Reflections from ACE

Scouts Around the World

When I interviewed for the Bonner Service Leaders Program at Siena during my senior year of High School, I learned about the Global Service Internship for the first time. Being able to spend five weeks doing service abroad was enticing and was one of the reasons I joined the program. Fast forward to three years…
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April 30, 2018 0

Making Change Through Policy

My experience with the Community Policy Institute (CPI) has been educational and inspiring. When I first entered CPI, I was unaware of what path I wanted to go down and where my talents really lay. However, after being in this fellowship for four semesters, I have gained an immense amount of skills, from writing to…
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April 25, 2018 0

From one ACE to another!

Can’t Escape ACE: From the Center for Academic Community Engagement to the Alliance for Catholic Education               Felicia Comuniello (’17) earned her B.A in Sociology, along with the Certificate in Community Development last spring. Throughout Felicia’s undergraduate career, the Bonner Service Leader program played a large role in her daily life,…
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April 23, 2018 0

BILDing a Better Future

When I was in the seventh grade, I unexpectedly fell into a child modeling gig in Manhattan. My mom would take me out of school early about three times a week around sixth period and we would take the Poughkeepsie train down to Grand Central Station. As I expected from what I had learned from…
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April 16, 2018 0

Follow Your Passion

Passion is important when serving others. What is one social issue area that you are most passionate about? Explain why it is so meaningful to you. What are two goals you can accomplish in 2018 that help push towards justice and equality in that issue area?


April 15, 2018 36

Building a Case for Justice

I have been fortunate to serve the last three years as the Bonner Service Leader at the District Attorney of Albany’s Office in some capacity. This year I am at the main office serving alongside Victim Witness Specialist, Amanda Kyle-Sprague, in the Crime Victim’s Unit. Here I am able to engage in court observations, learn…
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April 2, 2018 0

Leading Change

It is evident that as Bonners we must learn how to be both effective leaders and members of a team. Please highlight a project you are working on at your site this semester that you have either taken the lead on or worked on as part of a team. How can you transfer the skills you…
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March 19, 2018 37

Managing Stress

With midterms coming up, the campus can seem to be more stressful than usual. In order to get ahead of the bad vibes, please reflect on some of the positive moments you’ve had over the past few weeks. What are some highlights for you in the past month? In your service Professionally With your academics


February 21, 2018 37

National Time Management Month

Who needs Valentine’s Day and Chocolate when all throughout February we can celebrate National Time Management Month? In order to honor this month, please explore the following questions: What is your main method of time management? When scheduling conflicts come up, how do you deal with them? What do you do if you do not…
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February 5, 2018 40

New Year, New Me

As we are beginning the new semester and new year there are a lot of changes in the mix, whether that be academically, socially, or even just personally. Take some time and reflect on what your goals are for the upcoming year and what changes you want to put into place. What is your goal…
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