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01/05/2011
Orientation for Accepted Students at Hudson Valley Community College Scheduled for January 15, 2011

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180, d.renfrew@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011

What: Hudson Valley Community College students accepted for spring admission are invited to learn about academic support services and extracurricular activities, meet with current students and tour the campus during New Student Orientation on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.

For more information or to register, call the Student Activities Office at (518) 629-7348. Students may also register online and view a complete schedule of orientation events at http://www.hvcc.edu/orientation. Accepted students, family members and guests are welcome. Registration is recommended, though walk-ins are welcome.

Who: Welcome:
Louis Coplin II, Director of Student Life
Andrew Matonak, President, Hudson Valley Community College
Phil White, Dean of the School of Business and the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies
Victoria Ramos, Student Senate President

Information sessions:
Don Frament, Assistant Professor, Learning Assistance Center
Julie Panzanaro, Associate Director, Admissions
Kathy Petley, Registrar
Kelly Sweener, Director, Center for Counseling and Transfer
Victoria Ramos, Student Senate President
Where: All activities take place in the Siek Campus Center, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY. Campus tours originate in the Siek Campus Center.
When: Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.; sessions begin at 9:15 a.m. Campus tours are offered continuously from 10:15 a.m. to Noon.
Details: Students will attend the hour-long session, "What's Expected of Me as a Hudson Valley Community
College Student." Parents and other guests will participate in the session, "What Can I Do to Help My Student
Succeed." At the end of these sessions, there will be drawings for a laptop computer for students and a $100 book store gift certificate for parents and guests.

Additional shorter gatherings will take place at 10:30 a.m. for those interested in the new educational benefits being offered to veterans and their families or those who wish to hear about campus life from current students.

Members of the college professional staff as well as representatives of various student clubs and organizations will be on hand throughout the morning to answer questions. Campus offices, including Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Health Center, Disability Resource Center and Continuing Education will be open from 9 a.m. to Noon. Viking's Cove Campus Bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Faculty Student Association office will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participants are invited to stay for women's and men's basketball games against Schenectady County Community College at 1 and 3 p.m. respectively in the McDonough Sports Complex.