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03/27/2007
Hudson Valley Community College Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Service Awards
Honorees to be recognized at luncheon in November

CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071 or kavajan@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Hudson Valley Community College is seeking nominations for its 2007 Distinguished Service Awards, which are given annually to alumni, individuals and corporate partners who exemplify commitment to the college and the Capital Region.

Deadline for nominations is Monday, April 30. The awards, which will be presented at a luncheon in November sponsored by the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation and the college’s Alumni Association, are as follows:

  • The Otto V. Guenther Career Achievement Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in their career.
  • The 1953 Award for Distinguished Service to Hudson Valley Community College – Alumni recognizes alumni who have contributed significantly toward advancing the college’s mission.
  • The 1953 Award for Distinguished Service to Hudson Valley Community College – Non-alumni recognizes non-alumni who have contributed significantly toward advancing the college’s mission.
  • The Hudson Valley Community College Humanitarian Service Award recognizes an alumnus/alumna who has exercised leadership through volunteer service, participation in public service and/or personal sacrifice to improve the lives of others.
  • The Corporate Excellence Award recognizes companies that have demonstrated exemplary commitment to the college.

Visit www.hvcc.edu/alumni/nomination to download a nomination form or call Nancy Goody, director of annual giving, at (518) 629-7736 for more information.

Past recipients of the awards include U.W. Marx Construction Co.; Clough Harbour and Associates; Mark T. Breslin ’58, owner of Maranda Technical, an engineering company; James A. Walsh ’61, a retired manager with the former Niagara-Mohawk Power Corp.; and Gordon N. Zuckerman ’62, president of Murray and Zuckerman Inc., a nationally recognized life, health, group and annuity brokerage firm based in Schenectady.

The Hudson Valley Community College 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 70 associate’s 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.