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CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Anthony Kossmann
Anthony Kossmann of Altamont has been named chairman of Hudson Valley Community College’s Department of Automotive, Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies.

Kossmann has been employed at Hudson Valley for the past 14 years. He has taught a vast array of courses in the four Automotive Department programs: Automotive Technical Services, Auto Body Repair, the DaimlerChryler College Automotive Program and the General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program.

Kossmann is a graduate of SUNY Delhi and SUNY Oswego, having earned a bachelor’s degree in Vocational Education. He is currently enrolled in the University at Buffalo master’s program in Adult Continuing Education.

Kossmann has extensive management experience, including more than 15 years in the automotive retail and service field. He also has served as vice president of the Hudson Valley Community College Faculty Association.

Kossmann and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 25 years and they have one son, Nickolas. They reside in Altamont where Kossmann currently serves as the president of the Altamont Free Library.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.