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Open House at Hudson Valley Community College's Albany Extension Center To Mark First Anniversary

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Prospective students are invited to join Hudson Valley Community College President John Buono and Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings as they mark the first anniversary of the college's Albany Extension Center at 175 Central Avenue, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 30.

Representatives from the college's admissions, continuing education and financial aid offices will be on hand to answer questions and talk to prospective students. The college and the city will be celebrating the completion of a full year of classes offered at the 175 Central Avenue Extension Center. The college currently has four classrooms and a dedicated computer lab on the fourth floor of the Hauf Building at 175 Central Avenue. Approximately 200 students have taken courses at the extension center since its opening.

"A little more than a year ago, Mayor Jennings and I announced a plan that would bring an extension site for Hudson Valley Community College into the heart of Albany," said President Buono. "We want to celebrate that first year, and to once again invite city residents to check us out here at 175 Central Avenue."

Hudson Valley offers a variety of college-level courses for credit during the day and evening, and, in addition, the college's Workforce Development Institute offers business training at the 175 Central Avenue Extension Center. The college also coordinates GED courses at 175 Central Avenue.

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.