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April 21, 2023

Alumni Spotlight is an electronic newsletter produced by the Alfred University Office of Marketing and Communications and published periodically throughout the year. It aims to shine a spotlight on news and accomplishments of our amazing alumni. Alumni news is included in the Class Notes section of the Alfred alumni magazine, which is published twice a year. The Alumni Spotlight newsletter serves to provide alumni news in the interim. To submit an item for Alumni Spotlight, please email Mark Whitehouse.


Notable alumni serve on panel discussions at DC Purple City Leadership Forum

Twenty-five Alfred University students and a group of faculty and staff traveled to Washington, D.C., last week for a three-day event which allowed students to engage with alumni who have enjoyed successful careers in the nation’s capital.


President Biden visits Wolfspeed, company co-founded by alumnus, trustee John Edmond ’83

President Joe Biden made a visit March 29 to Wolfspeed, a Durham, NC, semiconductor manufacturer co-founded by Alfred University alumnus John Edmond ’83. Biden’s visit served to kick off his “Investment in America” tour, in which the president discussed the importance of reviving American manufacturing.


Work by alumnx Sondra Perry ’12 exhibited at Museum of Modern Art

Work by Alfred University alumnx Sondra Perry ’12 is part of an exhibition currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.


Frederick Douglass statues in Rochester created by alumna Olivia Kim ’01 to be repaired, relocated

Statues of Frederick Douglass created by Alfred University alumna Olivia Kim ’01 and installed at various outdoor locations in the city of Rochester, are being restored and moved to indoor settings throughout the city.


Alumnus Nick Basta ’93 appearing in episode of new Netflix series, ‘Florida Man’

Alfred University alumnus Nick Basta ’93 will appear in an episode of Netflix new action/comedy series, “Florida Man,” which hit the streaming platform on Thursday, April 13.


Michael Christakis ’99 named 2023 Pillar of the Profession

Alfred University alumnus Michael Christakis ’99, vice president for Student Affairs at the University at Albany, has been selected by the Student Affairs Administrators in High Education (NAPSA) Foundation Board as a 2023 Pillar of the Profession.


Help us recognize our amazing alumni!

The Office of University Advancement is accepting nominations for Alfred University’s Alumni Awards. The awards honor our wonderful graduates for promoting our University and enhancing its reputation.

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