Andy Kozak (Sidney/Sidney) wrapped up a stellar career by earning First-Team All-Region and All-Conference honors for the Viking baseball team. Kozak was also named Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference Player of the Year after leading the Nation in batting during the regular season with a .537 average.
Charles Parslow (Fonda-Fultonville/Fonda) also earned both First-Team All-Region and All-Conference honors. Parslow finished the regular season with a perfect 6-0 record and will be the top returning pitcher next year on staff.
John Craig (Shenedehowa/Clifton Park) and Alex Lushkevich (Saratoga Spring/Saratoga) each earned All-Conference honors in which they both hit for a .376 average on the season.
Campus photographer Anthony Salamone will have his short video “Howard Stoner: Urban Farmer” shown on TV Film, a showcase of local filmmakers and videographers on WMHT, Channel 17. Salamone met Stoner, an emeritus Math professor, at a campus event and the two collaborated on the short video about Stoner’s farming. See the video below. The show will air some time over the summer. Guitarist Mike McMann, also a college employee, provided music for the video.
EOC’s Cosmetology students provided manicures and hair styling demonstrations during the Senior Citizens Healthy/Vanity Fun Day held Thursday, May 16 in Harlem, New York.
Senator Bill Perkins, District 30, invited the Capital District EOC to participate in the day’s activities.
Visit EOC’ on Facebook to view additional photos from the event.
The four college participants in the 2013 Workforce Team Challenge did the college proud amongst the 9,000 other runners last night. Led by speedy bursar John Braungard, the team also included Sarah Retersdorf, Individual Studies; Eric Bryant, Communications and Marketing; and Noah Kucij, English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language. The college’s cross country coach, Chuck Terry, finished second in the race, representing Warren Washington & Albany Counties Chapter NYSARC Inc.
We need more runners, walkers and joggers next year!!!
See results here.
Roy Pompey, director of the Collegiate Academic Support Program (CASP), received a second community service award in as many weeks. On May 11, Pompey was recognized with the United Sisters of New York, Inc. 2013 “Women Who Rock” Award in recognition of his valuable contributions to making a difference in his community.
United Sisters of New York, Inc., established in 1999, is based in Rensselear. The organization collaborates with other community-based agencies that provide educational, economic and career resources for women of all socie0-economic backgrounds.
Pompey said he was thrilled with the honor that with so many local colleges constantly upgrading their campuses to attract students, it is critical that he continue to use his influences as an educator to be a vehicle for students to attend Hudson Valley Community College. “To meet my goal it is necessary for me to go above and beyond. The most rewarding part of the ceremony was that four of my former students were also award recipients,” Pompey said.
Sophomore centerfielder Andy Kozak (Sidney/Sidney) signed his National Letter of Intent with Erskine College on an athletic baseball scholarship.
Kozak was the school’s first ever Rawlings Gold Glove award winner last season in which he also earned All-Conference honors. Earlier in the season he earned Region III Player of the Week when he hit 16-26 during an eight-game stretch. Kozak finished the regular season as the #1 hitter in the Nation with a .537 average. He finishes 9th in Vikings history with 94 hits and 3rd in stolen bases with 39. This past season, Kozak recorded two hits or more in 17 games, recorded a hit in 31 out of 35 games, reached base safely in every game except for one, and only struck out once all season long in 121 at bats.
As I think about the current academic year, soon to culminate in yet another record-breaking graduation, one accomplishment that will go less heralded by the general public, yet that is every bit as important as anything we do here, is the campus-wide participation in the Middle States Self-Study.
A great many of you participated in surveys, patiently answered questions in interviews and e-mails and attended meetings designed to gather information. Others served on working groups, spending hours gathering data and more data. And the Steering Committee members worked to pull all of this together with the goal of producing a report that will describe what we do here and the extent to which we meet Middle States’ “characteristics of excellence,” the criteria for reaccreditation.
This work has meant nights, weekends… time when other tasks had to be put off, time when leisure and fun were thought about and left for another day. The unselfish and effective work done by the “Middle Staters” is no less than humbling. I hope you will accept my sincerest thanks and I hope you will know that your work on the Middle States Self-Study is deeply valued.
Thank you, one and all.
New York Post columnist Fred Dicker, who also has a daily talk show on Talk1300, a local AM radio station, opened his Monday broadcast by talking about his positive experience taking our Office of Community and Professional Education’s Basic Rider Course for motorcycles this past weekend. He also has some nice things in general to say about Hudson Valley.
You can hear a podcast of the show here. (Click on the Monday, May 13 podcast)
The recipient of the 2013 Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer Award for Excellence in Library Research was announced by Assistant Professor Valerie (Lang) Waldin, chair of the selection committee.
