Alfred State College - Civic Engagement
Because the estimated cost of spaying/neutering 101 animals is $6,000, students hope to help offset that cost by having each Alfred State student contribute 101 pennies toward that goal. Students will be provided a pair of penny wrappers (donated by Steuben Trust) with a request that they are returned with 101 pennies inside.
The WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies--though membership is open to all students) recently conducted its annual fund raiser, raising $220 through can and bottle returns and coin banks, to buy presents for a local family sponsored by Steuben Rural Ministry of Canisteo.
Pictured here, College President Dr. John M. Anderson, right, presents the result of the College’s annual donation collection of toys and hats and gloves and scarves to Captain David Means, of the Wellsville Salvation Army.
[img_assist|nid=15041|title=Best Beards and Braids winners|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=98]This year’s winners were Marissa Weaver, Elma, veterinary technology (braids) and Doug Sassaman, Hellertown, PA, mechanical engineering at Alfred University (beards). The winners received a “Best Beards/Braids” tee-shirt, and a spot on an ORC trip of their choice.
As their final exam, four groups of students (which comprised the class) presented their ideas and strategies for fundraising activities for the local library, the Box of Books. Each project included a base, or event; activities, advertising, volunteers, and cost analyses.
In the true spirit of the season, BP donated the funding for this community holiday event; the United Way and Salvation Army collaborated on identifying those families who could benefit from this event; and the culinary arts faculty, staff, and students volunteered their time to prepare the festive meal.
Seniors enrolled in the culinary arts: baking, production and management program of Alfred State College recently produced a variety of baked goods, including gingerbread houses, to be used as raffle prizes for a benefit held for three-year-old Willow Jacobs,
The award-winning 2008 BUV (basic utility vehicle) created by Alfred State College mechanical engineering seniors has finally reached its destination: Kananga, Congo.
Donations from the Lock-Up will support local families and guarantee that MDA can continue its mission to find treatments and cures, as well as provide vital services.
My hat is off to the seven students who volunteered their mini-break to help others in need. It shows me these guys have more than what it takes to succeed in their journey in life. Yes, a college education is so important. However, to be able to grasp the concept of giving back is an added bonus to the college experience.