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04/08/2002
Fund-raising Event Slated For College's Educational Opportunity Program

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8073

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, April 8, 2001
http://www.hvcc.edu

Hudson Valley Community College's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) will hold a bowl-a-thon at Albany's Sunset Bowling Lanes from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. The fundraiser will benefit the EOP Club, the EOP's Academic Achievement Scholarship and the EOP's Emergency Fund.

Bowlers will be sponsored on a per-pin basis. A previous bowl-a-thon, held in December 2001, raised more than $600.

To participate or to make a donation, contact Louis Coplin, director of Student Life at Hudson Valley, at (518) 629-7348.

EOP is an academic support program designed to provide supplemental financial assistance to students who are considered "high risk" and are in danger of not completing the educational process due to socioeconomic issues.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and 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 10,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.