Apr 302013
 Posted by on April 30, 2013

We need your input. If you have a student who would make a great peer tutor for the Fall 2013 semester please make a recommendation.

We are beginning the process of creating our pool of peer tutors for the fall semester. Your input is requested to help make this a successful venture. Please take the time now to recommend students as tutors so that students in your classes next semester can go to the Learning Centers for help from students you have recommended. With your input we can plan for peer tutoring more effectively.

Requirements for Peer Tutors:
• The student is on the Dean’s List or President’s List and have a faculty recommendation.
• She/he is a quality student who is doing well in your class and seems to have the ability and desire to help others and you recommend them, but they may not be on the Dean’s or President’s List.

Your part:
• Forward the names of students fitting the above criteria via campus mail (MRV 001) or e-mail to Don Frament. Please include the student’s Hudson Valley ID number, if available.
• Advise the student that you are recommending them for the position and that it is a paid student worker position.
• Please Act Now. Don’t wait until the fall as it takes up to four weeks for students to get interviewed, trained and hired before they can work as a peer tutor.
• You may get students asking you for recommendations because I am advertising to students in the Hudsonian and on the Student Portal. If that happens, a short e-mail recommendation indicating that you approve them would be fine.

I look forward to hearing from you and I appreciate the time you take to forward student names. It is your input that helps us provide additional quality support to your students.

Don Frament

Apr 292013
 Posted by on April 29, 2013

Roy Pompey, director of the Collegiate Academic Support Program, received the Certificate of Appreciation Award at the inaugural Capital District Black Male Empowerment Summit 2013 held April 26 at the Macedonia Baptist Church of Albany.

Pompey, a 25-year employee of Hudson Valley Community College, was recognized for his dedication and commitment to back male development and imparting history, being a student advocate, community activist and developing the minds of black men that will help shape their future.

Pompey said he was overwhelmed, delighted and rejuvenated with the recognition. “This is the work that is so very important in the urban community,” he said. “Part of what I do is listen to what students have to say and encourage them continuously.”

The Summit was held over a three-day period that invited nationally-known speakers and offered a series of workshops that focused on education, religion, health, economics and personal development.

Apr 292013
 Posted by on April 29, 2013

Hi all,

Thank you to all who have supported the March of Dimes this year. Whether you donated to my walk, bought a candy bar or paid to wear your jeans you helped the HVCC Team Raise $1,700!

A special thanks to Tara Farley-Wycoff, Carrie Farley and Debra Larkin for selling those candy bars and taking those jeans for babies donations. You ladies ROCK!

Another special thanks to Dr. Drew Matanok for his support of Jeans for Babies Day and to the Communications and Marketing Department for its purchase of a mile marker.

I can’t say thank you enough!
Erin Manning

Apr 292013
 Posted by on April 29, 2013

Please help the Bethlehem Children’s School by purchasing tickets for a raffle!
The winner will be drawn on June 7.

1st prize: 42″ Hasqvarna riding lawn mower
2nd prize: 22″ Hasqvarna self propelled lawn mower

Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25.

For more information and to purchase tickets:
Bethlehem Children’s School

If mailing a check:
The Bethlehem Children’s School
12 Fisher Boulevard
Slingerlands, NY 12159

Donations are tax deductible, we are a registered 501 charity
organization. All proceeds from the raffle are supporting the
operational costs for the school.

Apr 292013
 Posted by on April 29, 2013

The women’s golf team competed in the Tompkins-Cortland Invitational at the Elm Tree Golf Course on Sunday afternoon. Below are the results.

Haley Knight (Chatham/Canaan) — 3rd place: 112
Breezy Knight (Clear Creek/Biloxi, MS) — 4th place: 125
Nathalie McNair (N/A/Schodack) — 5th place: 135
Sarah Ashback (Columbia/East Greenbush) — 5th place: 135
Liz Batchelder (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake/Burnt Hills — 6th place: 150
Hannah Infantado (Shaker/Latham)– 7th place: 162

The women close the regular season on Saturday at the Genesee Invitational at the Batavia Country Club.

Apr 292013
 Posted by on April 29, 2013

This video, created by college photographer Anthony Salamone with assistance from Viking Video Technologies, gives a great visual snapshot of the people and programs at Hudson Valley Community College. It can also been seen on the Collegeview Web site, which is used by high school students and guidance counselors during the college search process.

