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Capital District Educational Opportunity Center Holds Blood Drive

CONTACT: Marilyn Shapiro (518) 273-1900, Ext. 2226
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Capital District Educational Opportunity Center in cooperation with the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 at 145 Congress St., Troy.

Please contact Rich Spence at (518) 273-1900 ext. 2217 to schedule an appointment.

Since 1966, the Capital District EOC, a division of Hudson Valley Community College, has offered tuition-free academic and workforce development opportunities to economically disadvantaged and educationally under-prepared New York State residents.

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.