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Albany Resident Patrick J. Dewane Jr.Honored at Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

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

Patrick J. Dewane Jr.

Patrick J. Dewane Jr. of Albany, a 2004 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Nursing program, recently was honored by the college.

Dewane, a Dean's List and President's List student, was the recipient of the Nursing Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement. .

He will begin his nursing career at St. Peter's Hospital and eventually hopes to pursue his bachelor's degree in nursing.

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.