Oct 312011
 
 Posted by on October 31, 2011

The men’s cross country team finished fourth and women’s team finished sixth at the Region III Championships held in Alfred on Saturday afternoon.

Eric Young (Shaker/Latham) finished in second place (30:19) to lead the Vikings and Adam Coolong (Saratoga Springs/Ballston Spa) finished in 11th (32:12). Nicole Dootz (Bethlehem/Feura Bush) led the women finishing in 13th place (24:31) and Hilary Crannage (Polytech/Alleghany) finished in 19th (25:22).

Below are all of the results from Saturday’s race:

Men 8k
Winner: Chris Burnett-SUNY Delhi (29:37)
2- Eric Young (30:19)
11- Adam Coolong (32:12)
34- Philip Mastrosimone (34:05)
46- Yousef Zaid (35:09)
51- Vincent Otto (35:51)
52- Brendan Reilly (35:53)
53- Jamison Bundy (35:54)
60- Charles Tebbetts (38:01)
68- Steven Huneau (42:04)

Women 5k
Winner: Savannah Boucher-Mohawk Valley (21:21)
13- Nicole Dootz (24:31)
19- Hilary Crannage (25:22)
27- Amanda Slyer (26:02)
32- Ashleigh Genito (26:45)
35- Megan Crawford (27:20)
39- Allison Farnum (27:42)

Both cross country team’s travel to the National Tournament in Westfield, MA on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m.

Oct 312011
 
 Posted by on October 31, 2011

The football team (0-7) lost to Navy Prep (6-0), 21-7, on Saturday afternoon.

The Vikings trailed 7-0 at the half on a Navy Prep interception return touchdown early in the first. Devon Greene (Battlefield/Gainesville, VA) scored on a quarterback keeper to tie the game with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter. On the ensuing kickoff, Navy Prep took the kickoff 80 yards to retake a 14-7 lead. After a strong fourth down stand at the goaline, the Vikings regained possession on their own two yardline. Hudson Valley fumbled on the second play which was recovered by Navy Prep in the endzone to seal a 21-7 victory.

The Vikings defense played its best game of the season not allowing a score as Navy Prep only scored on an interception return, fumble recovery and kickoff return. Leading the defense was Nick Gilbo (Moriah Central/Port Henry) with 11 tackles and Matt Falico (Fayetteville-Manlius/Syracuse) with nine and a forced fumble. Darryl Haley (Woodbridge/Woodbridge, VA) and Trey Garvey (Woodbridge/Woodbridge) both recorded interceptions in the defensive effort.

C.J. Jones (Woodbridge/Baltimore, MD) finished the game with 100 rushing yards and 49 receiving yards and Devon Greene rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown.

The Vikings end the regular season Saturday at home against Alfred State at noon. The winner will play Erie Community College for the Region III Championship on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Oct 312011
 
 Posted by on October 31, 2011

Food Court Menutainment

Monday – Halloween Special

Tuesday – Chicken Marsala & Maple Glazed Pork

Wednesday – Meatloaf & Chicken Alfredo

Thursday – Chicken Cacciatore & Eggplant Parmesan

Friday – Lemon Pepper Sole & Roast Beef with Gravy

Williams Hall Cafe Menutainment

Monday – Halloween Special

Tuesday – Chicken Marsala

Wednesday – Meatloaf

Thursday – Chicken Cacciatore

Friday – Roast Beef with Gravy

Food Court and Brahan Kiosk Au Bon Pain

Monday – Tomato Florentine & Corn Chowder

Tuesday – Potato Leek & Chicken Gumbo

Wednesday – Chef’s Choice

Thursday – Southwest Tortilla & Vegetable Lentil

Friday – New England Clam Chowder & Beef Barley

Campus Center Cafe Au Bon Pain

Monday – Tomato Florentine

Tuesday – Potato Leek

Wednesday – Chef’s Choice

Thursday – Vegetable Lentil

Friday – Beef Barley

Williams Hall Cafe Au Bon Pain

Monday – Corn Chowder

Tuesday – Chicken Gumbo

Wednesday – Chef’s Choice

Thursday – Southwest Tortilla

Friday – New England Clam Chowder

Oct 282011
 
 Posted by on October 28, 2011

A special thank you is given to the Student Senate for organizing and sponsoring a day and evening of Halloween festivities for the college and community!

