Civic Engagement

Students Help With Flood Relief

Angelia Cavanaugh, Whitesville, the sole female member of the crew, prepares for her shift on the equipment.On a recent Wednesday morning, Professor Mark Payne asked his students if any of them would be interested in a trip to the Schoharie area to assist in flood relief efforts there.

Despite general grumblings of how today’s youth spend too much time texting or living in cyberspace, students enrolled in Alfred State College’s heavy equipment operations program would certainly silence those grumblers.

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Haiti – One Year Later

Amanda Bush, Altoona, PA, veterinary technology, with goat Alfred State has partnered with Christianville to help rebuild the much-needed medical facilities that were destroyed by the 2010 earthquake.

Amanda Bush, Altoona, PA, veterinary technology, with goatTwenty-three Alfred State College students sacrificed the first several weeks of their summer to travel to Haiti and offer assistance to that struggling country. These students returned to Christianville, the same locale that Alfred State students had visited the year before.

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First-person Account of Relief-effort Activities in Minot, ND

Officer Bingham in front of a house destroyed by the flood.Five members of the Alfred State College professional staff recently returned from a week-long trip to Minot, ND, where they participated in flood relief efforts. What follows is a first-person account of the trip.

by UP Chief Greg Sammons

Officer BinghamFive members of the Alfred State College professional staff recently returned from a week-long trip to Minot, ND, where they participated in flood relief efforts. What follows is a first-person account of the trip.

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ASC Receives National Recognition for Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored Alfred State College as a leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Alfred State was admitted to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty, and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored Alfred State College as a leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Alfred State was admitted to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty, and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

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9-11 Remembrance Race

Students, faculty, and staff running in the two-mile road race/walk for the tenth anniversary of 9-11On Sunday, Sept. 11, Alfred State capped three days of observances commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9-11 with a two-mile road race/walk to honor and celebrate the American heroes of 9-11.

Students, faculty, and staff running in the two-mile road race/walk for the tenth anniversary of 9-11On Sunday, Sept. 11, Alfred State capped three days of observances commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9-11 with a two-mile road race/walk to honor and celebrate the American heroes of 9-11.

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Benefit Raised $10,000+ to Help Perkins Family

Mike Perkins and Marlee CannonFriends and colleagues of Alfred State College employee Bonnie Perkins, who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in July, gathered recently to present the still-hospitalized Bonnie’s husband Mike (who was also injured in the accident) with the proceeds of a benefit held recently in their honor.

Mike Perkins and Marlee CannonFriends and colleagues of Alfred State College employee Bonnie Perkins, who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in July, gathered recently to present the still-hospitalized Bonnie’s husband Mike (who was also injured in the accident) with the proceeds of a benefit held recently in their honor.

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Students to Help Rebuild Two Cities Ravaged by Hurricane Katrina

Semester in the South 2011 group with President AndersonFor the second consecutive year, Alfred State College senior carpentry students enrolled in the College’s Building Trades programs embarked on a “Semester in the South” where they will use the skills they acquired during their first year of study

Semester in the South 2011 group with President AndersonFor the second consecutive year, Alfred State College senior carpentry students enrolled in the College’s Building Trades programs embarked on a “Semester in the South” where they will use the skills they acquired during their first year of study to help rebuild two cities ravaged by Hurricane Katrina six years ago: New Orleans,

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Staff to Embark On Relief Trip to Minot, ND

The five staff members, Gregory Sammons, University Police chief; Chanel Wright, executive assistant to the college president; Liz Raterman, director, Multicultural Affairs; Deb Mayes, staff assistant, Technology Services; and Scott Bingham, officer, University Police, will work with All Hands Volunteers which will house and feed volunteers on site at their headquarters.

Five volunteers from the ranks of Alfred State College staff will bring civic engagement to life when they embark on a relief trip to Minot, ND, from Sept. 1-7.

This community was one of the areas hardest hit by the flooding of the Souris River in late June, when 10,000 residents of Minot were forced to flee from the worst flood seen in over 130 years. The prolonged flooding has displaced a quarter of the area’s population and devastated more than 4,100 properties.

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Haiti Relief Trip 2011

Haiti Relief Trip Spring 2011 “Our recent trip to Haiti was life changing. Working alongside the Haitians to help rebuild their country allowed us to see how much you can change someone’s life by even the small things. The progress that has been made within a year is moving slow, but steady, " states Chanel Wright, executive assistant to the president, Alfred State College.

Haiti Relief Trip Spring 2011As seen through the eyes of Chanel Wright, executive assistant to the president, Alfred State College:

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Orientation Leaders Find Passion for Gardening in Community Garden

Orientation Leaders helped kick-off the College’s new Alfred Community Garden “The students made a big impact on the garden space by installing a slate patio around a gazebo that had been relocated to the garden space because of construction on campus,” explained Ashley Kehoe, director of Civic Engagement and Student Leadership programs.

Orientation Leaders helped kick-off the College’s new Alfred Community GardenThe Alfred State College orientation leaders found a new passion for gardening recently when they spent the day helping to kick-off the College’s new Alfred Community Garden.

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