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Waterford Resident Honored at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, August 1, 2001

Image of Brian WhispellBrian Whispell of Waterford, a recent Business Administration program graduate at Hudson Valley Community College, was honored with the SUNY Institute of Technology Medal for Academic Excellence. The award is given to a graduate who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

Whispell graduated from the Hudson Valley Community College Business Administration program in the spring. He plans to continue his education at a four-year college or university while working.

Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunities Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.