On Thursday evening, 573 members of the community attended the fall festival in McDonough Sports Complex that featured Radio Disney, Heartfelt Clowns, Mr. Twisty, magician Jim Snack, carnival games, a photo booth and delicious refreshments from Chartwells. The charming and frightening costumes worn by children and adults added much to the Halloween atmosphere.

The afternoon’s pumpkin catapult launch featured five student teams. Each launched four pumpkins with scores based on distance and accuracy. The winning team accumulated a total of 120 points!

This year, 84 pumpkins were entered in the carving and sculpture competition. Thank you to all who entered. The day yielded the most creative ideas in all the years of competition.

Recognition is given to all on campus who helped make the Pumpkin Palooza events possible. Special appreciation is given to Alfredo Balarin, Kenneth Dagostino and Eileen Maloney for coordinating all of the day’s events.

Have a Happy Halloween!

Oct 282011
 
 Posted by on October 28, 2011

Did you know that the My Page tab in Blackboard is a page that you can configure?

You can set this page up to display only the current semester’s courses to make it easier to navigate your course list. You also can change colors and add modules.

For more information, you can view the tutorial here: https://www.hvcc.edu/deptweb-dlweb/bb9tutorials/basics/courselist.pdf or contact Bonnie Farrell at ext. 8197 or b.farrell@hvcc.edu.

Oct 272011
 
 Posted by on October 27, 2011

David Clickner, director of the Learning Centers, has been selected to attend WMHT American Graduate in November, according to Karen R Ferrer-Muniz, associate dean of instructional support services and retention.

The WMHT American Graduate Project is part of a national network of public media stations working with their communities to raise awareness about the high school dropout crisis and ways to work together to make a difference.

Please click here for more information about this initiative.

Oct 272011
 
 Posted by on October 27, 2011

The Office of Academic Affairs has much good news to share in this first issue of the 2011-2012 news update – a new Albany Medical Center-sponsored interactive Nursing Lab, national accreditation status for the College in the High School program, a NYSERDA-sponsored $100,000 scholarship program, a new GE Wind Technology Lab at TEC-SMART, a new iPad lending program at Marvin Library, and so much more!

Thank you to everyone for your dedication, leadership, and commitment in these and all of your endeavors on behalf of Hudson Valley Community College and our students!  Please click here to access the full article.

Oct 262011
 
 Posted by on October 26, 2011

As we begin our Employee Giving Campaign, we at the Foundation would like to take a moment to publicly recognize our colleagues currently supporting the Foundation. Thank you all so much for your generosity, involvement with and belief in our students and the mission of the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation!

