Apr 112017
 Posted by on April 11, 2017

Belinda Colon, a 2010 graduate in the Gallery Management Program, recently was promoted to the position of associate director at the Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs.

Ms. Colon has worked at the gallery for the past five years, installing exhibitions and assisting with the development of new shows. She is married to Benj Gleeksman, an instructor in the Digital Media Program here at Hudson Valley.

Apr 112017
 Posted by on April 11, 2017

Today, Tuesday April 11, the Warriors Project will be at TEC-SMART from 10:15-11 a.m. to film student Blade Osborne and his efforts to help others.

The Warriors Project is overseen by a 403b organization called Cheer 4 Your Life, the project of mother-daughter duo Missy and Baylor Wilson, who were on season 28 of Survivor. This project provides teens with monthly challenges that they are to complete while raising money for teens who are unable to pursue their dreams due to unforeseen circumstances. Ballston Spa High School students have been a part of this program for the two years it has been in existence.

This year, Blade, a junior in the Early College in the High School program, is the recipient of this project. Blade, 17, is the founder of Buddy Blankets and Bears Inc., a nonprofit organization that delivers blankets and teddy bears to children of military parents and kids with terminal illnesses. The idea took root some years ago, when he accompanied his mother to her cancer treatments and befriended an elderly man at the hospital who was cold and needed a blanket. It became Blade’s mission to make sure the man, whom he referred to as Buddy, always had a blanket. When Buddy passed away in 2008, Blade continued the tradition by donating his first blanket, and Buddy Blankets and Bears was born. Since then, the organization has donated more than 350 blankets and bears to people in need, and currently partners with other nonprofits Operation Adopt a Soldier, in Wilton, and Stars For Our Troops, an organization in East Greenbush, to spread the influence further.

As part of Tuesday’s events, Missy Payne and her cameraman will follow Blade around at TEC-SMART to film his typical day, including a focus on Blade and friends crafting the fleece blankets. While Buddy’s Blankets and Bears is a nonprofit, the organization does rely on donations to keep going; those interested in contributing can do so via paypal at www.buddyblanketsandbears.com. or write to P.O. Box 298, Ballston Spa, New York. 12020. More information on the Warriors Project is available at www.c4yl.com/the-warriors-project.

Apr 072017
 Posted by on April 7, 2017

Jennifer Acker, senior clerk in Dwight Marvin Library, was recognized by the Albany County Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) for her work on the local arrangements committee for the 2016 IDS Project library resource sharing conference.

The award recognizes “dedicated volunteers [who] have provided the Capital Region’s economy with a tremendous impact.” The IDS Project conference resulted in more than 325 booked room nights at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. Jen arranged for ACCVB to have a table at the registration desk to provide information for the hundreds of librarians and library support staff (and their families), who attended to take advantage of attractions and businesses in the Desmond Hotel / Wolf Road area.

Jen was unable to attend the awards ceremony last month because she was attending a resource sharing conference to continue to develop her knowledge and skills in the practice of interlibrary loan. Jen was the recipient of the 2016 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Services.

Apr 072017
 Posted by on April 7, 2017

Work by Tara Fracalossi, assistant professor, and Thomas Lail, professor, is included in “Taconic North,” an invitational exhibition of small works from regional artists, opening April 15 at LABspace in Hillsdale, NY.

The exhibition, curated by Susan Jennings and Julie Torres, is on view through Sunday, June 11. An opening reception with the artists is Saturday, April 15 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

This is a very large show of very small works organized in the same, inclusive spirit as LABspace, a nexus of community and creative expression. The curators share a love of tiny artworks and packed the exhibition with local artists in order to expand and strengthen these connections. “Taconic North” is a celebration of area artists and creative community. Events planned during the exhibition include
music performances, readings, talks, brainstorming/creative sessions and cocktail gatherings.

LABspace is located at 2462 NY Route 23 in Hillsdale, NY, just west of NY Route 22.  Gallery Hours are Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and some Sundays or by appointment (labspaceart@gmail.com). Visit the gallery’s Facebook page or blog (http://labspaceart.blogspot.com/).

