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Quinn Appointed Cultural Affairs Coordinator at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Lisa Roche (518) 629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Siobhan Quinn of Troy, a well-known performer and arts administrator, has been appointed as the Coordinator of Cultural Affairs at Hudson Valley Community College.

Quinn previously worked at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, most recently as a Community Arts Development Coordinator. Prior to that, she served the Arts Center as a Program Associate and Acting Associate Director of Performing Arts. She also worked at the New York State Association of Museums and served as executive director of both the Historical Society of Saratoga Springs and the Mount Gulian Society and Historic Site in Beacon, New York. She is a graduate of SUNY Albany.

As coordinator of cultural affairs, Quinn will coordinate an annual program of cultural activities and fine arts events and act as a liaison between artists and the college.

"Cultural activities are an integral part of any thriving campus, and Siobhan's appointment comes at a time when we are greatly expanding and enriching cultural programming here at Hudson Valley Community College," said President John L. Buono.

Quinn is currently assisting with the creation of a performing arts endowment fund at Hudson Valley Community College, and is launching a partnership with a new artist in residence, The Players.

Quinn performs across the country with her partner, Ben Murray, and their music is a mix of contemporary and traditional folk and blues. The duo released a highly acclaimed debut CD Two Rivers, last year. Quinn replaces Rosanne Raneri, who is on a one-year leave of absence.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. 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 workforce training.