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Middleburgh Resident Matthew Coltrain Honored at Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

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

Matthew Coltrain

Matthew Coltrain of Middleburgh, a 2004 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Mortuary Science program, recently was honored by the college.

Coltrain received the Capital District Funeral Directors Association Award for Excellence in Funeral Service. The award is given to an outstanding student in the college's Mortuary Science program.

Coltrain is currently serving a one-year apprenticeship at the Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home in Middleburgh.

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.