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Averill Park Resident Wins Academic Award

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

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, August 10, 2001

Image of Valentia LeanzaValentia Leanza, an Averill Park resident and recent Hudson Valley Community College graduate, was recently presented with the Early Childhood Education Award for Academic Excellence.

Leanza graduated with honors from Hudson Valley's Early Childhood program. She plans to transfer to Bennington College to pursue a master's degree.

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.