Apr 052017
 Posted by on April 5, 2017

Congratulations to the five Hudson Valley Community College faculty and staff members who’ve earned a Mastery Badge for participating in the SUNY Tools of Engagement Project:

Sue Clarke
Peter Fil
Janice Hindes
Josh Kohan
Matthew Lambert

The SUNY Tools of Engagement Project — SUNY TOEP — is an On-Demand Discovering Learning Professional Development program. Its goal is encouraging faculty and staff to explore new technologies with a focus on impacting the student learning experience. Hudson Valley Community College is one of the 21 SUNY colleges and universities to enter Phase 5 of this project.

Since October, the Center for Effective Teaching  offered this online professional development opportunity supported by the SUNY Center for Professional Development, the University at Buffalo, and Binghamton University.

These five participants now await the peer review results for additional awards that include SUNY Professional Development Points and iTune gift cards. That announcement is expected at the end of April.


Apr 052017
 Posted by on April 5, 2017

Tara Fracalossi, assistant professor of Fine Arts and director of the Teaching Gallery, is one of six artists selected for “Grids,” an exhibit opening April 29 at Periphery Space in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

The exhibit, curated by Babs Owen, director of Periphery Space, is on view through May 27 with an opening reception on Saturday, April 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit www.peripheryspace.com for more information.

Apr 042017
 Posted by on April 4, 2017

On Friday, March 31, WE@HVCC held its Annual Spring Luncheon. This year we awarded six very deserving employees, who are furthering their education. Please take moment to read their bios. A big congratulations to all our awardees!

Jason Degnan
Technical Assistant, Registrar’s Office
Nominated by Kathy Petley
Jason is an extremely hard-working, committed member of the Registrar’s Office. He has expressed interest in other, higher-level positions within the office and recognizes that he needs a higher-level degree to accomplish his goal. He recently made the decision to return to school and complete his bachelor’s degree, and has been accepted at Empire State College. Jason has a number of credits already completed toward his bachelor’s degree, but his education has taken a back seat as he and his wife have been raising their young family. As with many of our students who are working full-time and raising a family, Jason will need to juggle his various responsibilities, but he is committed to doing so. He is currently taking Organization and Management at Hudson Valley, which is the only course Empire State will allow him to take here based on the number of credits already completed.

Kacie Hull
Recruiter, Educational Opportunity Center
Nominated by Adrianne Rickson
Kacie is the EOC’s one and only Outreach Specialist, who goes above and beyond, every single day. Her uplifting attitude in the under-served community we assist gives hope and a fresh outlook to those who encounter her. She is informative yet not pushy, and she is known and loved by many people and organizations in the Capital District. Kacie is working on her professional development certification at Hudson Valley Community College and is taking a couple of online, independent studies to increase her knowledge of management and professionalism. She wants to pursue a Master’s degree, but it is currently not feasible because she fully supports her husband (and three, big rescue dogs), who is a full-time student at Hudson Valley.

Noah Kucij
Assistant Professor, English, Foreign Language and ESL
Nominated by Maria Palmara
Noah he is taking courses to complete a doctorate in English, with a concentration in composition, rhetoric, and creative writing, at The University at Albany. He has been a full-time member of the English Department since fall 2009. He is an ESL Advisor, a frequent Faculty Workshop Day presenter, assists to produce “Threads” literary journal, and has had his own work published in local and national literary journals. “Mr. Kucij embodies the spirit in which the We@HVCC scholarship award was created. A teacher, writer, and scholar, he is one most deserving of this recognition and support.”

Petula Phillips
Assistant for Financial Analysis, Budget Office
Nominated by Gina Ricci
Petula joined the Budget Office staff in April 2016, dove right into learning her new position and began pursuing an MBA at SUNY Albany in the fall. Originally from Guyana, she moved to the area in 2010 with her then three-year-old daughter to find a better life for them both. During the interview process it was obvious Petula was a hard worker, thrived to succeed, and would be an incredible asset to the college. This is her first position in higher education, but she always has worked in the finance area and brought a great deal of skill with her. She constantly strives to improve her knowledge and skills to ensure a better future for herself and her daughter.