Name Fund Name
Sue Agan Annual Fund
Lawrence Amos Annual Fund
Karola Berg Annual Fund, College Day Care Fund
Kimberly Berry Annual Fund
Elaine Brooks-Rinaldo Annual Fund
Mandy Brown Annual Fund, Stephen Metzgar Human Services Fund
Phillip Brown Annual Fund
Suzanne Brownrigg Lang Fund for Animal Welfare Studies
Eric Bryant Annual Fund
Jacqueline Bujanow Annual Fund
Deborah Campagna Annual Fund
Clement Campana Annual Fund
Kathleen Campbell Annual Fund
Joseph Caruso Annual Fund
Maria Cholakis Peter T. Chimbos ’64 Memorial Scholarship, Louis D. Nagi Memorial Scholarship
David Clickner Collegiate Academic Support Prog. Emergency Assistance Fund
Sharon Collis Youth Program Endowment Fund
Patricia Colongione Annual Fund
Amy Conley Annual Fund
John Conrad Annual Fund
Ann Marie Coulombe Willie A. Hammett Student Services Scholarship
James Countryman Building Systems Technology Program Fund
Nancy Cupolo College Day Care Fund
Barbara Dagastine Annual Fund
Kimberley Denue Annual Fund
Glenn DePuy Annual Fund
Linda Desnoyers Medical Imaging Book and Uniform Fund
Martin Duffy Annual Fund
Jacqueline Dushenshy College Day Care Fund
Larraine Ellis Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship & Emergency Fund
Rena Epting Youth Program Endowment Fund
Sandra Eyerman Kevin Davidson Memorial Scholarship
Joel Fatato Annual Fund
Ralph Frank Annual Fund
Peter Gemellaro Annual Fund
Joseph Gendron Hudson Valley Community College Capstone Program
Jan Geyer Annual Fund
James Hamilton Annual Fund
Brenda Hazard Library Fund
Donald Heckelman Donald D. Heckleman Memorial Scholarship
John Heiser Annual Fund
Christine Helwig Annual Fund
Karen Holmes Business Administration Faculty Scholarship
Antoinette Howard Annual Fund
Maria Hull Elizabeth K. Ripple Memorial Scholarship
Christina Jahn Annual Fund
Ronni Jones Annual Fund
Suzanne Kalkbrenner Annual Fund
Robert Katz Annual Fund
John Kazunas Karen Swanick Scrivani ’94 Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Dennis Kennedy Annual Fund
Liliane Khouri Annual Fund
Rachel Kimmelblatt Annual Fund
Dawn Kolakoski Annual Fund
Anthony Kossman Annual Fund
Gary Krohl Annual Fund
James LaGatta Annual Fund
Mary Ellen Lajeunesse Annual Fund
David Larkin Annual Fund
Joan Lawson Donald Gilbert Scholarship,  Women in Enterprise (WE) @ HVCC Scholarship Fund
Kristina Lewis English, Modern Languages and ESL Dept. Support Fund
Jessica Litwin Annual Fund
Marcia Malone Annual Fund
Lucille Marion Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer EOC Scholarship, Facility Maintenance Improvement Fund, Dr. Frank J. Morgan, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Theodore Marotta Annual Fund, John Fletcher Memorial Scholarship
Andrew Matonak Annual Fund
Barbara McBride Annual Fund
Amy McEwing Annual Fund
H. Kevin McNeelege Annual Fund
Jamie Miller Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship & Emergency Fund
Ronald Mulson Annual Fund
Mary Musso Annual Fund
Michael O’Brien Annual Fund
Judith O’Connor Annual Fund, Technology Expansion Fund
Dicey O’Malley Richard Dinn Memorial Scholarship
Mary Page Annual Fund
Maria Palmara English, Modern Languages and ESL Dept. Support Fund
Jill Palmer-Wood Student Emergency Assistance Fund, John Fletcher Memorial Scholarship
Diana Pane Annual Fund
Julie Panzanaro Annual Fund, Women in Enterprise (WE) @ HVCC Scholarship Fund
Kimberlee Peabody Annual Fund
Linda Pelosi-Dunn Annual Fund
Maria Pollack English, Modern Languages and ESL Dept. Support Fund
Richard Porter Annual Fund
Mary Purtell Annual Fund
Robert Racette Annual Fund, Technology Expansion Fund
Todd Rasner Annual Fund
Frank Raymond Annual Fund
Sandra Reizen Annual Fund
Deborah Renfrew Annual Fund
Dorothy Reynolds Maureen Stapleton Theatre Fund
Paul Rogan Annual Fund
Thomas Rogan Annual Fund
Judith Romano Annual Fund, Dental Hygiene Endowment Fund
Louis Rosamilia Annual Fund
David Sarnacki Annual Fund
Peter Sawyer Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement
Doris Schoonmaker Annual Fund
Jeffrey Schoonmaker Annual Fund
Andrew Schott Annual Fund
Rosemary Schultz Annual Fund
Bonita Sessing-Match History, Philsophy, Social Sciences Department Fund
Kesa Shea Annual Fund, Stephen Metzgar Human Services Fund
Carlene Sheehan Annual Fund
Deborah Shoemaker Annual Fund
David Soldini Annual Fund
Richard Spence Annual Fund
Judith Stamp Annual Fund, Richard Dinn Memorial Scholarship
Debra Story Annual Fund
Stephen Strachman Annual Fund
Michael Such Michael Such Criminal Justice Scholarship
Theresa Sullivan Annual Fund
Robert Swanick Karen Swanick Scrivani ’94 Memorial Nursing Scholarship, Annual Fund
Kathleen Sweener Annual Fund
Robert Taylor Annual Fund
Sara Tedesco Annual Fund
Lois Terry Annual Fund
Diane Teutschman Annual Fund
Janet Twardzik Annual Fund
Lisa Van Wie Annual Fund
Kathleen Vandenbergh Annual Fund, Women in Enterprise (WE) @ HVCC Scholarship Fund
Sheryl Waterbury Capital District Educational Opportunity Center Fund
Lindsey Watson Annual Fund
Patricia Watt Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship & Emergency Fund
Mark Wehnau Technology Expansion Fund
Robert Whitaker Annual Fund
Oct 262011
 
