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Summer Camps Available

Spots are still open in some of the college's Kids on Campus programs this year, but they are going fast!

To secure a spot for your child, contact the Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339 or e-mail We'll be able to tell you what camps still have openings! There's still time to sign-up!

Five New Programs Announced

Five new academic programs will be offered at Hudson Valley Community College beginning in the Fall 2010 term. New certificate programs in Alternative Fuels, Disability Studies, Digital Media and Wind Technician as well as an associate degree in Physical Sciences will be offered. Read more...

Basketball Player Ramel Alexander Signs Letter of Intent

After two star-studded seasons at Hudson Valley, Albany native Ramel Alexander is set to take his game to yet another level. The two-time Region III and Mountain Valley first teamer Monday signed his national letter of intent to play basketball for Division II Bloomfield College in New Jersey on a full athletics scholarship. Read more...
Ramel Alexander

High School Students Can Get a Jump Start

High school students finishing their sophomore or junior years this spring can now register for college-level courses offered at Troy High School this summer.

The classes will run for six weeks, from Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, Aug. 13. Classes will run five days a week. For a list of course descriptions and exact class times, please visit Students must register by Thursday, June 24.

Largest Graduating Class In History of College

Hudson Valley Community College celebrated its 56th commencement with 2,020 students eligible to participate, the largest class in the history of the college. The ceremony was held in the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium to accommodate the record number of graduates and their guests. More...
56th Commencement

Hudson Valley Tweets!

If you're on Twitter, you can get up-to-the-minute college information on our Twitter feed. Go to

Of course, we will tweet you with respect!

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Alumni Night at the Tri-City ValleyCats

Tri-City ValleyCats
Reconnect 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, June 27, 2010.

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

Admission is $9, and includes a premium ticket to the game, a meal voucher for a hot dog and soda; and a special alumni giveaway. By purchasing a ticket, you will automatically be entered to win a number of prizes.

Click here for more information or to RSVP. Call (518) 629-8012, e-mail or check us out on Facebook.

Make a Gift to the Annual Fund

2010 Graduates

Give to the Annual Fund

As the college celebrates the largest graduating class in its history, we would like to remind you that there is still time to support future students by making a gift to the Annual Fund. The annual fund campaign ends in conjunction with our fiscal year on Aug. 31, 2010.

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 $160,000 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 Foundation at (518) 629-8071 or

Change Your Life in an Instant

Attend an upcoming Instant Admission Day at one of the following locations:

Wednesday, June 16, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Troy campus
Wednesday, June 23, Noon - 5 p.m., Albany Extension Center, 175 Central Ave.
Wednesday, June 30, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., TEC-SMART, Malta, NY

The $30 application fee is waived and you get accepted on the spot.

Summer and Fall Course Registration

Students on Campus
Registration for summer and fall semester courses is going on now.

Three- and six-week Summer Classes begin Tuesday, July 6

Fall day classes begin Monday, Aug. 30; evening classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 7; and off-campus classes begin Monday, Sept. 13.

For new students interested in a degree or certificate program:
Click here or call the Admissions Office at (518) 629-7309 to get started. E-mail with any questions.

For those interested in taking courses without entering a program:
Click here or call the Office of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at (518) 629-7338. You also can e-mail to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

Golf for a Good Reason

Please join us for the 16th Annual Hudson Valley Community College Foundation U.W. Marx, Inc. Golf Classic on Monday, July 19, 2010 at The Country Club of Troy.

The tournament is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start. The cost is $215 before June 15 and $230 after June 15. The fee includes greens fees, cart, foursome photo, lunch, reception, dinner, and awards presentation. Tennis courts and pool facilities are open that day to golfers and their guests.

9-hole Shotgun Start at 7:30 a.m.
18-hole Shotgun Start at 11 a.m.
Reception, dinner and awards immediately following tournament.

All proceeds benefit the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation.

For more information call (518) 629-8012, e-mail or visit

Learn Something Fun and New!

Learn a new skill, get fit or start a new career. This summer, Hudson Valley's Office of Community and Professional Education will offer a variety of classes to get to teach you something new and fun. Motorcycle safety, introduction to Photoshop, basket weaving, Nia, Zumba, there's a class that's just for you.

The Center for Creative Retirement also is back with an expanded slate of courses, trips and hikes for the upcoming spring months.

Check out the summer 2010 schedule today. For more information, call (518) 629-7339.

In the news...

Students Named to Academic Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa Photo Available

2009-2010 Athletic Awards Announced Photo Gallery Available

Four Employees Receive President's Award for Excellence

Foundation Announces $50,000 Gift From CDPHP To Support Nursing Program Photo

Foundation Awards $32,000 in Scholarships Photos Available

Eight Employees Receive SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence Photos

TEC-SMART Grand Opening Ceremony Marks Milestone Photo Available

Five Students Honored With SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence Photo Available

Line Worker Program Wins National Grid Chairman's Award

New Alumni Association Chairwoman Named Photo Available

Center for Energy Efficiency and Building Science Honored By NYSERDA Photo Available

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