The holidays remind us this is the season of giving. All members of SUNY make a concerted effort to volunteer and contribute to their respective campuses and local communities. The 30 Days of Giving campaign highlights students and faculty across all of our 64 campuses who participate in volunteerism and give back to those in need. With over 467,000 students and three million alumni, we want to celebrate the impact the SUNY community has made in all of their unique community service projects. As we learned last year, the byproduct of taking volunteerism to scale is not only building character in our students themselves as they join our over three million alumni, but also to set an example of impact as the nation’s largest university system.
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Student Veteran Club held a bake sale fundraiser which had a surprise visit from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Gillibrand was recently on-campus to tour the College’s Cleanroom and speak to Electrical Technology students. At the end of her visit, she stopped by the bake sale to show her support of local Veterans. She purchased several baked goods to hand out to student and staff bystanders.
The Veterans Club will utilize the funds raised to renovate and maintain the campus Vietnam Memorial.
Glenn is a student assistant in the Office of New Media of the State University of New York. He is an undergraduate economics and political science major at the University at Albany in Albany, NY.