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Rensselaer Student Brittany Slingerland Honored by Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

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

\"BrittanyBrittany Slingerland of Rensselaer, a 2009 graduate of Hudson Valley Community College’s Electrical Construction and Maintenance program, was honored by the college with a departmental award.

Slingerland received the Electrical Construction and Maintenance Club Award for Student Leadership, which is given to an outstanding graduate of the Electrical Construction program. Slingerland will attend SUNY Oswego to earn a bachelor\'s degree in technology education. She was named to the President\'s List every semester at Hudson Valley. Outside school, she serves as a volunteer firefighter and is a member of the Yankee Doodle Marching Band.

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.