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Hudson Valley Community College to Host Open House on Saturday, November 13

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, November 1, 2004

Hudson Valley Community College will host an open house for prospective students and their families beginning at 9 a.m. sharp in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Lobby on Saturday, Nov. 13.

The event will showcase all the college has to offer, including more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business, Engineering and Industrial Technologies, Health Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences. Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from academic programs, admissions, athletics, financial aid and student services.

Prospective students also will learn about dozens of scholarship opportunities at the college, including 20 new Presidential Honors Scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors (Class of 2005) applying for admission to either the School of Business or School of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the Fall 2005 semester.

Students eligible for the Presidential Honors Scholarships must have a minimum SAT score of 1200 and a high school average of at least 90. Once awarded, the scholarship is renewable for a student's second year, as long he or she maintains a grade point average of 3.25 or better. For more information, visit and click on Scholarship Program.

The Open House, which runs until 1 p.m., also will feature campus tours and refreshments. For more information or to register, call (518) 629-7309 or send an e-mail to

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 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 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.