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Schenectady Student Karen Rivers Honored by Hudson Valley Community College Photo Available

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, June 8, 2009

Karen RiversKaren Rivers of Schenectady recently received a year-end departmental award at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

Rivers received the Award for Academic Achievement in Anatomy and Physiology, which is presented to an outstanding student by the faculty of the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Department. Currently working full-time, Rivers is taking classes in pursuit of a career as a physical therapy assistant.

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 60,000 alumni.