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12/04/2007
Hudson Valley Community College Foundation Awards More than $164,000 in Scholarships
HVCC presents 105 students with scholarships

CONTACT: Paula Monaco (518) 629-8071 or (518) 378-3835 cell
FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007

The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation recently awarded more than $164,000 in scholarships to 105 Hudson Valley students who are pursuing degrees in a variety of programs, including Nursing, Broadcast Communications, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Information Systems, Dental Hygiene and Physical Education.

Hudson Valley Community College Foundation scholarships are awarded based on a variety of criteria, including need, academic performance, civic involvement and academic program; the awards ranged from $200 to full tuition, books and fees.

The scholarships were presented at the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation’s semi-annual scholarship reception, which was held yesterday in the McDonough Field House. The awards will be put toward the students’ spring semester educational expenses.

The Fall 2007 scholarship recipients are:

Albany County

Wiqas Ahmed
Watervliet, NY
Architecutral Technology
Faculty Student Association Scholarship

Paul Asamoah
Albany, NY
Business Administration
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

Kathleen Ault
Albany, NY
Nursing
Otto V. Guenther Scholarship

Jennifer Avdoulos
Latham, NY
Dental Hygeine
Second Chance Scholarship

Etleva Berberi
Albany, NY
Radiologic Technology
Second Chance Scholarship

Lou Bologna
Albany, NY
Liberal Arts: Math and Science
Hudson Valley Community College Presidential Scholarship

Jeffrey Britton
Ravena, NY
Computer Information Systems
Athens Technology Scholarship

Kara Cavanaugh
Latham, NY
Nursing
James K. Morse, Sr. and Jeannette R. Morse Memorial Scholarship

Andrea Coulson
Loudonville, NY
Automotive Technical Services
Michael D. Tisenchek Memorial Scholarship

Elijah Fagan-Solis
Ravena, NY
Criminal Justice
Raymond J. Stastny Memorial Scholarship

Sean Fitzgerald
Albany, NY
Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences
William G. Muller Continuing Education Scholarship
Second Chance Scholarship

Particia Fontano
Albany, NY
CIS: Web Design
Second Chance Scholarship

Anne Ganje
Albany, NY
Human Services
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

Terri Gonhue
Albany, NY
Individual Studies –Second Chance Scholarship

Tara Harmon
Albany, NY
Early Childhood Education
William G. Muller Continuing Education Scholarship

Jessica Hawkins
Albany, NY
Individual Studies
Second Chance Scholarship

Maqueda Hinds
Menands, NY
Business Administration
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

Ronald LaValle
Cohoes, NY
Nursing
Otto V. Guenther Scholarship

Lindsey McGrath
Voorheesville, NY
NON-MATRIC
Faculty Student Association Scholarship for Non-Matriculated Students

Susan Montoya
Cohoes, NY
Nursing
Otto V. Guenther Scholarship

Adam Platt
Albany, NY
Individual Studies
Marine Sergeant William D. Powers Scholarship

Keith Posson
Loudonville, NY
Criminal Justice
Marine Sergeant William D. Powers Scholarship

Michael Russo
Albany, NY
Paramedic Certificate
Albany Kennel Club Paramedic Scholarship

Meaghan Sanderson
Ravena, NY
Nursing
Otto V. Guenther Scholarship

Rebecca Scanlon
Voorheesville, NY
Civil Engineering Technology
Athens Technology Scholarship

Sibbo Sengabo
Albany, NY
Human Services
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

Shavon Stovall
Albany, NY
Early Childhood Education
Second Chance Scholarship

Bruce Thompson
Albany, NY
Automotive Technical Services
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

Dat Uy Tran
Albany, NY
Criminal Justice
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

Laurence Truscello
Cohoes, NY
Electrical Construction and Maintenance
Athens Technology Scholarship

Joseph Trusty
Albany, NY
Chemical Dependency Counseling
Aimee Lynn Pyskadlo Memorial Scholarship

Joseph Wargo
Voorheesville, NY
Business Administration
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

