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Hudson Valley Community College Scholars Earn "Who's Who" Nod

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, February 1, 2001

On Monday, February 12, Hudson Valley Community College president John Buono will present certificates to 48 Hudson Valley Community College scholars who were recently honored with "Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges" status. The ceremony will take place in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium beginning at 2 p.m.

Since 1966, "Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges" has complimented the aims of higher education by recognizing and rewarding academic excellence on a national level. Selected students will have their biography printed in a "Who's Who" book, and there is no membership fee.

The Hudson Valley "Who's Who" students are: Ryan Akers of Valatie, Jennifer Batchelder of Troy, Amanda Bird of Cohoes, Stacey Boyce of Guilderland, Brian Bradke of Latham, Pauline Bush of Selkirk, Jacqueline Clarke of Guilderland, Jason Croniser of Boonville, John Deignan of Saugerties, John Dingee of Esperance, Annie Felix of Valatie, John Fish of Niskayuna, Bruce Foote of East Greenbush, Jennifer Gallagher of Latham, Meaghen Hampton of Highland Falls, Kate Henning of Troy, Amanda Henry of Cohoes, Kevin Holmewood of East Greenbush, Scott Hughes of Cohoes, Rene Huntley of Albany, Robert Immel of Galway, Alma Kanic of Albany, Matthew Konopka of Ballston Spa, Stephen Marchaland of Greenwich, Kevin McGrath of Troy, Michelle McManus of Delmar, Jessica Memole of Rensselaer, Kim Middlebrook of Troy, Kara Morhous of Schenectady, Kelly Moscatiello of Troy, Susan O'Connor of Castleton, Ana Guadalupe Orellana of Albany, Jessica Patton of Wynantskill, Caroline Rapp of Albany, Alisha Rubino of Albany, Raebeth Ruede of Albany, Andrew St. John of Schenectady, George Swinler of Mechanicville, Adam Vooris of Nassau, Laura Wachob of Clifton Park and Adam Yee of Ballston Lake.

The 48 honorees were nominated by their department chairs and various members of Hudson Valley's faculty. The selection was based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success. Only second-year students returning for the Spring 2001 semester were eligible.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley Community College has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.