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Palmara Named New English Department Chairperson at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, August 25, 2003

\"ImageDr. Maria Palmara of Albany has been appointed chairperson of the English, Modern Languages, and English as a Second Language department at Hudson Valley Community College.

Palmara has been at the college since 1992 and has taught a variety of courses for the department, including writing, literature, and English as a Second Language.

Palmara earned a Ph.D. in English and an M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from The University at Albany and a bachelor\'s degree in English from SUNY New Paltz. In 1987, while on a Fulbright at Uladag University in Bursa, Turkey, she coordinated the writing program and taught English as a Foreign Language Teaching Methodology.

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 Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students each year.