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Brick Campaign Paves the Way at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, October 27, 2003

Alumni, staff, friends and supporters of Hudson Valley Community College now have the opportunity to have their commitment to the college set in stone.

The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation is selling engraved bricks that will be used to construct a patio and walkway designed to encircle the east wing of the Guenther Enrollment Services Center on the college's campus. The project is scheduled to be dedicated in the spring of 2005.

The bricks are available in two sizes: the four-inch by eight-inch brick is $150, and the eight-inch square brick is $500. The smaller brick can be engraved with a message up to three lines long, with 18 characters per line. The message on the larger brick can be up to four lines long, again with 18 characters per line.

For more information about how to purchase a brick for you or your business or to honor a colleague, friend, favorite professor or loved one, contact the college's Foundation at 629-8012,, or online at

Proceeds from the sale of the bricks will benefit the college through the Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable corporation formed in 1983 to philanthropically support the college's mission. Gifts to the foundation from alumni, businesses, faculty, staff and friends are used to enhance programs, facilities and scholarship opportunities at the college.

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.