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Waterford Resident Antoinette Howard Receives President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Hudson Valley Community College

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

Antoinette “Toni” Howard, a faculty member in Hudson Valley Community College’s Teacher Preparation Department, was recently honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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.

Howard has been a faculty member at the college since 2005, and was praised by her nominators for her innovation in the classroom and her use of technology to reach out to students.

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.