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03/21/2013
Last of Spring's Snow to Become Sculptures at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180, d.renfrew@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, March 21, 2013

What: With the last of this spring’s snow still on the ground, students at Hudson Valley Community College will participate in a snow sculpture contest on Friday, March 22 beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Campus Quad. Students will be working individually and in teams to compete for three top prizes and must complete their sculptures in a half hour. Judging begins at 1:15 p.m.

Why: This is an opportunity for students to show off their creativity while having fun and socializing. Everyone on campus is encouraged to come around to enjoy the results and to support the students.

Where: Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy

When: 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 22

Details: Prizes will be awarded in the form of gifts certificates of $100 for Viking’s Cove Book Store, $50 for Price Chopper Supermarkets and $25 for Regal Cinemas to the three winning sculptures. Everyone receives a gift for participating.

For more information about this or other student events on the Hudson Valley campus, call the Student Activities Office at (518) 629-7348.

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.