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Fred Gertz Center for Academic Success

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The mission of the Center for Academic Success (CAS) is to support all Alfred University students to become engaged with and empowered by the learning process. Through academic consultation, tutoring, and the provision of other resources and accommodations, our staff assists students in developing the mindset and skills that they need to be successful learners-in college and throughout their lives.



Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm or by appointment



2nd floor of Herrick Library


Our Staff

Liz Shea, Director

Leah Houk, Assistant Director

Vicky Westacott, Director of the Writing Center

Beth Niles, Administrative Assistant

Mary Cappotelli, Senior Academic Consultant

Diana Gugino, Senior Academic Consultant

Mandi Hochheimer, Academic Consultant

Kalyssa Osgood, Academic Consultant

Krysten Koktowski, Academic Consultant

Nicole Schmidinger, Academic Consultant

Sam Donnelly, Academic Consultant


Contact Information

Phone: (607) 871-2148


Mailing Address: 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802