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Schaghticoke Student Anthony DiFranzo Honored by Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, June 8, 2009

\"AnthonyAnthony DiFranzo of Schaghticoke, a 2009 graduate of Hudson Valley Community College’s Liberal Arts and Science: Mathematics and Science program, was honored by the college with a departmental award.

DiFranzo received the HVCC George Baker Award, which is given to an outstanding graduate of the Mathematics and Engineering Science programs. DiFranzo, who plans to major in physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, also received the Frank Hanrahan Memorial Scholarship and the Warren Joscelyn Mathematics Award. He was named to the President\'s List each of his four semesters at Hudson Valley and was a member of the Student Christian Association. He practices martial arts at the Capital District Tai Chi and Kungfu Association.

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.