President Ramsammy in Trinidad for Student-Recruitment Visit

February 13, 2019

Dr. Ramsammy and students

Roger A. Ramsammy Ph.D., the president of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York and a Trinidad native, is visiting the island this week in the hopes of forming partnerships with Trinidadian secondary schools and their students.

Dr. Ramsammy and a delegation from the two-year community college located 150 miles north of New York City, will hold an open reception this evening, Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Diamond Room of the Hyatt Regency, 1 Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain from 5 to 7 p.m.

Teachers, school administrators and students are welcome to attend and speak with Dr. Ramsammy about the affordable options at Hudson Valley Community College. The college is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and currently serves more than 11,000 students. The college offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs for its students.

Dr. Ramsammy was born in Trinidad and moved to the United States to continue his higher education. He is committed to opening an educational pipeline between students from the Caribbean and the State University of New York system.

Dr. Ramsammy earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and a master's degree in Genetics from Howard University. He holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of the District of Columbia.

Dr. Ramsammy served as president of the west campus of Miami Dade College before taking over the presidency at Hudson Valley. He is visiting Trinidad with the chairman of the Hudson Valley Board of Trustees, Neil Kelleher and the executive director of the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation, Regina LaGatta.

Hudson Valley Community College offers students from Trinidad not only the option of travelling to the United States and studying on campus in New York but also several opportunities for students to pursue American college-level courses while still remaining in Trinidad. The college offers numerous online programs and has a College in the High School program, which allows accelerated students in secondary schools to take American college-level courses. Many of these courses can be transferred for credit at American colleges and universities.

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