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Hudson Valley Community College Student Steinke of Athens Receives Scholarshop

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

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, August 2, 2001

Image of Christopher SteinkeHudson Valley Community College student Christopher Steinke of Athens recently was awarded the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Scholarship. Steinke graduated with honors from Hudson Valley's Engineering Science department. Steinke will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in fall 2001.

Future plans for this talented student including attending the Space Flight and Life Sciences Training Program for NASA, and as he states, "Changing the world until I see fit!"

Many students in the challenging Engineering Science program at Hudson Valley transfer to top four-year programs after earning their A.A.S. degree. Students can customize their coursework to fit their lifestyle, with part-time study, evening courses, summer courses and Web-based courses.

At Hudson Valley, students benefit from easy access to dedicated faculty, small class sizes, and excellent laboratory and computer facilities.

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.