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Hudson Valley Community College Student Harris of Castleton Graduates from Honors Program

CONTACT: Lisa Roche (518) 629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, August 2, 2001

Image of David HarrisHudson Valley Community College student David Harris of Castleton recently graduated with honors from the prestigious Liberal Arts Honors Program at Hudson Valley. His degree is in Independent Studies. Harris plans to pursue Information Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The Liberal Arts Honors Program at Hudson Valley Community College is a smart, affordable alternative for the serious student. Students who meet the rigorous academic requirements for the program benefit from close faculty attention, capstone seminars, independent research projects and field trips. This program is designed for transfer to four-year colleges, and many honors students go on to such prestigious schools as Cornell, Columbia, Siena, Union, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the SUNY Colleges.

At Hudson Valley, students benefit from easy access to dedicated faculty, small class sizes, and excellent laboratory and computer facilities. Independent Studies students are offered the flexible option of structuring their own academic schedules in consultation with a departmental advisor in order to best meet their future career and educational objectives.

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 Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and 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 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.