Hudson Valley's Bill Darling Receives President's Special Recognition Award
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8073
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, May 20, 2002
Bill Darling of Central Bridge, a Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Technology professor at Hudson Valley Community College, was recently honored by the college with the President's Special Recognition Award for his significant contributions to Hudson Valley.
"Bill Darling is a mentor to Hudson Valley Community College's students, a role model to his colleagues and an outstanding educator," said John Buono, president of Hudson Valley. "He's tireless in his devotion to teaching, and he always takes the extra steps necessary to help students learn."
Darling, who joined Hudson Valley's faculty in 1984, is actively involved in the college's recruitment and retention efforts. He has sponsored open houses, and he has visited high schools to encourage interest in the Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Technology programs. He also has been involved in curriculum redesigns.
An advisor to Tau Alpha Pi, the National Honor Society for the Technologies, Darling has a master's degree from Clarkson College of Technology.
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.