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07/09/2004
Troy Resident Shaina Devine Honored With Paul Luther Scholarship at Hudson Valley Community College Photo Available

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

 Shaina Devine
Shaina Devine

Shaina Devine of Troy, a 2004 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Criminal Justice program, recently was honored by the college.

Devine, a four-semester President's List student, was awarded the Paul N. Luther Memorial Scholarship, which given to an outstanding student in the college's Criminal Justice program. The award is given in memory of Paul N. Luther, a graduate of the program who was killed in the line of duty while working for the Mechanicville Police Department.

Devine hopes to continue her education in the Criminal Justice program at the University at Albany. The honors graduate previously received the McKinley Faculty Memorial Scholarship and the Raymond J. Stastny Memorial Scholarship at the college. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students at two-year colleges.

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.