Feb 282011
 Posted by on February 28, 2011

“Africa of My Heart,” a series of seven photographs by Dr. Cesar Chelala, is on exhibit in the Marvin Library atrium.

Dr. Chelala’s photographs straddle the worlds of fine art photography and photojournalism. As a public health consultant for the United Nations, the Organization of American States and the World Health Organization, he has been in missions to all the continents and has visited Africa many times.

His photographs have been exhibited in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Argentina. His work regularly is shown at the Martinez Gallery in Troy. Dr. Chelala is also a prolific writer and award-winning journalist.

The exhibition will be in the atrium of the library for the month of March.

Feb 282011
 Posted by on February 28, 2011

The men’s hockey team (15-9) lost in the opening round of the NJCAA National Hockey Tournament to Erie Community College (19-6), 9-1.

Hudson Valley penalties and mistakes cost the team early, falling behind 4-1 after the first period. ECC scored two early breakaway goals and converted on four power play goals in the game.

Daniel Hanovic (Xaverian/Brooklyn) scored the Vikings lone goal, assisted by Ken Lancto(Schalmont/Rotterdam). Hudson Valley finished the season with a 15-9 overall record.

Feb 282011
 Posted by on February 28, 2011

The men’s lacrosse team (0-1) dropped its opener to Army Prep (1-0), 25-4, on Saturday afternoon in West Point, NJ.

Mason Agosto led the team with two goals and one assist. James Bryant and Ryan Polak also added one goal each

The men’s team travels to Tompkins-Cortland Community College on March 9 for a 4 p.m. game.

Feb 282011
 Posted by on February 28, 2011

The #3 seeded Hudson Valley Community College women’s basketball team (18-7) defeated #6 Fulton-Montgomery Community College (17-10), 61-46, in the opening round of the Region III Basketball Tournament at Tompkins-Cortland Community College.

The Vikings were down by five points with less than five seconds to go in the first half, but after a pair of free throws from Kelly Kell (Kingston/Kingston) and a quick turnover and three-point field goal by Erica Houle (Shaker/Latham), the Vikings went into the half tied.

The momentum carried over into the second half as Hudson Valley jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back. Kelly Kell had a game-high 20 points and Arianna Youngs (Lansingburgh/Lansingburgh) chipped in a double-double, recording 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The following day the women lost to #2 Mohawk Valley Community College (27-3), 50-39. in the semi-final game.

Leading the Vikings in scoring was Kell with 10 points and Youngs with eight points.

Feb 282011
 Posted by on February 28, 2011

Chartwells menus for week ending Mar. 4.

Food Court

Monday – Stuffed Chicken Breast with Spinach and Feta Cheese, Mac and Cheese with Beef and Jalapenos

Tuesday – Chicken Cacciatore, Eggplant Parmesan

Wednesday – BBQ Beef Tips, Meatball Stroganoff

Thursday – BBQ Chicken, Flank Steak with Peppers and Onions

Friday – Fried Pollock, Coconut Shrimp


Monday – Mac and Cheese with Beef and Jalapenos

Tuesday – Chicken Cacciatore

Wednesday – BBQ Beef Tips

Thursday ‘Flank Steak with Peppers and Onions

Friday – Fried Pollock

Soup: Food Court, Brahan

Monday – Corn Chowder, Italian Wedding

Tuesday – Chicken Dumpling, French Onion

Wednesday – Potato Leek, Chicken Florentine

Thursday – Thai Coconut Curry, Split Pea and Ham

Friday – New England Clam Chowder, Garden Vegetable

Soup: Starbucks

Monday – Italian Wedding

Tuesday – Chicken Dumpling

Wednesday – Chicken Florentine

Thursday – Thai Coconut Curry

Friday – Garden Vegetable

Soup: Williams

Monday – Corn Chowder

Tuesday – French Onion

Wednesday – Potato Leek

Thursday – Split Pea and Ham

Friday – New England Clam Chowder

Grill Special: Dog Days Regional Hot Dogs

Come check out our new expanded breakfast menu from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the Campus Center Food Court.

Feb 282011
 Posted by on February 28, 2011

“One man’s junk is another man’s treasure!”

The Human Services Club is holding its annual Used Book Sale. We are seeking donations of both hardcover and paperback books. Donantions may be dropped off in the Human Services office in Brahan 008 by Mar. 15. Please no textbooks.

The Used Book Sale will be held Thursday, Mar. 17 in the Campus Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Feb 252011
 Posted by on February 25, 2011

Feb. 25, 2011

Dear HVCC Community:

Not only is it important for us to remain compliant with FERPA and HIPAA, but it is also imperative that we all take information security seriously in what we do as a community college. We are here not only providing services, but making sure all sensitive and confidential information is protected and secured. For those who have access to sensitive and confidential student and faculty/staff information, please take extra precaution when you send a working file across the campus network (today many offices exchange data and information via the college’s email system).

– Verify you are sending the email to only your intended recipient (quite often, we don’t know who might be included when we send an email to a group, such as a listserv).

– Verify any attachment you are sending is the file you wish to include.

– Do not send an email or an attachment that contains sensitive information (such as student/staff identification data) to an outside email address (unless it is a required and authorized agency, such as a SUNY affiliated organization, such as ITEC and it is work-related).

Please make sure that any student’s ID or sensitive information would not be transferred to other places, especially if you have set up an automatic forwarding of your hvcc.edu email to gmail or yahoo, or any outside email address. If you accidently do so, please report it immediately to the Registrar, Kathy Petley (ext. 4555).

Over the years, the Department of Computer Services has developed and updated an Information Security Policy and related procedures. Please review them periodically. If you have any suggestions/comments related to the current policy and procedure, please send an email to the CIO, Dr. Steve Chen at s.chen@hvcc.edu

The following is the URL (the hyperlink) to our policies: https://www.hvcc.edu/compserv/infosecurity-articles.html

Feb 252011
 Posted by on February 25, 2011

Watch the hockey team over a live Webcast of the NJCAA National Hockey Tournament this weekend in Rochester.

Look for the link on the tournament Webpage (listed below) that takes you to livesportsvideo.com. From there, you will need to sign up with a username and password to gain access to the event.

The tournament Webpage is http://www.monroecc.edu/depts/athletics/Headlines/NJCAAHockey.htm.

The #2 seeded Vikings play #3 Erie Community College on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. The winner will play for a National Championship on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Feb 252011
 Posted by on February 25, 2011

Threads publishes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and works of visual art, all by Hudson Valley students. It is distributed throughout the campus community and even used in class assignments. It is a great way to celebrate the imaginations and talents of our diverse campus.

Instructors: Please encourage your students to submit!

Students: Submitting your work is quick and easy. Go to threads.hvcc.edu and scroll down to “How to Get Published.”

Feb 252011
 Posted by on February 25, 2011

This will be the final NCBI three-day Train-The-Trainer program here at the college for a while.

Hudson Valley Community College is hosting its 12th National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) three-day Train-The-Trainer program and invites administrators, faculty and staff. Fifteen “seats” are reserved for HVCC and EOC employees. Please note: There is no registration fee, but participants must attend for all three days.

The program will be held on Friday to Sunday, Mar. 4-6, in the Exhibition room on the second floor of the Siek Campus Center. The training runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. (A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.)

The registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 21! Please contact Norina Dowd at (518) 629-7154 or at n.dowd@hvcc.edu if you plan to attend.

The NCBI prejudice reduction model has been widely used on college campuses across the country. Hudson Valley established its NCBI campus chapter in the fall of 2000. In the fall of 2001, the prejudice reduction workshops were introduced as part of the College’s mission to enhance diversity awareness on campus. Offered in day-long Saturday sessions, these workshops attract an 35 to 60 participants including students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

Other colleges have been invited to participate and several — University at Albany, Schenectady County Community College, The College of Saint Rose, Siena, RPI, Russell Sage College, Cornell University and Onondaga Community College — have indicated that they plan to send representatives.

