Civic Engagement

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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ASC Receives National Recognition for Community Service

President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll logoAlfred 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.

President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll logoAs colleges across the country honor their graduates this commencement season, 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.

Business Administration Graduate Spearheads Fundraiser

Graduate Rina Taguchi presents a check to Erin Dickerson, American Red CrossAlfred State College 2011 business administration graduate Rina Taguchi, Saitama, Japan, was recently cited for her role in spearheading a fundraising initiative that garnered $4,669.22 for her native Japan following the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor accidents which have ravaged that country si

Graduate Rina Taguchi presents a check to Erin Dickerson, American Red CrossAlfred State College 2011 business administration graduate Rina Taguchi, Saitama, Japan, was recently cited for her role in spearheading a fundraising initiative that garnered $4,669.22 for her native Japan following the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor accidents which have ravaged that country since M

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Students Heading to Haiti to Lend a Hand

ASC students in HaitiJust as most college students are planning for some fun in the summer sun, 23 Alfred State College students are heading for the tropics of Haiti to lend a hand (or 46) in the rebuilding of that island nation, more than a year after the devastating January 2010 earthquake.

Just as most college students are planning for some fun in the summer sun, 23 Alfred State College students are heading for the tropics of Haiti to lend a hand (or 46) in the rebuilding of that island nation, more than a year after the devastating January 2010 earthquake.

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ASC Wins “Customer’s Choice Award” for Best-designed BUV

Students with 2011 BUVFive baccalaureate-level mechanical engineering seniors at Alfred State College, under the guidance of their project advisers, competed in the 11th annual BUV (basic utility vehicle) competition recently in Indianapolis.

Students with 2011 BUVFive baccalaureate-level mechanical engineering seniors at Alfred State College, under the guidance of their project advisers, SUNY (State University of New York) Distinguished Service Professor Dr.

ASC Students Present Port Project to Mayor of Sorrento

ASC students and faculty with President Anderson and Mayor of SorrentoStudents began preliminary work on the Marina Piccola project, focusing on enhancing the experience of the port as the gateway to Sorrento through rehabilitation of many of its older existing buildings as well as through the creation of several new features.

As students enrolled in the architectural technology program at Alfred State College wind down their semester in sunny Sorrento, Italy, the end-of-the-year projects still need to be completed.

ASC's First-ever Relay For Life Deemed a Success

Shaving Amber Alvarenga's hair off“Over 200 participants, forming 20 teams comprised of students, faculty and staff members, and community participants, collected $10,114.99 from their sponsors for cancer research,” said Kehoe.

Alfred State College’s first-ever Relay For Life, an overnight fundraiser to support cancer research, education, advocacy, and patient services held annually in communities nationwide, was deemed a rousing success by Ashley Kehoe, ASC’s director of civic engagement and student leadership programs.

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