Apr 292013
 Posted by on April 29, 2013

The baseball team (15-9) defeated Columbia-Greene Community College (9-19), 6-0 and 7-6, on Sunday afternoon.

The Vikings put two runs on the board in the first inning of game one, and tacked on four more in the fifth and sixth to earn the 6-0 victory. Josh Temple (Cohoes/Cohoes) was outstanding on the hill throwing a complete game shutout, striking out eight and walking none. Andy Kozak (Sidney/Sidney) leads the Nation in batting and added three hits, a run scored and two stolen bases. Alex Lushkevich (Saratoga/Saratoga Springs), Mike Sunkes (Catholic Central/Waterford) and Charles Parslow (Fonda-Fultonville/Fonda) each contributed two hits in the shutout win.

John Craig (Shenedehowa/Clifton Park) drove in Kozak in the bottom of the sixth to give the Vikings a 7-2 lead heading into the final inning of game two. That run proved to be huge as Columbia-Greene made a late rally in the seventh, but fell short scoring only four runs to fall, 7-6. Parslow received the win throwing six innings, giving up two runs on six hits with eight strikeouts. Mike Brienza (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake/Ballston Lake) came in in the seventh to close out the game to earn the save. Lushkevich and Craig led the team with two hits each, and Parslow added a double and three RBIs in the victory.

The Vikings host its final game on the year in a 9-inning game against Holyoke on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Apr 292013
 Posted by on April 29, 2013

The softball team (7-11) lost to #7 Monroe Community College (19-13), 8-0 and 9-1, on Sunday afternoon.

In game one, Emily Johnson (Tamarac/Wynantskill) broke up a perfect game to go 1-2 at the plate. Shayla Morris (Berlin/Berlin) received the loss on the mound in the shutout.

The Vikings were ahead 1-0 in game two until the Tribunes took control in the fourth inning. Maggie Miller (Maple Hill/Schodack), Sierra Bailey (Hoosick Falls/Hoosick Falls), Lauren Aitken (Maple Hill/Schodack), Katie Traver (Shenendehowa/Clifton Park) and Morris each recorded a hit in the loss.

The softball team closes its season on Tuesday against Finger Lakes starting at 3 p.m.

Apr 292013
 Posted by on April 29, 2013

The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team (13-9) defeated Columbia-Greene Community College (9-17), 9-3 and 10-8, on Saturday afternoon.

The Vikings struck early in game one, scoring three runs in the first two innings. They would tack on three more in both the sixth and seventh inning en route to a six-run victory. Jarrod Ford (Hoosic Valley/Schaghticoke) picked up the win on the mound going six strong innings, allowing one earned run on six hits and four strikeouts. Mike Sunkes (Catholic Central/Waterford) led the Vikings offensively with three RBIs and a homerun. Alex Lushkevich (Saratoga/Saratoga Springs), Anthony Scaccia (Voorheesville/Voorheesville) and Andy Kozak (Sidney/Sidney) all recorded two hits, combining for three RBIs and four runs scored in the win.

Trailing 7-3 in the sixth inning of game two, the Vikings went on a rally to score three runs. Lushkevich had a two-out double, cutting the lead to one. The Twins added another run in the bottom half of the inning, and Hudson Valley trailed by two heading into their final at-bat. In the top of the seventh, Kozak led off with a walk and advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Bradley Adams (Catholic Central/Troy) drove in Kozak with a double down the left field line, making the score 8-7. Scaccia came up with an RBI single up the middle that plated Adams, knotting the score at eight. Sunkes had yet another big hit on the day when he singled in Scaccia to give the Vikings the lead. Hudson Valley scored again on a Brett Fenton (Catholic Central/Troy) two-out hit that drove in Sunkes. Andrew Kramer (Shenedehowa/Clifton Park) came in to slam the door and earn the save, retiring the side in order to end the game. Sunkes and Scaccia each recorded three hits, and Adams and Lushkevich chipped in two RBI’s apiece in the comeback win.

The Vikings hosted Columbia-Greene Sunday for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

Apr 292013
 Posted by on April 29, 2013

The softball team (7-9) lost to Corning Community College (15-11), 12-2 and 9-0, on Saturday afternoon.

