Student Announce February 6, 2024

6th Annual Student of Color Leadership Conference (SOCLC)

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Student of Color Leadership Conference (SOCLC) is taking place at SUNY Alfred State on Saturday, February 24th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.mThe theme is “Building Bridges of Hope in Times of Struggle”.It promises to be a jam-packed day filled with breakout sessions, prizes, a keynote speaker, live musical performance, catered African-American Cuisine, and panel discussion. The speakers who will participate in the keynote and educational sessions will impart valuable insights of leadership, professionalism, networking, and mentorship opportunities. 


The SOCLC is an inclusive event open to all student leaders with an emphasis on Black, Indigenous, Populations of Color (BIPOC) student leadership development.


Register here: to save your spot. 


You don’t wanna miss it!

- Cassaundra Stone

'Tackling Assignments' Workshop - SSC

The Student Success Center will be hosting the Tackling Assignments Workshop on Thursday, February 8th at 5pm in the Student Development Center, Room 109. If your approach to assignments/homework is to complete them with the least amount of time & effort, then this workshop is for you!  You will learn how to: 1. take notes and make them meaningful, 2. track and complete assignments, and 3. utilize valuable feedback.

Find this workshop and future events on Pioneer Link!

View our Spring 2024 Workshop Schedule on the Student Success Webpage:


- Samantha Brockway

Black Excellence Ball

The inaugural Back Excellence Ball will be held on Saturday February 24th from 10pm to 2am in the ground floor of the Pioneer Center. This event is being sponsored by Brother to Brother, Sister Circle, the Cultural Life Center, and Campus Activities Board. Making use of the entire ground floor of the Pioneer Center the evening will feature music, light refreshments including Mocktails, and light desserts. This event is a celebration and recognition of the contributions of the Black community to our campus, community, and beyond.

The dress code is DRESS TO IMPRESS and anyone and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be a $5 entry fee, with the proceeds going to support Brother to Brother and Sister Circle in their efforts to provide continuing programming and leadership support here at Alfred State including attendance at the Men of Color Conference at SUNY Binghamton in April.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Dr. Brian Saltsman (

- Brian Saltsman

What’s Going Around- Health and Wellness Services

Upper respiratory viruses continue to be the most common medical diagnosis at Health and Wellness Services.  Symptoms may include a runny nose, sore throat and a persistent cough that could last up to a couple weeks.  In addition, there have been cases of the flu (Influenza A & B) on campus.  Flu symptoms may include feeling feverish or chills, a cough, sore throat, muscle aches, and/or fatigue.  Learn more by visiting the NYS Health Connector - Flu Tracker Weekly - NYAPD.  Recommendations from our medical team include rest, fluids, and over-the-counter pain relievers and possibly decongestants. These infections are usually viral and typically resolve within two weeks on their own.  Overall, ways to lower your risk of infection include the following:  plenty of sleep, stay physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.


As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you wish to be evaluated by our team through the end of this week.  Alfred Campus- call us at 607-587-4200 to set up a time to visit (appointment only).  Wellsville Campus- call 607-587-3141 or visit the health center in the PSU for a walk-in appointment.

- Clarissa Richmond

Cheer Team - Candy Gram Sale

Stop by the SLC to support the Cheer Team and buy that special someone a candy gram! The team will be tabling from February 7-14 in the SLC park space from 2-4PM. Prices vary from $3-$7. If you have any questions, please email Zeniya Day at 

- Calsey Bump

The Oasis

The Oasis space is now open to the Alfred State community.  Designed to help manage stress, find balance, and promote rest/relaxation, it includes three massage chairs along with other new wellness amenities. This space is open & staffed from 1:00-9:00 Monday-Friday & from 4:00-10:00 on weekends.   Visit us in the Student Leadership Center- Room 415. 

- Clarissa Richmond

Get Help with Your Math, Science, & Engineering Classes. It's Free!

Get help with your Math, Science, and Engineering classes. It's free!

The Math Lab is located in SDC 332 and is open for in person help:

   Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm

   Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm

   Saturday hours are in the library computer lab 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Click on the link below to see the Math Lab schedule.

Math Lab

- Karen Kelly

Last Call - Dodgeball/Basketball Sign-ups

Last call to sign up for intramural dodgeball and intramural basketball is this week. If you are interested, please email by Thursday 2/8/24. Thank you!

- Brooke Scianna

First Year Prom - Committee Inquiry

Calling all first-year students! Do you excel at event planning, have exciting ideas, or just want to be more involved on campus? The Office of Student Engagement is looking for first-year students who would be interested in joining a First Year Prom committee. If interested, please email Calsey Bump, Assistant Director of First Year Engagement, at by February 14

- Calsey Bump

Exploring Our Democracy - Civic Film Series

The Center for Civic Leadership and Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences invite you to join us for a monthly film and discussion series, designed to entertain while exploring various aspects of our democracy. 

When: 7-9PM 

  • February 20th
  • March 19th
  • April 16th 

Where: SET 215

What: Exploring our Democracy

  • Engaging viewers in a series of films that factually, dramatically, fictitiously, and satirically explore the functions of our democracy and roles of the presidency.
  • Discussion facilitated by Social and Behavioral Science faculty.

Voter Registration information and snacks provided!