Steven Weigel
Albany, NY
Architectural Technology
Marine Sergeant William D. Powers Scholarship

Columbia County

Jacob Austin
Valatie, NY
HVAC/R
Athens Technology Scholarship

Chad Mortefolio
Hudson, NY
Construction Technology
Athens Technology Scholarship

Fulton County

James Ross
Broadalbin, NY
Electrical Engineering Technology
Kenneth P. LaCorte Memorial Scholarship

Greene County

Ashley Hoffman
Earlton, NY
Individual Studies
Athens Presidential Scholarship

Cailey Savasta
West Coxsackie, NY
Individual Studies
Athens Presidential Scholarship

Herkimer County

Salina Marmet
Ilion, NY
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Faculty Student Association Scholarship

Joleen Smith
Herkimer, NY
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Faculty Student Association Scholarship

Montgomery County

Justin Muller
West Charelton, NY
Criminal Justice
Second Chance Scholarship

Rensselaer County

Laura Barker
Troy, NY
Early Childhood Education
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

Shawn Blowers
Petersburgh, NY
Automotive Technical Services
Automobilists of the Upper Hudson Valley Scholarship in Memory of John A. English

Kimberly Bobb
Troy, NY
Individual Studies
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

Randy Bohley
Rensselaer, NY
Automotive Technology
Athens Technology Scholarship

Andrea Brunick
Poestenkill, NY
Nursing
Otto V. Guenther Scholarship
Rev. Francis A. Kelley Veterans Memorial Scholarship

Hali Bulnes
Rensselaer, NY
Individual Studies
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

Jessica Burke
Rensselaer, NY
Nursing
Otto V. Guenther Scholarship

Samoine Canty
Troy, NY
Biological Studies
Frank J. Ryan '69 Memorial Scholarship

Billy Carter
Troy, NY
Chemical Dependency Counseling
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

Theresa Conyers
Troy, NY
Business Administration
Second Chance Scholarship

Richard Crosgrave
Schodack Landing, NY
Computer Information Systems
Athens Technology Scholarship

Anthony DiFranzo
Schaghticoke, NY
Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty Staff Endowment Scholarship for Dependents of Hudson Valley Community College

Travis Edwards
Averill Park, NY
Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences
Kevin H. Davidson Memorial Scholarship

Gregory Fane
Troy, NY
Civil Engineering Technology
Athens Technology Scholarship

Elaina Gallup
East Nassau, NY
Civil Engineering Technology
Athens Technology Scholarship

Riley Groves
East Nassau, NY
Physical Education Studies
Otto V. Guenther Scholarship

Paula Hopping
Troy, NY
Individual Studies
Second Chance Scholarship

Erica Julien
Troy, NY
Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

Lusine Kargeozian
Troy, NY
Nursing
Otto V. Guenther Scholarship
Rev. Francis A. Kelley Veterans Memorial Scholarship

Jeffrey Kleiner
Averill Park, NY
Criminal Justice
Senator Joseph L. Bruno Public Service Scholarship

Meagan Lasky
Johnsonville, NY
Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

Jason Laz
Troy, NY
Broadcast Communications
Hudson Valley Community College Presidential Scholarship

Steven Lopez
Sand Lake, NY
Construction Technology
Sean Anthony Kelleher Memorial Scholarship
The Rensselaer County Association of Town Superintendents of Highways Scholarship
Abbott Wiley Scholarship sponsorsed by Wiley Bros., Inc.

