Alfred State College - Civic Engagement

New students make a difference on Community Action Day Thu, Aug 30th, 2018

group of students in front of a houseRecently, 98 students participated in the school’s Community Action Day, the annual day of service that takes place during the college’s Week of Welcome, in which new students engage in a number of local community service projects.

Alfred State assists with Hurricane Harvey relief Mon, Jan 22nd, 2018

group of students and volunteersTwelve Alfred State students, two retired faculty members, one current faculty member, and a community volunteer made the trip to Texas last month to partner with disaster relief organization All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response in making a difference in the community.

Honoring Dr. King’s legacy through Spirit of Service Awards Wed, Jan 10th, 2018

One way in which Alfred State pays tribute to Dr. King is by honoring those who represent his spirit of service. This year, the college will host its eighth annual Spirit of Service Award Ceremony at 5 p.m. Jan. 30 in the community room at the Union University Church, 29 N. Main St., Alfred.

Project Prom Dress Extravaganza to be held April 15 Thu, Jan 4th, 2018

Kaitlyn Cook wearing a prom dress and holding a sign that says 'i said yes to the dress'Project Prom Dress Extravaganza 2018 will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 in the Pioneer Center on the Alfred campus.

Alfred Food Pantry and Alfred Community Garden: Growing Together Fri, Dec 1st, 2017

David Dubois and Hope Zaccagni; Cassandra Bull, and Barb PierceThe end of the harvest season for 2017 has kicked off the next period of planning between the Alfred Food Pantry and the Alfred Community Garden.

New students lend a helping hand to local community Tue, Sep 5th, 2017

two girls painting the side of a white buildingA total of 16 projects took place in five areas this year – Alfred, Almond, Belmont, Hornell, and Wellsville. The projects ranged from exterior and interior painting at Hornell Area Concern for Youth, to moving and organizing book collections at the David A. Howe Public Library, to screen printing with the Alfred Farmers Market, and more. 

Leadership Allegany Welcomes Alfred State as New Program Partner Mon, Jun 19th, 2017

Alfred State has long been faithful in sending participants and having employee representatives serve on the steering committee of the leadership program. This partnership will add Jonathan Hilsher, director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Alfred State, as a co-chair with Phyllis Gaerte, alumni and engagement director at Houghton College.

Dean, Hilsher present at 105th ACSA meeting in Detroit Mon, Apr 3rd, 2017

The men pose for a professional pictureAlfred State’s William Dean, professor in the Department of Architecture and Design, and Jonathan Hilsher, director of the Center for Civic Engagement, recently presented their jointly authored paper titled “Generating Discipline-Based Community Impact through Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration” as part of the 105th ACSA Annual Meeting in Detroit.

Celebration of Service Ceremony recognizes dedication to helping others Mon, Feb 6th, 2017

The recipients of the Alfred Community Spirit of Service Award gathered for a pictureFor the Alfred community and its two institutions of higher education, providing service to those in need is a top priority.

Project Prom Dress Extravaganza to be held April 9 Tue, Jan 17th, 2017

Erin Crotty modeling a purple prom dressAlfred State is excited to announce that Project Prom Dress Extravaganza 2017 will be taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9 in the Pioneer Center on the Alfred campus.

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