Public Administration Studies (A.A.S.)

Graduate Testimonials

From the first open house I attended through graduation, Hudson Valley advisors seemed interested in how they could help me achieve my goal of obtaining a college degree. Hudson Valley Community College is a "user-friendly" college. 
I wish it were a four-year college. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

-Jean Van Epps '97, Business Office Manager, Questar III

The Public Administration Studies program at Hudson Valley Community College was outstanding in preparing me for transfer to a four-year college and ultimately a career in government. I find myself using just about everything I learned in my day-to-day work activities. The classes are small and the advisement is outstanding. The costs of attending Hudson Valley were very affordable and all my credits transferred to the College of Saint Rose with ease.

-Craig Pettinger '92, Community Participation Specialist , City of Troy 
My educational experience at Hudson Valley Community College far exceeded my expectations. The quality of staff, the small classroom size and the personal attention given to students is indicative of a top quality institution. Hudson Valley gave me the skills not only to transfer to a four-year university, but to transition back into the workforce.
-Valarie Houk '94, Human Services Representative, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield 

The teachers and the staff at Hudson Valley are excellent. I liked the school so much that I am pursuing a second associate's degree in computer information systems.

-Eric Geise '97, NYS Department of Public Service
Hudson Valley Community College made it possible for me to pursue an applicable curriculum of learning while providing me with the best education at an affordable price. The personal attention showed me revealed that I was an integral part of the college community and not just a number. I am now pursuing a baccalaureate degree at the College of Saint Rose. The transferability of credits obtained at Hudson Valley was welcomed at Saint Rose.
-Deb Tutay '96, New York State Department of Health
Hudson Valley Community College has a great Continuing Education program for students who work full-time. Very accessible and affordable.
-Christine Caulfield Carusone '93, Manager, Contracts and Budget , NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation 

My degree program at Hudson Valley Community College was great. I received advisement before entering the program and the advisors were very helpful. If it weren't for the advisor's caring about the student I don't think I would have my associate's degree today. Thank you.

-Joyce Micare '95, Project Staff Assistant, SUNY System Administration 

I really believed that if I didn't have my associate's degree from Hudson Valley Community College, I wouldn't have received this promotion. Thanking you all for all your help in the classroom and encouragement for us "older" students.

-Deborah Dick '97, NYS Office for the Aging