Swanick Recognized For Technology Contributions
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or
Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, May 10, 2002
Longtime Hudson Valley Community College employee
and Brunswick resident Bob Swanick was recently honored by President John Buono.
Swanick, an Admissions counselor who began his Hudson Valley career in 1989, was
presented with a recognition award at the college's "An Evening of Technology,"
an event that focused on Hudson Valley's many relationships with technology
"We wouldn't be here if it weren't for Bob Swanick's
hard work," Buono told an audience of about 100 people, including high school
technology teachers and guidance counselors, and representatives from The
College of Saint Rose, Project Lead The Way, and the Chief Executives Network
for Capital Region Manufacturing. "So many of our technology graduates, who have
gone on to rewarding technology careers, got their start because of Bob's
knowledge and enthusiasm. He is a true proponent of technology, and he truly
cares about encouraging young people to pursue technology careers."
Currently, Swanick recruits students for Hudson
Valley's School of Engineering & Industrial Technologies, visiting high
schools and trade schools all throughout the Northeast. Prior to coming to the
college, Swanick spent 35 years as a technology teacher, coach and high school
principal, working for Tamarac High School and Lansingburgh High School. He
holds a bachelor's degree from SUNY Oswego and a master's degree from UAlbany.
Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50
degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and
Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and
Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center
offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30
community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an
enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in
distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.