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Mark your calendar today for Orientation 2007, which is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18 on the Hudson Valley campus.

You and your family will have the opportunity to explore the campus, meet faculty and staff and learn strategies for academic success.

We look forward to seeing you!

Music, Art, Lectures and More

There's more than classes to keep you busy this fall.

Check out the Fall 2007 Cultural Affairs calendar, Teaching Gallery schedule and Voices: A Library Lecture Series offerings.

Vikings Honored for Excellence, On and Off the Field

Nate Novak, Tracy Chesebrough and Kristina Jenkins have been named the college's most outstanding male and female athletes of the year.

Novak received the Thomas Cahill Memorial Award, which is given each year to the top male athlete. He leaves Hudson Valley as the baseball team's all-time leader in wins, finishing his career with a 16-3 record.

Chesebrough and Jenkins shared the Lester Higbee Memorial Award, which is given annually to the top female athlete.

Chesebrough leaves Hudson Valley at the top of the list of career leaders with 47 wins and 678 strikeouts, while Jenkins won the individual all-around championship at the 2007 NJCAA Women's Bowling Championship.

Several other student-athletes were honored at the college's recent athletic banquet. More ...

In the News

Angelo Mastrangelo to be Honored for Commitment to Students, Generous Support of Second Chance Scholarships

New Director of Grants Named

Trip to Mohonk Mountain House, Video Editing Course

Foundation Awards More than $54,000 in Scholarships to 69 Students

Alum Rashad Barksdale Selected in NFL Draft

Alum Darnell Stapleton Signs With Steelers

Karen Zalewski-Wildzunas '80 recognized as one of eight "Women of Excellence" by Albany-Colonie Chamber


ClassroomIf you've scheduled your classes for the Fall 2007 semester, your bill will be arriving in the mail within the next few days.

Your bill will be accompanied by a Registration Payment Booklet, which outlines your next steps. Remember, your classes aren't guaranteed until you pay your bill.

Questions? Contact the Cashier's Office at (518) 629-4504.

If you haven't scheduled classes yet, there's still time to enroll for the Fall 2007 semester. Check out these Steps to Enrollment to see how to get started.

Freshman Fundamentals

The start of your college career is just around the corner - and Hudson Valley has a program that can make the transition from high school to college a bit easier.

Freshman Fundamentals is a five-course program that will give you the opportunity to learn strategies and develop academic skills to be successful at the college level. Topics include math essentials, the research process and college writing.

You can register for one course - or enroll in all five. Either way, this program will boost your self confidence and prepare you for the next step in your educational career. For more information, call the Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339.

Hudson Valley celebrates 53rd Commencement

Robert M. ChiusanoThe Class of 2007 was the college's largest graduating class ever, with 1,831 students eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Robert M. Chiusano, a 1970 graduate of the college who recently retired as executive vice president and special assistant to the chief executive officer of the aviation and aeronautics company Rockwell Collins, gave the keynote address. A native of Schenectady, Chiusano had a 28-year career with Iowa-based Rockwell Collins.

During his remarks, Chiusano urged graduates to embrace diversity.

"You can learn the most, benefit the most by not walking way from people who don't look like you, talk like you, are a different color than you, a different religion than you ... don't use those things as boundaries," he said. "Reach out, embrace and seek the guidance of people who think the exact opposite of you. Embrace life-long learning."

Read more about commencement ...

Faculty, staff honored for excellence

Susan Gallagher Susan Gallagher Laura Mastrangelo Laura Ann Mastrangelo
Dr. Kathleen Sweener Dr. Kathleen Sweener Mark Tenney Mark D. Tenney
Eight faculty and staff members at Hudson Valley have been recognized for excellence in teaching and professional service.

Associate Professor Laura Ann Mastrangelo, Associate Professor Mark D. Tenney, Director of Distance Learning Susan Gallagher and Director of Student Development Dr. Kathleen Sweener received the prestigious State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence. More ...

And Assistant Professor Marcia Chaifetz, Assistant Professor Beth Ernest, Assistant Professor Marina Gore and Assistant Professor Kelly Sayers were named recipients of the 2007 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. More ...

Why Hudson Valley?
Three questions for Tour Guide Matthew Eck

Matthew EckMatthew Eck
Fine Arts program, Class of 2008

A graduate of Waterford-Halfmoon High School, Matthew is one of a dozen students who volunteer as tour guides, sharing their knowledge of campus and experiences with accepted and prospective students. Here, he shares some thoughts about his Hudson Valley experience.

Why did you enroll at Hudson Valley? I came to Hudson Valley Community College because I wasn't ready to go to a four-year school. Hudson Valley offered the program choice I wanted to follow - Fine Arts - and the cost of attending was affordable.

What do you like best? I love Hudson Valley Community College because it is a great atmosphere to be in. There are numerous programs and clubs you can join that make your experience here more enjoyable. The teachers are very professional and are willing to help you if you have any problems; people at Hudson Valley Community College want to see students succeed.

What is your goal? My goal here is to obtain my associate's degree in Fine Arts and then transfer to a four-year school for the same program.

Editor's note: One of Matthew's works will grace limited-edition note cards created for the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation. Check out his work and three other works by fellow Fine Arts students that were selected for this honor.

Hudson Valley Community College's mission is to provide dynamic, student-centered, comprehensive, and accessible educational opportunities that address the diverse needs of the community.
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