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Albany Student Lamont James Honored by Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lamont James
Lamont James of Albany, a 2007 graduate of Hudson Valley Community College’s Chemical Dependencey Counseling program, was recently honored by the college.

James received the Chemical Dependency Counseling Award for Excellence, which is given to the most outstanding graduate in the Chemical Dependency Counseling program.

James, an honor student while at Hudson Valley, plans to continue his education in the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany.

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 Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and also sponsors 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 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.