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Hudson Valley Community College Offers Free Family Fun for Homecoming Weekend 2007

CONTACT: Jason McCord (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-7180
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, September 13, 2007

Hudson Valley Community College invites the Capital Region to its campus for food, music, games and football as its holds Homecoming Weekend 2007 on Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22.

On Friday, Sept. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m., Hudson Valley will host a Community Carnival Night featuring musical entertainment, a quarterback challenge, gladiator jousting, a golf shot challenge, face painting, carnival games, a moonbounce and more. All activities are free. There also will be a food tent offering corn dogs, hot dogs, barbecue chicken, fried dough, chicken, cotton candy and more. Cost is $5 per plate.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Hudson Valley Vikings football team will take on Alfred State at noon on Veterans Memorial Field, located adjacent to the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. A free family movie also will be offered on Saturday; “Shrek the Third” will be shown at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre in the Siek Campus Center.

All proceeds from Homecoming Weekend 2007 will support the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation’s Janet Hamel Leadership Scholarship and the Albany Medical Center Children’s Hospital.

For more information, contact the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation at (518) 629-8012. Hudson Valley alumni can RSVP to the Student Activities Office at (518) 629-7348.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable corporation formed in 1983 to philanthropically support the college’s mission. Gifts to the Foundation from alumni, corporations and friends are used to enhance programs, facilities and scholarship opportunities at the college.

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.