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08/05/2004
Foundation Golf Classic Nets $40,000 for Hudson Valley Community CollegePhoto Available

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, August 5, 2004

Proceeds to benefit athletics, other student services

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The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation's 10th annual Golf Classic netted $40,000 – more than double the amount raised in 2003 – to benefit athletics and other college needs. At the event, held last month at The Country Club of Troy, the foursome representing Camelot Associates Group of Schenectady won the Trustees' Cup with a score of 59. Joined by PGA Pro Keith Fergus (third from left), the members of the foursome (from left to right) are: Stephen Quillinan, Clay Ernest, Dennis DeGennaro and Doug Baldrey. U.W. Marx Construction was the presenting sponsor of the event.
The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation's 10th annual Golf Classic netted $40,000 – more than double the amount raised in 2003 – to benefit athletics and other college needs. At the event, held last month at The Country Club of Troy, the foursome representing Camelot Associates Group of Schenectady won the Trustees' Cup with a score of 59. Joined by PGA Pro Keith Fergus (third from left), the members of the foursome (from left to right) are: Stephen Quillinan, Clay Ernest, Dennis DeGennaro and Doug Baldrey. U.W. Marx Construction was the presenting sponsor of the event.
The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation's 10th annual Golf Classic has netted $40,000 – nearly double the amount raised in 2003 – to benefit athletics and other student services at the college.

More than 140 golfers participated in the event, which was held in July at The Country Club of Troy. U.W. Marx Construction was the presenting sponsor. In the past, proceeds from the event have been used to fund scholarships for minority students, special programs for disabled students, enhancements to the college's fine arts gallery and new classroom equipment.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable corporation formed in 1983 to philanthropically support the college's mission. Gifts to the Foundation from alumni, corporations and friends are used to enhance programs, facilities and scholarship opportunities at the college.

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.