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01/09/2006
Register Now for Hudson Valley Community College’s Community and Professional Education Courses

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072, bryaneri@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Jan. 9, 2006

Programs for young people, retirees and those seeking professional development will be offered through Hudson Valley Community College’s Office of Community and Professional Education beginning next week.

Children ages 9 through 13 can take advantage of a Youth Theater Workshop offered during the February school break. Instructors Liv Cummins and Sandy McKnight have worked extensively in youth theater and music. The five-day course runs from 9 a.m. to noon, coincides with the February school break, Feb. 20-24 and introduces participants to all facets of theater production in a hands-on setting.

Fit Kids,” a new course from the college’s Health and Wellness Institute, focuses on creating good health and exercise habits for young people. The program is designed for adolescent boys and girls from 7 to 12 and will run on Saturday mornings for 10 sessions beginning Feb. 4.

Teens may be interested in the new course offering, “How to Become an Outstanding High School Student,” which will be offered in two four-session courses beginning March 8. The course helps students manage their study habits and better prepare for exams and school success.

Adults can enjoy a variety of new and popular returning courses, including “Fundraising 101,” which will explore fundraising for organizations such as Little League, proms and other community non-profits. The course is offered as a two-hour workshop.

Courses in Pilates, motorcycle safety, rubber stamping, ballroom dancing and photography, among others, also will be available, as well as a full slate of classes from the college’s Center for Creative Retirement.

For a more complete list of courses, go to www.hvcc.edu/communityed or call (518) 629-7339.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: 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 more than 60,000 alumni.