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Hudson Valley Community College Again Ranked as a "Military Friendly" School By G.I. Jobs Magazine; Instant Admission Day for Veterans Set for Nov. 15

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

Hudson Valley Community College recently was designated a Military Friendly School for 2013 by G.I. Jobs magazine. This designation, which the college has received for the past three years, places the college in the top 15 percent of 7,000 colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide in fulfilling its mission to educate military service personnel and veterans.

Originally established as the Veterans Vocational School in Troy, Hudson Valley has had a long tradition of assisting active duty personnel and veterans with benefits, counseling and academic advisement.

The college will host a special Instant Admission Day for veterans and their family members on Thursday, Nov. 15 from noon to 6 p.m. in the Guenther Enrollment Services Center. Instant Admission Days allow students to be accepted on the spot for an upcoming semester. Those interested in enrolling should bring their academic records from high school, GED or college. Students who want to begin the financial aid process should bring their latest tax returns as well.

The 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ®, now in its fourth year, was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The Military Friendly Schools ® media and website, found at, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences

Active duty service members or veterans who wish to speak to someone at the college about their benefits may call (518) 629-4571. Those who wish to enroll in a degree or certificate program may call the admissions office at (518) 629-7309.

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 13,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.