Students Receive FSA Scholarships
CONTACT: Jeff Foley or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Eleven Hudson Valley Community College students
recently received scholarships sponsored by the Faculty Student Association
(FSA) of Hudson Valley Community College and Prestige Services, Inc. Nine
students – David Baker of Warrensburg, Nicole Bruso of Vergennes, V.T.,
Rebecca Carle of Albany, Brenda Dinardi of Clifton Park, Olga Dovgel of
Niskayuna, Craig Ellingsworth of Queensbury, Maureen Flanagan of Albany,
Askia Gist of Schenectady and Eiman Haroun of Albany – received $450
FSA scholarships. Two students – Wing Lee Kwong of Slingerlands and
Nissa Maddalone of Albany – received $450 Prestige scholarships.
Hudson Valley President John L. Buono and Willie
Hammett, President of the FSA Board of Directors and the college's Vice
President for Student Services, distributed the scholarships. All of the
recipients have a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
"These scholarships were made possible by the
Faculty Student Association's generosity," Hammett said.
The FSA is a not-for-profit corporation that operates
the college's bookstore, food services (including Prestige) and the Viking
Child Care Center. A 10-member FSA Board of Directors, comprised of Hudson
Valley students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees representatives decides
how to distribute revenue from those operations, basing their decisions
on proposals submitted and where they see needs across campus. The constant
each year is that FSA efforts are geared toward students and the campus
"So many good things happen because of the FSA,"
Hammett said. "Sometimes it's simple as the flags that fly over our school.
The FSA purchased those. But they also run the Viking Child Care Center,
which operates on a sliding fee scale. Because of that, we have students
here that probably couldn't afford to go to college anywhere else. Any
profit the FSA turns goes right back into the college community, making
this a better place for all of us. In case like this, with the scholarships,
it's clear that the FSA's main objective is aiding Hudson Valley's students,
helping them further their education."
"Our mission statement says we're here to enhance
the life of students, faculty and staff," said Ann Carrozza, Executive
Director of the FSA. "Quite simply, that's our aim."
The 11 FSA and Prestige scholarships were awarded
on the basis of academic achievement.
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 has an enrollment of more than 9,000
students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives
and worker retraining.