Alfred State College - Civic Engagement
Alfred State College faculty and staff enhanced their own holiday spirit by contributing toys, hats, gloves, and scarves as their "admission" to the college's annual holiday party.
The Alfred State College WINS Club (Women In Non-traditional Studies-though the club is open to all students) donated a check for $177.58 to the Anthony Carino Memorial Scholarship.
It took two years, but three members of the Alfred State College faculty and a friend capped the last 24 months spent growing their hair by cutting it to donate the tumbling tresses to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces to children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
Students enrolled in Alfred State College's Building Trades curriculums have donated their time and talents to help a local family with a wheelchair-bound child by building a ramp at the house where the family lives to make mobility a little easier for the child and his family.
Alfred State College students once again participated in the Student Senate and ACES (Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and Services, the campus dining and vending organization) sponsored "Give Up A Meal" (GUAM) program whereby students who donate a "meal punch" help raise money for charity.
The Alfred State College Nursing Department is continuing its "Pay It Forward" philosophy through the awarding of its second annual "Pay It Forward" scholarship.
Alfred State College's WINS Club recently raised $354 in bottle and can returns and monetary donations from the campus community and from Immaculate Conception School (ICS) in Wellsville to buy presents for an area family.
Alfred State College nursing students welcomed Jon Thomas (JT) Robertson, 11, of Cuba, to one of their classes early in the fall semester to help them kick off the caring project in nursing. The caring project is an outgrowth of the "pay it forward" concept (from the movie by the same name) which promotes the practice of helping others, while expecting nothing in return.
Alfred State College's WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies, though the club is open to all students) recently raised and donated money to two local food pantries.
Samantha VanCassele, a second-grader at Immaculate Conception School (ICS), Wellsville, hosted a birthday party to celebrate her eight years on the planet. But, manifesting a maturity beyond those eight years, Samantha requested that in lieu of gifts, her friends make a contribution to Backpack Buddies.