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Albany Resident Wins Academic Award

CONTACT: Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071 or Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, August 2, 2000

Image of Leslie StilsonLeslie Stilson, an Albany resident and recent Hudson Valley Community College graduate, was recently presented with the Doris and Hy Rosenblum Consideration Award.

The Doris and Hy Rosenblum Consideration Award is presented to a graduating student who demonstrated the qualities of caring and community service, and carries at least a 3.49 GPA. Stilson received $250 through a fund established with the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation.

Stilson graduated with honors from Hudson Valley's Chemical Dependency Counseling program. She hopes to become a chemical dependency counselor and a speaker, warning at-risk individuals of the perils of addiction.

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.