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Elements of Style: Fashion Fundraiser for Louis D. Nagi Annual Scholarship Fund at Hudson Valley Sept. 15

CONTACT: Lisa Roche (518) 629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, September 6, 2001

On Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon to 2 p.m., Hudson Valley Community College presents "Elements of Style: Boscov's Fashions Luncheon and Fashion Show" to benefit the Louis D. Nagi Memorial Scholarship Fund. The event will take place in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center lobby area and auditorium on the Hudson Valley campus at 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy. Tickets are $20 per person or $50 for a patron ticket (the tax-deductible contribution is any amount over $35). There will be door and raffle prizes available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 629-7431.

Louis D. Nagi was a beloved faculty member at Hudson Valley Community College who tragically lost his life in an automobile accident in February 2001. He was 30 years old.

Louis joined the college as an education specialist in the School of Business Advisement Center in January 1999, and taught a full schedule of economics classes in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department. Whatever the circumstances, whoever the people – Louis Nagi met the situation and the people with enthusiasm, concern, energy and a positive attitude that could not help but affect those around him.

Louis was part of a long line of talented members of the Nagi family who were dedicated to serving the college and its students. Louis's father, Dennis, joined Hudson Valley in 1966 as a Liberal Arts instructor and worked on a full-time basis at the college until December 2000. He developed Hudson Valley's Honors Program and served as its advisor. Dennis was president of the Department Chair Association and received the 1998 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Services. He is currently an adjunct professor. Louis's uncle, John, spent 30 years at Hudson Valley, working as chairperson of the college's Electrical Technology Department and as vice president for student services.

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.