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Hudson Valley Community College Announces Plan For Student Housing

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8083 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, December 20, 2000

Hudson Valley Community College students will have a new housing option available to them this winter at Morrison Manor Apartments, located near the campus on Morrison Avenue in Troy.

"Hudson Valley Community College is already an attractive option for thousands of students across the Capital Region and beyond – our graduates have discovered that a Hudson Valley education is an excellent launching point toward a four-year degree or a rewarding career," said President John L. Buono. "The availability of convenient student housing will only enhance the Hudson Valley experience and serve to make the college even more attractive."

The college has reached an agreement with Michael Klimkewicz, the new owner of the 84-apartment complex, to provide housing for Hudson Valley students. Klimkewicz has renovated and furnished the apartments to make them suitable for student living. He expects that all 84 apartments will house students, and that students from other institutions will occupy apartments not filled by Hudson Valley students.

Klimkewicz has agreed to make the facility available for tours by parents, staff members and prospective students. Klimkewicz also will offer housing as needed for prospective athletes and their coaches.

The apartment complex is across the street from the college's Hy Rosenblum Administration Center on Morrison Avenue.

Klimkewicz, the proprietor of MRK Real Property in Clifton Park, also owns an apartment complex in Johnstown, and he has a similar agreement with Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Business. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.

Hudson Valley Community College is currently accepting registrations for the spring semester, which begins January 16.