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Hudson Valley Community College Student Beebe of Troy Wins Human Services Award

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

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, August 16, 2001

\"ImageHelen Beebe of Troy, a recent graduate of Hudson Valley Community College, was awarded the college's Human Services award. Beebe graduated with honors from the Human Services Department at Hudson Valley. She plans to attend UAlbany.

Faculty members in the Human Services department nominate students for the Human Services award, and then jointly select one outstanding student. Selection criteria considered for the award include academics, values, exemplary field work and service to other students and the college community. One of her instructors, Dr. Deighan, said about Helen, "She displays a fine balance between her keen sense of advocacy and passion for clients' rights, blended with a strong clinical understanding of human development."

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.