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07/12/2004
Hudson Valley Community College Graduate Kelly L. Vadney Receives SUNY-Fredonia Transfer Award Photo Available

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

 Kelly L. Vadney
Kelly L. Vadney

Kelly L. Vadney of Delmar, a 2004 honors graduate of the Liberal Arts and Science – Humanities and Social Science program at Hudson Valley Community College, recently received the SUNY Fredonia Alumni Transfer Award.

Vadney plans to attend Fredonia in the fall to study social studies education. In 2002, she 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.

She also was a President's List student for all four semesters she attended Hudson Valley, and was chosen to be included in Who's Who Among Students in America's Junior Colleges. Vadney also served as editor of the college newspaper, The Hudsonian, during the Spring 2004 semester, and works part time for the Niskayuna Spotlight and the Bethlehem Public Library.

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.