The Vikings fell behind early in game one, and could never make up the difference. Meghan Roullier (Columbia/Wynantskill) led the team going 2-3 with a double, and Maggie Miller (Maple Hill/Schodack) and Shayla Morris (Berlin/Berlin) each recorded a hit.

Hudson Valley trailed 1-0 heading into the fifth inning of game two, but Corning would score four runs and then tacked on four more to hold on for the win. Sam Mattey (Lansingburgh/Lansingburgh) led the Vikings going 3-3, and Katie Traver (Shenendehowa/Clifton Park) added two hits in the loss.

The softball team traveled to Monroe for a doubleheader Sunday starting at 2 p.m.

Apr 262013
 Posted by on April 26, 2013

The Student Activities Office would like to thank everyone who voted during the elections. The results of the Student Senate elections are as follows:

Jesse Tilley, Student Senate President

Jimmy Greg, Student Senate Vice President

Derek Torrisi, Student Senate Treasurer

Nathalie McNair, Student Senate Secretary

Jeremy Zielinski, FSA Student at Large

Derek Torrisi, Student Trustee

The Student Activities Office wishes the students a successful year in 2013-2014.

Apr 262013
 Posted by on April 26, 2013

The Peer Tutoring Program is seeking qualified students for Fall 2013 Peer Tutors. If you are a successful student who enjoys helping others this may be a nice part time job for you.

We are beginning the process of creating our pool of peer tutors for the fall semester. If you enjoy helping others and have a few hours a week to devote to a part-time on campus job then Peer Tutoring may be just the thing for you.

Requirements for Peer Tutors:

  • On the President’s or Dean’s List and have a faculty recommendation.
  • Be a quality student with a recommendation from a faculty member for the course in which you wish to tutor.

Your part:

  • Pick up a Peer Tutor Application in the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) located on the lower level of the Marvin Library Learning Commons or print the application.
  • Ask a faculty member for a recommendation and have them send it to Don Frament via e-mail (d.frament@hvcc.edu) or interoffice mail (Don Frament, MRV001).
  • Return your completed application to Don Frament in the LAC (Marvin Library Learning Commons, lower level).
  • Once the faculty recommendation is received you will be contacted.
  • You must successfully complete an interview and Peer Tutor Training in order to be hired.

Peer tutoring is a paid student worker ($8/hr) position.

Don Frament

Apr 262013
 Posted by on April 26, 2013

The softball team (7-7) defeated Fulton-Montgomery Community College (0-14), 15-1 and 7-0, on Thursday afternoon.

Maggie Miller (Maple Hill/Schodack) pitched game one, picking up her fourth win of the year, striking out seven and allowing no earned runs. Sierra Bailey (Hoosick Falls/Hoosick Falls) led the Vikings with two doubles, a triple and two RBIs. Emily Johnson (Tamarac/Wynantskill) recorded two hits and 3 RBIs, and Miller chipped in two hits and two RBIs.

In game two, Shayla Morris (Berlin/Berlin) posted her third win on the mound, while Miller came in the final two innings to earn the save. Miller went 3-4 at the plate, and Sam Mattey (Lansingburgh/Lansingburgh) added three hits and three RBIs. Alyssa Hand (Columbia/East Greenbush) and Katie Traver (Shenendehowa/Clifton Park) each posted two hits in the shutout victory.

The softball team hosts Corning on Saturday for a doubleheader beginning at noon.

Apr 262013
 Posted by on April 26, 2013

The baseball team (11-9) split with Mohawk Valley Community College (15-7) on Thursday afternoon. The Vikings fell 6-5 in eight innings in game one, but took game two 3-1 to earn the split.

Hudson Valley rallied in the top of the seventh inning when Alex Lushkevich (Saratoga/Saratoga Springs) scored on a sacrifice fly from John Craig (Shenedehowa/Clifton Park). The Hawks capitalized on a two-out error in the bottom of the eighth to earn the victory in game one. Lushkevich led the team with two hits including a double, two runs and a stolen base, and Anthony Scaccia (Voorheesville/Voorheesville) added two hits in the loss.

