Students Come Together, Support U.S. Military Abroad
Mar21

Students Come Together, Support U.S. Military Abroad

As part of February’s National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, students in Alfred State’s court reporting curriculum put a personal twist on the typical military care package, taking the time to prepare items exclusively for Alfred State alumni serving overseas. “We were originally going to send our packages to the larger Operation Gratitude non-profit group; however, Sgt. 1st Class William Ernest, who works as a recruiter with...

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Campuses Ranked Among 2014 Top Volunteer-Producing Schools by Peace Corps
Feb18

Campuses Ranked Among 2014 Top Volunteer-Producing Schools by Peace Corps

SUNY students truly embody the Power of SUNY by spreading the spirit of public service not only locally, but all around the world. Our vibrant community of students, faculty and staff commit to volunteerism and community service every year, with over half a million students and three million alumni supporting the missions of volunteer organizations, like the Peace Corps. In its recent list of top volunteer-producing colleges and...

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Two Western New York Colleges Put Civic Engagement Into Action
Feb14

Two Western New York Colleges Put Civic Engagement Into Action

Every year in late January, Alfred State and Alfred University students brave the cold for a good cause—heading out into the community in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy of social justice and civic engagement during the annual MLK Jr. Dream Week Day of Service. “Students served in Alfred, Almond, Belmont, Wellsville, and Hornell,” said Jonathan Hilsher, director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Alfred State....

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SUNY Oneonta Students Drive 200+ Miles for Fundraiser (video)
Feb07

SUNY Oneonta Students Drive 200+ Miles for Fundraiser (video)

Members of the SUNY Oneonta senior class and student emergency squad make an overnight doughnut run to the nearest Krispy Kreme–more than 100 miles away in Clarks Summit, PA,–to bring back a U-Haul full of fresh doughnuts for a fundraiser on the campus quad. Senior class President Jimmy Johnston started the tradition four years ago and it has become one of the college’s most popular club fundraisers, with students,...

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Thousands of Volunteers Work Together on Day of Service
Jan30

Thousands of Volunteers Work Together on Day of Service

The State University of New York kicked off a new partnership with the Governor’s Office and the Office of National and Community Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this week. The partnership will foster volunteerism among SUNY students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The launch, which included a slate of activities and opportunities to volunteer across the state in and around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, was coordinated by the...

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How are you spending Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?
Jan20

How are you spending Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?

Today commemorates a national figure and influential civil rights activist in Martin Luther King Jr. In addition to taking time to reflect on our nation’s history and social movements, this day has become a nationally recognized day of service. With today being a day off for many SUNY students, there are opportunities to take part in annual projects and celebrations on many SUNY campuses and in communities all over New York State,...

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