Hudson Valley Criminal Justice Student DuPont Honored as Academic All-American
CONTACT: Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8073 or Lisa Roche (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, April 10, 2000
On Thursday, April 12 at noon, Hudson Valley Community College will
fete Criminal Justice student Will DuPont of Wynantskill to recognize his
selection as one of 20 members of the All-USA Community and Junior College
First Team. The reception will take place in the Bulmer Telecommunications
Center outside meeting rooms 1, 2 and 3 (adjacent to the auditorium). DuPont,
29, a Criminal Justice major with a 4.0 grade point average, was profiled
in USA Today last week and honored in Chicago.
DuPont's future career goals include becoming a lawyer and an educator.
His campus and community involvement has included: Student Senate, Criminal
Justice Association, adventure club, Academic Senate, honor society, American
Diabetes Association and the Humane Society.
Nearly 1,500 students were nominated for the honor. Judges convened
by Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges, considered
scholarship, leadership and community involvement.
Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than
50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business;
Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts
and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New
York system, it has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year,
and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce