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09/10/2008
Hudson Valley Community College Signs Transfer Agreement With Cornell University

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008

Hudson Valley Community College has signed a general transfer agreement with Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences that paves the way for qualified graduates to enter Cornell as juniors.

The agreement allows students enrolled at Hudson Valley to enter one of nearly 20 baccalaureate programs offered by Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The programs include degrees as diverse as Atmospheric Science, Communication, Food Science and Developmental Sociology.

Hudson Valley graduates will be granted guaranteed transfer to Cornell with full junior status if they meet academic requirements established by the two colleges.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is one of four land grant colleges established at Cornell. The others are the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Industrial and Labor Relations and the College of Human Ecology.

“We are pleased that an institution with the reputation of Cornell University would seek out our graduates,” said Hudson Valley Community College President Drew Matonak. “This agreement proves that students can start at Hudson Valley and achieve any academic goal they set.”

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 64,000 alumni.