 Posted by on October 26, 2011

Bestselling author and journalist Michael Pollan visited campus Tuesday as part of the college’s Cultural Affairs program.

Prior to an evening lecture before a capacity crowd in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre, Pollan took part in an informal Q&A with students.

In his books, Pollan explores what the industrialization of food and agriculture has meant for our health and happiness as eaters, and looks at the growing national movement to renovate the food system.

Among his books are four New York Times bestsellers: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual; In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto; The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World.

Oct 252011
 
 Posted by on October 25, 2011

Former Hudson Valley Community College standout George McKenna was hired on to the coaching staff at the University of Connecticut after two seasons at Wesleyan under the guidance of former UConn great Chris Potter (’93).

While at Wesleyan, McKenna spent significant time as a recruiting coordinator while also working with the special teams. McKenna also earned a Masters of Liberal Arts from the prestigious school while serving on the bench with the hockey program.

A 2007 graduate of Castelton State College, McKenna served as an assistant coach at his alma mater during the 2008-09 season. As a player, he spent two seasons at Castleton, earning the Unsung Hero Award and the Coaches Award. McKenna also spent two years playing at Hudson Valley Community College under Head Coach Matt Alvey during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons. During his time with the Vikings, McKenna recorded four goals and one assist.

McKenna joins UConn with extensive experience with USA Hockey, coaching at the New England and Atlantic District USA Hockey Development Camps. He currently owns a USA Hockey Level 4 coaching certification.

Oct 252011
 
 Posted by on October 25, 2011

WE@HVCC is inviting all employees, family members and/or friends to participate in our second Holiday Art Show to be held on Thursday Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Campus Center Exhibition Room.

Any examples of personal artistic expression are welcome:  photography, jewelry, knitwear, drawings and paintings, quilts, holiday themed decorations, etc.

You do not have to be present during the event. WE committee members will be at the show the whole time and will be happy to sell your items for you, as well as help you set up and take down your display.

We request 20% of your sales as a donation for our WE@HVCC scholarship fund.

The deadline to reserve a space is this Friday, Oct. 14.  Please contact Sue Agan at ext. 8164.