Erin Sawyer was chosen for her paper, “Stuck in the Middle: Middle Class Voting Behavior and its Determining Factors.” She was nominated by Associate Professor Sushmita Chatterji of the English, Modern Languages and English as a Second Language Department.
Ms. Sawyer will be recognized at the annual Student Honors and Awards Reception on Thursday, May 16.
Foundation awards must be finalized in late April. The librarians understand that this time frame eliminates the end-of-spring-semester papers from consideration for that given academic year. Papers that receive a grade of A after this year’s April 26 deadline can be submitted for the following academic year’s award. Recipients who have moved on to another institution or are out of the area will still be included on a plaque in the Marvin Library, receive a monetary award, be recognized at Student Honors and cited in the commencement program.
Please nominate the outstanding papers you are receiving as this semester concludes for consideration for next year’s award.
Thank you for support of this prestigious academic award, and congratulations to all 2012-2013 nominees!
|Nominated By||Paper Title||Student First||Student Last|
|Danica Nowosielski||Theodore Lyman||Ian||Fisher|
|Danica Nowosielski||Evangelista Torricelli||Emily||O’Neill|
|Danica Nowosielski||Glenn T. Seaborg||Alex||French|
|Danica Nowosielski||Johann Heinrich Lambert||Alison||Nickford|
|Danica Nowosielski||Blaise Pascal||Jimmy||Greg|
|Danica Nowosielski||Max Planck||Charles||Parslow|
|James LaBate||Reaper Drone Usage||Patricia||Wire|
|James LaBate||Abortion- The Truth About the Choice||Naomi||McPeters|
|James LaBate||Movie Research Paper||Naomi||McPeters|
|James LaBate||Player Safety and Discipline in the NFL||Scott||Whipple|
|James LaBate||Taxi Driver||Heidi||Blackwell|
|James LaBate||No More Experimentation on Animals||Alicia||Johnsen|
|James LaBate||Global Warming||Patricia||Wire|
|James LaBate||Star Wars||Scott||Whipple|
|James LaBate||Avatars Innovative Technology||Sarah||Nuss|
|Jan Geyer||What’s Next for Wikipedia||Richard||Simon|
|Megeen Mulholland||Book Banning and Censorship||Trent||Taylor|
|Nicole Arduini||Theories of Conspiracy: Examining Different Explanations for Belief||Robert||Rinaldo|
|Sara Tedesco||Lives of Muslim Women in the United States vs. Lives of Muslim Women in the Middle East||Pamela||Casey|
|Sushmita Chatterji||Stuck in the Middle: Middle Class Voting Behavior and its Determining Factors||Erin||Sawyer|
|Sushmita Chatterji||The Influential Power of Young Adult Literature||Micaela||Kayser|
|Sushmita Chatterji||ADHD: An Excuse or a Disease||Esther||Boller|
|Vonnie Vannier||Alternatives to Animal Experimentation||Giovanni||Barr|
EOC’s culinary students are participating in this year’s Cookie Cuisine.
The Cookie Cuisine, sponsored by the Girl Scouts, is a gourmet tasting event challenging professional culinary teams across the Capital Region to craft exclusive recipes made using Girl Scout cookies.
Chef Joe Forget and the culinary students are preparing two delicious recipes: Thin Mint Doughnut Holes and Thank You Berry Much Chicken Wings with Coconut Asian Sauce.
The event will take place on Tuesday, May 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 400 Old Loudon Road in Latham. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door. This event will include celebrity judges, a silent auction and live music.
For more information visit http://gsneny.org/cookie-cuisine-2013/.
Hudson Valley and Cazenovia College have partnered to bring a bachelor’s degree program in Human Services to campus. The program is in the evenings, part-time, and takes about three years to complete so students in the Capital Region can earn a four-year degree, but remain on campus. It’s been very successful, in no small part because of the technologies available at the college.
The students pictured have just presented their Capstone papers. The Capstone presentation is their last assignment before graduation from Cazenovia this May.
To bridge the physical distance with the presentations, Dr. Mary Handley, program director of Human Services at Cazenovia College, connected to a Hudson Valley Community College videoconference classroom to see her students’ presentations utilizing Cisco Telepresence Jabber, a desktop videoconferencing software.
By utilizing this technology, Dr. Handley was able to see and hear each student and their PowerPoint presentation simultaneously. “The technology is amazing, and the presentations were crystal clear,” said Handley. “This final presentation is the culmination of the student’s work in the program and the college’s cutting edge technology helps them shine! The combination of technology with academics exemplifies the learning experience of the future — it’s here, now.”
Viking Video Technologies worked with Cazenovia’s IT department to install the software, which allows people at any location to join those on campus. Cisco Telepresence Jabber is being used at Hudson Valley for ITV Distance Learning, college employment interviews, departmental meetings and to connect with guest speakers.
