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High School "Shadow Day" with Math, Engineering and Science Students at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8073 or Lisa Roche (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday February 16, 2000

During the week of February 21-25, high school students are invited to make the most of their winter break by "shadowing" Hudson Valley Community College students in the areas of Mathematics & Engineering and Engineering Science.

Every high school student will be paired with a Hudson Valley student for the day they choose.

"We are happy to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to sample our classes and meet our faculty," says Math & Science and Engineering Science Department Chair Ann Marie Murray. "Hudson Valley Community College offers an affordable and accessible introduction to math, science, engineering and computer science with classes that are transferable to four-year degree programs."

Students benefit from easy access to dedicated faculty, small class sizes, and excellent laboratory and computer facilities. Hudson Valley's Mathematics and Science and Engineering Science programs also offer a variety of flexible class options, including evening classes.

Students in the program have transferred to such prestigious colleges as: Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, MIT, Rochester Institute of Technology, Union College and Clarkson University.

Interested students can call 518-629-7358 directly to participate in Shadow Day, or speak with a high school guidance counselor.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. NOTE TO MEDIA: Interviews and photo opportunities may arranged by calling the Community Relations Office at 518-629-8071.