Oct 242011
 
 Posted by on October 24, 2011

Food Court Menutainment

Monday – Beef Stew and Pasta Bolegnese

Tuesday – Chicken Pot Pie and Pork Cutlets

Wednesday – Pork Stir Fry and Vegetable Stir Fry

Thursday – Breakfast for Lunch

Friday – Crab Cakes and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Williams Hall Menutainment

Monday – Pasta Bolegnese

Tuesday – Pork Cutlets

Wednesday – Pork Stir Fry

Thursday – Breakfast for Lunch

Friday – Bacon Mac and Cheese

Food Court and Brahan Hall Au Bon Pain

Monday – Potato Leek and Tomato Florentine

Tuesday – Corn and Green Chile and Broccoli Cheese

Wednesday – Split Pea and Ham and Vegetable Minestrone

Thursday – Italian Wedding and Pasta Fagioli

Friday – New England Clam Chowder and Chicken Noodle

Campus Center Cafe Au Bon Pain

Monday – Potato Leek

Tuesday – Corn and Green Chile

Wednesday – Vegetable Minestrone

Thursday – Italian Wedding

Friday – Chicken Noodle

Williams Hall Au Bon Pain

TBA

Oct 242011
 
 Posted by on October 24, 2011

The women’s volleyball team (1-20) lost both matches in the conference tournament to SUNY Delhi (15-18), 20-25 and 17-25, and Mohawk Valley (4-21), 24-26 and 17-25, on Saturday afternoon.

Baleigh Morrow (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk/Selkirk) led the Vikings with 10 kills and Krista Polizzi (Cobleskill Richmondville/Cobleskill) added 13 digs.

Oct 242011
 
 Posted by on October 24, 2011

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams finished in third place at the Conference meet on Saturday at Herkimer County Community College.

Eric Young (Shaker/Latham) finished in second place (22:48) and Adam Coolong (Saratoga Springs/Ballston Spa) finished in fifth place (23:10). Hilary Crannage (Polytech/Alleghany) led the women’s team finishing in sixth place (23:12). Young, Coolong, and Crannage each earned All-Conference honors for their top seven finishes.

Below are all of the results from Saturday’s race:

Men
2- Eric Young (22:48)
5- Adam Coolong (23:10)
15- Michael Morrow (24:38)
21- Yousef Zaid (25:20)
27- Philip Mastrosimone (25:58)
28- Nathan Clements (26:08)
31- Jamison Bundy (26:48)
33- Vincent Otto (27:27)
34- Charles Tebbetts (27:29)
40- Steven Huneau (29:41)
42- Brendan Reilly (32:52)
43- Chad Coumbes (34:10)

Women
6- Hilary Crannage (23:12)
9- Nicole Dootz (23:20)
16- Amanda Slyer (24:29)
17- Megan Crawford (24:52)
19- Ashleigh Genito (25:02)
23- Allison Farnum (25:53)

Both Cross Country teams travel to Alfred next Saturday for the Regional Tournament.

Oct 242011
 
 Posted by on October 24, 2011

The men’s hockey team (1-0) won its season opener against Albany Club (0-1) 5-3 on Saturday afternoon.

Leading the Vikings was Luis Gallego (East Boston/East Boston, MA) with two goals. Jason Savino (Elwood John H. Glenn/Huntington), John Neisch (Chestermere/Scottsdale), and Mike Nelson (Chaminade/Hollywood, FL) each added a goal in the Vikings win.

The Vikings host County College of Morris on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.

Oct 242011
 
 Posted by on October 24, 2011

The football team (0-6) lost to Louisburg (6-1) 35-13 on Saturday afternoon.

The Vikings fell behind early and two fourth quarter touchdowns were not enough to rally against new conference member Louisburg. Josh Gross (Old Mill/Glen Burnie, MD) scored the Vikings first touchdown from quarterback Devon Greene (Battlefield/Gainesville, VA). Joe Dana (Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs) got action at the quarterback position and threw his first career touchdown to Sharmarte Banks (Potomac/Washington DC) who caught his first collegiate touchdown.

The Vikings host Navy prep this Saturday at noon.

Oct 242011
 
 Posted by on October 24, 2011

Midfielder Shana Barry (Ichabod Crane/Nassau) is the Hudson Valley Community College women’s soccer team’s lone representative on the Mountain Valley All-Conference Team.

