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Hudson Valley's President To Dress As Santa Claus For Children

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 210-4161

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, December 12, 2001

TROY, NY - Hudson Valley Community College President John Buono, dressed as Santa Claus, will visit the college's child care center.

WHEN:9:30 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2001.

WHERE:Viking Child Care Center, Hudson Valley Community College, Williams Road, Troy NY.

WHAT:Beginning at 9:30 a.m., Hudson Valley President John Buono, who will be dressed as Santa Claus, will visit each classroom in the Vikings Child Care Center. He will share cookies with the children.

WHY: The new Viking Child Care Center, for which a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in September, allows student-parents and community families to work and/or attend college while having their children cared for in a safe, nurturing environment. A state-of-the-art facility featuring 16,000-square feet, the center provides care for up to 118 children ages six weeks to five years.