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Capital District Educational Opportunity Center Names New Bridge Program Administrator

CONTACT: Marilyn Shapiro (518) 273-1900 ext. 2226
FOR RELEASE: Friday, June 22, 2007

Amy B. Goldfarb of Cambridge has been named the administrator of the Bridge Program at the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center.

In that role, Goldfarb will coordinate the performance-based welfare to work program which helps Temporary Assistance to Needy Family (TANF) recipients acquire the skills needed for employment and self-sufficiency.

Goldfarb comes to the EOC from Mohawk Opportunities, previously working for William J. Gould Associates. She has more than 14 years of administrative and service experience in vocational rehabilitation.

Goldfarb has a bachelor’s degree in English/journalism from the City University of New York and a master’s degree in education from Cambridge College.

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 associate’s 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.