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Friday, September 2, 2016

Alfred State welcomes new employees

Alfred State recently welcomed 41 new faculty and staff members.
The Division of Academic Affairs has 21 new hires, including Danel Bowen, Aric Bryant, Yvonne Bustamante, Elizabeth Coats, Lisa Gardner, Vincent Grottanelli, Jennifer Guthrie, Karen Kelly, Dr. Alison Levitch, Donald Lokey, Linda Loria, Jason Miller, Dr. Reza Rashidi, Bruce Riley, Dr. Stephanie Rugg, Dr. Ashley Shaloo, Zachary Smith, Christopher Vavrek, Mariann Walsh, Simon Whitehouse, and Dr. Mark Whitman.
Bowen, of Bolivar, is now an instructional support assistant in the Electrical Trades Department. He earned his associate degree in electrical construction and maintenance electrician at Alfred State.
Bryant, of Corning, is a new assistant professor in the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Department. He holds associate and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering technology from Alfred State, and a master’s in mechanical engineering from Binghamton University.
Bustamante, of Hornell, was hired as an assistant professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department. She received her bachelor’s degree from Keuka College, her Master of Science at Nova Southeastern University, and is working toward her educational doctorate at Argosy University.
Coats, of Keeseville, has joined the college as an assistant professor in the Nursing Department. Coats earned an associate degree at Alfred State; a bachelor’s at The College at Brockport, State University of New York; and a master’s from Western Governors University.
Gardner, of Hornell, is the new assistant to the provost. She holds an associate degree in business administration from Empire State College.
Grottanelli, of Caneadea, has joined the college as a heavy equipment operations instructor in the Building Trades Department.
Guthrie, of Hornell, is a new instructional support assistant in the Nursing Department. She holds an associate degree from Jamestown Community College.
Kelly, of Almond, is now in the position of assistant professor in the Mathematics and Physics Department. She earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering degree in civil engineering from Cornell University.
Levitch is a new assistant professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department.
Lokey, of Johnson City, TN, was hired as the coordinator of Assessment and Accreditation. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from East Tennessee State University, and a Master of Arts from Tusculum College.
Loria, of Rochester, joins the college as an assistant professor in the Nursing Department. She earned an Associate in Applied Science in nursing from Alfred State, a Bachelor of Science degree from Empire State, and a master’s degree in nursing from Excelsior College.
Miller, of Belmont, is now in the position of instructor in the Building Trades Department. Miller holds an associate degree in building trades: building construction from Alfred State.
Rashidi, of Charlotte, NC, is a new assistant professor in the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology Department. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Sharif University of Technology, his Master of Science from the University of Tehran, and his doctorate from the University of British Columbia.
Riley, of Wellsville, was hired as an academic support assistant in the School of Architecture, Management and Engineering Technology. He received an Associate in Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cazenovia College, as well as a Master of Science from Misericordia University.
Rugg, of Lyons, joins the college as an assistant professor in the Physical and Life Sciences Department. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as a doctorate from the University of Rochester.
Shaloo, of Alfred Station, is a new assistant professor in the Physical and Life Sciences Department. She earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Georgian Court University and a doctorate in molecular and cell biology from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Smith, of Alma, is now a math support specialist in the Student Success Center. He received an associate degree from Alfred State and a bachelor’s degree from The College at Brockport.
Vavrek, of Almond, joins the college as a digital media and animation technician. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in intermedia from Arizona State University and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture/4-D from California State University.
Walsh, of Canaseraga, is a new academic advisor and student success specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Alfred University and a Master’s in Education from Nazareth College.
Whitehouse, of Alfred Station, was hired as an assistant professor in the Mathematics and Physics Department. He earned a Master of Arts degree in mathematics from Buffalo State.
Whitman, of York, PA, is now in the position of assistant professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department. He earned a Master of Professional Studies degree in community service administration from Alfred University and a doctorate in criminal justice from Capella University.
The Division of Administration, Advancement and Enrollment has hired 15 new employees, including Brian Bailor, Brad Billings, Kaitlyn Brown, Anthony Contello, Adam Copland, Connie D’Arcy, Keri Edsall, Jon Nickerson, Russell Nunley, Shane O’Brien, Donnasue Olin, Kristopher Ross, Craig Trescott, Karrie Waters, and Duane Williams.
Bailor, of Hornell, is a new cleaner in the Hinkle Memorial Library.
Billings, of Wellsville, joins the college as the director of Procurement and Payment Services. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alfred University.
Brown, of East Syracuse, was hired as the associate director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Alfred State.
Contello, of Bath, is now in the position of agency program aide in the Student Records and Financial Services Office.
Copland, of Wellsville, is a new cleaner. He holds two associate degrees from Alfred State.
D’Arcy, of Hornell, is now an office assistant 1 in the Admissions Office. She holds an Associate in Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences: social science from Alfred State; a Bachelor of Arts from Alfred University, where she was a dual major in sociology and criminal justice; and an Associate in Applied Science in accounting from Alfred State.
Edsall, of Painted Post, joins the college as a loan officer in the Student Records and Financial Services Department. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.
Nickerson, of Scio, was hired as a project manager/architectural engineering designer. He received an Associate in Applied Science degree in architectural technology and Bachelor of Science degree in architectural technology, both from Alfred State.
Nunley, of Knoxville, TN, joins the college as director of Marketing Communications. He earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and management from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
O’Brien, of Almond, is a new cleaner.
Olin, of Hornell, is now a cleaner in the Student Leadership Center.
Ross, of Belmont, joins the college as a cleaner.
Trescott, of Conesus, was hired as a cleaner.
Waters, of Troupsburg, is now a cleaner in the Student Leadership Center. She earned an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix.
Williams, of Rexville, joins the college as a cleaner on the School of Applied Technology campus.
The Division of Student Affairs has five new hires, including Kent Baker, Thomas Daniels, Joshua Engelbrecht, Anthony Spencer, and Byron Thomas.
Baker, of Lantana, FL, is the new cross country and track and field coach. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Michigan.
Daniels, of Hornell, was hired as coordinator of Intercultural Student Support. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in human services management from Alfred State.
Engelbrecht, of Syracuse, is a new assistant athletic trainer. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University, a Master of Science from Logan University, and a Master of Science from Plymouth State University.
Spencer, of Las Vegas, joins the college as an assistant football coach. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Carroll College and a Master of Arts in health, physical education, and recreation from the University of South Dakota.
Thomas, of Los Angeles, is now an assistant football coach. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Dakota and a master’s from St. Cloud State.