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Latham Resident Susan Cortesi Honored at Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, June 19, 2006

Susan Cortesi
Susan Cortesi of Latham, a 2006 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Fine Arts program, was recently honored by the college.

Cortesi received the award for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Service in the Fine Arts Program. She was a President\'s List student while at Hudson Valley and completed her studies with a 4.0 grade point average. A member of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students at two-year colleges, she also had work included in the 2005 Best of SUNY student art exhibition.

Cortesi plans to continue her studies in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University at Albany.

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.