Many, if not all of us, have gone to the Advisement Services Center at least once. Advisors work with undergraduate students to assist them with any concerns they may have. Students come in to discuss particular major academic pathways, to connect with other resources on campus, or get help navigating a difficult situation.
Michael Geroux, an advisor that's been with the University at Albany's Advisement Services Center since 2013, advises students to be as proactive as possible and always seek the help they need. Regular meetings with an advisor can really help out a struggling student.
In addition to getting advice about any concerns, the Advisement Services Center is also home to two donations boxes. These two boxes represent MASH's partnership with the Advisory Center in raising clothes and canned goods to donate to various non-profit organizations. MASH tables to raise donations, but now people have a set place to donate to in case they missed the tables. This partnership started to accommodate busy students that want to donate but don't have the time.
Tiran, MASH's founder, started this project with the help of Geroux who also happens to be his former advisor. "I personally love collaborating with MASH, one because the founder was one of my students, and two, we are an office of advising professionals who continually give back to the UAlbany community, so to establish a partnership with MASH really helps us have a greater effect", said Geroux.
Now, anyone can go and place items in the designated boxes and help give back to the community. One of the boxes is for clothes and the other is for canned good. MASH has donated the clothes to the Capital City Rescue Mission which gives homeless people a shelter. The canned goods are donated to The Food Pantries. We hope to continue raising donations and help more local organizations!
If you are interested or know of someone that's interested in donating, you can simply walk into the Advisement Services Center, during operating hours, and drop your donations off in the boxes!
If you have too many items to carry, feel free to contact us and we will arrange a way to get your donations.