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Sloansville Resident William Darling Receives SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

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

William Darling of Sloansville, a faculty member in the Civil, Construction, Industrial and Mechanical Technologies Department at Hudson Valley Community College, was recently honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Darling started his career at Hudson Valley in 1980 and became a professor in the Civil, Construction, Industrial and Mechanical Technologies Department in 2002. During his time at the college he has twice served as a department chairperson, but returned to the classroom to teach. In addition to his classroom duties, Darling supports student success by serving as an advisor to the Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge Club, as well as advisor to Tau Alpha Pi, the national honor society for students in engineering technologies.

Eight additional faculty and staff members of 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.