If you need to conduct a videoconference, please contact Eric Kiel of Viking Video Technologies at 629-7625 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out how to earn your Cazenovia College bachelor’s degree in Human Services at Hudson Valley, call the Office of Extended Learning at (315) 655-7287 or email@example.com.
The Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications is pleased to announce the inclusion of Fine Arts student Andrea LaRose in the 35th Annual Photography Regional Exhibition hosted this year by The Fulton Street Gallery in Troy.
Larose’s work, which was completed in the department’s Independent Study in Photography course, was selected for the exhibition by juror Shelby Lee Adams.
The Opening Reception on May 4 will include a talk by the juror and the exhibition will be on view through June 15. For more information: http://www.fultonstgallery.org/
The lacrosse team had three student-athletes earn post-season accolades in the Conference and Region.
Paul Bennett (Glens Falls/Glens Falls) earned Second-Team All-Region at the midfield position. A sophomore out of Glens Falls, Bennett led the Vikings with 28 points, recording 20 goals and eight assists.
Sophomore goalie Andrew Reilly (Bethlehem/Bethlehem) earned Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year. Reilly played all 540 minutes of Viking action in goal, ranking fifth in the Nation with a 64.2 save percentage and sixth in the Nation with 203 saves.
Sophomore Joe Moore (Schenectady/Schenectady) was an anchor as a defensive middie all season and earned All-Conference honors at the position.
The men finished the season with a 4-5 overall record.
State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today announced the winners of the 2012-13 Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award, which recognizes a combination of academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement at the Division I, Division III, and NJCAA levels.
Jenna Brophy (Greenwich/Greenwich) received the award for women’s tennis and Landon Moore (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga) received the award for football.
Brophy received All-Conference honors and earned a Region III Singles Championship this season for the tennis team. She was a perfect 9-0 after winning the Region III Championship and never lost a set until Nationals. Brophy received a #2 seed at Nationals and fell to the eventual National Champion.
Moore earned First-Team All-Conference honors in the Northeast Football Conference, as well as All-Region honors. He led the Vikings with six sacks on the year and 16.5 tackles for loss. Moore also forced three fumbles, recovered one and blocked a field goal attempt.
There were 66 recipients of the award this year. Student athletes were nominated by their campus athletic director and their credentials and accomplishments are then reviewed by a panel of athletic directors from across SUNY as well as the provost’s office.
“These outstanding students are SUNY champions not only in their chosen sports but also in our classrooms, with an average GPA of 3.59 among them,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Congratulations to this year’s honorees, to the professors and coaches who mentored them, and to the many faculty and staff on our campuses across the state who supported them.”
Sophomore centerfielder Andy Kozak (Sidney/Sidney) was named Region III Player of the Week on Tuesday morning.
Last week, Kozak had at least one hit in each game (eight total), going 16-26 (.615) at the plate, in a week where the Vikings took seven out of eight important divisional games from Mohawk Valley and Columbia-Greene. In the eight games, Kozak recorded seven RBIs, scored nine runs (scored in all eight games) with nine stolen bases.
Coming off the school’s first ever Rawlings Gold Glove award last season, Kozak is having another remarkable year. He has had at least one hit in 22 out of 24 games, and has reached base safely in all 24 games. Kozak is currently riding an eight-game hitting streak and is second in the Nation with a .581 batting average.
The Vikings host its final contest of the season with a 9-inning game against Holyoke today at 4 p.m.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Additional photos can be viewed on EOC’s Facebook page.
On behalf on the Chancellor’s Award Committee, I am pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence:
- David. J. Plunkett, Campus Security Officer – Public Safety
Excellence in Professional Service
- Dr. Margaret M. Geehan, Dean, Schools of Health Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Anne F. Minehan, Associate for Academic Planning, Assessment, Research and Accreditation – Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Marianne Belles, Professor – Dental Hygiene
- Gerard M. McEneaney, Assistant Professor – Building Systems Technology
- Andrew Schott, Associate Professor – History, Philosophy and Social Sciences
The award recipients will be honored at the Faculty/Staff Honors Convocation to be held Thursday, May 9, at 4:30 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre, followed by a reception in the lobby of the Guenther Enrollment Services Center.
Please join me in congratulating our colleagues for receiving these prestigious awards!
Hudson Valley Community College is one of three local colleges that will receive $25,000 to develop entrepreneurship-in-residence programs.
More information is available in this article in The Business Review.
Chuck Terry, the college’s head cross country coach, ran Monday’s Boston Marathon in 2:39:39, having passed the half way mark at 1:12:42.
He placed 276 in the total field of 26,839 runners and 255 among the 15,233 male runners. Terry won the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon in the fall of 2011.
As we congratulate Chuck on his accomplishment, we also acknowledge the horrific tragedy that shortly followed his crossing the finish line. Our campus community joins others across the nation to remember all the victims of this outrageous attack.