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03/30/2007
Hudson Valley Community College Faculty, Alumni and Students Rally to Save Classmate's Home

CONTACT: Janine Kava, (518) 378-3835 (cell)
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, March 30, 2007

WHO: Faculty, alumni and students of Hudson Valley Community College's Civil Engineering Technology program in the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies.
WHAT: Faculty, alumni and students are volunteering to help a Hudson Valley Community College student replace a sewer pipe at his home, which will save the family's home.
WHEN:

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007.
On Saturday morning, contact Instructor Craig D'Allaird at (518) 858-9503.

WHERE:

650 First Avenue
Lansingburgh section of Troy

DETAILS:

William Noble, a senior in Hudson Valley Community College's Civil Engineering Technology program, learned this past week that he needed a sewer pipe replaced at his Lansingburgh home by Thursday, April 5 or he, his sister and mother would have to leave the home.

Noble, who goes to school during the day and who supports his family by working nights, informed his Civil Engineering Instructor Craig D'Allaird that he would miss some classes to deal with the situation. D'Allaird volunteered to help, and rallied others to Noble's aid by calling Hudson Valley alumni, telling faculty members and Noble's classmates, all who offered assistance.

Ryan Arold, a Hudson Valley alumnus who owns Arold Paving in Kingston, agreed to donate materials and operate a backhoe donated by Mario's True Value Home Center in Valatie. Hudson Valley faculty and Noble's classmates also volunteered to work Saturday to ensure Noble and his family can stay in the home. The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation also contributed to the effort through its Alumni Emergency Assistance Fund.