David Robles
Healthcare Simulation Lab Coordinator, Nursing Department
Nominated by Martha Desmond
David has been with the Nursing Department for almost two years and is a great asset to the program. He is the simulation lab coordinator, yet he wears many hats and has been an assistant in all nursing simulations since he started. He enjoys working with the students and staff, and is willing to help in whatever capacity is needed. He has many innovative ideas for simulation and also is assisting in the Surgical Tech Program. David is pursuing his Master’s degree in Hospital Administration, which will allow him to further enhance his ability to organize and manage the simulation lab.

Laura VanNatten
Program Assistant, Business Advisement Center
Nominated by Scott Hurteau, Rosemary Schultz and Cathie Rathbun
Laura endured a hard life growing up and now is a single mother of two girls. She currently is working on her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. After this semester she will need only 11 more credits for her degree. She works in the Business Advisement Center full-time, while taking six classes this semester (18 credits) and taking care of two young children, ages 2 and 5. She studies online, taking courses through SUNY Delhi and Hudson Valley. Laura’s long term goals are to complete a Master’s degree at John Jay School of Criminal Justice and then continue on to Law School. She aspires to serve the community by using her education to protect families and children. Laura is a very hard worker, always willing to help out in the office and to do more for the department.

Mar 292017
 Posted by on March 29, 2017

The Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Digital Media  congratulates Fine Arts student Echo Goff, whose painting has been selected as a Best of Show Finalist for the the SUNY Art Exhibition Student Series 2016-2017.

The exhibition features works from all levels of study at SUNY campuses state-wide. Awards for the exhibition will be announced at the reception for the exhibition at SUNY headquarters on Broadway at the foot of State Street in Albany. The reception and awards presentation will be held on Thursday, June 1 beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Mar 232017
 Posted by on March 23, 2017

Hudson Valley Community College moved up a notch to rank second in the Times Union’s 2017 “Best of the Capital Region” readers’ poll. The official results, announced March 23, for Best College are:

1. University at Albany
2. Hudson Valley Community College, Troy
3. Siena College, Loudonville
4. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy
5. The College of Saint Rose, Albany

In 2015 and 2016, the college ranked third behind #2 Siena College and #1 UAlbany. Hudson Valley again is the only two-year college to place among the top colleges in the region. Prior to 2015, the poll included a “best two-year college” category, in which Hudson Valley Community College took first place for six consecutive years (2009-2014). This was the 20th year of the reader’s poll, the Times Union reported.


Mar 222017
 Posted by on March 22, 2017

Slate Run Publishing has released Emeritus Professor John Ostwald’s book “War, Sacrifice and Coming Home.”  It is a compilation of armed forces-oriented columns he has written over the past decade as well as a few contributions from colleagues. All profits from the book sales will go to the national non-profit, Soldier’s Heart, based in Troy.  The book may be purchased on Amazon  or from John directly. The cost is $15.

Mar 212017
 Posted by on March 21, 2017

Tara Fracalossi, assistant professor of Fine Arts, was co-juror for the 39th Annual Photography Regional Exhibition.

Fracalossi and Danny Goodwin, an associate professor at the University at Albany, selected 72 works from the more than 300 included in the open submission stage of the exhibition. The selected works are on view at Albany Center Gallery through April 21.

Jurors Danny Goodwin (left) and Tara Fracalossi (right) speaking at the opening reception for the 39th Annual Photography Regional Exhibition. (Photo by Jessica Sarah Mansmith.)

Albany Center Gallery is located at 488 Broadway in downtown Albany. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Visit www.albanycentergallery.org for more information.

Thomas Lail
Professor of Fine Arts

Mar 082017
 Posted by on March 8, 2017

Four Hudson Valley Community College advertising projects recently earned awards for creative excellence.

The college won three, regional Ad Club Addy Awards during a ceremony on Friday, March 3 at the GE Theater in Schenectady. The Outdoor Athletic Complex groundbreaking ceremony invitation, College in the High School faculty workshop day promotion and an Admissions Program Guide football photograph each earned Silver Addy honors. Addy Awards are sponsored by the American Advertising Federation.

Also, the college’s television campaign received a Davey Award for 2016. The Davey Awards are prestigious awards for impactful creative concepts that achieve strong results. Entries are judged by several industry experts, and the awards are sanctioned by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. See the commercials here.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the work!

