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March 26, 2024

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 highlight 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.


Alumna Leana Quade competes on Season 4 of ‘Blown Away’

Leana Quade M.F.A. ’17 is one of 10 glass artists on Season 4 of “Blown Away,” Netflix’s popular glassblowing competition. All 10 episodes of Season 4 were released on March 8 and can be streamed on Netflix.


Attorney David Chesnoff ’76 honored for humanitarian service

Alfred University alumnus David Z. Chesnoff ’76, a nationally renowned attorney and philanthropist, was recently honored with the Las Vegas Scopus Award. Presented by the American Friends of Hebrew University (AFHU), the Scopus Award recognizes individuals for their dedication to humanitarian concerns, as reflected in their achievement, leadership, and philanthropic engagement.


Alumnus Robert Littell ’56 publishes 21st novel

The 21st novel by an Alfred University alumnus, Robert Littell ‘56, has been released by Blackstone Publishing and is now available on Amazon and in bookstores across the country.


Eric Jones ’97 creates snow sculpture honoring Bills’ players

Eric Jones ’97 used his art as an expression of empathy toward Buffalo Bills’ placekicker Tyler Bass, whose late missed field goal sealed the Bills’ fate in a 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chief in a January 22 playoff game in Buffalo.


Artwork by Kerry Dayton ’89 included in four-woman show in Saratoga Springs

Alumna Kerry (Gotzmann) Dayton ’89 has work in a four-woman art exhibition opening in April at the Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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