Tau Alpha Pi Inducts 14 Hudson Valley Students
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, May 17, 2001
Fourteen Hudson Valley Community College students
were recently inducted into the New York Epsilon chapter of the Tau Alpha
Pi National Honor Society. To gain entrance into the honor society for
the technologies, the students – Brian Bedell of Pottersville, Robert Bollacker
of Schenectady, William Childs of Latham, Seth Jahne of Burnt Hills, Richard
Johnson of Averill Park, Michael Moll II of Mechanicville, Jeremiah Shaw
of Greenwich, Oleg Smolovik of Cohoes, Jeffrey Snay of Clifton Park, Frank
Sokolowski of Waterford, Steven Subcleff of Melrose, Dwayne Volckmann of
Albany and John Waldron of Troy – are required to rank among the top four
percent of Hudson Valley's total engineering technology enrollment.
"Tau Alpha Pi is extremely selective," said
John Buono, president of Hudson Valley Community College. "Tau Alpha Pi's
main objective is to serve engineering technology students in the same
manner that Phi Theta Kappa serves liberal arts students. These 14 Tau
Alpha Pi students are among the finest Hudson Valley Community College
has to offer."
Tau Alpha Pi is a national organization with
affiliate chapters located on campuses of many of the country's leading
technical colleges and universities. Both associate and baccalaureate degree
students are eligible.
Hudson Valley Community College formed its
Tau Alpha Pi chapter in 1974. In that first year, five charter members
were inducted, each carrying a grade point average in excess if 3.9. In
the 27 years the college's chapter has been in existence, a total of 624
members have gained access.
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 Sciences;
and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State
University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more
than 9,000 students each year, and is know as a leader in distance learning
initiatives and worker retraining.