ALFRED – Ann McCoppin Baldwin, 75, passed away on Sunday (December 11, 2022) at Maple City Rehabilitation & Nursing Center following a lengthy illness.
Ann was born on July 8, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Chester W. and Florence M. (McCoppin) Baldwin. She was a 1965 graduate of Hillsboro High School. Ann received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio in 1970.
Ann has worked in higher education since 1972. Beginning in 1988, she started her tenure at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University that lasted through 2004. During that time, she was Director of Operations, Director of Academic Services, Director of Placement and Cooperative Education, Associate Director of External Affairs, Coordinator of Student Services and Director of Student Services. From 2006 through July, 2022, Ann was Admissions Counselor for Alfred State College.
Ann was awarded the 2003 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
Ann is survived by a brother, Jeffrey Baldwin of Hillsboro, Ohio; many close friends and associates; and her two beloved kitties, Little Bit and Angelica.
Ann had a life-long heart of compassion for the underprivileged. She was a career counselor, working directly with the students, providing a blue print that would allow them to achieve a better life. In her later career as an admissions counselor, she made countless trips to New York City where she represented Alfred State College at college nights and college days. Her passion was to recruit minority and disadvantaged students to the rural upstate campus setting where they could learn and develop. She was their biggest cheerleader, motivating them to finish strong and to see it through.
Ann was loved by everyone who knew her. She had a gentle heart and went out of her way to help others. She really loved people and the students she helped over the years. She still gets cards from many of them over the years.
Ann also had a heart of compassion for her feline friends. She would take in stray cats, have them neutered, checked out by a vet and provide them with a home, often hers. She also enjoyed feeding the neighborhood squirrels and birds.
There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony on Saturday (March 18) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Andover Fire Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.
Memorial contributions in Ann’s name may be made to SPCA Serving Allegany County, PO Box 181, Belmont, NY 14813. © 2022 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.
Rip sweet lady. I met you first in the 90’s at the BP in Wellsville. Little did i know we would work together at ASC. I will miss seeing you at the post office as well. Our talks and your smiles were priceless. Already missing you. Fly high sweet angel.
Our friend Ann was a Class Act friend and professional. Her heart and soul was strong and evident in everything she did. She cared deeply for the students she strived to enable, for the community members in need, for friends that needed a hand. She always brought a smile and a positive sense of day in a life. We have constant reminders which we will always cherish. We love you Annie
I don’t even know where to start. I traveled with Ann in NYC throughout my career in HigherEd. We stayed at the same hotel, enjoyed countless breakfasts, late night concierge conversations and on the rare occasions we didn’t have an event we indulged in some shopping. She was passionate about changing lives!! Everyone she met not only knew that -but felt that!! She will be missed dearly and I am grateful to have met her! Rest Easy Ann!
I worked for Ann in the AU admissions office while a student in the early 1980s. She truly was a beautiful person for whom I have only fond memories. I was so sorry to read of her illness and passing. If I had ever visited Alfred in the time since my graduation, Ann would have been the first person I would have sought out. I’m very sorry for the loss to all who knew and loved her.
Dear Jeffrey Baldwin and Family,
We send our sympathy. Anne always had a smile to greet us.
We were so looking forward to her retirement. We shall miss her compasion & energy.
Ann was a great friend and wonderful company at those rather Male oriented Center for Glass Research Meetings; she shared alot of my British sense of humor!!!
Ann my sweet friend, I celebrate your life knowing the impact you made on so many young lives. That sweet smile and laugh helped everyone through their most difficult of times. I hope your enjoying a glass of wine in heaven’s lounge with the satisfaction of a job well done! Thank you my friend!
RIP Dear friend, you have been a great friend and colleague from the day we met at your interview. You will be missed by many, I’m thankful our paths crossed and you were a part of my journey at Alfred State. You changed many lives and helped many students achieve their goals! Fly high and raise some hell up there!