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Hudson Valley Community College Announces Fall Credit-Free Courses

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, August 5, 2005

Try the Japanese healing art of Reiki; join a class for beginning adult ice skaters; explore your muse with a songwriting workshop. This fall, dozens of new credit-free courses will be offered by Hudson Valley Community College's Office of Community and Professional Education.

The courses include recreational and special interest topics as well as programs for professionals and classes related to personal growth and enrichment. New courses this fall include "Documentary Photography," "Adult Fitness and Weight Control," "Natural Skin Care," "Reiki," "The ABCs of Substitute Teaching" and "Songwriting Workshop."

The college's Center for Creative Retirement also returns this fall with a slate of courses and workshops on topics as diverse as birding and Southwestern pottery.

Registration begins Monday, August 8.

For more information, or to receive a Fall 2005 credit-free course catalog, call 629-7339. Course schedules are also available at

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.