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Nassau Resident Stacey O’Neil Honored at Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, July 3, 2006

Stacey O’Neil
Stacey O’Neil of Nassau, a 2006 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Dental Hygiene program, was recently honored by the college.

O’Neil received the Colgate Star Professional Award, which annually goes to an outstanding student in the college’s Dental Hygiene program. A President’s List and Dean’s List student at Hudson Valley, She hopes to possibly return to Hudson Valley to teach on the Dental Hygiene faculty.

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.