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Hudson Valley Community College Will Expand Student Parking

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8073
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, November 7, 2002

Hudson Valley Community College will add 100 new student parking spaces on campus this fall, and approximately 150 more are scheduled for the spring semester, according to President John Buono.

The college is currently undergoing an expansion of its new student parking lot in front of Brahan Hall and the college library, which will provide approximately 70 new spots for student parking. Access to the lot will be from South Drive.

The college also hopes to add approximately 35 more spots in a lot adjacent to the Bulmer Telecommunications Center. Two of the entrances to the lot off North Drive will be removed to accommodate additional spaces.

More student parking will be installed next year near Cogan Hall on the east end of the campus. Director of the Physical Plant Steve Cowan said approximately 150 more spots will link the lot near to Joseph Bruno Baseball Stadium to the lot adjacent to Williams Road.

"By this time next year, we should have a total of approximately 250 more spaces on campus," Cowan said.

Creighton Manning Associates, an Albany engineering firm, is conducting a comprehensive parking study on campus. The study should give the college a long-term view of its parking needs.

Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Business; as well as an Educational Opportunity Center, offering certificate programs in academic and workforce 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.