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07/12/2004
Schenectady Resident Michael V. Pantuosco Honored with Kintz Plastics Award at Hudson Valley Community College Photo Available

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, July 12, 2004

 Michael V. Pantuosco
Michael V. Pantuosco

Michael V. Pantuosco of Schenectady, a 2004 honors graduate of the Manufacturing Technical Systems (MFT) program at Hudson Valley Community College, recently received the Kintz Plastics Award, which is given to the MFT graduate with the highest grade point average.

Pantuosco graduated with a 3.95 GPA. He plans to complete a tool maker's apprenticeship at Feuz Manufacturing in Schenectady.

In 2002, he was one of the first students in the college's history to receive a Hudson Valley Presidential Scholarship; the scholarships, which cover three-quarters of the college's tuition costs, are given to high school seniors graduating at the top of their class. Pantuosco also was a President's List student for all four semesters he attended Hudson Valley.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.