Alfred State College - Civic Engagement
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.
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.
Students enrolled in Alfred State College’s Building Trades programs responded to a request from Marsha Patrick, director of the Head Start Program for Steuben and Yates Counties, for a wheelchair ramp that was needed at its facility on Main Street in Hornell.
Three Alfred State College Building Trades students, Jake Vincent, Lakeview, Christopher Fronczak, Lancaster, and Evan Sheffer, Albion, have been chosen to participate in ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” show.
On Sept. 12, 33 Alfred State students, representing 11 different clubs and organizations, traveled to Gowanda to help clean up and facilitate repairs resulting from the damaging storms on Aug. 9 and 10 of this year.