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Hudson Valley Community College Student Stallmer of Troy Honored with Baker Award

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

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, August 9, 2001

Image_of_Adam_StallmerAdam Stallmer of Troy, a recent graduate of Hudson Valley Community College, was awarded the George Baker Award, presented each year to an outstanding Mathematics and Science student. The award is named for the late Hudson Valley Professor Baker, who was department chair when the Engineering Science and Mathematics and Science departments at Hudson Valley were founded.

Stallmer graduated in May with a degree in Mathematics & Science and is transferring to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he plans to study Biophysics. Stallmer's future plans include medical school.

The Mathematics and Science department at Hudson Valley Community College serves students who are interested in mathematics, science, engineering, computer science or education. It also serves students planning careers in the biological or physical sciences or any similar pre-professional field. Most students transfer to top four-year programs after earning their A.A.S. degree. Students can customize their degree program to fit their lifestyle, with part-time study, evening courses, summer courses and Web-based courses. For more information, go to or e-mail

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.