I think that this diversity training will enhance the overall experience for each of us. It will also create a cadre of resources in the area from which we can draw mutual support. Hopefully an army of NCBIers will be able to create kinder and gentler campuses for all of us.

I look forward to working with you and I thank you for your commitment to this important work. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 629-7154, by TDD at (518) 629-7596 or at p.negron@hvcc.edu.

Pablo Negron

Director, Disability Resource Center

Chair, Campus Affiliate NCBI Team

Feb 252011
 Posted by on February 25, 2011

“Trouble the Water” is a stirring documentary on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. It is a keenly dramatic look at how this country treated the poor and dispossessed during a national disaster.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, this powerful documentary takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen. Incorporating remarkable home footage shot by Kimberly Rivers-Roberts, an aspiring rap artist trapped with her husband in the ninth ward; Producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal (“Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling for Columbine”) weave this insider-s view of Katrina with a devastating portrait of the hurricane-s aftermath.

“Trouble the Water” takes audiences on a journey that is by turns heart stopping, infuriating, inspiring and empowering. It-s not only about the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, but about the underlying issues that remained when the floodwaters receded — failing public schools, record high levels of incarceration and poverty, lack of government accountability and racism.

All students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided.

Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Siek Campus Center Exhibition Room (2nd Floor)

To register, please call the Disability Resource Center at ext. 7154 or e-mail Pablo Negron or Norina Dowd.

If you have a disability and require any reasonable accommodations or an interpreter, please contact the Disability Resource Center at (518) 629-7154 or TDD (518) 629-7596.

This program is funded by the Office of the President, the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Development and the Student Senate.

For more information about the National Coalition Building Institute, visit www.hvcc.edu/ncbi.

Feb 252011
 Posted by on February 25, 2011

Photos of Monday’s Who’s Who Ceremony have been posted to the college’s Facebook page.

To be eligible for Who’s Who, a student must be matriculated and have completed 24 or more credit hours with a 3.2 or higher grade point average. The cumulative GPA of the 45 Hudson Valley students who were honored this year is 3.70. A student also has to demonstrate significant volunteer leadership in extracurricular activities and/or community service while enrolled at the college and show potential for continuing success.

The photo gallery can be viewed here.

The honorees for this year are:

AbdulRahman M. Al-Salami of Troy / Curriculum: Engineering Science

Zainab I. Ali of Latham / Curriculum: Engineering Science

Owais Amjed of Albany / Curriculum: Biological Sciences

Megan L. Bailey of West Sand Lake / Curriculum: Individual Studies

Courtney M. Barry of Mechanicville / Curriculum: Physical Education Studies

Elizabeth A. Beck of Troy / Curriculum: Nursing

McKenzie O. Bourque of Slingerlands / Curriculum: Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities & Social Science

Vicki L. Bower of Troy / Curriculum: Gallery Management

Mark E. DePaul Jr. of Mechanicville / Curriculum: Business Administration

Christina A. Duerr of Albany / Curriculum: Invasive Cardiovascular Technology

Rebecca A. Duncan of Voorheesville / Curriculum: Individual Studies

Brenda S. Ebel of Niverville / Curriculum: Human Services

Alexandra J. Elwell of Buskirk / Curriculum: Early Childhood

Aaron B. Estes of Tillson / Curriculum: Radiologic Technology

Darren W. Finn of Albany / Curriculum: Biological Sciences

Brian J. Gasparro of Troy / Curriculum: Business Administration

Paola J. Gonzalez-Martinez of Albany / Curriculum: Theatre Arts

Cody M. Hanna of West Sand Lake / Curriculum: Engineering Science

Amanda J. Hernandez of Old Chatham / Curriculum: Early Childhood

Christine A. Holle of Cohoes / Curriculum: Business Administration

Nicole L. Hrinishin of Broadalbin / Curriculum: Business Administration

Binyamin Lightfoot of Cohoes / Curriculum: Biological Sciences

Katherine M. McGrane of Troy / Curriculum: Radiologic Technology

Heather M. Meyer of Ravena Curriculum: Individual Studies

Donald J. Miller of Troy / Curriculum: Individual Studies

Mihaela A. Monahan of Albany / Curriculum: Nursing

Natalie E. Mosconi of Fonda / Curriculum: Dental Hygiene

Stephanie B. Owens f Waterford / Curriculum: Computer Information Systems: Web Design

