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New students lend a helping hand to local community
Tue, Sep 5th, 2017

two girls painting the side of a white buildingA total of 16 projects took place in five areas this year – Alfred, Almond, Belmont, Hornell, and Wellsville. The projects ranged from exterior and interior painting at Hornell Area Concern for Youth, to moving and organizing book collections at the David A. Howe Public Library, to screen printing with the Alfred Farmers Market, and more. 


Leadership Allegany Welcomes Alfred State as New Program Partner
Mon, Jun 19th, 2017

Alfred State has long been faithful in sending participants and having employee representatives serve on the steering committee of the leadership program. This partnership will add Jonathan Hilsher, director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Alfred State, as a co-chair with Phyllis Gaerte, alumni and engagement director at Houghton College.


Dean, Hilsher present at 105th ACSA meeting in Detroit
Mon, Apr 3rd, 2017

The men pose for a professional pictureAlfred State’s William Dean, professor in the Department of Architecture and Design, and Jonathan Hilsher, director of the Center for Civic Engagement, recently presented their jointly authored paper titled “Generating Discipline-Based Community Impact through Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration” as part of the 105th ACSA Annual Meeting in Detroit.


Celebration of Service Ceremony recognizes dedication to helping others
Mon, Feb 6th, 2017

The recipients of the Alfred Community Spirit of Service Award gathered for a pictureFor the Alfred community and its two institutions of higher education, providing service to those in need is a top priority.


Project Prom Dress Extravaganza to be held April 9
Tue, Jan 17th, 2017

Erin Crotty modeling a purple prom dressAlfred State is excited to announce that Project Prom Dress Extravaganza 2017 will be taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9 in the Pioneer Center on the Alfred campus.


Fifth annual Celebrate Service, Celebrate Allegany draws 300 student volunteers
Wed, Oct 26th, 2016

Two female students holding a broom and a dust panCelebrate Service, Celebrate Allegany kicked off its fifth year this past Saturday and proved to be a huge success, as approximately 300 student volunteers from Alfred State, Alfred University, and Houghton College came together to engage in community service projects throughout Allegany County.


Alfred State named a Lead Advisory Institution once again
Wed, Oct 5th, 2016

“The recognition illustrates that our students learn not only about social issues,” Greg Sammons said, “but also how to apply knowledge in order to actively engage these challenges and directly be a part of the solutions in our communities.” 


Southern Tier communities are grateful for student volunteers
Mon, Sep 26th, 2016

students speaking with representatives at the Community Involvement FairMany of the organizations present at the fair have benefited from a flood of Alfred State student volunteers and interns in the past, which is why they were looking to recruit Pioneers again.


Incoming students aid community during Community Action Day
Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

Avion Smith and Joseph Perez work to remove a bush near a church A total of 93 incoming students took part in Community Action Day, held during the college’s annual Week of Welcome. Designed with new students in mind, the week includes a number of events that are intended to help students have fun, get involved, and feel at home.


More than 200 students ‘Spring Into Action’ for day of service
Tue, Apr 26th, 2016

Juliana Krajewski and Abraham Kalamadeen paint a Victorian street light pole on Main Street The students participated in 25 projects at various locations such as churches, libraries, and service organizations in several communities including Alfred, Alfred Station, Almond, and Wellsville.


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