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Fall 2007 Events on Tap

From music by the Ramblin Jug Stompers to a lecture by Laurie Anderson, Hudson Valley will offer a diverse slate of events during the Fall 2007 semester.

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

Golf for a Good Cause

Register today for the 13th annual Hudson Valley Community College Foundation U.W. Marx, Inc. Golf Classic, which is scheduled for Monday, July 23, at The Country Club of Troy.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Foundation's Annual Fund, which assists the college in meeting unmet needs and seizing unexpected opportunities.

In the past, golf classic proceeds have funded scholarships, technology enhancement, campus beautification and special programs for disabled students.

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

Spring 2007 President's List

Spring 2007 Deans' List

New Department Chairperson for Nursing Program Named

New Director of Grants Named

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

New Degree Option to Train Employees for Insurance Industry

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"

Six Students Named Recipients of SUNY Chancellor's Award

Blueprint for College's Future Discussed

Nominations Sought for Distinguished Service Awards

Recent Photo Galleries

Faculty Honors Convocation

Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Ceremony


19th Annual Special Programs Awards Ceremony

Rainbow Fish

Sign Language, Leadership Training,
Soccer Camp, Defensive Driving and more
Credit, credit-free offerings on tap for summer

There's something for everyone this summer at Hudson Valley Community College.

Check out the Summer Academy offerings - from sign language to SAT prep - and Kids Camps schedules for the 18 and under set, as well as a variety of skill and career building courses and personal enrichment classes for adults, too.

And if you're interested in taking a credit course or courses, there's still time to register for the three- and six-week Summer Sessions that begin on Monday, July 2, and the Fall 2007 semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 27.

Summer courses

Fall courses

For more information about the Summer Academy, Kids Camps or credit-free courses, contact the Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339.

For more information about credit courses or workforce development offerings, call the Office of Continuing Education, Summer Sessions and Workforce Development at (518) 629-7338.

Alumni Night at the Tri-City ValleyCats
RSVP today for July 15 event

ValleyCatsReconnect with old friends - and make some new ones - when the Hudson Valley Community College Alumni Association hosts an alumni night at the Tri-City ValleyCats game on Sunday, July 15.

Game time is 5 p.m. at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium on the Hudson Valley campus and the 'Cats will take on the Cleveland Indians-affiliated Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

Admission is $5, and includes a premium ticket to the game, a meal voucher for a hot dog, soda and chips; game program; reserved alumni night parking voucher; entry for special alumni giveaways; and an Alumni Association t-shirt.

Register today or contact Aimee LaLiberte at (518) 629-8077 or for more information.

High School Juniors, Seniors Can Get
a Jump Start on College this Summer

High school juniors and seniors from 19 school districts throughout the Capital Region can earn college credit this summer at Colonie Central, Maple Hill and Troy high schools.

The classes, offered through Hudson Valley's College in the High School program run for six weeks, beginning Monday, July 2 through Friday, Aug. 10. Student must register by Thursday, June 21.

Courses cost $37 per credit. Students will earn Hudson Valley credit for the courses; credits earned also are transferable to most four-year colleges and universities. More ....

For more information, students can contact their local high school guidance office or call Hudson Valley's Office of School Programs at (518) 629-8108.

Businessman Honored for Generosity,
Commitment to Students
Mastrangelo nears $1 million mark in support of scholarships

Past recipients of Second Chance Scholarships
 stand with Dr. Mastrangelo. Left to right, Bruce Raunick '92, Sheila Mae Gaddy
 '91, Anh Le '07, Debbie Crandall, Earther Chapman'05, Dr. Mastrangelo, Denise
 Watso '02 and Karla Thompson '05.
Past recipients of Second Chance Scholarships join Dr. Mastrangelo. From left to right: Bruce Raunick '92, Sheila Mae Gaddy '91, Anh Le '07, Debbie Crandall, Earther Chapman'05, Dr. Mastrangelo, Denise Watso '02 and Karla Thompson '05.
The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation recently hosted a reception to recognize Angelo Mastrangelo for his generous support of Second Chance Scholarships, which have been awarded to 426 Hudson Valley students since 1989.

Mastrangelo, the former owner and chief executive officer of Adirondack Beverages, is approaching the $1 million mark in charitable support of the scholarships, which are given to students who show fortitude and perseverance, often in the face of adversity, to pursue their education.

At the reception, which was held earlier this month at the Guenther Enrollment Services Center on the Hudson Valley campus, the college's Financial Aid Office was renamed the Mastrangelo Financial Aid Center in honor of Mastrangelo's generosity and commitment to Hudson Valley students. Photo gallery.

Mastrangelo is currently is a visiting professor at Binghamton University's School of Management and runs the school's entrepreneurship program. Read more about him and the Second Chance Scholarship.

Make a Gift, Honor a Hudson Valley Grad

Looking for a special way to honor the achievements of a Class of 2007 graduate - or recognize the accomplishments of your favorite Hudson Valley alum? Consider making a gift to the college's Annual Fund in his or her honor.

Your thoughtful gift will help support other students who will follow in your favorite graduate's footsteps. Read more about the Class of 2007.

Past gifts to the Annual Fund have provided scholarships for students, funded new equipment and technology on campus and supported campus improvement projects. Last fiscal year, the Annual Fund raised more than $229,000 to support these college initiatives.

All donations, in any amount, are welcomed and appreciated. You can even make your gift online.

For more information about supporting the Annual Fund or the work of the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation, contact Nancy Goody at (518) 629-7736 or

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 ...

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.
Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, NY 12180
(518) 629-HVCC Toll-free: (877) 325-HVCC

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