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Lansingburgh Resident George Hastings Receives SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Classified Service

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, May 11, 2015

George HastingsGeorge Hastings of Lansingburgh was recently honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service.

Hastings has been employed at Hudson Valley Community College since 2008. As a custodian in Brahan Hall and the Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, he was praised for his outstanding work ethic and his ability to recognize and address student, staff and faculty concerns. Fellow employees noted that he is committed to giving the best possible service to the college.

Ten additional faculty and staff members of the Troy college were named recipients of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence for 2015. 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, 154 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 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.