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From President Matonak's Desk

Hudson Valley President Drew Matonak shares his views on the importance of collaboration between higher education and business in this month's issue of Visions, the monthly publication of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Still time to register for Fall!

View the Fall 2006 credit-course schedule and register for a class - or classes - today.

Day classes for the Fall 2006 semester begin Monday, Aug. 28, and evening classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 5. And tuition for 2006-07 academic year remains at $2,700 annually ($112 per credit) for in-state students.

You also can stop by during our in-person registration period on the following dates and times:

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Monday, Aug. 21 - Thursday, Aug. 24

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Friday, Aug. 25

9 a.m. to noon,
Saturday, Aug. 26

For more information, call the Enrollment Information Center at (518) 629-7700.

Vibrant Music, Lectures Slated

From thought-provoking lectures about violence against women, incarceration and Cuba to jazz and classical piano performances, Hudson Valley's Fall 2006 events are truly eclectic.

Check out the entire schedule.

Athletics Schedules

The fall athletics season begins on Friday, Sept. 1 with men's and women's soccer games.

Check out the fall schedule!

Fall Non-credit Offerings
Fall Credit-Free Cover
New courses in Conversational French, Pilates, and Oriental brush painting highlight the Fall 2006 non-credit offerings from the college's Office of Community and Professional Education.

You can choose from nearly 100 courses - explore your options today. Registration begins Wednesday, Aug. 9. For more information, call (518) 629-7339.

High-Tech Work, Big Opportunity

Beginning this fall, Hudson Valley Community College will train the clean room technicians that computer-chip maker Advanced Micro Devices - and any other similar businesses - needs to be successful in this region, and further the growth of Tech Valley.

The college's Electrical Technology: Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology program provides students with a combination of classroom and hands-on instruction.

The program can enroll up to 80 students; the first class of students is scheduled to graduate in May 2007. Fact sheet ....

Alumnus Makes Historic Donation to Foundation
Gift by Robert Pratt '55 is the single-largest gift by an individual

 Robert Pratt
Robert Pratt
The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation recently received the single-largest gift made by an alumnus. The $480,000 donation will strengthen a general endowment to benefit the college and enhance the college's Electrical Construction and Maintenance program.

Class of 1955 graduate Robert Pratt, an AT&T retiree who lives in Albany, donated two life insurance policies to the college, and proceeds from the policies will be used in three ways:
  • To enhance a general endowment to benefit the college ($360,000);
  • To establish an endowment to benefit the college's Electrical Construction and Maintenance program ($100,000); and
  • To establish an endowed fund that will produce a President's Circle-level gift to the Foundation's Annual Fund each year in perpetuity. President's Circle gifts total at least $1,000 annually ($20,000).
Giving the historic gift was an easy decision for Pratt, a member of the college's first graduating class: "That's where I got my exposure to electronics... I hope some students, current or forthcoming, will be able to use what's there," he said, unassumingly.

Read more about Mr. Pratt's donation and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of current and future Hudson Valley students by making a gift to the Foundation.

Hudson Valley Logo Graces Clemente Fane Concrete Delivery Truck

Hudson Valley Community College has received some concrete support from a local business.

A ready-mix concrete delivery truck owned by Clemente Fane Concrete of Albany now sports the Hudson Valley logo and the college's tagline, "Directions for Life."

Clemente Fane President Don Fane approached the college about the unique advertising initiative as a way to say "thank." Fane's company, and its sister company, Callanan Industries Inc. of Albany, employ between 30 and 40 Hudson Valley graduates. More ...

Dental Assisting is Hudson Valley Community College's Newest Academic Program
Dental Assisting
Dental assistants perform a variety of tasks in dental offices.

Beginning in the 2006-2007 academic year, the college will offer two programs, one aimed at new students interested in entering the profession, and the other for those who are currently working as dental assistants. Both will be offered in an online format. More ...

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