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Hudson Valley Criminal Justice Student DuPont Honored as Academic All-American

CONTACT: Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8073 or Lisa Roche (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, April 10, 2000

On Thursday, April 12 at noon, Hudson Valley Community College will fete Criminal Justice student Will DuPont of Wynantskill to recognize his selection as one of 20 members of the All-USA Community and Junior College First Team. The reception will take place in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center outside meeting rooms 1, 2 and 3 (adjacent to the auditorium). DuPont, 29, a Criminal Justice major with a 4.0 grade point average, was profiled in USA Today last week and honored in Chicago.

DuPont's future career goals include becoming a lawyer and an educator. His campus and community involvement has included: Student Senate, Criminal Justice Association, adventure club, Academic Senate, honor society, American Diabetes Association and the Humane Society.

Nearly 1,500 students were nominated for the honor. Judges convened by Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges, considered scholarship, leadership and community involvement.

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. 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.