Alfred State Students Adopt a Highway Group
Alfred State students are doers, not bystanders. In fact, last year alone, more than 2,000 of this college of technology’s students contributed more than 46,000 hours of service, civic leadership, and workforce-ready knowledge to communities in need. And this August, the college was selected to participate in a national initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement for the second consecutive year.
Alfred State has been named one of just 70 colleges and universities in the nation designated Lead Institutions by NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice for the student affairs profession.
Caryl M. Stern, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, received her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta in 1978. She went on to receive her master’s degree at Western Illinois University and doctorate in education at Loyola University Chicago.
She joined the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in 2006 as COO and assumed her current position as President and CEO in 2007. Before this, she served as the COO and Senior Associate National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Dean of Students at Polytechnic University in New York.
She is the author of I Believe in Zero: Learning From The World’s Children (to be released in Fall 2013), and co-author of Hate-Hurts: How Children Learn and Unlearn Prejudice (2000) and Future Perfect: A model for Professional Development (1987).
She is the recipient of many awards, including most recently the 2012 Leading Lights Award from the National Multicultural Institute and FutureWork Institute. In 2009, Stern was named “Outstanding Alumna” by her alma-mater and received the Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Alumna Award.
Stern is a prime example of the strength of the vibrant community within the Power of SUNY.
Every year, over 800,000 guests walk through the entrance gates of the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse. They come to gaze in amazement at the massive butter sculpture, listen to talented musical artists from across the globe, feel the excitement of rides, and smell the fresh scent of livestock that will be judged, raced, or otherwise raised to help support New York’s economy.
SUNY is committed to helping educate New Yorkers so that we may all grow and prosper together. To help further this mission, SUNY is again “attending” The Great New York State Fair! SUNY campuses will be showcased throughout the week to help teams of SUNY representatives educate and assist New Yorkers with their education goals. Some specific campuses, like SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and SUNY Cobleskill, host larger exhibits every year in order to best tell their story to fair attendees.
So, with so much going on and even more to discover, we have put together Eight Great Reasons to Attend The Great New York State Fair!
“A single leaf provides no shade.”
That is the theme of Alfred State‘s “Pay It Forward” campaign where students practice helping others, expecting that each of those beneficiaries will go on to help three more people. The idea behind the single leaf is very similar to the principle of SUNY’s systemness – the sum of a system (or, society) is greater than its individual parts. At Alfred State, the students hold close that working together will achieve greater results for the entire community.
Whether that community is Alfred, Sandy Hook, or the entire planet, Alfred State is moving kindness forward through this innovative campaign.
In the spirit of the Power of SUNY, Cayuga Community College‘s commitment to impacting New York is clear. Among the College’s many organizational partners, like AmeriCorps, is Calvary Food Pantry, an Auburn, NY food pantry. Recent Cayuga Community College graduate Ed Onori has capitalized on his computer science skills adopted at the college to help the pantry excel in its mission — and ultimately serve over 10,000 meals every month to the Central New York community.
Lately, the pantry has witnessed an increase in their service level to meet the needs of their community. The evolving demand naturally calls for innovative solutions. In this case, Nancy Sheffield, executive director of Calvary Food Pantry, saw a need for a database to move toward a digital record-keeping system. Calvary applied for and received a $10,000 grant for building their own technological capacity, which included equipment and labor.