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Hudson Valley Community College will host a Kwanzaa 2000 Celebration on Monday, December 4

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, November 30, 2000

An African American celebration, Kwanzaa is a cultural happening rather than a religious event. Hudson Valley students, faculty and staff will participate in the Kwanzaa 2000 Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the college's campus center.

     African American vendors will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first floor of the campus center. Hudson Valley students will lead "Expressions of Celebration" from noon to 1 p.m. There will be a panel discussion, offering conversations on seasonal celebrations from various cultures, from 1 to 2 p.m. From 2 to 4 p.m., the festivities will move to the Faculty Staff Cafeteria on the campus center's second floor, ending with African American foods and deserts.

     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 Community College has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.