Nov 202017
 
 Posted by on November 20, 2017

Jeanne Petropol, a program assistant for the History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Department, died Nov. 15 at her home in Averill Park. She was the college’s first recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for classified staff.

Her obituary appeared in the Times Union.

Nov 062017
 
 Posted by on November 6, 2017


The Nursing Department presented an Honorary Nursing Practice Certificate and Pin to long-time employee Pat Colongione during a ceremony on Sept. 27, 2017.

We and our entire family would like to thank everyone who was involved in making my mom’s dream come true; especially the following people: Dr. Lucille Marion, Dr. Carolyn Curtis, Dean Carol Bosco, the Nursing Department, Associate Dean Karen Ferrier-Muniz, and the staff of Placement Testing and New Student Orientation.

She was so proud of her Nursing Pin.

Sincerely,
Loni and Madisen Hetman
and family

Nov 012017
 
 Posted by on November 1, 2017

Applications are being accepted for the following vacancy on the Non-Teaching Professional staff of Hudson Valley Community College.

Notice of Vacant Position

Facility Documents and Records Management HV-NTP-875

I. Minimum Qualifications
Associate’s Degree in an engineering or construction related field and two (2) years of relevant experience in the creation and/or maintenance of technical documents and records, preferably involving exposure to the operation of a large facility document library. Thorough working knowledge of AUTOCAD and experience with a computerized maintenance management system preferred.

II. Nature and Scope of Duties
The Facility Documents and Records Manager reports to the Executive Manager for Physical Plant and  performs the following duties:

  1. Exercises primary responsibility for maintaining and updating all drawings, diagrams, and documents relating to the construction, operation, management and layout of all buildings and property owned by Hudson Valley Community College.

2. Performs field measurements and verification of all campus construction and renovation projects; performs field measurements and verification of all campus existing conditions where required.

3. Develops AUTOCAD 2017 files based upon notes, sketches, engineering schematics, technical guides, and vendor information.

4. Maintains and updates records of all campus utilities based upon notes, sketches, engineering schematics, and field observations.

5. Recovers nameplate data for all campus physical assets relating to campus infrastructure; input, update and maintain maintenance records into the ACT 1000 database.

6. Performs inspections of architectural, structural, plumbing, HVAC, sprinkler, fire alarm, security, and electrical systems and convert this information to blueprints.

7. Generates preventive maintenance work reports per manufacturer’s recommendations.

8. Receives technical documents, owner’s manuals, warranties, submittals, and as-builts at the conclusion of construction/renovation projects and incorporates these materials into the facility library.

9. Organizes, manages, and maintains the facility library.

10. Maintains and controls the release and distribution of documents to outside architects, engineers and contractors.

11. Maintains and controls the release and distribution of documents to internal maintenance, managerial, and clerical staff.

12. Maintains the records, utilizing the most up-to-date information management systems.

13. Supervise Physical Plant personnel and contractors activities.

14. Visits Work sites to track progress and update drawings, documents and plans.

15. Performs other related duties as assigned.

To apply, please visit www.hvcc.edu/jobs and submit your cover letter and resume prior to the close date of Nov. 3, 2017.

Hudson Valley Community College encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Hudson Valley Community College is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Nov 012017
 
 Posted by on November 1, 2017

Thursday, Nov. 2nd is Jill Palmer’s final day at Hudson Valley Community College following 34 years of service.

Jill is a graduate and long-time faculty member of the Architectural, Civil Engineering and Construction Technology Program. She has been the backbone of this department since she started! As a faculty member, Jill helped develop many courses within the department, she made the department schedules for 30 years and she helped to develop an architecture program that received national recognition prior to its reorganization. Jill has a gift for teaching that will be sorely missed. Her retirement is truly a loss to the college community!

Jill will be leaving next week to enjoy her retirement in the beautiful state of Hawaii! Join me in congratulating Jill and wishing her the best of luck in her new adventure!

Oct 202017
 
 Posted by on October 20, 2017

Colleagues,

We have extended the deadline to take the online surveys to share your impressions of the Presidential Finalists. The surveys will close at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20.

The login for Blackboard is found on the college’s web page under the “Faculty and Staff” tab or click on the link below:

MyHudsonValley Portal/Blackboard

The links to the surveys are posted in the Blackboard organization “Presidential Finalists” on the right hand side of the page after you log in.

The survey results will be compiled by the search firm and forwarded to the Board of Trustees for their review. Although the form does allow you to self-identify, surveys can be submitted anonymously. However, the search firm will send the comments only, without names, and all comments are confidential.

Also in the “Presidential Finalists” organization are the videos from the three open forums in case you didn’t have a chance to see the candidates in person. The videos will be available until Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your participation in this important process.

Suzanne

Oct 202017
 
 Posted by on October 20, 2017

Karen Ferrer-Muniz, associate dean of Instructional Support Services and Retention, shared news of her father’s death in her native Puerto Rico, and forwarded the following obituary.

Jose V. Ferrer (Chente), age 83, died at Conception Hospital in San Germán, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. The cause was chronic disease after intensive care.

Born May 28, 1934, in Lajas, Puerto Rico, he lived in San German, Puerto Rico. He ran his own business as a investment contractor and entrepreneur until retiring in 1990. Chente was a member of the Leon Club and a longtime volunteer at the American Cancer Association.  He recieved the National Service Medal following his service in the United States Army, Unit APO 21.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Raquel Quiñones-Ferrer, his daughters, Lynmar Ferrer-Nazario (Víctor), Karen Ferrer-Muniz (Felix), and his son, Vincent Ferrer-Quiñones; his grandchildren, Valerie, Gabriel, Vincent, Sebastian, Carolina. He was the youngest of 13 brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Avilés Memorial Home on Thursday, Oct. 19 in San German, Puerto Rico. Burial will be on Friday, Oct. 20.