The event is open to all.  Should you have any questions or wish to support by engaging your students, please email Dr. Angela Graves (, Mike Colomaio ( , and/or Cyan Corwine (

- Cyan Corwine

Orvis Gymnasium Closed Friday, February 9 - February 10

Due to Wrestling Championship the gym will be closed to the student body from Friday, February 9th at 4:00 PM until February 10th 10:00 PM Intermurals. 

- Catherine Dimino

Celebrate Valentines Day by Digitally Preserving Black History During our Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon

February 14th is a day of love & action for Black history! 

Help us celebrate the life and legacy of Fredrick Douglass on his chosen birthday! The English and Humanity’s department and the Center for Civic Leadership are partnering once again to bring the Douglass Day transcribe-a-thon to Alfred State and our wider community. This civic event is made even sweeter by delicious Douglass Day themed birthday cakes donated by our Culinary Baking students as part of the Douglass Day Bake Off competition.

This year’s Douglass Day will feature the general correspondence of Fredrick Douglass from the Library of Congress, spanning dates from 1841-1912, including everything from public letters to more personal family items. We will live stream the event and have instructions to help guests join in the live transcribing efforts

  • When: February 14th 
  • Where: Hinkle Library Classroom 
  • Time: 12PM – 3PM 

Notable Items:

  • Computers: The event is hosted in a computer lab, but you can also bring your own laptop to join transcribing efforts
  • Transcription Time: Whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours, your efforts and involvement are welcomed and valued (you can even keep transcribing after the live stream ends!)
  • Voter Awareness Resources: We will once again be joined by The League of Women Voters to provide participants with voter registration and awareness resources.

No efforts are wasted efforts! We welcome all levels of engagement and hope to have your support with digitally archiving Black history for future generations! 

Douglass Day 2024 is presented by the Center for Black Digital Research at the Pennsylvania State University and will be co-presented with the Library of Congress and the By The People crowdsourcing platform 

The Center for Civic Leadership would like to thank the English and Humanities Department, Culinary Department, and Hinkle Library for your collaborative support in bringing this opportunity to our community!  Should you have any questions or should faculty wish to send students for extra credit, please reach out to Cyan Corwine ( and Travis Mattison (

- Cyan Corwine


Visit the Terrace for a meal and fill out a raffle ticket to enter to win a Sweetheart Dinner for two!

The winners will enjoy a chef made meal on February 14th (Valentine's Day) at 5:30pm in CDH!

The raffle will be drawn on Thursday, February 8th.

You do not need to be present to win!

- Amy Keyes

Nursing Accreditation Visit March 19-21

The State University College of Technology at Alfred wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its associate in nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in the PHS building, Room 102, located at 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, NY 14802. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

            Dr. Kathy Chappell, Chief Executive Officer

            Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 

            3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400 

            Atlanta, GA 30326 Or email:

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by March 5, 2024.

- Katherine Price

Commuter Parking Reminders - University Police

There are three dedicated parking lots for students that commute to the Alfred Campus, they are 4, 9 and 13. Parking lot 4 is located by the old 10 Elm Building. Parking lot 9 begins at the Alumni House and lines up with parking lot 13 which is located across the street from the Mackenzie Complex and next to the Health Center. These three parking lots are ONLY to be utilized by students that possess an Alfred State Commuter parking pass. If you live on the Alfred Campus and have a blue Student Parking permit, you are not authorized to park in Commuter parking *even if you drive your vehicle to the Wellsville Campus every day. In addition to these lots, commuter students may also park in any other designated student lot. Commuters are not authorized to park in Faculty and Staff, Visitor or Future Pioneer spots. If your housing status has changed, it is your responsibility to stop by the University Police Department to turn in your old permit and pick up the correct permit. Alfred State Parking Regulations can be viewed online at:


- Jaime Dennis-Howe

Tuesday Talks: Guide to the new FAFSA - 2/6

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month! Are you returning for the 2024-2025 academic year? Join Financial Aid Counselor, Keri Edsall, on Tuesday, February 6 @ 6 p.m. in PHS 106 for FAFSA Simplification Act updates, how to complete the updated 2024-2025 FAFSA, and help determining your FAFSA contributor(s).

Upcoming Tuesday Talks:

February 20       Filing Taxes

March 5              Navigating Lease/Rental Agreements

March 19            Resume/Interviewing Best Practices

April 2                 Investing

April 16               Student Loan Repayment

- Calsey Bump

Nominate an Alfred State employee who has made a difference! Enter for a Chance to win!

Greetings Students!

Please take a moment to nominate an employee on campus who has gone above and beyond to make a positive difference in your time here at Alfred State.  This employee can be from any capacity of campus life! You may also submit multiple nominations if you want to recognize multiple individuals on campus.  When you submit your nomination, you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the Campus Store.  The nominations form will open on Monday January 29th and close February 9th, 2024. 

The brief nominations form can be submitted through this link:

We appreciate your continued support in recognizing the hard-working employees we have here at Alfred!

Thank you,

Nicole Davis
Student Life Committee,  Chair

- Nicole Davis

FREE Pancake Dinner at Union University Church Center

ALL are invited to a FREE pancake dinner at Union University Church Center (5 Church Street) on Tuesday February 13th from 5pm-7pm! February 13th is Shrove Tuesday that has a fun tradition of eating pancakes in preparation of Lent. ALL are welcome to simply eat pancakes and enjoy! 

- Mary Perkins