Haiti Revisited

Dr. Doug Pierson, assistant professor in the Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department at Alfred State, will lead the April New Horizon’s Forum with an update on the impact that Alfred State students have had on recovery efforts of the Haiti Health Ministries from the devastation of the January 2010 earthquake. Alfred State students will be traveling to Haiti again in May 2012 for the third year in a row. Work continues on the rebuilding of medical facilities for Haiti Health Ministries. The event is scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2012, in Room 215 of the School of Engineering Technology Building at 7 p.m. The forum is open to the public.

In addition, a more general presentation of the role of civic engagement in higher education will be discussed. Alfred State is proud to have many students engaged in communities throughout New York State and beyond, using their education and skills to evaluate and address a broad range of issues that impact life in the community.

Finally, a student panel comprised of students who have traveled with Alfred State to Haiti over the past few years will share how Haiti and the experience of working in a different culture has impacted them.

The New Horizons Forum, sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences, showcases current scholarly, creative, and public service work by faculty, students, professional staff, and invited guests. It is guided by a campus-wide team of advisers whose goal is to enrich the intellectual life of the institution. Follow the Forum online.