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November 23, 2015

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Carolyn Clark '90 on campus with Hannah Lawrence, Julie Canova and Courtney Hopkins '15 Alumna's firm cited as one of New Jersey's fastest-growing companies for 2015

Peloton Advantage, a company founded by Carolyn Clark ’90 has just been named the 28th fastest growing company in New Jersey for 2015 by NJBIZ.


Counseling professor lends comments to Buffalo News article

Dr. Kevin A. Curtin, assistant professor of counseling, provided comments to Buffalo News Reporter Charity Vogel, whose Nov. 15, 2015 article “Clusters of poverty pose vexing challenges for WNY” details the findings of high concentrations of the poor in the region.

AU appoints new softball coach

Alfred University Director of Athletics Paul Vecchio announces the appointment of Luke Wesneski as the Saxons' new women's softball coach.

Wesneski, whose appointment is effective Dec. 2, comes to AU from Division I Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, where he has served as a volunteer assistant since September. He replaces former head coach Gino Olivieri, who resigned his position at AU in September to take over head coaching duties at Coppin State (MD) University.

‘Daedal’ solo exhibit features Westfall ’12 functional vessels

Ceramic artist Kate Westfall, AU Class of 2012, is presenting a solo exhibition – “Daedal” - of new functional ceramic vessels that are designed for daily and ceremonial use at Common Ground Gallery at VisArts, Rockville, MD, through Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. There will be a closing reception for the show Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.

Kahan ’01 explores ‘The Bank War’ in his fourth book set to be published Dec. 17

Paul Kahan, AU Class of 2001, has written his fourth book which is slated for publication in December 2015.

Publisher’s Notes read: “In ‘The Bank War: Andrew Jackson, Nicholas Biddle, and the Fight for American Finance,’ historian Paul Kahan explores one of the most important and dramatic events in American political and economic history, from the idea of centralized banking and the First Bank of the United States to Jackson’s triumph, the era of ‘free banking,’ and the creation of the Federal Reserve System....

Attention Rochester, NY-area alumni: Sign up for fun evening of networking

You are invited to join members from AU’s Career Development Center, Office of Alumni Engagement, and other AU alumni and friends for a fun and productive evening of networking in Rochester.

Dehnert ’91 elected member of International Academy of Ceramics

Bruce Dehnert, AU Class of 1991 and head of the Peters Valley Ceramics Department, has been elected as a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC).

The organization is based in Geneva, Switzerland and represents noted artists, gallerists, collectors, and museums in the field of ceramics worldwide. The IAC is a cultural partner in UNESCO.

Lt. Governor announces $7.75 million state grant for University Center for Advanced Ceramic Manufacturing and Education

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was the state’s messenger of good news today (Friday, Nov. 13) as she brought word from Gov. Andrew Cuomo of a $7.75 million grant to Alfred University (AU) for the construction of a new Center for Advanced Ceramic Manufacturing and Education at the New York State College of Ceramics. The award is supported by the fourth round of the governor’s NYSUNY (State University of New York) 2020 Challenge Grant Program.

AU gallery director presents solo exhibit in Houghton College's Ortlip Gallery

A solo exhibition of new work by Sharon McConnell, director of the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, College of Ceramics at Alfred University (AU), is on view now through Jan. 15, 2016 at the Ortlip Gallery, Center for the Arts building, Houghton College.

There will be an opening reception for “Inextinguishable” Friday, Nov. 13 from 6-8 the Center for the Arts atrium. Both the show and reception are free and open to the public.

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