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Wilton Resident Brian Farr Receives President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Hudson Valley Community College

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

Brian Farr of Wilton, a faculty member in Hudson Valley Community College’s Chemical Dependency Counseling program, 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.

Farr has taught a variety of courses in the Chemical Dependency Counseling program for four years and he also coordinates internships for the program, which educates students to become certified substance abuse counselors. Farr was recognized for his outstanding teaching ability as well as his outreach to the community for raising awareness about substance abuse.

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.