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Saratoga Resident Deborah Gardner Receives SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, July 31, 2014

Deborah Gardner of Saratoga Springs, a secretary in the Office of Communications and Marketing at Hudson Valley Community College, was recently honored with the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service for her work on behalf of the college.

Gardner joined the Communications and Marketing staff in 2002. She serves as liaison with many campus offices and outside vendors and also is a part of the campus team that oversees the college’s Cultural Affairs Program.

Eight additional faculty and staff members at the Troy college were named recipients of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence for 2014. Instituted in 1972 by the State University of New York, the Chancellor's Award recognizes exceptional contributions to the university by dedicated professionals. Since its inception, 148 faculty and staff members from Hudson Valley Community College have received the Chancellor's Award.

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 nearly 13,000 students and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.