Barry tied for the team lead in goals, with three, and led the team with four assists. Barry’s best game came against SUNY Delhi on Sept. 12 where she scored one goal and added two assists in the victory.

Oct 242011
 
 Posted by on October 24, 2011

The Election Committee would like to welcome and congratulate the new members of the Academic Senate and its Standing Committees.  The committee and the Academic Senate appreciates the interest and desire to be a part of the Senate of new members, and continued interest and dedication to the Senate of returning members.  We look forward to a full and interesting year for the Senate and its Standing Committees.

Academic Senate meetings are open to the college community and dates and times are posted in the Academic Senate community in the MyHudsonValley portal.  All are welcome.

New Senators:
Martha A. Desmond – School of Health Sciences Faculty Representative.
Charles Lanier, Jaya Dasgupta and Basia Reynolds – School of Liberal Arts representatives.
Scott Hurteau – Classified representative – School of Business-Advisement.

New Standing Committee members:

Curriculum Committee
Christopher McNally – Faculty representative.

Student Life Committee
Michelle King and Ana Almonte – Faculty representative.

Instructional Resources Committee
Colleen Bartels – Adjunct representative – HPSS department.

Thank you,
Election Committee of the Academic Senate.

Oct 212011
 
 Posted by on October 21, 2011

Did you know that you may have additional “z” areas in Blackboard?

Everyone automatically has two “z” areas to develop new courses or to keep a copy of current courses. You may however ask for more.

If you are developing a new course or if you would like to rework a current course, a new “z” area might be the perfect solution. Let the Distance learning office know by calling ext. 7070 and we will create new development areas for you in Blackboard.

If you have a favorite or useful Blackboard feature you would like to share, please e-mail Bonnie Farrell at b.farrell@hvcc.edu or post a comment below.

Oct 202011
 
 Posted by on October 20, 2011

The women’s volleyball team (1-19) lost to Herkimer County Community College (6-22) 22-25, 14-25, 27-25, and 19-25 on Wednesday evening.

Baleigh Morrow (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk/Selkirk) led the Vikings with 17 kills and 20 digs. Morrow finishes the regular season with a team-high 147 kills and 209 digs. Krista Polizzi (Cobleskill Richmondville/Cobleskill) also recorded 12 kills while Melissa Kehoe (Watertown/Watertown) added two blocks.

The women head to Regionals at SUNY Delhi this Saturday to close the season.

Oct 202011
 
 Posted by on October 20, 2011

Hudson Valley senior Fine Art student Eric Savage, aka “Radical!,” opens his first solo show in New York this week. The exhibit at the Munch Gallery will run tomorrow through Nov. 20. Opening reception is tomorrow from 7 to 10 p.m. at the gallery, 254 Broome Street. Eric was featured in a Metroland cover story last year. Exhibition press release is below.

Oct 192011
 
 Posted by on October 19, 2011

I would like to thank everyone who celebrated my retirement.  Your generous gifts, kind words and hopes for the future are appreciated.  Many of you will always have a special place in my heart and I wish you all the best.

Sharon L. Burridge

Oct 192011
 
 Posted by on October 19, 2011

ESL Advisement hours will be:

Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.

or BY APPOINTMENT

Advisor: Elizabeth Allen
Office: Brahan 035-A
Email: e.allen@hvcc.edu
Phone: 629-7393

Oct 192011
 
 Posted by on October 19, 2011

College officials on Tuesday acknowledged a $400,000 contribution from GE during a dedication ceremony to name the GE Wind Technology Lab at TEC-SMART. President Drew Matonak welcomed the gathering of elected officials, business leaders and local media representatives.

The event was co-sponsored by Hudson Valley Community College, GE Energy Renewables and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), which hosted a panel discussion on “Green Job Opportunities — What Do We Need to Do to Prepare Students for These Jobs?”

Please click here for more information about Tuesday’s event and GE gift to the college.

Local media coverage includes:

The Gazette

The Saratogian

Times Union

WNYT News Channel 13

YNN