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06/13/2005
Clifton Park Resident Maria Jose Carranza Honored at Hudson Valley Community College Photo Available

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, June 13, 2005

Maria Jose Carranza
Maria Jose Carranza
Maria Jose Carranza of Clifton Park, a 2005 graduate of the Hudson Valley Community College Human Services program, was recently honored by the college.

Carranza, a native of Ecuador, was given the Human Services Academic Excellence Award. She plans to continue her education in international social work. While at Hudson Valley, Carranza worked as an Admissions Office tour guide for prospective students.

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