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01/05/2005
Center for Creative Retirement at Hudson Valley Community College Slates Spring Seminars, Trips

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Hudson Valley Community College will offer an expanded slate of courses and trips through its Center for Creative Retirement this spring.

The center, which is sponsored by the college's Office of Community and Professional Education, offers low-cost educational trips and seminars for senior citizens during the daytime hours. The classes may be one session or several sessions and are held on the Hudson Valley Community College campus and at sites around the region.

This year's new offerings include: "Root for the Home Team: Baseball in Rensselaer County," a look at Rensselaer County's rich baseball history; "Waterfalls in the Spring," a series of hikes to Rensselaer County waterfalls, "Spring Sensations - Exploring Nearby Nature Preserves" and "Let's Cook Italian!"

The center will again sponsor trips to the Clark Art Institute, the Culinary Institute of America and a group tour on the Albany Aqua Ducks amphibious vehicle, which tours the city of Albany from land and the Hudson River.

To register or for more information, call the college's Office of Community and Professional Education at 629-7339. For a detailed listing of courses, visit: www.hvcc.edu/communityed/spring.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 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 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.