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By Lacey Gardner

Dr. Mauro shares his excitement as he kicks off spring semester


Alfred State President Dr. Steve Mauro speaks with faculty and staff as he kicks off the 2024 spring semester.

ALFRED, NY, January 16, 2024 – Alfred State College President Dr. Steve Mauro opened the 2024 spring semester by expressing his excitement for the upcoming semester and the future of the college.

Mauro shined light on trends in higher education and then highlighted the success Alfred State has had since his arrival on campus two years ago. Focused on the college’s strategic plan and initiatives, Mauro outlined ways the college is attracting new students, strengthening academic and student success, and cultivating a caring community. He shared goals for the upcoming semester, school year, and into the future.

“The hard work of our faculty and staff has been key to our success,” stated Mauro. “We have the opportunity to continue to build on our success and I look forward to what lies ahead as we move towards our goals.”

Towards the end of his address, Mauro asked faculty and staff to share their success stories. Stories from inside and outside the classroom fostered the college’s goals. After a few stories were shared, he introduced a new award, the Pioneer Spotlight Award.

The award is for individuals who have distinguished themselves by meritorious participation in an act, an operation, or an effort directed toward an individual or group that resulted in a significant outcome positively impacting the life of others.

The inaugural recipient of the award was Automotive Trades Professor Michael Ronan. Ronan was credited for his quick response to a medical emergency in his classroom during the fall semester.

The first day of classes for the Spring 2024 semester is January 22.

An Alfred State degree gets results!

At Alfred State College, hands-on experience leads to career success. An emphasis on applied learning enables students to reach goals and develop the skills needed to thrive at in-demand jobs. With over 80 majors, over 90 clubs and civic groups, and 20 NCAA Division III sports, Alfred State prepares students to become leaders, achievers, and Pioneers who are ready to Hit the Ground Running …

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