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02/19/2003
Hudson Valley Community College Signs Transfer Agreement With Sage for Legal Studies

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Hudson Valley Community College and The Sage Colleges recently signed a transfer agreement that will allow qualified students to transfer directly from the community college's Business Administration associate's degree program into the baccalaureate Legal Studies program at Sage College of Albany.

Legal Studies program prepares students for paralegal employment opportunities in law, finance, business and industry, human services and related fields. The program also provides a strong educational base for advanced degrees in law, government, business, library science, or other fields.

"We've seen a strong interest among our students in continuing with this type of program," said President John Buono. "After graduating with the appropriate credits, our students can transfer directly to Sage as juniors in the Legal Studies program."

Sage is the only institution in the Capital District offering a bachelor's degree in Legal Studies.

The two institutions have a history of collaboration. Last spring, the colleges announced a joint venture that will allow students to complete a bachelor's degree in Physical Education utilizing instructors and facilities at both schools. For more information about the Business Administration/Legal Studies transfer agreement, contact the School of Business at Hudson Valley Community College at 629-7225.

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.