Hudson Valley logo

News from Hudson Valley Community College

Modify Subscription


Open House Set for Nov. 15

Register for the college's Fall Open House, scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.

This event gives prospective students the chance to learn about individual academic programs as well as the college's many academic and student support services.

Fall 2008 Career Directions

The Fall 2008 issue of Career Directions outlines new programs and profiles students who have found success.

For more information on how you can find Career Directions, go to

Fall 2008 Career Directions

Men’s Soccer Team Ranked Fifth in Region III

The Hudson Valley Community College men’s soccer team is currently the fifth seed in the Region III Tournament. The Vikings will travel to face Mohawk Valley Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in their first game of the tournament. The Vikings finished the regular season 11-1-4.

Public Ice Skating at the Conway Rink

Public skating has begun, with hours from 4 to 6:15 p.m. on weekends, and noon to 2 p.m. on weekdays. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for anyone age 17 and under, $2 for senior citizens, and free for current Hudson Valley students. Discounted group rates for 10 or more people also are available. Skate rentals are $3. Helmet rentals are $1. Skate sharpening is $4 per pair.

Public skating will continue through Sunday, March 8, 2009. For more information, contact the college's skate shop at (518) 629-4850.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Doors open at 5 p.m.;
Show starts at 6 p.m.
Tom Deluca–Hypnotist

Wednesday, Oct. 29
Noon - 1 p.m.
Lecture: 1960–LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon

Thursday, Oct. 30
Noon - 1 p.m.
Arm of the Sea Theatre Presents: At the Turning of the Tide

Thursday, Oct. 30
5 - 8 p.m.
Opening Reception with Performance by Artists Lee Ranaldo and Leah Singer

Friday, Oct. 31 -
Sunday, Nov. 2
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
NCBI Three-Day Train the Trainer Program

Wednesday, Nov. 5
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lecture: Gangs and You: The Who, What, Why and What to Do About Gangs

Thursday, Nov. 13
6 p.m.
Celebration of Excellence Gala–Allied Health

View Our Complete
Calendar of Events

Find Us on Facebook

Credit Course Schedules Now Available

Registration for the Spring 2009 semester and Intersession 2008 begins today, Oct. 27. Course schedules and information are available online.

Intersession courses begin Monday, Dec. 22, and the spring semester begins Monday, Jan. 12. The college offers more than 2,000 courses, on campus, off-campus and online.

Not enrolled at Hudson Valley? Attend one of our upcoming Instant Admission Days and find out how we can help you take your career – and life – in a whole new direction.

Spring 2009 Course ListingYou'll learn more about our quality academics and award-winning faculty – and get accepted on the spot for the Spring 2009 semester. We'll even waive the $30 application fee. Here's the Instant Admission Day schedule:

8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Troy campus

Noon – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10
Albany Extension Center, 175 Central Ave., Albany

8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Troy campus

If you're interested in taking a class as a non-matriculated student (one who is not enrolled in a degree or certificate program), click here to get started.

Five Honored with College’s 2007 Distinguished Service Award

Four individuals and one local hospital were honored recently for their loyal dedication and service to Hudson Valley Community College and to the community.

Hosted by the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation and the college’s Alumni Association, these annual awards identify people and businesses who distinguished themselves because of their service to the college or the greater community.

The award winners were Paula A. Stopera ’77; Michael J. Whalen ’73; Charles Touhey; William C. Wolff '72; and Albany Medical Center. Click here for more information about the event and to view the photo gallery.

College Ready to Support AMD Chip Fab Facility

Joe Sarubbi
Joe Sarubbi

Earlier this month Advanced Micro Devices Inc. announced that it plans to proceed with plans to build a $4.6 billion chip fab plant at Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta, NY.

The college has developed a close relationship with AMD officials as they have worked on their plans for the facility in Saratoga County. Throughout their research and planning phase, they sought assurances that the college would be prepared to assist the company in developing its local workforce.

The college’s $13.5-million Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative Renewable Technologies (TEC-SMART) will be built in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority close to the AMD facility in the adjacent Saratoga Technology Energy Park. It is anticipated that TEC-SMART will be open for business in 2010, and will help meet AMD’s needs – as well as the needs of the growing energy sector. It is the college’s expectation that this facility and its programming, under the leadership of Joe Sarubbi, will establish Hudson Valley Community College as an international leader in the fields of alternative energy training.

Guitarist Pedro Cortes and “Flamenco de Hoy” Headlines Fall Cultural Affairs Schedule

La Conja
La Conja
Pedro Cortes
Pedro Cortes
The group, formed by Pedro Cortes Jr. (guitarist/composer) uses Flamenco as a base to combine elements of Jazz and contemporary music to create original compositions. Flamenco de Hoy's goal is to introduce Flamenco as a new living art form while drawing from its roots. Guest artist La Conja, a flamenco singer and dancer, will also perform.

Performance is Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre
Tickets are $15 for General Admission/Free for Hudson Valley Students

Flamenco Guitar Workshop with Pedro Cortes
6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre
Tickets are $10 for General Admission/Free for Hudson Valley Students (tickets are limited)

Flamenco Dance Workshop with La Conja
Noon – 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre
Tickets are $10 for General Admission/Free for Hudson Valley Students (tickets are limited)

Call (518) 629-4TIX to purchase your tickets today. For a list of other Cultural Affairs events, visit

In the News...

Hudson Valley Awarded the Environmental Stewardship Award

Record Number of Students Again Likely This Fall

Paramedics Bob and Kirsten Elling Author Textbook for Paramedic Students

Keith Nelson is New Chief Information Officer

Now Offering Online Pharmacy Technician Training

Transfer Agreement Signed With Cornell University

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

Send this newsletter to a friend
General Info Links:
> About Us
> Academics
> Admission
> Alumni
> Athletics
> Children's Vacation Programs
> College in the High School
> Community and Professional Education
> Conference Facilities
> Course Schedules
> Cultural Affairs
> Directories
> Library
> Map & Directions
> News & Events
> Online Learning
> Steps to Enroll
> Student Life
> Student Services
> Teaching Gallery
> Viking Club
> Ways to Give
> Workforce Development