Jason A. Paiko of Hoosick Falls / Curriculum: Computer Information System: System & Network Administration

Caitlyn M. Pugliese of Schenectady / Curriculum: Business Administration

Elizabeth A. Raab of Cohoes / Curriculum: Business Administration

Victoria L. Ramos of Selkirk / Curriculum: Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities & Social Science

Felicia S. Roll of Kingston / Curriculum: Individual Studies

Nicole Sheldon of Rensselaer / Curriculum: Individual Studies

Jessica L. Slawson of Castleton / Curriculum: Early Childhood

Amanda S. Smith of Greenwich / Curriculum: Computer Information Systems: Web Design

Sidiq Soulemana of Bronx / Curriculum: Physical Education Studies

Thomas R. Stoddard of Montgomery / Curriculum: Physical Education Studies

Nikita Timofeev of Glenmont / Curriculum: Engineering Science

Kathryn E. Tisaj of Troy / Curriculum: Business Administration

Tara M. Tufankjian of Port Ewen / Curriculum: Dental Hygiene

David J. Vignolesi of Schenectady / Curriculum: Engineering Science

Rebecca N. Welch of Latham / Curriculum: Criminal Justice

Michaela Whalen of Belchertown, Mass. / Curriculum: Human Services

MeMe A. Zin of Rensselaer / Curriculum: Computer Information Systems

Feb 252011
 Posted by on February 25, 2011

Math faculty member Joel Glickman, who was one of 150 lucky Twitter users to attend a NASA “Tweetup” at the final launch of the space shuttle Discovery yesterday, forwarded some photos of his day at Cape Canaveral. They can be seen here.

Feb 242011
 Posted by on February 24, 2011

We would like to thank everyone for their kindness and prayers during our time of grief. We want to thank everyone for all of your donations to the church in honor of our mother, Beatrice E. Primeau, and for your expressions of sympathy, flowers and mass cards, and the many cards we received from the entire campus. Thank you for being there for us. We couldn’t have done it without all of your support.

Roberta Gentner and Sylvia Cocca

Feb 242011
 Posted by on February 24, 2011

The Student Activities Office seeks a faculty or staff member who is interested in volunteering their time to serve as advisor (or co-advisor) to the Muslim Student Association.

Club advisors play a very important role in creating a welcoming extra-curricular environment for our students and in assisting in our mission to enhance the quality of campus life.

If you are interested or need more information, please contact the Student Activities Office at ext. 7348.

Feb 242011
 Posted by on February 24, 2011

A new course being offered at the college – “Introduction to Assistive Technology” – was highlighted in a news piece by YNN earlier this week.

The course is being offered in sprint format beginning March 14 at Northeast Career Planning in Menands.

Introduction to Assistive Technology

Course description: Technological tools have been crucial throughout history to the evolution of human intelligence. This course will discuss and analyze the research on the educational effects of technology access and use within the context of pedagogy. The course will provide a general-news introduction to assistive technology and discuss its impact on learning within a digital society today. The course will focus on varying types of assistive technology used in all levels of education from pre-K through higher education. The emphasis primarily will be on students gathering an understanding of compensatory strategies for assisting all individuals, including persons with disabilities.

Feb 242011
 Posted by on February 24, 2011

On Dec. 10, 2010, New York State enacted a law requiring retailers to accept most types of rechargeable batteries for recycling at no cost to consumers.

Rechargeable batteries contain toxic metals that can be released into the environment when improperly disposed. Consumers across the state will now be able to safely return to retailers rechargeable batteries from a large number of electronic products.

For more information click here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/72065.html.

ON CAMPUS: HVCC recycles ALL batteries. For more information on battery recycling on campus, visit https://www.hvcc.edu/ehs/recycle/materials.pdf.

