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Troy Resident Cristina Kohlhofer Honored at Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, June 20, 2005

Cristina Kohlhofer
Cristina Kohlhofer of Troy, a 2005 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Engineering Science program, was recently honored by the college.

She was given the Garnett D. Baltimore Award. She plans to continue her education in the industrial engineering program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Kohlhofer served as vice president of the Student Senate and was president of the Foreign Language and Culture Club. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students at two-year colleges. Kohlhofer also served as a Spanish tutor and lab assistant in the college's Language Lab. She was one of five recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.

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.