Civic Engagement

More than 200 Alfred State students among 500 volunteers for Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany

students cleaning windows during Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany event“We had a much larger turnout this year than we did last year, which is very promising to see,” Perry said. “I felt this year went very well, the weather was absolutely beautiful, registration went quickly for how many people attended, and there were no problems with transporting people to locations.”

In an effort to provide meaningful help through volunteer service and build relationships with community members, around 500 student volunteers from Alfred State, Alfred University, and Houghton College pitched in Saturday for the third annual Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany.

The event coincides with the national Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. CSCA began in October 2012 as a Leadership Allegany project with a vision to develop a countywide day of service involving students from all three Allegany County-based colleges.

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They scare because they care

Students had reached out to the Andover Haunted House Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that raises money for a number of local charities, about their interest in assisting with the haunted house.

Every year during October, the Andover Haunted House serves up frights to a multitude of visitors twice a week, utilizing a variety of props and actors scary enough to make your blood turn to ice and your heart palpitate. While the four-floor haunted Victorian mansion at 5 W. Greenwood St. in Andover might be a popular local attraction, what’s perhaps not as well-known is that some of the actors scaring people silly are Alfred State students in the Emerging Pioneer Leadership Program (EPLP).

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Alfred State Named a Lead Institution in Civic Engagement by National Association

As a participating institution in NASPA’s initiative, Alfred State will continue to encourage students’ civic development through thoughtful community partnerships, engaging leadership opportunities, and democratic participation.

Alfred State has been selected to participate in a national initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement. The college has been named one of nearly 100 colleges and universities in the nation as a Lead Institution by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice for the student affairs profession.

As a participating institution in NASPA’s initiative, Alfred State will continue to encourage students’ civic development through thoughtful community partnerships, engaging leadership opportunities, and democratic participation.

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Alfred State to host Citizen Preparedness Training Program

“We are excited to offer the Citizen Preparedness Training Program,” said Sullivan. “The expertise of our employees is extraordinary, and the more citizens that are trained and educated, the better our communities will be as a result.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan, Alfred Village Mayor Justin Grigg, Allegany County Board of Legislators Chairman Curt Crandall and others are inviting the public to attend an upcoming Citizen Preparedness Training Program.

The free program will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Student Leadership Center at Alfred State, 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred. All participants must register in advance at www.prepare.ny.gov.

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Local Student Wins National Award for Civic Engagement

Kayla FranchinaAlfred State student Kayla Franchina, of Gerry, has recently been named a 2014 recipient of the Newman Civic Fellows Award from Campus Compact for her role in launching Project Prom Dress at Alfred State.

Kayla FranchinaAlfred State student Kayla Franchina, of Gerry, has recently been named a 2014 recipient of the Newman Civic Fellows Award from Campus Compact for her role in launching Project Prom Dress at Alfred State. Kayla is one of less than 200 students in the country being honored this year and the only Alfred State student to ever receive the award.

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Two Western New York Colleges Put Civic Engagement into Action

MLK Jr. Dream Week Day of ServiceOn Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, Alfred State and Alfred University students braved 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 for their annual MLK Jr. Dream Week Day of Service.

Alfred State and Alfred University partnered on a day of community service last weekend in remembrance of a great civic leader

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National Day of Service Unites Local Colleges

Jake Paquette and Kathy Bayus“This day is about providing meaningful assistance to our Allegany County neighbors, helping to meet community needs and build relationships,” said Jonathan Hilsher, Director of Civic Engagement at Alfred State.

Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany Event Brings Three Local Colleges Together for a Day of Giving Back

Now in its second year, the Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany event, held this October as part of the national Make a Difference Day, attracted more than 500 students and volunteers from Alfred State, Alfred University, and Houghton College.

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Alfred State Named Lead Institution in Civic Engagement by National Association

The college has been named one of 70 colleges and universities in the nation as a Lead Institution by NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice for the student affairs profession.

This month, Alfred State was selected to participate in a national initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement. The college has been named one of 70 colleges and universities in the nation as a Lead Institution by NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice for the student affairs profession.

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Unique Residence Hall Competition Launched

“This exciting new program is a way to boost student participation in the many civic engagement, sustainability, and wellness activities we organize on campus,” says Julian Dautremont-Smith, Alfred State’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “It has the potential to really help build a culture of service, health, and environmental responsibility among students.”

Alfred State has cornered the market on student engagement this semester. The college recently kicked off its brand-new, yearlong Pioneer Cup competition, which pits residence halls against each other in a friendly (but fierce) fight to prove their superiority in terms of civic engagement, sustainability, and health and wellness.

"Pay it Forward" seven years strong at Alfred State

Nursing Pay It ForwardThe Alfred State Nursing Department continued its “Pay It Forward” philosophy through the awarding of its seventh annual round of “Pay It Forward” scholarships to Gary Crouse, Hammondsport, NY; John Kozlyuk, Rochester, NY; and Maura Tuffey, Albany, NY. Each recipient received $150 and good wishes from the class of 2005 who first established the scholarship.

The Alfred State Nursing Department continued its “Pay It Forward” philosophy through the awarding of its seventh annual round of “Pay It Forward” scholarships to Gary Crouse, Hammondsport, NY; John Kozlyuk, Rochester, NY; and Maura Tuffey, Albany, NY. Each recipient received $150 and good wishes from the class of 2005 who first established the scholarship. Each scholarship recipient needs to demonstrate an understanding of caring as evidenced by implementing a unique caring project and to reveal insight and sensitivity in the written assignment.

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