Mar 032017
 Posted by on March 3, 2017

Daniel Kusky

Shane Batcher

Hudson Valley Community College students Shane Batcher and Daniel Kusky were recently named to the USA Today Phi Theta Kappa All-New York Academic Team.

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in higher education, serving nearly 1,300 colleges in all 50 states and nine countries. Members of the All-New York Academic Team are recognized for their academic achievements, leadership accomplishments and engagement in community service.

At a ceremony held this month at the New York State Museum, Batcher and Kusky were honored with other students from community colleges around the state.

Kusky is pursuing an Engineering Science degree. He is treasurer of the Student Senate and also serves on the board of the Faculty Student Association. In addition, he is treasurer of the Entrepreneurship Club and serves as a peer tutor in the college’s Learning Assistance Center.

Batcher is also an Engineering Science major who serves as a peer tutor in the college’s Learning Assistance Center and is a member of the Student Senate. He also is president of the Tour Guide Club.

“Phi Theta Kappa annually recognizes community college students from across the nation who make a positive impact on their campus and community,” said Hudson Valley President Drew Matonak. “On behalf of the college, I’d like to congratulate Shane and Dan for this recognition. They are the kind of students who make Hudson Valley a vibrant academic and social community.”

Feb 222017
 Posted by on February 22, 2017

Thomas Lail, a professor in the Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Digital Media Department, has his work included in the exhibition “inDIVISIBLE” on view at the Eclipse Mill Gallery in North Adams, MA beginning March 9.

“inDIVISIBLE,” on view through Sunday, May 14, explores themes of democracy and the American electoral system. Work for the exhibition was selected by Alexandra Foradas, assistant curator at Mass MoCA, the Massachusettes Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Eclipse Mill Gallery is located at 243 Union St. in North Adams.

Feb 212017
 Posted by on February 21, 2017

On Saturday, Feb. 17, students and faculty from the Hudson Valley Dental Hygiene Department traveled to Stewart Air National Guard Base for the Special Olympics athletic competitions.

During the weekend games, faculty and staff helped to provide dental screenings, oral self care instructions and athletic mouth guards to help ensure the athletes oral safety. This is the fifth Special Olympic games that the department has been a part of and we look forward to being a part of the upcoming summer games as well.

Feb 072017
 Posted by on February 7, 2017

A work by Fine Arts Professor Thomas Lail’s will be included in A Call to Action, an exhibition and series of performances in reaction to Donald Trump’s presidency and his policies, at Kustera Projects Red Hook in Brooklyn, NY.

The exhibition opens Saturday, Feb. 11 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 26.

The piece included in the exhibition last appeared in the college’s Teaching Gallery as part of the Fine Arts and Digital Media Faculty Exhibition. Photo by Vincent Giordano.

Feb 062017
 Posted by on February 6, 2017

President Matonak has been named to the Butler County Community College Charles W. Dunaway Pioneer Hall of Fame, Class of 2017. He graduated from BCCC in 1974.

The Hall of Fame was created in 2015 to honor former student-athletes, faculty and staff, coaches and friends who have made outstanding contributions to athletics at the institution. President Matonak was a standout pitcher on the 1972-73 and 1973-74 Pioneer baseball teams, posting a 1.16 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 55 innings during his senior season. During his freshman year, he accumulated 73 strikeouts in 55 innings, which ranked fourth best in the Region and notched a 1.08 ERA. During both seasons, his batting average was over .400 and his team won the 1973 Skyline Conference championship and advanced to the regional tournament during both seasons.

Drew continued his baseball career at The College of Wooster, where he was named to the All Ohio Athletic Conference second team in 1974-75 and All OAC first team in 1975-76. He was twice named his team’s Most Valuable Player and finished his two-year career at Wooster with a record of 18-4.

He plans to attend the induction ceremony on Saturday, May 6 in Butler, Penn.

Jan 192017
 Posted by on January 19, 2017

The Center for Access and Assistive Technology (CAAT) would like to give our sincerest thanks to Mary Harvazinski, Casey Ryan, and Eileen Mahoney for volunteering their time and proctoring exams for the CAAT in December.

We also would like to thank Karen Ferrer-Muniz and Norina Dowd for allowing us access to the Fitzgibbons computer lab.

Everyone’s assistance significantly helped the CAAT office administer 515 exams during the final week of the Fall 2016 semester!

