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West Sand Lake Resident George Brooks III Honored by Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, June 5, 2006

George Brooks III
George Brooks III of West Sand Lake, a 2006 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Physical Education program, was recently honored by the college.

Brooks received the Transfer Excellence Award. He was named to the Dean’s List in 2004 and 2005.

He teaches seventh- and eighth-grade Catholic Youth Organization basketball at St. Henry’s Church in Averill Park. Brooks plans to transfer to Sage College of Albany’s Physical Education program.

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.