Hannah Weaver, a second year Business Administration student at Alfred State College, is a student leader active in building community connections for students and mobilizing efforts to assist those in need. Over the past year, she has organized a campus wide early move-in opportunity for first year students to volunteer and build meaningful connections with the larger community. Hannah has provided leadership to fundraising efforts supporting victims of the recent hurricanes. Currently, she has assumed a significant campus leadership role in helping student organizations engage with the larger community and address significant civic challenges. She has also led successful voter registration drives and recently assumed leadership for student campus voter engagement efforts.
As the Civic Connections Coordinator, I have been able to connect incoming students interested in civic engagement opportunities to organizations in need of volunteers. I was able to make a personal connections with students and place them with non-profit organizations based on their interests. The hope and goal is to build a connection between students, organizations, and community members. I have also provided leadership to fundraisers including one benefit raising 1170 meals for recent hurricane victims. Currently, I provide support to our most civically active student organizations as well as lead voter engagement efforts on campus. In the future, I hope to be able to participate in more community events like Community Action Day, and potentially help plan more community-wide events.