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Grafton Resident Caitlin Durnin Honored With George Baker Award at Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, July 9, 2004

Caitlin Durnin

Caitlin Durnin of Grafton, a 2004 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Engineering Science program, recently was honored with the George Baker Award.

The award was named for George Baker, the first department chairman of the Engineering Science and Math/Science Department at Hudson Valley Community College. Baker became a member of the faculty in 1955 and served as department chair from 1966 to 1983.

Durnin, a Presidential Scholar at Hudson Valley, plans to study chemical engineering at Clarkson University.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College 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. The college has nearly 60,000 alumni.