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Carol Wilber of Scotia Receives Merit Award

CONTACT: Marilyn Shapiro (518) 273-1900 ext. 2226
FOR RELEASE: Friday, July 20, 2007

Carol Wilber of Scotia was recently awarded a Merit Award for Teaching from the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center.

Wilber received the award for her work as an associate professor teaching academic courses at the Capital District EOC, located in Troy. Wilber has worked at the Capital District EOC since 1990.

Wilber holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education from Russell Sage College. She is the recipient of the 2005 State University Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2004 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and a previous EOC Merit Award.

Since 1966, the Capital District EOC, a division of Hudson Valley Community College, has offered tuition-free academic and workforce development opportunities to economically disadvantaged and educationally under-prepared New York State residents.

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.