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01/25/2013
New Library Atrium at Hudson Valley Community College Named for The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation in Honor of Grant

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180, d.renfrew@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

What: The atrium of the newly renovated Marvin Library Learning Commons will be named The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Atrium in recognition of its $50,000 grant to the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation. The grant has been used to purchase furnishings for the new atrium created by recent renovations to the library.

Why: Library renovations were begun in late spring and completed this past fall in an effort to increase student-use space. With physical book collections replaced by technology, additional library space was given over to the atrium as a social space where students can talk with friends, relax and get refreshments from the newly opened café. Increased usage of the atrium following the renovations resulted in the need for additional furniture. Other areas of the library are dedicated to silent study and research or collaborative space where students quietly work together.

Who: Attending the dedication ceremony from the Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation are Daniel J. Hogarty Jr., president of the board; Dr. Michael E. Fleming, board member; and Leslie A. Cheu, executive director. Attending the ceremony from Hudson Valley will be President Drew Matonak, Foundation Board Chairman Gordon Zuckerman, and Foundation Executive Director Ray Kimmelblatt.

Where: The Marvin Library Learning Commons, Atrium, Hudson Valley Community College campus.

When: 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 28.

Details: The renovated Marvin Library Learning Commons also houses the Learning Centers where students may seek writing and research assistance, computer instruction, tutoring in specific subjects or help in dealing with learning disabilities.

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 13,250 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has 75,000 alumni.