Civic Engagement

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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WINS Club Annual Fund Raiser

Members of the WINS ClubThe WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies--though membership is open to all students) recently conducted its annual fund raiser, raising $220 through can and bottle returns and coin banks, to buy presents for a local family sponsored by Steuben Rural Ministry of Canisteo.

Members of the WINS ClubAlfred State College’s WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies--though membership is open to all students) recently conducted its annual fund raiser, raising $220 through can and bottle returns and coin banks, to buy presents for a local family sponsored by Steuben Rural Ministry of Canisteo. The ASC campus very generously also donated many household items, toys, and clothes.

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Donations for Salvation Army

Salvation Army Captain David Means and ASC President Dr. John M. AndersonPictured here, College President Dr. John M. Anderson, right, presents the result of the College’s annual donation collection of toys and hats and gloves and scarves to Captain David Means, of the Wellsville Salvation Army.

Salvation Army Captain David Means and ASC President Dr. John M. Anderson

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“Best Beards and Braids” Fundraising Contest

[img_assist|nid=15041|title=Best Beards and Braids winners|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=98]This year’s winners were Marissa Weaver, Elma, veterinary technology (braids) and Doug Sassaman, Hellertown, PA, mechanical engineering at Alfred University (beards). The winners received a “Best Beards/Braids” tee-shirt, and a spot on an ORC trip of their choice.

Best Beards and Braids winnersStudents, faculty, and staff at Alfred State College competed in the 1st Annual “Best Beards and Braids” fundraising contest which ran through the month of November. The competition was sponsored by the Outdoor Recreation Club (ORC), a Student-Senate-funded organization at Alfred State College.

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Students Present Fund-raising Ideas to Box of Books

Students who presented to Box of BooksAs their final exam, four groups of students (which comprised the class) presented their ideas and strategies for fundraising activities for the local library, the Box of Books. Each project included a base, or event; activities, advertising, volunteers, and cost analyses.

Students who presented to Box of BooksStudents enrolled in Alfred State College’s communication in the workplace course, taught by Professor Bill Laubert, recently put their newly acquired communications skills to work as they presented, in groups, the culmination of the semester’s work.

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Students Volunteer to Prepare Holiday Meal

Student volunteers at community holiday dinnerIn the true spirit of the season, BP donated the funding for this community holiday event; the United Way and Salvation Army collaborated on identifying those families who could benefit from this event; and the culinary arts faculty, staff, and students volunteered their time to prepare the festive meal.

Student volunteers at community holiday dinnerStudents enrolled in Alfred State College’s culinary arts programs recently teamed with BP, the United Way of Allegany County, and the Salvation Army of Wellsville to provide a holiday dinner for area folks who otherwise might not have the opportunity to enjoy such a meal.

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Students Bake Goods for Benefit

Students with three-year-old Willow Jacobs and her dadSeniors enrolled in the culinary arts: baking, production and management program of Alfred State College recently produced a variety of baked goods, including gingerbread houses, to be used as raffle prizes for a benefit held for three-year-old Willow Jacobs,

Students with three-year-old Willow Jacobs and her dadSeniors enrolled in the culinary arts: baking, production and management program of Alfred State College recently produced a variety of baked goods, including gingerbread houses, to be used as raffle prizes for a benefit held for three-year-old Willow Jacobs, Wellsville, who has been diagnosed with truncus arteriosus, a rare congenital he

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ASC’s Winning BUV Finally Arrives in Kananga!

Award-winning 2008 BUV (basic utility vehicle) in KanangaThe award-winning 2008 BUV (basic utility vehicle) created by Alfred State College mechanical engineering seniors has finally reached its destination: Kananga, Congo.

Award-winning 2008 BUV (basic utility vehicle) in KanangaThe award-winning 2008 BUV (basic utility vehicle) created by Alfred State College mechanical engineering seniors, under the guidance of their project advisers, SUNY (State University of New York) Distinguished Service Professor and Department Chair Dr.

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ASC Employees Raise Money for MDA

Dr. Stephen Havlovic, ASC vice president for Academic Affairs, raised $1,253 for MDA.Donations from the Lock-Up will support local families and guarantee that MDA can continue its mission to find treatments and cures, as well as provide vital services.

Catskills Relief Trip - Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2011

Catskills relief groupMy hat is off to the seven students who volunteered their mini-break to help others in need. It shows me these guys have more than what it takes to succeed in their journey in life. Yes, a college education is so important. However, to be able to grasp the concept of giving back is an added bonus to the college experience.

by Deb Mayes, Technology Services staff assistant

Welcome to fall in the Catskill region of New York State…a time for explosive colors and harvesting crops in preparation for winter. Unexpectedly this year, the area experienced the devastation of Hurricane Irene. Since the waters receded, affected communities have seen dramatic volunteer numbers work on homes with fervor as the temperatures begin to drop and the reality of an upcoming winter season sets in.

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