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Cohoes Student Heather Sheahan Honored by Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

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

\"HeatherHeather Sheahan of Cohoes, NY, a 2009 graduate of Hudson Valley Community College’s Dental Hygiene program, was honored by the college with a departmental award.

Sheahan received the Dental Society of the State of New York: Albert H. Stevenson Award, which is given to an outstanding graduate of the Dental Hygiene program. Sheahan, named to the President\'s list every semester at Hudson Valley, plans to pursue a bachelor\'s degree through Empire State College. She will work as a registered dental hygienist once she receives her license. A recipient of the Gerard A. Ripp Memorial Award and Dental Hygiene Department Certificate of Academic Achievement, she was a member and treasurer of the Student American Dental Hygienist 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.