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09/10/2013
Hudson Valley Community College Ranked as a "Military Friendly" School For Fifth Consecutive Year By G.I. Jobs Magazine

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072, e.bryant@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

Hudson Valley Community College recently was designated a Military Friendly School for 2014 by G.I. Jobs magazine. This designation, which the college has received for the past four years, places the college in the top 20 percent of 10,000 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 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and to ensure their success on campus. The list is compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The Military Friendly Schools ® Web site, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.

“We are honored to be recognized again as an institution that cares about helping veterans achieve their higher education goals,” said President Drew Matonak. “In just the past two years, we’ve instituted a variety of support services aimed directly at the student veteran; programs like our veteran mentors and the new Armed Forces Study Room, and we hope more veterans and their families see the benefit of a Hudson Valley Community College education in the years to come.”

Active duty service members or veterans who wish to speak to someone at the college about their benefits may call (518) 629-4545. 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 75 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 13,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.

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