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Distinguished Alumnus Award Luncheon To Be Held In honor of John Scarchilli \'74

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, May 19, 2003

What: John M. Scarchilli, chief executive officer of Pioneer Savings Bank, will be presented with Hudson Valley Community College's Distinguished Alumnus Award.

When: Noon on Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Where: Bulmer Telecommunications Center

Why: A 1974 graduate of Hudson Valley, John M. Scarchilli is a lifelong Capital Region resident. He joined Pioneer Savings Bank in 1977 and in addition to serving as CEO, he serves on numerous community boards. He also is director of Community Bankers Association of New York State and director of America's Community Bankers.

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.