Reflections from ACE

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

2019-2020 Bonner Reflection

The 2019-2020 academic year is almost complete- and what a year it’s been! How have you grown as a result of your engagement with Bonner? What has been the biggest highlight personally? What is your best service or Bonner memory? How would you answer the question- What does Bonner mean to you? Upload a picture…
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April 16, 2020 52

Trainings that Stick

Think about the trainings you’ve participated in thus far this semester. Which training has stuck with you days or weeks after participating in it? Why? How can or have you been able to transfer it beyond the seminar room?  


April 1, 2020 49

What do you love about your team?

The best teams are those that have fun together. What do you love most about your site team (Bonners, staff at your site) and your Bonner family? How do they support you? And how do you support them?  


March 16, 2020 52

Reflecting on Campus Speakers

At the end of February, two distinguished speakers came to campus – environmentalist and activist Winona LaDuke and UAlbany psychologist and professor Alex L. Pieterse, Ph.D. All Bonners attended one or both of these sessions. To reflect on the event, please respond to the following questions: Which campus speaker did you attend? What was your…
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March 8, 2020 37

Using Harm Reduction Techniques

At the 2/19 Bonner Meeting we focused on Harm Reduction. Respond to each of the questions below based on the seminar. What is one thing you learned in our Harm Reduction training? How can these techniques be transferred to other parts of your life (at your site, role on campus, future professional career, etc.)? What…
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February 17, 2020 62

Recognizing Black History Month

Saturday, January 25th we convened as a community to recognize and honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a day of service. February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month. Throughout history, there have been black #AgentsofChange advocating and working to secure equal rights and fair treatment of African…
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February 2, 2020 57

New Beginnings

It’s the start of a new year and a new semester and we have just completed Winter Retreat 2020 which focused on embracing difference and creating the BeLOVEd community. How are you going to use this fresh, new start to work towards a new goal? Set a goal for how you will continue the work…
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January 23, 2020 56