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News Image Gholson ’97, Henneke ’95 announce: the ‘Cousins in Clay’ are coming! 5/18/16

Bulldog Pottery owners Bruce Gholson, AU Class of 1997, and Samantha Henneke, ’95, write:

“So what happens when you mix Julia Galloway ’88, Dug Stanat, Tara Wilson with Bruce Gholson, Samantha Henneke , and Michael Kline? - You get a diverse group of outstanding artists all creating with clay. We invite you to be curious and dig into a smorgasbord of clay creations” Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 3306 U.S. Highway 220 Alt., 5 miles south of Seagrove, NC.


News Image Matteson ’60's memoir explores his long journey as a bisexual husband 5/18/16

“I Took Both Roads: My Journey as a Bisexual Husband,” by David R. Matteson, AU Class of 1960, is described on the Amazon website – where the book is available – as “both eye-opening and inspiring. It is a timely, sensitive exploration of a topic through a loving and accepting lens.”



News Image 'Dr. K' '91 urges 2016 graduates to: 'Do what you love. Do it a lot. Do it well.' 5/14/16

“Do what you love. Do it a lot. Do it well.”

Those were the guiding principles Dr. Susan Kelleher – “Dr. K” to those who watch her National Geographic television show “Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER” – gave to the Alfred University (AU) Class of 2016 Saturday (May 14) morning in the McLane Center on campus.


News Image Ceramic artist Peshek ’95 curates teapot-themed show at Tujunga, CA art center featuring work by Palacio ’94 5/12/16

Ceramic artist and instructor Brian Peshek, AU Class of 1995, is the curator of McGroarty Arts Center’s 13th Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Sale. The exhibition, in Tujunga, CA, opens Saturday, June 4, with a reception from 7-9 p.m. featuring live music and refreshments.

The teapot-themed group show, highlighting the work of 24 professional ceramicists as well as pieces created by students of McGroarty Arts Center, runs through Saturday, June 25. One of those professional artists is Vince Palacio, AU Class of 1994, professor of ceramics at California State University-Long Beach.


News Image Bank manager Rollins ’06 accepts ‘Business of Month’ designation 5/12/16

Matt Rollins, AU Class of 2006, accepted the May 2016 “Business of the Month” designation from the Penfield (NY) Business Association for his employer, Five Star Bank. Matt is business banking relationship manager at Five Star as well as an association board member.


News Image Berlowitz ’59 presents ‘Sealights’ in latest Merchant Marine memoir 5/11/16

Class of 1959 alumnus Cy Berlowitz’s latest book, “Sealights,” has just been published. It’s a memoir of the three years, 1967-70, he spent in the U.S. Merchant Marine and under the Norwegian, Israeli, and Sierra Leonean flags.


News Image McCartney ’93, ’97 provides young ‘Treasure Hunters’ with good reads 5/11/16

Sean McCartney, AU Classes of ’93 and ’97, writes that he has a book series for young people in the middle grades entitled “The Treasure Hunters Club.” The third volume in the series, “The Search for Excalibur,” was released last summer.

“With testing ending in a few weeks these books are a great way for kids and teachers to wrap up the year,” said Sean. 


News Image Rochester-area alumni: You’re invited 5/11/16

Join us in welcoming Dr. Mark Zupan, chosen as the 14th president of Alfred University for his proven track record in scholarship, academic leadership, strategic planning, promoting curricular innovation, fundraising, and forging partnerships within his community.


News Image Known for walking on the 'wild side,' alumna, 'Dr. K,' to deliver University Commencement address for the Class of 2016 5/10/16

Dr. Susan Kelleher, a 1991 alumna of Alfred University (AU), also known as “Dr. K” from the National Geographic television series “Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER,” will deliver the keynote address for the University 2016 Commencement exercises Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. in the McLane Center on campus.

The University will bestow an honorary Doctor of Science, honoris causa, degree on Kelleher, owner of Broward Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital, Deerfield, FL, in recognition of her service and dedication to her profession and loyalty to her alma mater.


News Image Solo exhibition by Scheer ’84 sends viewer looking ‘Through a Dirty Window’ 5/05/16

There will be an opening reception for Joseph Scheer’s “Through a Dirty Window” at the T+H Gallery, Boston, MA, Friday, May 6 from 6-9 p.m. Joseph is a member of the AU Class of 1984 and professor of printmaking in the School of Art and Design at AU; he is also the director/founder of the Institute for Electronic Arts at the University. 

The solo exhibition contains several of Joseph’s recent bodies of work consisting of larger-than-life moth Iris prints, compilation books of digital prints and video stills, as well as digital and photogravure prints. 


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