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Hudson Valley Community College Dedicates Dental Clinic to Longtime Trustee Dr. Robert H. Hill II

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Dr. Robert H. Hill II, a D.D.S. with a practice in Averill Park, was recently honored for his philanthropy and years of service to Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY.

On Friday, Oct. 17, the college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic was named in honor of Dr. Hill. A plaque was unveiled at the clinic formally dedicating it as the Dr. Robert H. Hill II Dental Hygiene Clinic.

Hill was a member of the college’s Board of Trustees for 24 years and served as board chairman for eight years. He also has served on the advisory board for the Dental Hygiene program for more than three decades. As chairperson of the Hudson Valley Community College’s inaugural Dental Gala in 2006, Dr. Hill personally contributed to and led the effort to raise more than $275,000 to benefit the college’s Dental Hygiene department.

The Hudson Valley Community College Dental Hygiene program is the only program of its kind in the Capital Region and has graduated hundreds of dental hygienists and dental assistants since the program’s inception in 1961.

The Dental Hygiene Clinic is a working lab for the college’s Dental Hygiene students. Open to the public for dental cleanings, X-rays and sealants, as well as patient education and nutritional counseling, the clinic provides a high quality, low-cost dental health alternative for Capital Region residents.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers 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 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.