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06/23/2003
Judith Zamurs Receives President's Award For Excellence In Teaching

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
For Release: Immediate, Monday, June 23, 2003

Image of Judith ZamursHudson Valley Community College recently recognized Judith Zamurs of Slingerlands, an assistant professor and math specialist in the Learning Assistance Center/Testing Office, with the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Zamurs, who came to Hudson Valley in 1989, has developed a learning assistance program that works with students at the lowest level of math through calculus. She has created a seminar to teach the use of MAPLE, a graphing software package, and has put together a math workshop for health science students.

One student emphasized, "I would have dropped out of college if not for the help I received from Judy. She embodies excellence in teaching."

Zamurs received her bachelor's degree from Fordham University and her master's degree from the University at Albany.

Hudson Valley Community College, located at 80 Vandenburgh Avenue 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 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.