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West Sand Lake Resident Alicia Martino Honored with Early Childhood Award at Hudson Valley \"Photo

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, July 12, 2004

Alicia Martino

Alicia Martino of West Sand Lake, a 2004 honors graduate of the Early Childhood program at Hudson Valley Community College, recently received the Early Childhood Club Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Martino, who made the Dean's List for all of her four semesters at Hudson Valley, plans to study early childhood education at The College of Saint Rose this fall.

She also works with seventh and eighth graders at the Robert C. Parker School in Wynantskill, and volunteers at local nursing homes.

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 nearly 60,000 alumni.