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Campus Volunteers Give Back During Student Affairs’ Annual Confab

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 24, 2016) – On Friday, the University at Albany Division of Student Affairs hosted its fifth annual end of the year culmination – known as Confab.

As part of the day-long event, nearly 90 campus participants volunteered at four different locations within the City of Albany. They included:

  • Ronald McDonald House - 139 S Lake Ave.
  • Capital City Rescue Mission – 259 S. Pearl Street
  • Upper Lincoln Park – Corner of Delaware Ave. and Morton Ave.
  • Livingston Park – Intersection of Livingston Ave. and N Lake Ave.

UAlbany’s Confab gathers staff in Student Affairs’ 12 departments to interact, and collaborate, following each spring semester. It presents an opportunity for both personal and professional growth.

“For the fifth straight year, our end-of-year Confab reconnected colleagues from across the division, and helped us reflect on another productive year,” said Mike Christakis, UAlbany vice president for student affairs. “It also allowed staff to participate in community service work; modeling the type of outreach we want our students to engage in while at UAlbany."

Since its inception, Confab has included a service component. Two years ago, the group built children’s bikes for Trinity Alliance, a non-profit committed to improving Albany neighborhoods. Last year, each staff member planted their own herb garden.

View more of UAlbany’s 2016 Confab on Tagboard. You can also learn about the Division of Student Affairs here.

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