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Slingerlands Resident Debra Erhart Honored at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Debra Erhart of Slingerlands, a 2005 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Dental Hygiene program, was recently honored by the college.

Erhart received the Oral B Excellence in Chairside Education Award and the Dental Hygiene Memorial Scholarship. The awards are given to a graduating senior who has excelled both academically and clinically, especially in the area of educating patients.

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.