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Two Hudson Valley Community College Students Named to All New York State Academic Team

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Thursday, April 3, 2014

James Greg and Jackson Lyons, two members of the Hudson Valley Community College student body, were named to the Phi Theta Kappa All New York State Academic Team this week.  

Nominees for the honor must demonstrate academic excellence and notable service to the college and community. Those who are named to the All New York State Academic Team are eligible for scholarships at transfer colleges and universities. Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students.

Greg, an Engineering Science student from Clifton Park, was named to the All New York State Second Team. 

Lyons, an Engineering Science student from Saratoga Springs, was named to the All New York State Third Team.

The pair were were honored at the statewide Phi Theta Kappa Award Ceremony on April 2 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

The Phi Theta Kappa Award Ceremony recognizes outstanding community college students throughout the state. In addition to academic achievement, recipients of the award also are evaluated on their leadership and community service involvement.

This year, 68 students were honored from SUNY and CUNY community colleges.

The ceremony is sponsored annually by New York Community College Trustees, the New York Community College Association of Presidents, and the Faculty Council of Community Colleges.

"Students recognized by Phi Theta Kappa truly embody the power of SUNY," said SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. "As proven leaders and role models, scholar athletes, creative artists, and civic volunteers, each student is recognized not just for academic achievement, but also for the profound impact they have on college campuses and local communities across New York State. Congratulations to the Hudson Valley Community College students being recognized today."

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 75 degree and certificate programs in four schools: 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 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.