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Hudson Valley Community College To Accommodate Incoming Students with More Temporary Parking

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, August 16, 2001

With construction continuing on a minor league baseball stadium on campus, Hudson Valley Community College will open up some new areas for student parking when the fall semester begins August 27.

"The construction of the baseball stadium is temporarily occupying 608 spaces that will not be available through the fall and spring semesters," said Hudson Valley Community College Physical Plant Director Steve Cowan. "We've allocated space in several locations around campus that should provide for 700 additional spaces. This should provide adequate parking for our incoming and returning students this fall."

Additional student parking will be located in the front of the Marvin Library, which may be accessed off South Drive; and between Brahan Hall and Vandenburgh Avenue. Parking also will be allowed in front of the Bulmer Telecommunications Center and along South Drive, one of two main entrances to the campus from Vandenburgh Ave.

Campus security will be on hand to ensure parking is done in an orderly fashion.

The loss of parking spaces due to construction of the 4,500-seat baseball stadium will be offset when the facility is complete. The college expects to lose no more than 75 total parking spaces when the stadium is complete.

The stadium is scheduled to be finished before the start of the 2002 New York-Penn League season, which runs from mid-June to the first week of September.

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.