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Wynantskill Resident Matthew Howe Receives President’s Award for Excellence in College Service at Hudson Valley Community College

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, May 13, 2015

Matthew Howe of Wynantskill, the coordinator of testing, advisement and academic placement at Hudson Valley Community College, was recently honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in College Service.

The President’s Award for Excellence was established in 1985 by then President Joseph J. Bulmer as a way to recognize excellence in teaching and professional service on campus. Each year, a campus committee accepts nominations for the honor and chooses those who they deem fitting of the honor.

Howe joined the professional staff at Hudson Valley in 2007 and during that time he has taken many steps to improve the services offered by his department. Howe was charged with leading the overhaul of the college’s New Student Orientation in 2015 and has been involved in efforts aimed at student success and retention.

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.