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Hudson Valley Makes National News

Hudson Valley Community College made national news this week.

The college was featured in a front-page article in The New York Times about 24-credit hour programs, which allow students to attend college without having graduated from high school.

The article, titled "Can't Complete High School? Go Right Along to College," can be found on the Education page of the paper's Web site.

Two other national media outlets - Fox News television and Washington Post Radio - followed up on the article by interviewing Mary Claire Bauer, the college's admissions director.

Instant Admission Days

Thinking about going to college this fall? Stop by Hudson Valley Community College's upcoming Instant Admission Days and be accepted on the spot for the Fall 2006 semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 28.

You can meet with admissions and financial aid counselors, and we'll even waive the $30 application fee! More ...

And tuition for the 2006-07 year for students who are residents of New York State will remain at $2,700, the same rate as this year.

On Campus
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Guenther Enrollment Services Center
Wednesday, June 21
Wednesday, July 12

Albany Extension Center,
175 Central Ave., Albany
2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 28
2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 19

Golden Globes donates $1,000 to Foundation

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization of Los Angeles-based journalists working for overseas publications that sponsors the annual Golden Globes ceremony, has donated $1,000 to the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation in memory of actress Maureen Stapleton, who was honored in 1971 with a Golden Globe for her role in "Airport." More ...

Spring Sports Wrap-Up

The Lady Vikings softball team finished the 2006 campaign with a 30-10 record, the team's 20th consecutive winning season. The team also reached another milestone - hitting the 30-win mark for only the second time in the program's history (37-9 in 2002).

The baseball team's season came to a close with a 4-3 loss at Herkimer County Community College in the opening round of the Region III Tournament.

Hudson Valley also honored its outstanding student-athletes at its annual athletic banquet last week.

Get ahead - and get a free T-shirt!

The limited-edition "Learning. Not Sunburning." T-shirt.
Using the summer to get ahead on your degree - or to try something new or to advance your career - is a smart move.

But if you need another incentive to take a credit course or two - enroll in a Summer Session class at Hudson Valley Community College and get a free T-shirt. Sizes and quantities are limited.

Three- and six-week sessions begin Monday, July 3, and courses are offered in everything from Accounting and English to Engineering Science and Web Page Design and Management. If you know someone interested in taking a credit course, forward them this e-newsletter, or use the handy "Send this newsletter to a friend" option.

Still time to register for kids' summer camps, workforce development courses

There's also time to register your child for a summer camp or one of the college's new Summer Academy courses. Contact the Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339 for more information.

The Workforce Development Institute also is offering courses for the summer. For more information, call (518) 629-4827.

Steel Bridge Team Participates in National Competition
Team wins first-place award for bridge "stiffness"

A bridge designed and constructed by students from Hudson Valley's Civil Engineering Technology program won first place for "stiffness" in the National Student Steel Bridge competition, which is sponsored annually by the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Institute for Steel Construction.

This is the first time that a Hudson Valley team placed first in one of the competition's six major subcategories. In addition to stiffness, the categories are: construction speed, lightness, aesthetics, economy and efficiency.

Overall, Hudson Valley finished 20th out of the 45 teams that participated in the competition. This was the third consecutive year that a Hudson Valley bridge team - composed of students in Professor George Limbrunner's Bridge Design class this past semester - participated in the competition, which was held over Memorial Day weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The team participated in the national competition after placing third in a regional competition held in April at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Congratulations, Class of 2006

Graduates celebrate after Commencement.
Hudson Valley's Class of 2006 was one of the college's largest classes ever, with approximately 1,700 students graduating with associate degrees and certificates from the college's four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Check out Graduation ... What's Next and Graduates get to work in abundance to read about some of those graduates.

You also can check out the college's Commencement press release and photo gallery.

Campus Center Renovation Complete

The extensive, $8 million renovation of the 32-year-old Raymond H. Siek Campus Center has been completed.

The interior of the building has been overhauled and updated, with the second floor featuring a new food court and dining area, complete with wireless Internet access. The building's slate fašade has been replaced with glass, which also lends an airy, open and updated feel to the exterior.

Other renovations include a coffee bar with a comfortable, living room-inspired seating area on the first floor and a new lobby for the Maureen Stapleton Theatre. The building's redesign was handled by the Troy-based architectural firm Architecture Plus in partnership with Saratoga Associates

A re-dedication ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, in the Campus Center.

Five receive Chancellor's Award for Excellence

Five faculty and staff members have been named recipients of the prestigious SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence for 2006. Instituted in 1972 by the State University of New York, the Chancellor's Award recognizes exceptional contributions to the university by dedicated professionals. Since its inception, 93 faculty and staff members have received the Chancellor's Award.

This year's recipients - Associate Professor Thomas Lail, Associate Professor Robert Matthews, Nursing Department Chairperson Dicey O'Malley, College Registrar Kathleen Petley and Associate Professor Doris Schoonmaker - were honored at the college's 22nd annual Faculty Honors Convocation held last month in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. More ...

 Lail Robert Matthews Dicey O'Malley Kathleen Petley Doris Schoonmaker
Thomas Lail Robert Matthews Dicey O'Malley Kathleen Petley Doris Schoonmaker

Five Class of 2006 graduates also received the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, and Assistant Professor Rachel Jorden received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

What's News

Hudson Valley Community College Foundation Awards More Than $50,000 in Scholarships to 48 Students

Capital District Educational Opportunity Center Offers GED Preparation and Business Classes

"Total Control" Motorcycle Author to Speak at Hudson Valley Community College June 1

Information Sessions for Engineering Technician Training Program Coming Soon to Hudson Valley

East Greenbush Resident Named Department Chair for Math/Science and Engineering Science

Hudson Valley Community College Students Help Build Home for Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County

Citizens Bank Foundation Donates $10,000 to Benefit Hudson Valley's College in the High School Program

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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