Tau Alpha Pi Inducts 11 Students
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, May 30, 2002
Eleven Hudson Valley Community College students were
recently inducted into the New York Epsilon chapter of Tau Alpha Pi, the
National Honor Society for Technologies. The students are: Gregg Colman of
Ballston Lake; John Duro of Delanson; John Hock of Latham; Arthur Kabat of
Latham; William Lauritsen of Nassau; Erik Okeson of Cohoes; Benjamin Pagano of
Galway; Jonathan Poyta of Schenectady; Wendi Prud'homme of Ballston Spa; Jeremy
Schneible of Greenwich; and Michael VanSlyke of Voorheesville.
To gain entrance into the honor society,
students are required to rank among the top four percent of an institution's
total engineering technology enrollment.
"Tau Alpha Pi is quite selective," said John Buono,
president of Hudson Valley. "It serves engineering technology students the same
way Phi Theta Kappa serves liberal arts students, so these inductees should be
very proud. They're among the finest students Hudson Valley Community College
has to offer."
Tau Alpha Pi is a national organization with
affiliate chapters located on the campuses of many of the country's leading
technical colleges and universities. Both associate and baccalaureate degree
students are eligible. Hudson Valley formed its Tau Alpha Pi chapter in 1974.
Hudson Valley Community College 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 Opportunity Center
offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30
community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an
enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in
distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.