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April 1, 2022


Mark Zupan, Alfred University president, with the United States and Ukrainian flags displayed at his residence in Alfred. Zupan spearheaded an effort which has led to 17 (and counting) colleges and universities in five states planning to jointly offer honorary degrees to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during their respective spring commencement ceremonies.

E-news is an electronic newsletter for Alfred University alumni and friends to provide the latest in alumni news and events, campus happenings, and sports. If you have news to share please email Mark Whitehouse or you may call us at 607-871-2040.

Alfred University leading effort to award honorary degrees to Ukrainian leader Zelenskyy

Alfred University is among a group of 17 colleges and universities in five states that intend to jointly offer honorary degrees to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy this spring, recognizing his leadership during his country’s brutal invasion by Russia.


Alfred University announces 2022 Marlin Miller Outstanding Seniors

Alfred University students Merveille Bulonza and Makenzie Cashmer have been selected to receive the 2022 Marlin Miller Outstanding Senior Award. The pair were chosen from among 18 exceptional nominees for the prestigious honor.


Alfred University students and professor attend ‘Cumbre Afro 2022’ in Puerto Rico

Two Alfred University students and Dr. Marissel Hernández Romero, professor of Spanish, attended Cumbre Afro 2022, an international summit for Afro-diasporic educators, activists, and artists from around the world.


Alfred University’s Performing Arts division to produce "Department Story" in Hornell, inside former Peebles store space

Alfred University’s Performing Arts Division has teamed with Big Telly Theater Company, of Portstewart, Northern Ireland, in the production of Department Story, which will be performed in the former Peebles store space, on Hornell’s Broadway Mall, April 7, 8 and 9. Show times are 7 pm.


Startup Allegany Collegiate Competition will be live streamed from Alfred University

The second annual Startup Allegany Collegiate Competition hosted by Alfred University on Saturday, April 9, will be live streamed on the University’s Youtube channel.


Alfred University cited as one of just two private WNY institutions operating in black prior to pandemic

According to a story last week in the Buffalo News, Alfred University was one of just two private institutions of high education in Western New York that did not lose money during the five years immediately preceding the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Second Riley Lecture to feature Kim Coco Iwamoto, 2013 Champion of Change honored by President Barack Obama

Alfred University’s Women’s and Gender Studies program next week will host the second speaker in the Riley Lecture Series: activist Kim Coco Iwamoto, a pioneer in the area of LGBTQ rights.


Alfred University students celebrate Arthur O. Eve, the NY assemblyman behind EOP and HEOP

Alfred University students affiliated with the University’s HEOP and EOP programs are working on a memorial mural that honors Arthur O. Eve, the former New York State Assemblyman who spearheaded efforts in the 1970’s to establish the state’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Higher Educational Opportunity Program (HEOP).


Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Mojca Küplen to deliver April 7 Bergren Forum

The April 7 Bergren Forum will be delivered by Mojca Küplen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Alfred University, speaking on “The Aesthetics of Disgust.”


Alfred University ‘Reunion Bikers’ welcome new riders

The Alfred University “Reunion Bikers” is a group of alumni who spend the week preceding Reunion Weekend bicycling to Alfred.


Saxons’ Kimiecik earns weekly Empire 8 men’s lacrosse honors

Scott Kimiecik, a member of the Alfred University men’s lacrosse team, was named Empire 8 Goalie of the Week.

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