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Hudson Valley Awards Second Chance Scholarships

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


Thirty-six Hudson Valley Community College students recently received Second Chance scholarships, which provide financial support to students who are attempting to complete a degree program in spite of hardships. The awards are incentive-based, and the amount each student receives is based upon academic performance. The scholarships range from $500 to $1,500 per semester and there is a $250 bonus for students carrying a 4.0 grade point average.

The following students received Second Chance scholarships this semester:

  • Albany residents Charles Armendola, Brigid Asante, Michael Barber, Muhammad Basheer, Boisey Caldwell, Paul Culpepper, Patrick Deware, Abdulhaleem Fareh, Brenda Gordon, Sean Grady, Walter Hamilton, Kanaan Harris, Daquetta Jones, Arnel Kelly, Adriennie Nicholson, Edwin Oritz and Allison Sidahmed;
  • Otis Bridgeforth, Stephen Carter and Ramon Restituyo of Troy;
  • Jacqueline Clark and My Duong of Guilderland;
  • Tameeka Jones and Earther Quinones of East Greenbush;
  • Lisa Boisseau and Judith Dion of Saratoga Springs;
  • Christina Barber of North Chatham;
  • Kelly Benson of Rensselaer;
  • Kasline Fleuretin of Latham;
  • Sunanda Panicker of Menands;
  • Jennafer Ramsey of Pittsfield;
  • Julie Morgan Rock of Cohoes;
  • Michelle Tummillo of Saugerties;
  • Sharon Vaneziale of Glens Falls;
  • Angela Wachunas of Clifton Park;
  • and Dale Wildman of Schenectady.

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.