Greg Altman (Siena 2018 / AMC 2022), was recognized as the 2019 Emerging Leader of the Year by Double H Ranch! … More Emerging Leader of the Year!
Following months of anticipation and preparation, the time had finally come. I was standing in the middle of Boston Logan International Airport about to depart for the journey of a lifetime. And then the thought hit me: This was the last time that I would see my family and be in the comfort of my … More The Adventure of a Lifetime: Studying Abroad in Austria
The horizon stretched between green and pink, sealing Haitian nature and the world’s setting sun together. Wind carried children’s laughter with sounds from the river lazily turning below us. “Bèl anpil,” I would try to describe in broken Creole, gesturing to the mountains wrapping around us. Very beautiful. Little Woodneiby’s on my shoulders, and all … More Pink and Green Adventures in Fontaine, Haiti
I can still recall the feeling of shock that I felt upon my arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal this past summer. As we made our way along the bumpy dirt roads heading south of the city to a small village named Lele, I took in my first glimpses of life in Nepal.
Every act of love is an act of peace, no matter how small. A few days into my summer of service trip, my phone lit up with a CNN update, “Multiple explosions rip through Syria and Yemen. 48 dead.” A few days later, “4 killed by Islamist attackers in Kazakhstan. Weeks later, “53 dead … More “Every act of love is an act of peace, no matter how small:” Summer of Service 2016 Reflection from Kokata, India
With the end of August soon arriving, everyone knows that it is almost time for a new freshman class of the program to arrive at Siena! In keeping with tradition, a rising Sophomore (Aidan Sullivan) has written a welcome letter to the incoming freshman class preceding their arrival: Welcome to the Siena/AMC family! I am so incredibly … More “Welcome to the Siena-AMC family!”
(Above) Proteins imaged by Divya this summer. Her research with Dr. Daniel Moriarty, Ph.D. involves identifying natural compounds that prevent the formation of protein aggregates in the body. In the early 1920s, Dr. Frederick Banting, through his groundbreaking medical discovery of insulin, completely altered the fate of millions of diabetics. As financiers rushed to Dr. Banting … More Sun, Fun, and…Proteins? A Siena Summer Research Scholar Experience
Jessica Calderone (Siena College Class of 2017, Albany Medical College Class of 2021) recently returned from her 6-week Summer of Service to a village called Bliss near Tacloban City of the Philippines. During her six weeks, she volunteered in a government women’s shelter that serves as a safe haven for survivors of domestic abuse, sex … More Greetings from Heaven: Philippines Summer of Service 2016
The Siena-AMC’s Summer of Service is a unique cornerstone of the program that not only champions but expands perspective on the awesomeness and importance of human connection. Widely anticipated by students, the opportunity represents the program’s focus on nurturing kindness, compassion, open-mindedness, and appreciation for diversity. For six to ten weeks, students live and serve in an underprivileged community. The first Summer … More “It’s Finally HERE!” 2016 First Summer of Service Destinations
This April, the Siena-AMC program held its annual Spring into Science event for elementary school and middle school-aged children from across the Albany area. The event is a chance for all class years of the program to get involved by designing a mystery for local elementary school and middle school-aged children to solve using basic … More Minion Mysteries: Spring Into Science 2016