2011 Scholarship Recipients
Clement W. Campana
Clement Campana has been a part of the Hudson Valley Community College family for more than 40 years. He is congenial, representing the Physical Plant on campus with a friendly face. Clem has served his community as a CYO coach for over 30 years, positively affecting the lives of over 500 children. He was elected to the Troy City Council in 2006, and serves as its president. In 2009, Clem was honored by the Foundation with the Dr. Frank J. Morgan Jr. Humanitarian Service Award. Clem is currently pursuing his degree through independent study and has to make time in his schedule to complete his coursework and meet with his faculty advisors.
Shawnna M. Case
Shawnna has been employed at the college for 5 1/2 years and works tirelessly to make sure our students are well informed on the transfer process, helping them with the transfer application, and scholarships, as well as assisting in coordinating the Transfer Fair. In addition to her full-time position, Shawnna also works at the college part-time as an adjunct instructor, advisor in the business department and CLEP test proctor. She gives so much of herself to her work, and her dedication is to be commended. Shawnna's decision to pursue further graduate study is motivated by her strong work ethic and commitment to personal and professional growth. She is the mother of a beautiful little girl, named Taylor .
Polly D. Karis
Polly has been diligently working towards a BA at Empire State College and hopes to graduate in Summer 2012. Polly has been taking 8 credits each semester, and 4 credits during the summer. Last semester, she earned a 4.0, getting 2 As in her 2 classes. She is taking most of her classes the traditional way, in a classroom situation. Polly really enjoyed her Residency last October, in her Food and Memory class. The class stayed at one of the Great Camps at Raquette Lake for a few days!
Lisa S. Paul
Kesa M. Shea
Kesa shows great initiative and is very dedicated to her work responsibilities and the mission of the Foundation. She stands at the ready to help in any way possible, can always be counted on, and goes above and beyond the call of duty by working from home when necessary. Kesa does all of this as a full-time working mother of two and a part-time student. I believe Kesa Shea exemplifies the spirit of WE@HVCC.
Jasmin J. Smith
As a non-traditional student, Jasmin balances her full-time responsibilities in the Financial Aid Office with attending classes full time in the evening. Jasmin is always helpful with students who call or come by the office, demonstrating superior customer service skills. Frequently, we have many community events that require a member of our office to attend, and Jasmin eagerly volunteers for these events as her schedule permits. Jasmin also works diligently on all projects assigned to her, and shows enthusiasm for learning the different procedures within the office.
WE@hvcc, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY 12180, 518 629-7358