|Single Mom Gains Confidence from
Melissa Crawford was
a high school dropout who pictured a future of poverty for
herself and her son - then she found the EOC.
Read more about Melissa's success.
|Employer Breakfast Held in
"Happy Days" was
the theme of the EOC's 11th annual Employer Recognition
Breakfast, which was held in April 2008 at the EOC's Troy
facility. The breakfast recognized the valuable employers who
either provided internship opportunities or hired EOC students
in the past year.
Taylor and Clara Cippollari of |
Van Rensselaer Manor
are recognized by EOC Director Lucille Marion at the
Employer Breakfast. The Manor has hired many of the
EOC's Nursing Assistant
|Abbott Reaches 40 Year Milestone from
When Mary Abbott first began
teaching at the EOC in 1967, office computers did not exist.
She trained her business students on IBM Selectric
Abbott was instrumental in bringing the
computer revolution to the EOC. She served as a member of the
1979 committee established to research the new technology that
would be integrated into the EOC business program. Abbott also
has been responsible for helping hundreds of business students
successfully pass civil service exams.
recently recognized for her 40 years of service, the first EOC
staff person to achieve this milestone and only the fifth in
the history of Hudson Valley. "Mary's dedication to the
mission of the EOC and the caring attitude she demonstrated to
the thousands of students she has touched is commendable,"
stated Dr. Marion.
The EOC has established an endowment fund with The
Hudson Valley Community College Foundation to build funds
to help provide support for the center's programs and
services. For more than 40 years, the EOC has helped thousands
create better lives for themselves and their families. To
learn more about how you can continue this EOC legacy, call
The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation at (518)
629-8012 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|EOC Honored by Governorís
The Capital District
Educational Opportunity Center is a 2008 recipient of the
Governor's Certificate of Appreciation for Community
The award is given annually to organizations
that exemplify the spirit and enduring legacy of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. The EOC was recognized for its work in
"helping adult students gain self-confidence, achieve their
personal career goals, reach their full potential, and
maintain economic independence."
President/Executive Director Dr. Lucille Marion accepted the
award on behalf of the EOC from First Deputy Commissioner Paul
Larrabee of OGS at a ceremony at Empire State Plaza. More...
|Welding Adds AWS
The EOC is pleased to announce
Program is now offering American Welding Society (AWS)
According to EOC welding instructor
Chris Lanese, the AWS certifications are the most widely used
in the Capital Region's welding industry. The certifications
ensure safe and reliable welding products will be produced and
individuals associated with the welding operation will be
safe. Upon successful completion of one or more of the welding
certification tests, EOC welding program graduates will be
nationally certified and will have enhanced employment
opportunities in the welding field.
The equipment to
administer the exam was funded through the Carl D. Perkins
Vocational and Technical Education Act. Click here to read about our welding student's
Technology Training and Information Networking
(ATTAIN) labs are now available in both Troy and
Albany facilities of the EOC. ATTAIN
is a statewide technology based employment initiative funded
by the NYS legislature that provides communities access to new
technologies, education, and technology training.
student works in ATTAIN lab at Troy
Fall 2008, the EOC will open technology enhanced
classrooms in both facilities. The new instructional
technology will allow the EOC to conduct distance learning as
well as integrate technology into existing
EOC is partnering with Hudson Valley
Community College to create a dental assisting
preparation program that will prepare graduates to
enroll in the college's online Alternative
Dental Assisting Program. Funding for program planning is
provided through Perkins funds.
|Walsh Named EOCís
Dale Walsh, a 1977 business
graduate, was recognized at the 2008 EOC graduation as this
year's Distinguished Alumni.
Walsh was recognized for
demonstrating outstanding personal and professional growth and
Walsh was a newly divorced
mother, working full-time days when she enrolled in the EOC's
evening business program in 1976. Upon graduation, Walsh
obtained employment in the business field. In 1978, she
accepted a position at St. Peter's Health Care Services. Walsh
later attended college at night, completing degrees at both
associate and bachelor levels. She was promoted to her present
position as recruiter at St. Peter's in 2004. Walsh visits
high schools and non-profits, encouraging individuals to
continue their education. She has promoted the EOC by through
the hiring of EOC graduates at St. Peter's.
accomplishments reflect her dedication to both St. Peters and
the community, "said Dr. Marion. "She is well deserving of
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431 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
30 Russell Road,
Albany, NY 12206
1966, the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center has
offered tuition-free academic and workforce development
opportunities to economically disadvantaged and educationally
under-prepared New York State residents 16 years and older.
The center offers a wide array of
vocational programs including building trades, welding, cosmetology,
culinary arts, nursing assistant, and a number of general and
medical business and office technology programs.
EOC also offers
academic programs ranging from Adult Basic Education through College
Preparation and includes a General Educational Development (GED)
Preparation Program and English as a Second Language. Students and
interested public can sign up to take the practice GED, which is
given once a month.
This wide range
of program offering is combined with other unique EOC services
including individualized instruction, continuous enrollment, and job
placement and post employment support.
For further information, call (518) 273-1900 or
visit us on the Web at www.hvcc.edu/eoc/.
Associate Director and Coordinator for
Coordinator of Instructional
Coordinator of Employment Services/Bridge
Coordinator of Program Development and
Coordinator for Student