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Class of 2008

Hudson Valley's Class of 2008 - approximately 1,800 students - was the largest graduating class in the history of the college. They came from around the world Sudan, Turkey, Korea, Bangladesh and Israel and from towns and cities around the Capital Region.

About half of all 2008 graduates will transfer on to institutions such as The University at Albany, Siena and The College of Saint Rose. They also will attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Brigham Young University, and Rochester Institute of Technology, to name a few.

Check out the college's Commencement press release and photo gallery.

Golf for a Good Cause

Register today for the 14th Annual Hudson Valley Community College Foundation U.W. Marx, Inc. Golf Classic, which is scheduled for Monday, July 21, 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

Justin Gallo and Brenna Mereness were named Hudson Valley Community College's most outstanding male and female athletes of the year at the annual athletic banquet.

Gallo was presented with the Thomas Cahill Memorial Award, given each year to Hudson Valley's top male athlete. A Business Administration graduate, Gallo leaves Hudson Valley second on the school's all-time list in scoring with 1,148 points.

Mereness was presented with the Lester Higbee Memorial Award, given each year to Hudson Valley's top female athlete. A key performer for the Lady Vikings this season, she helped the team to an 11-6-1 record and a semifinal appearance in the NJCAA Region III Tournament. The 11 wins were the most for the team in 14 years.

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

In the News

Seven Students Honored With Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence

Student Wins New York State Law Day Writing Contest

EOC Recognizes Students

EOC Recognized by Governor's Office

College Honored for Energy Efficiency Training Program

The Foundation Board Names New Leadership

Recent Photo Galleries

Faculty Honors Convocation

Dental Hygiene Professional Achievement Ceremony


Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony


No Reservations: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain

Marc Freedman, one of the Nation's Leading Thinkers and Writers on the Boomer Generation to Give Keynote Address
Conference to Address the Changing Needs of America's Aging Population

Marc FreedmanOn Wednesday, June 4, 2008, Marc Freedman, one of the nation's leading thinkers on opportunities presented by the aging of America, will discuss the growing phenomenon of "encore" careers, which combine continued income, new meaning and a significant contribution to the greater good. His is also the author of Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life.

About the Conference:
This conference, Careers and Education for the Second Half of Life, will discuss how baby boomers are changing the way we view retirement. Topics will include options for second careers in areas like education, health care, the nonprofit sector and government as well as opportunities for baby boomers to effect social change by giving back to their communities.

Who Should Attend:
Baby boomers who want to learn more about options for careers and education in the second half of life.
Employers, policymakers, educators, human resource professionals interested in the baby boomer phenomenon.

For more information visit or call (518) 629-7339.

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 2008 semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 25.

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

Guenther Enrollment Services Center
Troy campus
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday, June 25, 2008
    • Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Albany Extension Center
175 Central Ave., Albany
  • Noon to 5 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 28, 2008
    • Wednesday, July 2, 2008
    • Wednesday, July 23, 2008
For more information, please call the Admissions Office at (518) 629-7309 or e-mail

Chinese, 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 Chinese 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.

Summer 2008 Credit Free BulletinAnd 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, June 30, and the Fall 2008 semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 25.

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

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 20.

Game time is 5 p.m. at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium on the Hudson Valley campus where the 'Cats will take on the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox - The Lowell Spinners.

Admission is $8, and includes a premium ticket to the game, a meal voucher for a hot dog and soda; entry for special alumni giveaways; and an Alumni Association baseball (given to the first 500 registered) and decal.

Contact the Alumni office at (518) 629-8012 or for more information.

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

High school juniors and seniors from 25 school districts throughout the Capital Region can earn college credit this summer at South Colonie, 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, June 30 through Friday, Aug. 8. Students must register by Thursday, June 19.

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.

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.

Make a Gift, Honor a Hudson Valley Grad

Looking for a special way to honor the achievements of a Class of 2008 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 2008.

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 $267,000 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 Dan Lanka at (518) 629-7736 or

Faculty, Staff Honored for Excellence
Jeanne Kelleher  Jeanne Kelleher Maria Palmara, Ph.D.  Maria Palmara, Ph.D.
Marilyn Shapiro  Marilyn Shaprio

Seven faculty and staff members at Hudson Valley have been recognized for excellence in teaching and professional service.

Medical Imaging Department Chairperson Jeanne Kelleher, English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department Chairperson Maria Palmara, Ph.D., and Marilyn Shapiro, the coordinator of program development and research at the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center have been named recipients of the prestigious State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence for 2008. More...

Professor Carolyn Antonucci, Assistant Professor Sushmita Chatterji, Associate Professor Linda Desnoyers and Assistant Professor Sandra Wimmer have been recognized with the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. More...

Hudson Valley Community College's missionis 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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