Category: Stories from ACE

Bonner Meetings | Highlights From the Semester

In a recent blog post, Bonners were asked to reflect on the trainings they’ve participated in this semester and share what “stuck with them” days or weeks after participating gin the meeting. Here are some of our Bonners’ reflections about the trainings they participated in this semester. During Winter Retreat 2020, Bonners participated in a…
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April 28, 2020 0

Bonner Class of 2020 | A Message From Our Seniors

This year has been full of unexpected changes and has challenged our world to adapt and change to unprecedented situations. The Siena College Bonner Service Leaders have met these challenges with courage and commitment to continue to give their best to everything they do. The Class of 2020 has always been one full of energy,…
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April 28, 2020 0

Bonner Moves Online | Service at Home

After Siena transitioned to online courses due to COVID-19, there was a common feeling of uncertainty among Bonners. It seemed impossible to participate in direct service while we all remained safely in our homes. However, with the adaptability Community Miracles in Action, my site, has continuously shown, I was not worried about our ability to…
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April 28, 2020 0

Serving Together | MLK Day 2020

This year Bonners, NExT Fellows, and VISTAs came together in January to participate in ACE’s annual service day in celebration of Martin Luther King. As part of the day, a group of eight students and two VISTAs visited the New York State branch of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, also called NAMI. One of…
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April 28, 2020 0

Bonner Bonding | Connecting via Social Media and Zoom

Taking on Social Media for the Siena College ACE accounts this semester was exciting yet daunting! It is a really neat experience to be able to manage the social media accounts and come up with new ideas to keep the Bonner and ACE world connected– reaching alumni, current students, community partners, NExT Fellows, VISTAs, and…
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April 28, 2020 0

The Future of Siena Bonner | Recruiting the Class of 2024

One of the reasons why I wanted to be a Program Associate for the Bonner Program was to be able to lead the recruitment process. This is because when I attended my own Accepted Students Day in 2017, I spoke with current Bonners (specifically Andraya and Aedan) at the club fair where they answered all…
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April 28, 2020 0

Current Bonner Spotlight | Michael Averill ’22 & Erin Spence ’22

  We are very excited for two Sophomore Bonners who’s work for the COMD 200 course they took with Dr. Ruth Kassel in connection with the Bonner First Year Trip to West Virginia, which was published in the International Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change. Below are their reflections about this experience.  Sophomore year…
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April 28, 2020 0

Bonner Partner Spotlight | Troy Prep-Siena Writing Center

This past fall, I started my position as the Troy Prep Writing Center Coordinator at Troy Prep High School. When I found out about my new position the summer before school started, I was a bit anxious about being in charge of something this important. Having been in the Peer Tutoring in Writing class with…
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April 28, 2020 0

Alumni Spotlight | Tom Ruhl ’19

I graduated from Siena in May of 2019 with a degree in History Education. A defining feature of my time at Siena was my involvement in the Bonner Service Leaders Program. During my time in Bonner, I served as Program Coordinator for the Trailblazer Program and as a Program Associate for Bonner. I also spent…
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April 27, 2020 1

Bonner Bonding | Pumpkins, Costumes, and Dinner Galore!

Bonner Love was strong this semester! We came together to paint pumpkins, dressed up for a Halloween costume contest, and shared what we’re thankful for at the annual Bonner Thanksgiving dinner. In October Bonners came together to paint pumpkins at the More House. We had a variety of different small, large, orange, and white pumpkins…
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December 20, 2019 0