Feb 242011
 Posted by on February 24, 2011

Women’s basketball Head Coach Gaberielle Doemel was the recipient of the Co-Coach of the Year award for Region III. Doemel won the Conference Coach of the Year award in her first season and trumped that in her second season.

Arianna Youngs (Lansingburgh/Lansingburgh) was the only Viking that made an All-Region team, earning Second-Team honors. She also made Second-Team All-Conference while teammates Stacey Salisbury (Schenectady/Schenectady) and Erica Houle (Shaker/Latham) earned Third-Team.

The women’s team had a well-balanced attack this season and will look to use that advantage this weekend in the Region III tournament at Tompkins-Cortland Community College. The #3 seeded Vikings (17-7) will play #6 Fulton-Montgomery Community College (17-9) on Friday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. Fulton-Montgomery won both meetings between the two teams this year in two close games.

For more information regarding the tournament, please see the following website: http://www.tc3.edu/panthers/oncampus.asp

Feb 232011
 Posted by on February 23, 2011

Derek Hines, a student here at Hudson Valley, is a mentor in the After School Club at the NYS Museum in Albany that he attended as a child.

The club is the topic of an article in Tuesday’s Times Union.

Feb 232011
 Posted by on February 23, 2011

The women’s bowling team has three players earning All-Conference honors.

Megan Mormino (Niskayuna/Niskayuna), Nicole Sheldon (Columbia/East Greenbush) and Rebecca Duncan (Clayton A. Bouton) all received spots on the team.

Mormino finished with team highs in high-game (268), high triple (665) and high average (198.00). Sheldon finished the regular-season with a 197.06 average and Duncan with a 194.89.

The women’s team recently placed second at the Region III Championships and will head to Nationals in Buffalo on March 3.

Feb 232011
 Posted by on February 23, 2011

Five Viking bowlers were named to the All-Conference team out of six spots, including the conference’s Most Valuable Player, John Pulver (Colonie/Albany).

The other four players named to the All-Conference Team were Ryan Sickler (Guilderland/Guilderland), Mike Corcione (Colonie/Colonie), Dan DeRizzo (Guilderland/Altamont) and Eric Birdsall (Colonie/Colonie).

Pulver finished the season with a high game of 280, high triples of 735 and average of 232.67. He was the only player in the conference to accumulate over 4000 total pins, finishing with 4188.

The Vikings recently placed second at the Region III Championships, and will head to Nationals in Buffalo on March 3.

Feb 232011
 Posted by on February 23, 2011

Men’s basketball player Kalik Parker (Ragsdale/Jamestown, NC) earned Second-Team All-Conference and Third-Team All-Region honors this season.

Parker was one of the most prolific scorers in the Region, averaging 17.4 points per game. In the Mountain Valley Conference, he finished in the top-10 in five statistical categories: scoring, rebounding, three-point percentage, free-throw percentage and blocks.

Parker is on-pace to be in the top-10 in career points, rebounds, field-goal percentage, three-point field goals and blocks at Hudson Valley. He looks to continue to improve his game in the off-season and to build off his success for next season.

Feb 232011
 Posted by on February 23, 2011

The men’s hockey team (15-8) closed its regular-season with a 9-1 victory over Mohawk Valley Community College (0-14) on Monday evening.

Chris Flynn (White Plains/White Plains) recorded a hat-trick in the win and six other Vikings also scored. Chris Wollerman (Point Pleasant/Point Pleasant, NJ), Greg McQuiggan (Amherst/Amherst) and Ken Lancto (Schalmont/Rotterdam) each had three assists.

The Vikings travel to Monroe Community College in Rochester to take on Erie Community College in the NJCAA National Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m.

Feb 222011
 Posted by on February 22, 2011

If you would be interested in tutoring in the following subject areas, the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) would like to keep your information on file:

Math (all levels preferred)

Science (biology)


Please e-mail j.miller@hvcc.edu Jaime L Millerrespond to this e-mail with your name, contact information and availability. (The hours can range from one hour to four hours per week.)

If you would like a rewarding job opportunity that gives you a chance to work with students striving for academic success, I would encourage you to forward your information.

Jaime Miller