Hudson Valley Offers A Smart Start
Foley (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, July 23, 2002
The Learning Assistance Center at Hudson Valley
Community College is offering a free three-week summer program, called the Smart
Start program, to incoming students who need to brush up on their academic
skills before the fall semester begins on August 26.
The Smart Start program is designed for students who may
lack confidence about their preparedness for college. Learning Assistance Center
faculty will review basic academic skills and introduce students to campus
Smart Start classes will be held at Hudson Valley from
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday for three weeks beginning August
5. An optional study group also will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. on each day that
classes are held. The program will include writing and math classes, as well as
a daily study skills workshop and orientation to specific campus services.
Interested students must be admitted to the college and
have a schedule made for the fall semester to be eligible to participate. If you
are interested in making a Smart Start, call Charmaine Darmetko at 629-7255.
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.