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Latham Resident Jasmeet Dhamija Honored at Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, June 6, 2005

Jasmeet Dhamija
Jasmeet Dhamija of Latham, a 2005 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Engineering Science program, was recently honored by the college.

She was honored with the Joseph J. Smith RPI Medal and the Thomas J. Watson Scholars Award. She plans to continue her education in the Computer Science program at the University at Albany. The awards were handed out at the Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Honors Convocation held last month.

Dhamija, who was named to the National Dean's List, also served as the president of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students at two-year colleges. She is a volunteer at Capital District Gurudwara and has also been the recipient of the Warren Joscelyn Mathematics Award at the college.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: 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 more than 60,000 alumni.