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Clifton Park Student Dorian Pitman Honored by Hudson Valley Community College \"Photo

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

\"DorianDorian Pitman of Clifton Park recently received a year-end departmental award at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

Pitman received the Award for Academic Excellence in Anatomy and Physiology, which is presented to an outstanding student by the faculty of the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Department. Pitman, a President\'s List student, also received the History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Award for academic excellence in writing and the HVCC Library Research Award.

She plans to pursue a bachelor\'s degree in nutrition science at Russell Sage College and join the Dietetic Internship Program. Her goal is to take the American Dietetic Assocation exam to become a registered dietition in New York State. She is a member of the Alpha Xi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

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.