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12/06/2011
Hudson Valley Community College and Ballston Spa Central School District to Showcase Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School Program at Information Night at TEC-SMART

CONTACT: Dennis Kennedy, Hudson Valley Community College (518) 629-8071, d.kennedy1@hvcc.edu; Stuart Williams, Ballston Spa Central School District (518) 884-7195 x1305, swilliams@bscsd.org

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

The Ballston Spa Central School District and Hudson Valley Community College will be expanding the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School program to include incoming 11th grade students from across the Capital Region beginning in September 2012.

School district leaders, parents and students from throughout the region will attend an Information Night on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. to learn about the program and tour Hudson Valley's TEC-SMART facility in NYSERDA's Saratoga Technology + Energy Park® (STEP®) at 345 Hermes Road, Malta, NY.

Click here for a complete agenda which includes a panel of current students, teachers and parents from Ballston Spa and Saratoga Springs High Schools, as well as Hudson Valley. Opening remarks will be provided by Dr. Joseph P. Dragone, superintendent of the Ballston Spa Central School District, Dr. Andrew Matonak, president of Hudson Valley Community College and Keith Stewart, president of the Ballston Spa Central School District Board of Education. A program overview will be presented by Phil White, dean, School of Business and School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies at Hudson Valley Community College and Laurel Logan-King, K-12 coordinator of career and counseling services at the Ballston Spa Central School District.

The night is being sponsored by Gilbane Building Company and CISCO with refreshments being provided by the Ballston Spa High School students from the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Greater Caterer program. Additional information on the program is on the district Web site at www.bscsd.org.

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 14,000 students and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.