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Student’s Photograph to Hang in Gov. Cuomo’s Washington Office

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

A photograph by Fine Arts student Kyle Birnbach was chosen to hang in the Washington, D.C. office of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Birnbach, who is changing his major to Individual Studies for the Spring 2015 semester, was encouraged to submit the photo by his Photography I instructor, Assistant Professor Jean O’Malley.

Fine Arts departments across the State University of New York system were asked to submit student work for the office exhibit, and Birnbach’s was one of 20 chosen, according to SUNY’s Carol Donato.

The selections were made by staff in the Governor’s D.C. office. The work will hang in the office through December 2015.

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.


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