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10/24/2011
Hudson Valley Community College Breaks Ground on $35 Million High Technology Science Center; Outlines Plans for $19 Million in Renovations
College facilities boost biotechnology and biomanufacturing training

CONTACT: Dennis Kennedy (518) 629-8071, d.kennedy1@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

Visit www.hvcc.edu/sciencecenter for photos and more information.

What: Hudson Valley Community College will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its $35 million, 100,000-square-foot Science Center and outline plans for $19 million in renovations to Amstuz Hall and Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center.
Who: Dr. Andrew J. Matonak, President; the College Board of Trustees; the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation; policymakers, members of the community; faculty and staff.
When: 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011
Where: Brahan Hall Courtyard, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, New York
(Event location is between areas five and six on interactive map: https://www.hvcc.edu/tour/
Directions: https://www.hvcc.edu/campusmap/index.html
Parking is available in the A Lot. Enter campus at Holliday Drive, and turn left.
Details:  

Hudson Valley's new Science Center will offer 25 laboratories for the study of biology, chemistry, physics, biotechnology, biomanufacturing, earth science and forensics. It will house 11 classrooms, faculty offices, a conference space, a science study center and a greenhouse. The fully equipped, state-of-the-art building will offer students the opportunity to explore emerging technology and master the use of cutting-edge equipment. It is expected to open in the fall of 2013 and designed to achieve a LEED Silver Certification.

As the Capital Region continues to grow as a biotechnology/bio-manufacturing hub, the demand for qualified scientists and technicians continues to increase. With a well-equipped, new Science Center, Hudson Valley can serve as a bridge between those companies seeking skilled employees and those seeking training and employment.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 14,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.