Assembly Member McEneny to Speak at Hudson Valley Community College on Educational Issues March 7
CONTACT: Lisa Roche (518) 629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, February 28, 2001
On Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 7:30 p.m., Assembly Member John
(Jack) McEneny will speak at Hudson Valley Community College on the topic
of state and local politics and educational issues. The talk will take
place in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium located on the
Hudson Valley campus at 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy. The
event is free and open to the public. Students and educators
are welcome. For more information, contact Bonita Sessing-Matcha at 629-8053.
Jack McEneny may well be the only local office-holder who is best
known as an author and historian. The Albany native is an assembly member
from the 104th District, which consists of most of Albany and the towns
of Berne, Guilderland, Knox and New Scotland. McEneny graduated with a
B.A. in history from Siena College and holds certificates in Community
Development from the New Mexico State University School of Agriculture
and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He also served
as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia, South America.
A frequent speaker at civic and cultural events and former Albany County
Historian, McEneny wrote and narrated WMHT Public Television's Tricentennial
Documentary on Albany. He is the author of Albany: Capital City on the
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 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 9,000 students each year, and is known
as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.