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07/26/2010
Hudson Valley Community College Foundation to Announce Gift from Capital Communications Cares Foundation to Support Nursing Program; Laboratory on Campus to be Named for Credit Union

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew, (518) 629-7180, d.renfrew@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Monday, July 26, 21010

The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation will hold a news conference to announce a gift from Capital Communications Cares Foundation to benefit the college's Nursing Expansion Fund and the Allied Health Scholarship Fund. The dedication of a laboratory space also will take place.

WHO: Andrew Matonak, President, Hudson Valley Community College
Sarah Boggess, President, Hudson Valley Community College Foundation
Paula Stopera, President and Chief Executive Officer, CAP COM Foundation
WHAT: Press conference with interview and photo opportunities
WHEN:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 10 a.m.

WHERE:

Hudson Valley Community College
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center
Room 249
Number 8 on map link below

Parking: Visitor Lot – F-Lot

www.hvcc.edu/campusmap/campus_map.html

DETAILS:

Approximately 60 students a year graduate as registered nurses from Hudson Valley Community College's Nursing Program a program that is fully enrolled each year. The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation continues to secure external funding to maintain the college's expanded nursing program. The nursing program was expanded in 2008 to provide the Capital Region with more qualified nurses. Outside funding also is needed to enhance and upgrade the college's medical instructional equipment.

Capital Communications Cares Foundation, the charitable arm of CAP COM Federal Credit Union, recognizes the critical need for quality nursing staff in the medical community.

In an effort to support this imminent issue, CAP COM has pledged $100,000 to Hudson Valley Community College in support of its outstanding nursing program. This support goes hand-in-hand with the CAP COM Foundation's commitment to supporting community health and wellness programs and education initiatives.