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Register Now for Hudson Valley Community College’s Spring Community and Professional Development Courses

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Jan. 2, 2009

Register now for spring programs offered through Hudson Valley Community College’s Office of Community and Professional Education.

This spring’s courses span a wide range of activities - from wilderness survival and fly fishing to self defense for teens and personal fitness. For a complete list of credit-free courses, go to

New courses offered this fall by the Office of Community and Professional Education cover a variety of topics and include “Expanding Your Business with Seminars, Speeches and Workshops,” “Talking on Paper,” “Sign Language for Your Preschool Program,” “Feng Shui for Your Home,” “Reiki with Dogs” and “Basic Cooking Class.”

Programs in interior decorating, floral arrangement, photography, financial planning, guitar playing, yoga and ice skating are just a few of the many other popular courses also being offered this year from the Office of Community and Professional Education. For more information about these courses, call (518) 629-7339. Registration begins Jan. 14.

The college also will be offering nearly 30 classes, day trips, tours and activities through its popular Center for Creative Retirement. More information about those activities also may be found at

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 60,000 alumni.