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Baseball in Rensselaer County Is Topic for Center for Creative Retirement Course

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, April 15, 2005

Hudson Valley Community College's Center for Creative Retirement will present "Root for the Home Team: Baseball in Rensselaer County," a three-session course that explores the rich history of "our national pastime" in Rensselaer County.

The program is offered in conjunction with the Rensselaer County Historical Society, which is currently displaying an exhibit of Rensselaer County baseball memorabilia. The course will be held Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., beginning May 13 and ending May 27.

The cost is $19. For more information, contact the college's Office of Community and Professional Education at 629-7339.

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