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Hudson Valley To Offer "Formula For Success"

CONTACT: Jeff Foley or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, July 13, 2001

"Formula For Success," a year-long collaborative effort to assist Hudson Valley Community College's students in their quest for academic achievement, professional exploration and personal development, kicks off this week. The college's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Student Activities office and Student Life committee initiated the program.

As part of "Formula For Success," a series of EOP orientation sessions are scheduled for this summer (noon on July 18, 25 and August 8). The sessions will be held at the North Dining Hall on the second floor of Hudson Valley's Campus Center.During these orientation sessions, which parents of EOP applicants also are invited to as part of the Parents-As-Partners project, the complete enrollment process is reviewed. Students learn what documentation they need to procure to secure a trouble-free registration. These meetings also introduce key academic/student support services.

During the Fall semester, a series of weekly "Educational Resource" workshops will be coordinated to remind students of key academic/student support services on campus and in the community. The sessions will be held, beginning September 10, at 2 p.m. on Mondays when classes are in session at the North Dining Hall.Topics will include services provided by the Learning Assistance Center, Counseling Center, Financial Aid office, Career Planning & Placement office, United Tenants Association, and the Free Legal Aid & Judicial Due Process office.

A "Student Development" conference is scheduled for October 22. The conference will be held in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center's meeting rooms. Themes and topics will be announced at a later date.

For more information, call the Student Activities office at (518) 629-7348.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.