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Watervliet Resident Jill Akins Honored by Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Jill Akins
Jill Akins of Watervliet, a 2006 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Dental Hygiene program, was recently honored by the college.

Akins received the Dentsply Award for Student Excellence in Periodontal Co-therapy. She also was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List in 2004 and 2005.

Akins plans to work as a registered dental hygienist.

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.