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Cohoes Student Binyamin Lightfoot Honored by Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

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

\"BinyaminBinyamin Lightfoot of Cohoes recently received a year-end departmental award at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

Lightfoot received the Award for Academic Achievement in Microbiology, which is presented to an outstanding student by the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Department. A President\'s List student, Lightfoot plans to attend Cornell University in preparation for medical school.

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.