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Former Assemblyman Arthur Eve To Speak at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, February 10, 2003

Arthur O. Eve, who retired from the New York State Assembly in 2002 after serving 36 years, will discuss the role of education for disadvantaged students as a part of Hudson Valley Community College's Voices: A Library Lectures Series. Eve's presentation, entitled "Celebrating Dr. King's Dream: Education is the Key," will be in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium on Thursday, February 13 at noon. Admission is free.

During his tenure, Assemblyman Eve was actively involved in establishing education programs for disadvantaged students. In 1967, he spearheaded an effort that secured funding for the SEEK/Educational Opportunity Program. He also initiated legislation for the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP), the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), the Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarships, and the Health Care Professional Opportunity Scholarships.

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; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.