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10/20/2000
Glaude; Lesson Appointed to Oversee Revamped Web Site at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, October 20, 2000

Suzanne Glaude of Averill Park and Sandra Lesson of West Sand Lake have been appointed to new positions at Hudson Valley Community College, and have been charged with overseeing the college's revamped web site.

Glaude, a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College with a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, has assumed the post of Web Site Specialist. She joined the college in 1994, and previously served the college as Microcomputer Specialist. Prior to that, she worked at Tri-State Retail Systems.

Lesson, a graduate of Averill Park High School, assumes the post of Electronic Communications Editor. She joined the college in 1997, and previously served the college as Secretary I. Prior to that, she worked at Seton Health Systems.

Glaude works in the department of Computer Services, and is responsible for installation and support of all web applications. Lesson works in the office of Communications and Marketing, and is responsible for creating, reviewing and publicizing all college website documents. Both will work to ensure timely, dynamic updates to the web site, and ensure consistency of message and design across the site's 5,000+ pages.

The college launched a redesigned web site, at www.hvcc.edu, in September. The new site features streamlined design, improved navigation, continual updates and other new features for students and visitors. Each year, more than 150,000 people visit Hudson Valley Community College for activities and events, and more than 50,000 visitors log on to the college's web site each month. The new site is now the primary source of up-to-date information for what's happening on campus.

The revamped web site is just one of many computer technology improvements at the college that will be ongoing in the coming year.

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. 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 workforce training.