“Alfred State’s culture of civic engagement results in community challenges being addressed in a meaningful way,” Hilsher said, “even as student learning is enhanced through applied curricular and co-curricular experiences.”
If registered to vote in the village of Alfred, students can cast their ballots between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. at A.E. Crandall Hook & Ladder Company at 6 Main St., Alfred.
“We had a much larger turnout this year than we did last year, which is very promising to see,” Perry said. “I felt this year went very well, the weather was absolutely beautiful, registration went quickly for how many people attended, and there were no problems with transporting people to locations.”
Students had reached out to the Andover Haunted House Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that raises money for a number of local charities, about their interest in assisting with the haunted house.
“Ultimately, the goal is to promote civic learning and advance civic action as a life-long practice, producing graduates committed to being informed, active citizens in their communities,” said Jonathan Hilsher, director of the Center of Civic Engagement at Alfred State.
As a participating institution in NASPA’s initiative, Alfred State will continue to encourage students’ civic development through thoughtful community partnerships, engaging leadership opportunities, and democratic participation.
“I want to make a difference and see how others live,” said McKenzie Mallaber, of Livonia, N.Y., a student in the human services management program.
Alfred State student Kayla Franchina, of Gerry, has recently been named a 2014 recipient of the Newman Civic Fellows Award from Campus Compact for her role in launching Project Prom Dress at Alfred State.
On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, Alfred State and Alfred University students braved the cold for a good cause—heading out into the community in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy of social justice and civic engagement for their annual MLK Jr. Dream Week Day of Service.
The college has been named one of 70 colleges and universities in the nation as a Lead Institution by NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice for the student affairs profession.