Jan 162017
 Posted by on January 16, 2017

Campus reporters impeded

By Rebecca Jordan
Rebecca Jordan is editor-in-chief of The Hudsonian.
This article was first published Dec. 24, 2016 in the Times Union.

Being a student journalist isn’t easy. There are the conflicts that journalists with all levels of experience face, such as unwilling sources, short deadlines and sleepless nights. However, students deal with challenges that journalists don’t usually encounter in the professional world.

College in itself is plenty for a student to handle. There are academics and social lives to maintain, as well as the constant turnover and training of new staff in addition to putting out a quality news product to their college community.

The biggest problem, though, isn’t the time commitment or lack of skill that many student journalists face. Oftentimes, college administrations pose the biggest threat, as many seem unwilling to let their student media organizations work in peace.

At Hudson Valley, the Hudsonian receives its money from the student senate. The senate is in charge of distributing the flow of money from student fees and responsible for approving the annual budgets for each club on campus.

This means that our student newspaper receives its money from the very organization it reports on, which is a conflict of interest. With the constant threat of losing funding and compensation, the dilemma presents itself: Do we report the truth and risk angering those who control our cash flow or do we sugarcoat our messages and play it safe?

During the last few weeks of the spring 2016 semester, the senate tried to completely take away our compensation, saying it was “unfair” we be the only club receiving financial compensation for our members.

During the period when we were deliberating with the senate, administration illegally withheld the paychecks of two of our members for work they had already completed. Although the administration eventually released these paychecks, a battle ensued.

We managed to keep our compensation when all was said and done, but they put limits on the amount our members can be paid based on tuition and financial aid. We’ve gone through forced constitution changes every year for as long as our adviser can remember, and we barely avoided elimination when the vote came up again this November.

A lot of this stems from a misunderstanding the administration holds about the service that student newspapers around the country provide for their campuses. Student media is one of the sole sources of information on campus events, the inner workings of administration and all issues that affect the student body. No one covers the news that we do.

Colleges are essentially paying their student media organizations for a product. They pay to have researched information about their campuses and students relayed to them in a coherent format, and they pay for the long hours worked on this product.

Instead, campuses have a tendency to see the service as reversed. In the minds of college administration, students should want to put in long hours to gain the experience of working on a newspaper. We should want to freely give up valuable time that could be put into schoolwork or a job, and we should thank them for allowing us to do so.

Working on producing the Hudsonian has brought me great joy, in addition to the constant struggles. I am blessed with an amazing staff that works tirelessly to produce the award-winning Hudsonian student newspaper. I have learned the ins and outs of newspaper production, as well as acquired writing, leadership and political skills.

But we can no longer ignore the state of student journalism at universities and educational institutions across the country. The University of Memphis’ The Daily Helmsman had $25,000 cut from its budget in 2012 as a result of a series of stories it published that uncovered free tuition benefits for student government members. In February 2016, the paper’s adviser was fired at Mount St. Mary’s University when the student paper published a quote from the academy’s president comparing struggling freshmen to bunnies that should be drowned.

The education system was created to give students the experiences and information they need to succeed in life, but instead, we are putting access to that knowledge out of reach. We say that they have the freedom to speak their minds and write the truth, yet those who do not like the truth will make every effort to stifle our voices. As the voice of our student bodies to the administrations that represent us, the next generation of leaders will not be silenced.

Jan 122017
 Posted by on January 12, 2017

Assistant Professors Anne LaBelle and Katie Jezik, librarians at the Dwight Marvin Library, were recognized among the top 20 librarians across New York State to respond to reference questions submitted to Ask Us 24/7,  the online reference collective, in 2016.

The Ask Us 24/7 consortium includes dozens of academic and public library systems. Hudson Valley Community College librarians monitor the service four hours per week in exchange for 24/7 service as part of the cooperative arrangement. Questions may be submitted by chat interface or by text.

Hudson Valley students submitted 600 reference questions to the service during the 2015-16 academic year. LaBelle and Jezik responded to nearly 300 questions over the year. Participation in the cooperative includes responding to both Hudson Valley users, as well as students from other institutions.

Ask Us 24/7 is a joint service of the Empire State Library Network, of which the Dwight Marvin Library is a member.


