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1998 Hall of Fame Class

Neil Suero Bradley Rendell Julie Ogden John Gorton Jr.

Neil Suero (1983-1985)

The first Men's Soccer NJCAA All-American at Alfred State College, Neil earned this honor in 1983.  Though Neil's poisition was a defender he led the team in scoring in 1983 and 1984 with 20 goals and 10 assists.  He is the highest scoring fullback in ASC history.  Neil was selected first team All-Region both years and was the team MVP in his freshman year.  In his Senior year, he was captain of the team and led the men's soccer team to Alfred State's highest finish at that time, Region III Runners-Up.

Chosen as Freshman Male Athlete in 1984, Neil's dedication and commitment to excellence was as evident on the field as it was in his academic performance. 

Neil graduated from ASC in 1985 in Culinary Arts and is employed by Sysco Corporation in Philadelphia, PA.  He resides in Collegeville, PA with his wife Beth and their children Nicholas and Laura Emma.

Bradley P. Rendell (1937-1939)

Brad Rendell was an outstanding runner of the Aggies (forerunner of the Alfred State Pioneers). For one and a half years he was the top runner and captain on an undefeated ASC cross country team. In order for Brad to run against better competition Coach McCloud of ASC and Coach McLane of AU petitioned the NCAA. The petition was granted and though Brad was not a student at Alfred University, he was allowed to run for them.

In 1935, Brad was the national scholastic mile champion. In 1939, he was the fourth fastest two-miler in the United States. He won the 1500 meter steeplechase at the 1939 Penn Relays and was selected to run that event for the United States in the 1940 Olympics. Brad never got that chance as the 1940 Olympics were canceled due to World War II.

Brad is well known for his trapping abilities and has taught many his tricks of the trade. He has also served as a member of the Panama Central School Board of Education. His enthusiasm for life and bountiful energy are evident.

Now retired, Brad resides with his wife Doris Keefe Rendell in Ashville, NY.

Julie E. Ogden (1985-1988)

Julie Ogden was a phenomenal runner and an outstanding student in the Nursing program. In 1986, she won the NJCAA Cross Country Championship, and in 1987 she was the NJCAA Outdoor Track champion in the 10,000 meters. She was the first female at Alfred State to win national titles in cross country and track. Seven times Julie earned NJCAA All-American status for her athletic accomplishments and was also named NJCAA Acedemic All-American.

Julie won the Regional Championship in cross country in her first and second years. She won numerous regional titles in track and still holds the Regional record for the 1500m in Indoor Track. Julie is also the present record holder for Alfred State in the 10,000m and the 3200m relay.

Julie's accomplishments seem even more impressive because she was a nontraditional student. She is married to Dr. Gary Ogden and raised two daughters Amanda and Maggie while she was competing.

In 1995 Julie was inducted into the NJCAA Coaches' Association Cross Country/Track & Field Hall of Fame. She presently is employed as a nurse at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, NY.

John Gorton Jr. (1958-1981)

As the first manager of the Alfred Tech Lanes, John opened the lanes in 1958 and served as its manager until 1971 when he became a faculty member of the Physical Education Department.  During his years at the college, John instructed bowling classes, organized bowling leagues, coached the bowling team and assisted anyone who wanted to become a better bowler.

John coached the ASC bowling team from 1971-1981.  In 1972 the men's teams were NJCAA National Runners-up and in 1973 were Regional Champions.  The 1974 women's team was first in the Association of College Unions Tournament.

His positive and caring attitude has always been his trademark.  He was a superior teacher knowledgable in all aspects of the game.  Because of his easy-going personality, John was well-liked by students and colleagues.  He is a man that truly portrays the meaning of the word gentleman.

John is one who willingly gives and serves others.  He is a veteran of World War II, a member of the Alfred Village Board for 14 years, a member of the Alfred Lions for 33 years and a former fireman and ambulance driver for the local volunteer company. 

In 1981 John retired from ASC but is still busy fishing, playing golf and bowling.  John resides in Alfred with his wife Fran.