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Albany Student George Robare Honored by Hudson Valley Community College Photo Available

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, May 23, 2008

George Robare
George Robare

George Robare of Albany, NY, a 2008 graduate of Hudson Valley Community College’s Engineering Science program, was honored by the college with a departmental award.

Robare received the RPI Joseph J. Smith Engineering and Science Award, which is given to an outstanding graduate of the Engineering Science program. A member of Phi Theta Kappa and volunteer for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Robare is transferring to RPI to study mechanical engineering.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate’s degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and also sponsors an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.