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Speaker postpones, but workshop on hunger to continue

Plans have changed for Alfred University’s three-day a focus on community hunger. Enid Borden, a 1972 alumna of Alfred University who is nationally known for her fight to end hunger among the nation’s elderly, was to be an “activist-in-residence” at Alfred University Wednesday-Friday. Her appearance has been postponed, however, because of illness.

A workshop, “Food for Thought: University-Community Collaborations for Access,” will be held as planned, however, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 30.  Invited participants, who include a cross-section of representatives from area service agencies, colleges and universities, will examine the scope of hunger issues among college students; what resources are available to help them; and how to address the issues with a “collaborative and sustainable plan,” said Dr. Nancy Evangelista, dean of the College of Professional Studies and associate provost. 

“We have a great program lined up with community members, representatives from Alfred State College, and faculty, students and staff from Alfred University,” said Evangelista.  “I believe it will be valuable and timely to move ahead with this workshop.”