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Dexter Resident Wins Academic Award

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

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, August 27, 2001

\"ImageJanelle Gmitter, a Dexter resident and recent Hudson Valley Community College graduate, was recently presented with the Dental Hygiene Faculty Memorial Award.

Gmitter graduated with honors from Hudson Valley's Dental Hygiene program. A member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, she hopes to go to Kenya in the future to promote oral health.

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.