit, the candidate’s background materials (resume’) will be made available via link to

- Gregory Sammons

Apply to be a Resident Assistant!

The Office of Residential Services is now taking applications for the Resident Assistant Position for Fall 2023.


RAs, on top of getting their room paid for, get leadership development, mentorship with professionals, soft skill development and a resume builder, as well as opportunities to advance into paid positions!

Use this link to apply:


To qualify for the RA position, candidates must have a minimum 2.25 GPA and no current student conduct status.


If you have questions about the position or the hiring process, please contact Area Coordinator Antoinette Gress by email at

Pioneer Wellness Workshops

Counseling services will be facilitating five wellness workshops over the course of five weeks that are open to all students. The workshops are based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy curriculum and will cover the following topics on the following dates:  



· M   Mindfulness 3/23

·       Distress Tolerance 3/30

·       Emotion Regulation 4/13

·       Relationships with Others/ Boundaries 4/20

·       Communication  4/27


 Students will have the option to attend one workshop or the entire series, though it is encouraged to attend all. The first workshop will take place at the Oasis in the SLC Thursday March 23rd at 5PM. 

Attention STEM Majors!

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

A meeting to discuss a new chapter and membership requirements of the Society Of Hispanic Professional Engineers (a National Organization) is scheduled for March 23, 2023 (Th) from 5 pm – 6 pm in the Engineering Technology Building - SET 347. 

All are welcome to attend and any student in a STEM major can be a member!

For more information contact Rich Carlson at or click on link to learn more about SHPE 

- Anna Pensyl-Shutt

Join Student Senate!

Interested in politics? Want to be more involved on campus? Join Student Senate and be a voice for the student body! We need individuals that want to improve our campus!
If you would like to run for President or Executive Vice President, attend General Assembly on 3/28/2023 and 4/11/2023.
If you would like to run for any of the other VP positions, apply via Pioneer link on the Student Senate page, applications close on April 2nd, 2023:

If you have any questions, please contact Soumya Konar, President of Student Senate through email (