The Vikings took a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning when Andy Kozak (Sidney/Sidney) scored on an RBI single from Scaccia. The Vikings tacked on another run in the seventh to get the two-run win. Cooper McGowan (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa) came in relief to earn the victory on the mound, allowing no runs and striking out five. Kozak continues his tear at the plate going 3-5 on the day with a double, two RBIs, two runs scored and two stolen bases. He was hit by pitch twice and also issued a walk to reach base safely six times between the two games. Kozak is now batting a Nation leading .600 on the season.

The Vikings travel to Columbia-Greene on Saturday for two games starting at 1 p.m.

Apr 262013
 Posted by on April 26, 2013

For the third year in a row, a Hudson Valley Community College student has been chosen for Cornell’s Summer Research Internship.

This year’s student is Sean Quackenbush. Sean is graduating this semester with an Associate’s in Science degree in Physical Science.

The Cornell program is very competitive. It only accepts three to four students each year and takes place at the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences.

Apr 262013
 Posted by on April 26, 2013

Students currently enrolled in EOC’s Culinary program participated in a Culinary Competition on April 22.

Each student received a mystery basket of ingredients and was allotted 75 minutes to prepare a salad or appetizer and an entree with a vegetable and a starch.

Professional chefs from the Capital District evaluated students based on their preparation skills, cooking techniques, time management, meal presentation, taste and flavor and overall creativity. The panel of judges included Stefan Watts from Smith’s of Cohoes, Nick Hammond from Beff’s on Everett Road in Colonie and Justin Englneri from Portofino’s in Latham. All three judges provided feedback to EOC’s Culinary students, who were given a mystery basket of ingredients and asked to create an entree, appetizer, salad or soup.

JaQuan Mensah earned first place, Keith Henry received second place and Sha’kiyla Davis placed third.

Congratulations to all students for a job well done.

JaQuan Mensah, Keith Henry, Sha’kiyla Davis, Sharmel Williams, Thomas Dowd

 Additional photos can be viewed on EOC’s Facebook page.

Apr 252013
 Posted by on April 25, 2013

If anyone knows someone that can repair and fix sofit trim that the wind blew from the side of the house, please notify Kathy Hansen (518) 256-2928.

Apr 252013
 Posted by on April 25, 2013

Come on, come all to the monthly open acoustic bluegrass jam beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Ale House on River Street in Troy. You can come to sit in or play or just listen. It’s always a great time in the back room of the Ale House where the magic music  happens…

Apr 242013
 Posted by on April 24, 2013

These kitties have been in a foster home since a move forced them to be given up.


According to their foster mom, Lokie is an orange and white boy, six years old and about 15 lbs. He is so loving and affectionate, a total lapcat and lovebug. The little girl, Autumn, is six plus years old and about 8-9 lbs.; she is just the most loving cat I have ever been around — so sweet and affectionate (plus she is declawed).


Does anyone know anyone who could take these two? You will never find two nicer cats.   Please contact Angela at arosenic@aol.com if you or someone you know can help.
Apr 242013
 Posted by on April 24, 2013

That’s not exactly a proposition. Well, maybe it is. It looks like, again, we are having a tough time recruiting folks for the old Workforce Team Challenge. You know, the annual 3.5 mile walk/jog/all-out-sprint through downtown Albany with 9,000 perfect strangers. I don’t want to get all drill sergeant on you but there has to be a few faculty and staff folks out there who would like to wave the HVCC flag and represent amongst the multitude of state workers, teachers, research scientists, etc. Come on, people. Our coach, John “The Legend” Braungard, is counting on you.

The 2013 CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge will be held this year on Thursday, May 16 at 6:25 p.m. Trust me, it’s a pretty cool experience running with 9000 people. Sign up here . Oh, and if you finish, I’ll buy you a beer.

Apr 242013
 Posted by on April 24, 2013

Visit the Writing and Research Center, located on the upper level of the Marvin Library Learning Commons, to obtain assistance from librarians who are available every day to help you find newspaper, magazine or journal articles in the Marvin Library. Sometimes, searching the databases successfully requires a little assistance. We are here to help!  Writing assistance is also available.

 You can obtain help four ways:

  1. Visit us at the Reference desk on the upper level of the Learning Commons and get immediate help
  2. Request an appointment with a librarian for an individual session
  3. Use our 24/7 Virtual Reference service from our Ask a Librarian link to chat with a librarian or e-mail the Reference desk
  4. Call the Reference desk at 629-7337

Monday through Thursday — 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.