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05/22/2009
Student Art Work from Shaker, BCHS on Display at Hudson Valley Community College Photo Available

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, May 22, 2009

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The Marvin Library Atrium at Hudson Valley Community College is hosting an exhibit of student artwork created by students from Bethlehem and Shaker high schools as part of Hudson Valley's College in the High School program. Students in this program earn college credit for the art courses they complete at their own school during the school year.

Students from Bethlehem High School who are taking Photography I have photos displayed; and Shaker High School students taking Jewelry I and II, and Introduction to Stained Glass Techniques and Stained Glass II, have their artwork on display as well.

The exhibit will be up until June 19.

Hudson Valley offers more than 90 college-level courses at high schools across the Capital Region during the regular school day. These courses give students an opportunity to experience a college-level course while still in high school through HVCC's College in the High School program. College credit can be applied to most four-year colleges and universities.

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 Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and also sponsors 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 65,000 alumni.