Student Development Director Published
Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 25, 2002
A manuscript based on Dr. Kathleen Sweener's
dissertation was recently published in the Spring 2002 issue of Journal of
Developmental Education. Dr. Sweener, a Troy native who serves as Hudson Valley
Community College's director of student development, is listed as the primary
author of "Comfort with Accommodations at the Community College Level."
The article deals with students classified as
learning disabled, as well as community college faculty members' comfort level
when it comes to providing accommodations to this rapidly increasing segment of
Dr. Sweener, who spent 11 years as Hudson Valley's
referral/intervention specialist, became the college's student development
director in July 2000. A licensed psychologist, she oversees Hudson Valley's
Counseling Center and offers career and academic advisement to students. She
also offers transfer counseling and psychological services.
Dr. Sweener received a doctorate degree
in School Psychology from UAlbany in 1997. She earned her master's degree at
Long Island University and her bachelor's degree at Siena College.
Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers
more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions:
Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health
Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational
Opportunities Center offering certification in workforce and academic
preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York
system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year,
and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.
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