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Niskayuna Resident Yulia Syrkina Honored With Dental Hygiene Award at Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

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

Yulia Syrkina

Yulia Syrkina of Niskayuna, a 2004 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Dental Hygiene program, recently was honored by the college.

Syrkina was awarded the Senior Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Award, which is given to a graduating Dental Hygiene student who has embraced the philosophy of professionalism and demonstrates a commitment to patient-centered care.

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.