Alfred State College's WINS Club (Women in Non-traditional Studies--though membership is open to all students) recently raised $354 in bottle and can returns and monetary donations from the campus community and from Immaculate Conception School (ICS) in Wellsville to buy presents for an area family.
ASC staff also donated used clothing and toys for the family. The fourth-, fifth-, and eighth-grade classes at ICS donated food, blankets, and money as well. Additionally, newly formed ASC fraternity, Alpha Rho Kappa, donated children's clothing and money.
More students than shown in the photograph participated in the fund raising activities. Santa's helpers include, left to right: Ilona Kiss, freshman, interior design, Raquette Lake; Tim Johnsen, freshman, architectural technology, Ronkonkoma; Samantha Brooks, freshman, interior design, Little Valley; Ryan Merry, freshman, architectural technology, North Syracuse; Emily Mawer, freshman, architectural technology, Lancaster; Maggie Ball, junior, surveying engineering technology, Cassadaga; Mary Gattie, freshman, architectural technology, Orchard Park; David Knoop, freshman, architectural technology, Fort Plain; Kathy McCarthy, freshman, architectural technology, Orchard Park. Club adviser Joy Carlson, RA, AIA, professor, Computer Imaging and Architectural Engineering Technology Department at ASC, hosted the "elves" and provided the photo.