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Panel to Discuss Childhood Bullying, Adult Harassment Issues

CONTACT: Judith White (518) 629-8063 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, October 25, 2001

Panel discussions about the relationship between childhood bullying and adult harassment behaviors will take place from 11 a.m. to noon and from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct 29 in the auditorium of Bulmer Telecommunications Center (BTC) at Hudson Valley Community College.

Dr. Joan Lawson, a professor in Hudson Valley's Teacher Preparation Department, will serve as moderator of a panel to include: Lauren Ayres, president of Research Associates, Albany; Theresa Gill, MSW, of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department of Hudson Valley, and Bill Wolff, executive director of LaSalle School, Albany.

The event is a program of "Voices," a continuing library lecture series at Hudson Valley Community College. Admission is free and open to the public.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: 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 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.