Alfred State College - Civic Engagement
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.
For the second year in a row and the third time in the past four years, the Alfred State College will be hosting a Dig Pink event. All proceeds of Dig Pink events nationwide benefit the Side-Out Foundation, which in turn awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing compassionate support to breast cancer patients and their families.
On a recent Wednesday morning, Professor Mark Payne asked his students if any of them would be interested in a trip to the Schoharie area to assist in flood relief efforts there.
Alfred State has partnered with Christianville to help rebuild the much-needed medical facilities that were destroyed by the 2010 earthquake.
Five members of the Alfred State College professional staff recently returned from a week-long trip to Minot, ND, where they participated in flood relief efforts. What follows is a first-person account of the trip.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored Alfred State College as a leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. Alfred State was admitted to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty, and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.
On Sunday, Sept. 11, Alfred State capped three days of observances commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9-11 with a two-mile road race/walk to honor and celebrate the American heroes of 9-11.
Friends and colleagues of Alfred State College employee Bonnie Perkins, who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in July, gathered recently to present the still-hospitalized Bonnie’s husband Mike (who was also injured in the accident) with the proceeds of a benefit held recently in their honor.
For the second consecutive year, Alfred State College senior carpentry students enrolled in the College’s Building Trades programs embarked on a “Semester in the South” where they will use the skills they acquired during their first year of study
The five staff members, Gregory Sammons, University Police chief; Chanel Wright, executive assistant to the college president; Liz Raterman, director, Multicultural Affairs; Deb Mayes, staff assistant, Technology Services; and Scott Bingham, officer, University Police, will work with All Hands Volunteers which will house and feed volunteers on site at their headquarters.