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Capital District Educational Opportunity Center Hosts Blood Drive

CONTACT: Marilyn Shapiro (518) 273-1900, Ext. 2226
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Capital District Educational Opportunity Center will sponsor a blood drive in cooperation with the American Red Cross on Thursday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its facility located at 145 Congress Street, 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 70 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.