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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Hosts
21st Annual Farkouh Field Day
More than 40 children, including members of the campus community and neighbors, attended the 21st annual Farkouh Field Day event on Sept. 20 that was held on Anderson Field. The event featured fun and games for children in grades K to 6 and their families. The event, named for former Rensselaer student Don Farkouh, who organized the first Field Day event in 1989, was primarily organized by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Continuing their community service efforts, the fraternity also held its annual community enrichment dinner and reception, boasting attendance from Rensselaer students, faculty, alumni, staff, and members of the Troy community.

The annual event provides the fraternity members and others with an opportunity to network, foster communication, and discuss potential community service projects, among other things. During the event, the fraternity presented Nicole Stack, assistant director of annual programs at Albany Medical Center and a local Children’s Miracle Network representative, with a check for $800 to support the program. The proceeds were raised from the fraternity’s annual Soccer-A-Thon fundraiser. “Growing your town means getting a higher tax base, but it also leads to a host of other issues like congestion, longer travel times, and inefficiency,” Holguín-Veras said. “Without changing the land-use paradigm, it will be near impossible to slow suburban sprawl. We need to create new ways of incentivizing smart and sustainable growth, rather than just growth.”

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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 3, Number 12, November 6, 2009
©2009 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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