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Joseph Sarubbi Named Building Technologies Department Chairperson

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

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, October 12, 2001

\"ImageJoseph Sarubbi of East Greenbush, who grew up in the town of Poughkeepsie, was recently named department chairperson for the Building Technologies department at Hudson Valley Community College. Sarubbi served as chairperson for the college's Electrical Construction & Maintenance program committee from 1994 to 1998, will oversee Hudson Valley's Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Plant Utilities Technology, and Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services programs, as well the Hudson Valley Apprenticeship Association.

Sarubbi, who earned a bachelor's degree in vocational technical education at the SUNY Institute of Technology, joined Hudson Valley as an instructor in 1979. Among his contributions as an associate professor, Sarubbi is responsible for the design and construction of a "state-of-the-art" industrial controls laboratory, which has been touted as one of the best in New York State.

A journeyman electrician certified by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Sarubbi also has worked as program coordinator for Hudson Valley's Electrical Construction & Maintenance program, handling the curriculum's day-to-day operations from 1995 to 1998. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in educational administration and policy studies at UAlbany.

Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. 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 worker retraining.