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03/10/2006
Hudson Valley Community College to Offer Program for Parents of College Students-To-Be

“My Baby’s Going to College” offers strategies for success

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Friday, March 10, 2006

Does the mere notion that your son or daughter will be a first-year college student this fall make you nervous? Are you wondering how you can help your student with the transition from high school to college – without playing the “helicopter parent” role?

Then “My Baby’s Going to College” – a two-hour course for parents of first-time college students offered by Hudson Valley Community College – is for you.

The course will be offered at the college from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, and cover a variety of topics, including how parents can support their children’s success. The program is designed for parents of incoming Hudson Valley students, or parents of students who will be attending any college this fall.

The fee is $15. For more information or to register, contact the college’s Office of Community and Professional Education at (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 Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. 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 more than 60,000 alumni.