“To me, the biggest achievement we can have as educators is to see the students walk across that stage and then become productive members of society,” Bensley said. “Just knowing that we are preparing them to do that, that’s the biggest honor we can have as educators.”
As 2019 comes to a close, Alfred State College (ASC) is taking a look back at some of its biggest stories from the year.
Danielle Green, an assistant professor in Alfred State’s Business Department, noted that she will be donating her time in January during the evenings to instruct a basic training course to prospective students.
The gifts were received with many thanks from the children and the youth center staff, who look forward to continuing this relationship into 2020.
This program is set to take place July 11 through Aug. 7 and is open to students in grades eight through 12 throughout New York State.
From lasting friendships, to a terrific hands-on education, to competing in once-in-a-lifetime archery events, it’s no wonder that Trystan considers his Alfred State experience to be “one of the greatest times of my life.”
The event featured giveaways, free food, and activities such as a coloring station, do-it-yourself sugar scrubs, and aromatherapy.
Throughout the day, Alfred State held some fun events to coincide with the Day of Giving, including games, cookie decorating, and the inaugural faculty and staff spelling bee showdown, which raised more than $2,700.
Hayano, an interdisciplinary studies major from Osaka, Japan, was able to attend the event because she was named a Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow for 2019-20.
Students in the building trades: building construction; masonry; heavy equipment operations; electrical construction and maintenance electrician; and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) programs all had a hand in the construction.