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Albany Resident is Educational Opportunity Center Merit Award Recipient

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, June 19, 2008

Encarnacion “Connie” Seeley of Albany, an assistant professor at the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), has received a Merit Award from the institution.

Seeley has been employed at the EOC since 1986 and has taught a wide range of courses, including remedial and vocational math, English as a Second Language, college preparation, and computer literacy. A certified Adkins Life Skills educator, she is a past recipient Hudson Valley President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and two previous EOC Merit Awards. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Skidmore College.

The EOC, a division of Hudson Valley Community College, delivers comprehensive, community-based academic and workforce development programs and provides support services leading to enhanced employment opportunities, access to further education, personal growth and development.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and 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 64,000 alumni.