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Esperance Resident Desiray Cisar Honored at Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Desiray Cisar
Desiray Cisar of Esperance, a 2005 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Engineering Science program, was recently honored by the college.

Cisar was one of two students given the George Baker Award, which is awarded annually to outstanding students in the Engineering Science program. Cisar was a dean's list and president's list student while attending the college, and she also was named the most valuable player on the Hudson Valley women's intercollegiate tennis team. She plans on interning with the federal Department of Transportation this summer and will continue her education in civil engineering at the University at Buffalo this fall.

She served as vice president of Project Advance, a club organized to interest female students in science and technology careers, and was president of the Engineering Science Club

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.