Civic Engagement

Three Students Chosen to Participate in “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” Show

ASC students working on Extreme Makeover Home Edition projectThree Alfred State College Building Trades students, Jake Vincent, Lakeview, Christopher Fronczak, Lancaster, and Evan Sheffer, Albion, have been chosen to participate in ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” show.

ASC students working on Extreme Makeover Home Edition projectThree Alfred State College Building Trades students, Jake Vincent, Lakeview, Christopher Fronczak, Lancaster, and Evan Sheffer, Albion, have been chosen to participate in ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” show.

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ASC Students Help in Gowanda

Gowanda clean upOn Sept. 12, 33 Alfred State students, representing 11 different clubs and organizations, traveled to Gowanda to help clean up and facilitate repairs resulting from the damaging storms on Aug. 9 and 10 of this year.

Gowanda clean up

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Student Raises Money for Austism Speaks

When someone you love needs help, you don’t think about the cost of helping…you jump in with both feet to see what you can do.

This is exactly what Alfred State College student Jenny Brongo, Rochester, Construction Management Engineering Technology major, and her family do every year to raise money for Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization,

When someone you love needs help, you don’t think about the cost of helping…you jump in with both feet to see what you can do.

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“Fight the Yawn Up ‘til Dawn” Program

During the 2009 spring semester, members of Civic Engagement and Activism Headquarters (CEAH) at Alfred State College hosted the first "Fight the Yawn Up ‘til Dawn" program in support of St. Jude Children's Cancer Research Hospital. CEAH members were excited and happy to work with a national campaign supporting cancer research.

During the 2009 spring semester, members of Civic Engagement and Activism Headquarters (CEAH) at Alfred State College hosted the first "Fight the Yawn Up ‘til Dawn" program in support of St. Jude Children's Cancer Research Hospital. CEAH members were excited and happy to work with a national campaign supporting cancer research. St. Jude Children's Hospital offers free services to children with cancer and other terminal illnesses. The hospital functions fiscally through sponsorships and donations.

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ASC Helps US National Arboretum "Go Green"

installation of a 1 kW solar (electric) arrayAlfred State College is making the US National Arboretum greener! Five students enrolled in Alfred State College's electrical construction and maintenance electrician program, accompanied by Assistant Professor Jeffrey Stevens, spent their recent spring break in Washington, DC, conducting a four-day workshop

Alfred State College is making the US National Arboretum greener! Five students enrolled in Alfred State College's electrical construction and maintenance electrician program, accompanied by Assistant Professor Jeffrey Stevens, spent their recent spring break in Washington, DC, conducting a four-day workshop that resulted in the installation of a 1 kW solar (electric) array that will power an irrigation system at the United States National Arboretum. This is the first solar-powered system at the Arboretum.

Alfred State WINS Club Raises Money

WINS Club membersStudents at Alfred State College who are members of the WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies, though it is open to all students) recently raised money through pop can and bottle returns, enabling them to present a check for $50 to Both Your Hands (a nonprofit organization designed to connect caring communities with poor villages to create self sufficiency and pride in achievement).

[img_assist|nid=7522|title=WINS Club members|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=400|height=218]Students at Alfred State College who are members of the WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies, though it is open to all students) recently raised money through pop can and bottle returns, enabling them to present a check for $50 to Both Your Hands (a nonprofit organization designed to connect caring communities with poor villages to create self sufficiency and pride in achievement).   from left to right:  Minica DiBella, Endwell, WINS secretary, junior in architectural technology pr

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ASC Awards “Pay It Forward” Scholarships

Recent nursing graduates and scholarship winnersThe Alfred State College Nursing Department continued its "Pay It Forward" philosophy through the awarding of its third annual round of  "Pay It Forward" scholarships, established during the fall 2005 semester and presented to this year's recipients, senior nursing students Carla Chamberlain, Andover; Laura Lindsey, Olean; and Michael Otugh,

The Alfred State College Nursing Department continued its "Pay It Forward" philosophy through the awarding of its third annual round of  "Pay It Forward" scholarships, established during the fall 2005 semester and presented to this year's recipients, senior nursing students Carla Chamberlain, Andover; Laura Lindsey, Olean; and Michael Otugh, Brooklyn (originally from Nigeria), at semester's end.  Each student received $150 and a copy of the original signatures of those who initiated the scholarship, class of 2005.

Food Donated to Turning Point Food Pantry

Food donationThe Civic Engagement and Activism Headquarters at Alfred State College conducted a food drive prior to Christmas during which the members collected four large boxes of food from the students of Alfred State College. 

[img_assist|nid=7240|title=Food donation|desc=Pictured here, l-r: Spencer Peavey, director, Student Activities and Orientation; Donna Mehlenbacher, director, Turning Point/Catholic Charities; and Antonio Lytle, assistant director, Student Activities/coordinator, Greek Life.|link=none|align=left|width=325|height=202]The Civic Engagement and Activism Headquarters at Alfred State College conducted a food drive prior to Christmas during which the members collected four large boxes of food from the students of Alfred State College.  The food was donated to Turning Point Food Pantry on Dec

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WINS Donates Presents to Family

WINS Club membersAlfred State College's  (Women in Non-traditional Studies--though membership is open to all students) recently raised $250  through bottle and can returns and coin banks to buy presents for an area family sponsored by Steuben Rural Ministry of Canisteo. 

[img_assist|nid=7232|title=WINS Club members|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=195]Alfred State College's WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies--though membership is open to all students) recently raised $250  through bottle and can returns and coin banks to buy presents for an area family sponsored by Steuben Rural Ministry of Canisteo.  More students than shown in the photograph participated in the fund raising activities.  Santa's helpers include, left to right:  Jenny Green, Whitney Point, ASC senior in technology management; Rochelle Densmore, Leroy, AU jun

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SkillsUSA Helps Soldiers

SkillsUSA Helps SoldiersStudents enrolled in the School of Applied Technology of Alfred State College, and members of the SkillsUSA Club, joined forces to collect items for soldiers in Iraq.

[img_assist|nid=7226|title=SkillsUSA Helps Soldiers|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=225]Students enrolled in the School of Applied Technology of Alfred State College, and members of the SkillsUSA Club, joined forces to collect items for soldiers in Iraq.  Building Trades faculty member and former Marine Dave Chilson, standing fourth from left, gathered the gifts and took them to the Blue Star Mothers, parents of soldiers who meet and send needed items to their sons and daughters who serve.  Money was also donated to cover the shipping charges.  Pictured with Chilson

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