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01/15/2003
Anne Pope to Speak at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, January 15, 2003

The director of the New York African American Research Center in Albany, Anne Pope, will discuss the reality of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream in the 21st century as a part of Hudson Valley Community College's Voices: A Library Lecture Series. The presentation will be in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium on Wednesday, January 22 at 11 a.m. Admission is free.

Pope also serves as the president of the Albany branch of the NAACP and co-chairs the Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series.

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 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.