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07/09/2004
Troy Resident Melanie C. Girolami Honored With Dental Hygiene Award at Hudson Valley Community College Photo Available

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, July 9, 2004

 Melanie C. Girolami
Melanie C. Girolami

Melanie C. Girolami of Troy, a 2004 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Dental Hygiene program, recently was honored by the college.

Girolami was awarded the Colgate Student Total Achievement Recognition Award, which is given to a Dental Hygiene student who has demonstrated dedication and enjoyment of the dental hygiene profession, enthusiasm for community service and compassion in patient care. She also was the recipient of the Troy Dental Study Club Scholarship, which is given to a first-year student who has maintained at least a 2.0 grade point average and has ties to the greater Troy area.

Girolami was listed in Who's Who Among Students in America's Junior Colleges and the National Dean's List. She was a member of the Dean's List or President's List during her time at the college.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College 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. The college has nearly 60,000 alumni.