Jan 102017
 Posted by on January 10, 2017

Shown, from left, Hudson Valley Community College President Drew Matonak; Marty McGill, vice president of Allendale Machinery Systems; Hudson Valley Community College Foundation Interim Executive Director Regina LaGatta; and Dave Sharpe, regional representative of Allendale Machinery Systems.

Representatives from the Gene Haas Foundation presented a check for $30,000 to support the students of Hudson Valley Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program on Tuesday. This is the third such gift in as many years, and was accepted by President Drew Matonak and Hudson Valley Community College Foundation Interim Executive Director Regina LaGatta. Allendale Machinery Systems representatives Marty McGill and Dave Sharpe presented the check.

The Gene Haas Foundation funds community causes across the country, many of which are related to supporting a skilled manufacturing workforce. Since its creation in 1999, the Gene Haas Foundation has awarded in excess of $22 million to nearly 1,000 organizations. Gene Haas is the founder of Haas Automation, based Oxnard, California, one of the largest machine tool builders in the world.

In 2015, the college received a leadership challenge gift of $1 million from the Gene Haas Foundation for the expansion of the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology program and Lang Hall, the building which houses the program’s labs and classrooms. The college and its Foundation are now seeking further support to make the expansion a reality.

The college’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology program is seen as key to educating the skilled workforce to maintain and grow the manufacturing sector in New York. It is the only such manufacturing program within 125 miles of Albany.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 80 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 nearly 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.

Jan 092017
 Posted by on January 9, 2017

Kathleen Lowes Sanvidge, owner and funeral director of Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home Ballston Lake, is the first funeral director in the State of New York to receive a certification from the Women Business Enterprise (WBE).

Lowes Sanvidge has over 25 years of experience in the funeral industry. She purchased Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home in 2013 from brothers Harold and Frank Townley and she has since expanded the building to accommodate more clients.

Read more here.

Dec 212016
 Posted by on December 21, 2016

Dr. Michael S. Green, vice president for Technology, Institutional Assessment and Planning, will receive the 2017 Eastern Educational Research Association’s Distinguished Service Award at the group’s annual meeting in February in Richmond, VA.

“[The] honor to be bestowed upon you was the result of a nomination by your peers who particularly noted your longstanding commitment to the Association and your outstanding service to the Board,” EERA President Michael T. Miller, a dean at the University of Arkansas, wrote in recent letter to Dr. Green.

Dr. Green has been an EERA member for more than 30 years and has served its Board of Directors as secretary, treasurer and president from 2003 to 2005.

EERA is an organization for educational professionals interested in conducting and disseminating research that improves education for all in both formal and non-formal settings. For nearly 40 years, it has been one of the country’s most successful educational research organizations serving the eastern United States. EERA is affiliated with the American Educational Research Association.


Dec 202016
 Posted by on December 20, 2016

Tara Isopo has received the Leadership Development Certificate. Please join me in congratulating Tara, principal clerk in the Center for Access and Assistive Technology.

Tara is an alumna of Hudson Valley Community College and has been employed by the college for two years. Tara is eager to obtain knowledge that will assist her in providing services for Hudson Valley students. Throughout Tara’s employment at the college, she has achieved her Disability Studies Certificate and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Education. She also is an active volunteer on campus helping with New Student Orientation and the annual Memorial Service

Congratulations, Tara!

Dec 152016
 Posted by on December 15, 2016

This past semester the Foundation and the Instructional Support Services and Retention Department collaborated to present the Empowerment Series Program, a series of workshops aimed at empowering Hudson Valley Community College students.

These interactive workshops featured campus and community leaders who shared their experiences and invited attendees into conversations pertaining to leadership and success. We are proud to celebrate the immense success of the workshop series and are thankful to the nearly 60 students who attended.

Special thanks to the Empowerment Committee — Jessica Gilbert, Ian LaChance, Regina LaGatta and Katherine Tomisman as well as Geoff Miller and Justin Newton, and the Office of Special Events, Physical Plant, Mazzone Hospitality, and Associate Dean Karen Ferrer-Muniz.

Congratulations to student participant, Brendon Calineo, the winner of the drawing of a laptop provided by the Foundation.