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Hudson Valley Community College Schedules Nov. 17 Open House

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8073

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, November 12, 2001

Hudson Valley Community College will host an open house for prospective students and their parents on Saturday, November 17. The event, which will begin with registration from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the college's Bulmer Telecommunications Center, is slated to run until 1 p.m. Registration is required, and all participants must arrive between 9 and 9:30 a.m.

Anyone interested in full- or part-time study at Hudson Valley is welcome to attend the open house. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be present, as will representatives of the college's four academic divisions: Health Sciences; Liberal Arts; Business; and Engineering and Industrial Technologies. The college's Office of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions also will be present.

Representatives also will be available from the college's various Student Services offices, including Athletics, Housing and Student Activities.

Bobby Martin, driver of the CAPAvenger, a "Funny Car" that goes from 0 to 245 miles per hour in 5.82 seconds, will be on hand at the open house to greet prospective students and to speak about CAP (the College Automotive Program, which also is known as the Chrysler/Dealer Apprenticeship program), a curriculum offered by only three colleges in New York State. Hudson Valley is one of the three.

Additionally, immediately following the open house, the Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theater will perform "Cokata Upo (Come to the Center)." The 1 p.m. show will take place at Hudson Valley's Maureen Stapleton Theatre, and any tickets not sold by 12:55 p.m. will be discounted. Normally $15, the last-minute tickets will be sold for $5.

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; 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 10,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.

For more information about the open house, contact the Hudson Valley Community College Admissions Office at (518) 629-7309.