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Hudson Valley Community College celebrates Women's History Month with an evening of stories, awards and music

MEDIA CONTACT: Debby Gardner (518) 629-8071,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

"Women of Character, Courage & Commitment" will be remembered and honored during an Our Stories: Edu-Drama on Friday, March 4 at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. The event will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium.

The Sisters Incynch 21st century "Phenomenal Women" award will be presented to Dr. Carolyn Curtis, vice president for academic affairs at the college, and Jane Golub, director of in-store marketing programs for Market 32/Price Chopper supermarkets. The Edu-Drama, directed by Professor Tamu Chambers, will feature a panel of five women, who each will share a story related to their heritage or background: African American, Gay and Lesbian, German, Jewish and Latino. Members of Sister Incynch also will pay homage to Maya Angelou. The evening will include refreshments, prizes and music by Funk in the Trunk (DJ Rebecka Bombard).

Sponsored by Sisters Incynch, a student club that offers projects and programs that embrace diversity and inclusion, and the Student Senate, "Women of Character, Courage & Commitment" is open free to the public. Please call (518) 629-7431 for more information and reservations.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 80 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 nearly 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.