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Hudson Valley Community College President Addresses Colonie Central High School Students

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, September 3, 2004

WHO: Hudson Valley Community College President Marco J. Silvestri, Ph.D.
WHAT: Dr. Silvestri will offer the keynote address at Colonie Central High School\'s Academic Recognition Night, which will honor more than 400 sophomores, juniors and seniors for their outstanding academic achievement.

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2004


Colonie Central High School Auditorium
Hackett Avenue, Colonie


The event honors all students who have maintained a 90 or higher average as sophomores, juniors and seniors, and seniors who have maintained a 95 average or higher.

Dr. Silvestri was invited to be the keynote speaker at the event because of the strong relationship the college has with Colonie Central High School through Hudson Valley\'s \"College in the High School\" model, which allows high school students to take college level courses - and earn college credit - without leaving their school. Last year, 738 Colonie Central students took College in the High School courses, the most of any high school in the Capital Region. Hudson Valley offers 32 courses at the high school.

Hudson Valley offers college-level courses at 28 other high schools in the region, and last year, 1,763 students took advantage of those courses.