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Wynantskill Student John Rysedorph III Honored by Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

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

\"JohnJohn Rysedorph III of Wynantskill, a 2009 graduate of Hudson Valley Community College’s Chemical Technician program, was honored by the college with a departmental award.

Rysedorph was honored for Academic Achievement in Analytical Chemistry, which is given to an outstanding student of the Biology, Chemistry and Physics programs. A President\'s List student at Hudson Valley, he plans to pursue a bachelor\'s degree in chemistry at The University at Albany. He\'ll serve an internship at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals over the summer.

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.