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Hudson Valley's Holiday Food Drive

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, November 18, 2002

Three Hudson Valley Community College entities - the Student Life Committee, the Center for Careers and Employment, and the college's Phi Theta Kappa branch - are currently running a holiday food drive.

From now until Friday, November 22, students are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the Center for Career and Employment, which is located in Room 201 of the Siek Campus Center. Among the popular items that students have donated in the past are: boxes of pasta; jars of sauce; and small canned hams.

Distribution of donated food goods will be coordinated on November 25 and 26 on the first floor of the Campus Center. Any students in need are invited to come to the Campus Center at that time to pick up food.

Founded in 1953, 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 11,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has graduated more than 55,000 students.