Alfred State College - Civic Engagement
Alfred State College has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
Students, faculty, and staff at Alfred State College continue their efforts on behalf of Haiti relief. In just three weeks, a variety of activities has netted a total of $7,350.31. Among the most visible is the growing paper brick wall being built in the Central Dining Hall on the Alfred campus.
The Alfred State College Nursing program continued its “Pay It Forward” philosophy through the awarding of its fourth annual round of “Pay It Forward” scholarships,
Alfred State College students, faculty, and staff continue their fund raising efforts for Haiti relief and are pleased to note that the college community has so far raised $5,779.24 for Haiti Outreach, directed by Neil Van Dine,
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Alfred State hosted an information session with Dr. Van Dine, Wellsville, retired ophthalmologist, who provided a brief insight into the evolving situation in Haiti. On Friday, Dr. Van Dine will travel to Haiti to assist with recovery efforts.
The Alfred State College community, saddened by the horrible tragedy in Haiti as a result of the devastating earthquake, met recently to begin plans to do our part to help the people of Haiti. We have learned that international relief organizations are in dire need of supplies, food, water, and rescue and medical staff to help with the relief efforts.
Because one of the international relief agencies has connections right here in Allegany County, the campus group organizing the relief effort has decided to support Haiti Outreach.
Alfred State College students enrolled in the baccalaureate-level human services management program worked in teams with area non-profit organizations to develop prototype fundraising plans for each organization. Dr. Gary Lounsberry developed and taught Grants, Contracts, and Organizational Advancement, an inaugural course in the recently established human services management program.
Alfred State College’s WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies--though membership is open to all students) recently conducted its annual fund raiser to buy presents for a local family sponsored by Steuben Rural Ministry of Canisteo. Clothing donations were also received from the Alfred State community.
The SkillsUSA Club members of Alfred State College’s School of Applied Technology recently conducted a food and gift drive for the soldiers fighting overseas. Members placed collection boxes in each department on campus and collected and mailed nine boxes of foodstuffs and other items.