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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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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30 Days of Giving 2013: Taking Volunteerism to Scale
Nov26

30 Days of Giving 2013: Taking Volunteerism to Scale

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...

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A National Day of Service Unites Three Colleges
Nov22

A National Day of Service Unites Three Colleges

Now in its second year, the Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany event, held this October in Allegany County as part of the national Make a Difference Day, attracted more than 500 students and volunteers from Alfred State, Alfred University, and Houghton College. Groups spread out across Allegany County to lend a hand raking leaves, winterizing buildings, and performing other needed community service projects. “This day is about...

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Alfred State Takes the Lead in Civic Engagement
Sep05

Alfred State Takes the Lead in Civic Engagement

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...

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7 Years of “Paying it Forward” Affects Communities Across Northeast
Aug02

7 Years of “Paying it Forward” Affects Communities Across Northeast

“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,...

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7 ways to foster civic engagement this semester
Feb07

7 ways to foster civic engagement this semester

To Learn. To Search. To Serve.  There is, perhaps, no better way to envision the ideals etched in the SUNY seal than to discuss the vibrant citizenship of SUNY students, faculty, and staff.  Civic engagement suggests an intentional focus on one’s social and political responsibilities stemming from a deep understanding of how citizens convene using democratic principles to imagine a fairer, smarter, and better world.  Many SUNY...

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