Civic Engagement

Alfred State Named to NASPA’s List of Leaders in Civic Learning

Alfred State has been listed among prestigious colleges and universities known for a commitment to civic learning and democratic engagement by NASPA, the leading organization for student affairs administrators in higher education.

Alfred State has been listed among prestigious colleges and universities known for a commitment to civic learning and democratic engagement by NASPA, the leading organization for student affairs administrators in higher education.

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Teaming Up to Celebrate Service and Allegany County

Alfred State students will be among more than 400 student volunteers from Houghton College, Alfred University, and area high schools who will be participating in “Celebrate Service, Celebrate Allegany” on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Alfred State students will be among more than 400 student volunteers from Houghton College, Alfred University, and area high schools who will be participating in “Celebrate Service, Celebrate Allegany” on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Volunteers will be working on projects ranging from clean-up of streets and parks to painting and cleaning for non-profit organizations and assisting senior citizens or disabled individuals with general yard care and maintenance needs. 

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Community Garden Open to Alfred Residents

Community Garden volunteers“The purpose of the Alfred State Community Garden is to provide students and community members with hands-on experiences in sustainable agriculture techniques,” said Alfred State’s Chief Sustainability Officer Julian Dautremont-Smith. “The aim is to produce food locally and to reduce campus waste production by providing a site to compost food waste.”

Garden plots within the Alfred State Community Garden and heirloom seeds are available, without cost, to interested Alfred residents.

The one-acre Community Garden is located on Route 21 behind the Alfred State Vet Technology Building. It contains 103 plots and has a nearby greenhouse, apiary, and compost area. Created in 2010, the garden has 20 gardeners and more than 30 student volunteers who are currently working on fall harvesting, planting, and planning.

Students Depart for Semester of Service

Semester of Service in Biloxi and New OrleansFourteen Alfred State building trades students began a 12-week project-based learning assignment Friday when they departed from the Alfred Campus for Biloxi, Mississippi.

Fourteen Alfred State building trades students began a 12-week project-based learning assignment Friday when they departed from the Alfred Campus for Biloxi, Mississippi. There, they will spend six-weeks building homes for Habitat for Humanity before moving on to New Orleans for another six-weeks to renovate the Dodwell House in the City’s Spanish quadrant.

Semester of Service in Biloxi and New Orleans

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Students Make a Difference in Haiti with Project-Based Learning

Students Erin Baum in HaitiEarlier this summer, the two most recent groups of students to travel to Haiti – 24 students in all – completed 10 days of work-intensive learning at the Haiti Health Ministry in Leogane.

Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, 64 Alfred State students in the College’s veterinary technology, building trades, and nursing programs have traveled to Haiti to volunteer and learn as part of the College’s widely-recognized project-based learning initiative. Earlier this summer, the two most recent groups of students to travel to Haiti – 24 students in all – completed 10 days of work-intensive learning at the Haiti Health Ministry in Leogane.

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Campaign 101 Meets Adoption Goal

Eighty-three animals have been adopted from the Hornell Area Humane Society and 18 from the SPCA Serving Allegany County in Wellsville, NY. Eighteen of the adoptions were by faculty, staff, or students since August 2011.

Melvin ChamblissAlfred State is pleased to announce the attainment of the goal of 101 animal adoptions as part of Campaign 101. Eighty-three animals have been adopted from the Hornell Area Humane Society and 18 from the SPCA Serving Allegany County in Wellsville, NY. Eighteen of the adoptions were by faculty, staff, or students since August 2011.

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Students Tackle Real-world Problems

group of heavy equipment operations students during their spring breakThe team utilized heavy equipment such as bulldozers, excavators, wheel loaders, and an articulated truck to redirect the Apalachin Creek stream bed and create a berm that will better control any future flooding.

Project-based learning is a cornerstone of the Alfred State culture. When students tackle real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think. They can also engage in meaningful civic engagement developing solutions to ongoing community challenges.

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Nursing Dept. Continues to “Pay It Forward”

Nursing Dept. Pay It ForwardThe Alfred State Nursing Department continued its “Pay It Forward” philosophy through the awarding of its sixth annual round of “Pay It Forward” scholarships, established during the fall 2006 semester and presented to this year’s recipients, Marlene Cocchetto, Arkport; Douglas Elliott, Arcade, and Meghan Walters, Branchport, who each received $150 and good wishes from the class of 2006.

The Alfred State Nursing Department continued its “Pay It Forward” philosophy through the awarding of its sixth annual round of “Pay It Forward” scholarships, established during the fall 2006 semester and presented to this year’s recipients, Marlene Cocchetto, Arkport; Douglas Elliott, Arcade, and Meghan Walters, Branchport, who each received $150 and good wishes from the class of 2006.

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Dream Week Activities

Shelby GadsdenAs a part of last month’s Dream Week activities, Alfred State and Alfred University coordinated a community service called Day of Service. Twenty-three students, staff, and faculty members from both campuses volunteered at various locations around the area, including, Turning Point Catholic Charities, Hornell; Jones Memorial Hospital and Manor Hills, Wellsville; and St. Jude’s Chapel, Alfred.

Shelby GadsdenAs a part of last month’s Dream Week activities, Alfred State and Alfred University coordinated a community service called Day of Service. Twenty-three students, staff, and faculty members from both campuses volunteered at various locations around the area, including, Turning Point Catholic Charities, Hornell; Jones Memorial Hospital and Manor Hills, Wellsville; and St. Jude’s Chapel, Alfred.

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President Anderson Presents Check for “Pennies for Pets” Campaign

President, students, cats, and Campaign 101 checkBecause the estimated cost of spaying/neutering 101 animals is $6,000, students hope to help offset that cost by having each Alfred State student contribute 101 pennies toward that goal. Students will be provided a pair of penny wrappers (donated by Steuben Trust) with a request that they are returned with 101 pennies inside.

President, students, cats, and Campaign 101 checkAlfred State President Dr. John M.

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