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East Greenbush Resident Named Department Chair for Math/Science and Engineering Science at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, May 5, 2006

Cherie Pash-Corr
Cherie Pash-Corr of East Greenbush has been named department chairperson of Hudson Valley Community College’s Department of Mathematics and Engineering Science.

She was named interim department chairperson in August 2005. The Mathematics and Engineering Science Department oversees two separate degree programs: the Liberal Arts and Science-Mathematics and Science degree and the Engineering Science degree.

Graduates of these two programs often transfer to four-year programs at the University at Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Clarkson and other top baccalaureate institutions. The department annually graduates approximately 50 students and serves hundreds of others enrolled in the college’s other academic programs.

Pash-Corr first joined Hudson Valley as an adjunct instructor of mathematics in 1975 while teaching in the Tamarac schools. She became a full-time mathematics instructor at the college in 1979, and was promoted to professor in 1997. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics at UAlbany. She is an active member of the New York State Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.

Known as an innovator in distance learning, she has taught via the Web and through interactive television, in addition to the traditional classroom. She has been recognized through numerous accolades, including the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, one of the State University’s highest teaching honors.

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.