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Hudson Valley Community College's Sheila Hughes Wins State University's Highest Faculty Honor

CONTACT: Sarah Boggess or Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, May 26, 2000

Sheila Hughes of Albany, an assistant professor in the Medical Imaging department at Hudson Valley Community College, was recently given the State University of New York's highest faculty honor, the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Hughes has been a member of the faculty at Hudson Valley since 1987. She oversees the Medical Sonography Certificate Program, instructing students in the skills associated with medical ultrasound.

Hughes is known as a knowledgeable and motivating teacher, with outstanding technical skills. Those who nominated her for the honor noted her ability to break down abstract concepts so that they are easier for students to understand. She also is known for her personal attention to student needs, sometimes even after graduation.

"Sheila Hughes exemplifies the dedication of our faculty," said President John Buono. "She's knowledgeable and creative in the classroom and she really cares about the well-being of her students."

Hughes previously was designated as a member of Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

Hughes completed the Radiologic Technology program at Hudson Valley Community College in 1978. She received a bachelor's degree from Empire State College in 1989.