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Albany Duo Wins DAV Scholarships

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, January 27, 2003

Hudson Valley Community College students Patrick Dewane and Nichole Nichols, both of Albany, recently were honored with the Fall 2002 Reverend Francis A. Kelley Chapter No. 38 Disabled American Veterans (DAV) scholarship. Willie Hammett, Hudson Valley's vice president for student services, presented each of the Nursing students with a check for $500 in a January 17 ceremony.

The DAV scholarships, made possible by a Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany scholarship fund, provide financial assistance to students enrolled in Hudson Valley programs that provide training in nursing and/or health-related professions. The award is renewable for each term in which the recipient maintains at least a 3.0 grade point average.

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.