Michael McAlonie
Castleton, NY
Nursing
Otto V. Guenther Scholarship

Emily Meduna
East Berne, NY
Electrical Construction and Maintenance
Kenneth P. LaCorte Memorial Scholarship
Northeastern Subcontractors Association (NESCA) Scholarship

Emma Noeth
Castleton, NY
Business Administration
Second Chance Scholarship

Anna Ogden
Averill Park, NY
Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

David Pierce
Rensselaer, NY
Human Services
Second Chance Scholarship

Chandra Rebne
Troy, NY
Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

Dustin Rice
East Nassau, NY
Fine Arts
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

Steven Saur
Valley Falls, NY
Computer Information Systems
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

Garth Scannell
Schodack Landing, NY
Engineering Science
Mark McKeon '97 Memorial Scholarship

Garth Scannell
Schodack Landing, NY
Engineering Science
Hudson Valley Community College Presidential Scholarship

Aubrey Scofield
Troy, NY
HVAC/R
Second Chance Scholarship

Kelsey Spain
Wynantskill, NY
Biological Studies
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement
Dr. Anthony M. Debonis Health Sciences Scholarship

Isaac Stritsman
Petersburgh, NY
Business Administration
Aimee Lynn Pyskadlo Memorial Scholarship

Jared Stritsman
Petersburgh, NY
Automotive Technical Services
Albany Rods & Kustoms, Inc. Scholarship

Craig Sweet
Castelton, NY
Civil Engineering Technology
Ryan W. Gardner Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by The Rensselaer County Association of Town Superintendents of Highways

Crystal Telford
Hoosick Falls, NY
Dental Hygeine
Class of '93 Scholarship

Joshua Weaver
Sand Lake, NY
Physical Education Studies
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

Dana Zeller
Wynantskill, NY
Biological Studies
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

Saratoga County

Paul Atwell
Clifton Park, NY
Nursing
Otto V. Guenther Scholarship

Amy Cilento
Clifton Park, NY
Nursing
Richard Dinn Memorial Scholarship
Rev. Francis A. Kelley Memorial Scholarship

Ginger Gerstenberger
Rexford, NY
Respiratory Care
Second Chance Scholarship

Christine Guyette
Malta, NY
Early Childhood Education
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

Rebecca Jacques
Middle Grove, NY
Automotive Technical Services
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

David Jorgensen
Ballston Spa, NY
Liberal Arts: Math and Science
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

Daisi Liao
Mechanicville, NY
Individual Studies
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

Christi Martin
Mechanicville, NY
Individual Studies
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

Samantha Prather
Saratoga Springs, NY
Early Childhood Education Program
John O. Amstuz Scholarship

Chad Rector
Ballston Spa, NY
Liberal Arts: Math and Science
Hudson Valley Community College Presidential Scholarship

Christina Seahorn
Saratoga Springs, NY
Forensic Science
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

Jacqueline Sofia
Clifton Park, NY
Liberal Arts: Math and Science
Ralph O'Brien Scholarship

Schenectady County

Marcus Cronin
Pattersonville, NY
Physical Education Studies
Otto V. Guenther Scholarship

Lisa Deyo
Schenectady, NY
Individual Studies
Faculty Staff Endowment Scholarship for Dependents of Hudson Valley Community College

Frank Dunn
Schenectady, NY
Automotive Technical Services
Cathy Hunter-Roberts Memorial Scholarship

Kyle Dwyer
Schenectady, NY
Engineering Science
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

Sara Popovics
Schenectady, NY
Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty Staff Endowment Scholarship for Dependents of Hudson Valley Community College

Nick Ragucci
Schenectady, NY
EMT - Paramedic Degree
Senator Joseph L. Bruno Public Service Scholarship

Jamal Rasoully
Niskayuna, NY
Business: Marketing
Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship

Michael Schrom
Schenectady, NY
Individual Studies
Steven Sultan Scholarship

Denise Trantham
Schenectady, NY
Business Administration
Second Chance Scholarship

Ulster County

Beth Cooper
Ulster Park, NY
NON-MATRIC
Faculty Student Association Scholarship for Non-matriculated Students

Shane Patton
Individual Studies
Cathy Hunter-Roberts Memorial Scholarship

Out of State

Colin Amadon
Bennington, VT
Engineering Science
Faculty Student Association Scholarship
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement

Sara Hicks
Pittsfield, MA
Dental Hygeine
Hudson Valley Community College Scholarship

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 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered by the Educational Opportunity Center.