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April 8, 2022


DeAnne Smith ’98 performs their comedy act Friday evening, April 1, in Nevins Theater. Smith is a Canadian Comedy Club winner who has performed in shows in the U.S. and Canada and around the globe.

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.

Hot Dog Day to be held for real Saturday, April 30

2022 is the fiftieth year since Alfred University and Alfred State College organized the first Hot Dog Day – although organizers such as Alfred University student David Jansen concede this year’s Hot Dog Day will not be the fiftieth celebration, due to Covid-related interruptions in 2020 and 2021.


Forty-two Alfred University students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

Forty-two Alfred University students—seven seniors, 15 juniors, and 20 graduate students—were inducted Thursday, April 7, into the Alfred University chapter of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi.


Alumnus Peter Cuneo ’67, HD ’13 to present April 19 leadership forum at Alfred University

Alfred University alumnus Peter Cuneo ’67, HD ’13 will present the Peter Cuneo Leadership Forum on Tuesday, April 19, at 7:15 p.m. on the Alfred University campus.


"Department Story" opens in Hornell with support from Alfred University Trustee Bill Pullman, Big Town Productions

Department Story, a collaboration between Alfred University’s Performing Arts Division and Big Telly Theater Company, of Portstewart, Northern Ireland, opened Thursday in the former Peebles store space, on Hornell’s Broadway Mall. Performances continue tonight and Saturday, April 9 at 7pm.


MFA thesis exhibitions include virtual artist talks

ALFRED, NY – Candidates for Master of Fine Arts degrees from the Alfred University School of Art and Design will present their thesis projects in exhibitions beginning Saturday, April 9. In addition to their exhibitions, several candidate opted to give virtual gallery talks.


Wit and Wisdom Competition winner Alpha Bah to deliver April 14 Bergren Forum

Alpha Bah, winner of the 2022 Wit and Wisdom Competition at Alfred University, will deliver the April 14 Bergren Forum: “Battle for a Nation: The Civil War from 1862 to 1863."


Vernon Burdick ’61, ’65 M.S., emeritus professor of ceramic engineering, passes away

Alfred University alumnus Vernon Burdick ’61, ’65 M.S., emeritus professor of ceramic engineering, passed away Sunday, April 3, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness. He was 83.


Saxons’ Piechota named E8 women’s lax goalie of the week

Alyssa Piechota of the Alfred University women’s lacrosse team has been named Empire 8 women’s lacrosse Goalie of the Week.

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