Karen wishes to express “thanks to all my HVCC colleagues for their words of support and their condolences.”

Oct 202017
 
 Posted by on October 20, 2017

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Educational Opportunity Center will host a memorial service for Richard Spence, who served as coordinator of Student Services for more than 20 years. Rich retired from the EOC on Sept. 30, 2016, but continued working with the EOC on a part-time basis.

The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. in the EOC’s Sharp Hall and will be followed by light refreshments.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Tina Jahn at 518-273-1900, ext. 2270 or c.jahn@hvcc.edu.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a donation in Rich’s name be made to the American Red Cross, a favorite organization of Rich’s.

Oct 172017
 
 Posted by on October 17, 2017

Dr. Ann Marie Murray, associate provost and chief of staff at the University at Albany, and former president of Herkimer County Community College, is the third of three presidential candidates to visit campus, October 10 through 17. Dr. Murray’s visit is Monday and Tuesday, October 16 and 17.

Please review the visit schedule that includes separate meetings with staff, students and faculty, as well as an open forum for all faculty, staff and students. Additional information about each of the candidates can be found in Blackboard in the Presidential Finalists organization.

All faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to share their impressions of each candidate by completing the survey also found in the Presidential Finalists organization.

Oct 162017
 
 Posted by on October 16, 2017

Dr. Ann Marie Murray, associate provost and chief of staff at the University at Albany, and former president of Herkimer County Community College, is the third of three presidential candidates to visit campus, October 10 through 17. Dr. Murray’s visit is Monday and Tuesday, October 16 and 17.

Please review the visit schedule that includes separate meetings with staff, students and faculty, as well as an open forum for all faculty, staff and students. Additional information about each of the candidates can be found in Blackboard in the Presidential Finalists organization.

All faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to share their impressions of each candidate by completing the survey also found in the Presidential Finalists organization.

Oct 132017
 
 Posted by on October 13, 2017

Dr. Roger Ramsammy, former president of the West Campus, Miami Dade Community College, is the second of three presidential candidates to visit campus, October 10 through 17. Dr. Ramsammy’s visit is Thursday and Friday, October 12 and 13.

Please review the visit schedule that includes separate meetings with staff, students and faculty, as well as an open forum for all faculty, staff and students. Additional information about each of the candidates can be found in Blackboard in the Presidential Finalists organization.

All faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to share their impressions of each candidate by completing the survey also found in the Presidential Finalists organization.

Oct 122017
 
 Posted by on October 12, 2017

Dr. Roger Ramsammy, former president of the West Campus, Miami Dade Community College, is the second of three presidential candidates to visit campus, October 10 through 17. Dr. Ramsammy’s visit is Thursday and Friday, October 12 and 13.

Please review the visit schedule that includes separate meetings with staff, students and faculty, as well as an open forum for all faculty, staff and students. Additional information about each of the candidates can be found in Blackboard in the Presidential Finalists organization.

All faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to share their impressions of each candidate by completing the survey also found in the Presidential Finalists organization.

Oct 112017
 
 Posted by on October 11, 2017

Assistant Director of Physical Plant (HV-NTP-871)

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered an applicant for this position, you must meet the minimum qualifications as stated in this announcement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology plus five years full time experience in the design and/or maintenance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, environmental control systems or energy management systems services in HVAC or energy consulting (engineering work or similar position related to HVAC, environmental control systems or energy management systems services.

Preferred Qualifications: Professional Engineer license or Master’s Degree preferred. Experience involving significant exposure to the operation and maintenance of large facility mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and supervisory responsibility within a large complex facility are preferred.

DUTIES AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Assistant Director of Physical Plant reports to the Director of Physical Plant and performs the following duties:

  • Exercises primary responsibility for the operation of physical plant inter departmental functions.
  • Exercises direct supervision over the Maintenance Supervisor I, Custodial Supervisor I and plant operation with budgetary control.
  • Prioritizes work requests and assigns appropriately.
  • Works with Physical Plant supervisors developing work assignments and day to day departmental functions.
  • Develops and recommends, for Director’s approval, new or modified protocols for Physical Plant processes and procedures.
  • Inspects mechanical, electrical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for record keeping, efficiencies and functionality.
  • Regularly monitor all energy consumption by facility and convert data for reporting and evaluation purposes.
  • Organize, evaluate and submit energy consumption reports and monthly energy conservation program reports, etc. to agencies as required.
  • Establishes energy conservation priorities and goals for Directors’ review and approval.
  • Works with Director of Physical Plant in developing capital construction forecast and may supervise senior engineering technician as directed.
  • Assumes additional duties as assigned by the Director of Physical Plant.

The salary range is available upon request

To apply please visit our webpage at www.hvcc.edu/jobs and apply before the close date of October 27, 2017.

Hudson Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Oct 112017
 
 Posted by on October 11, 2017

Dr. Julie A. White, senior vice president of Student Engagement and Learning Support at Onondoga Community College, is the first of three presidential candidates to visit campus, October 10 through 17. Dr. White’s visit is Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10 and 11.

Please review the visit schedule that includes separate meetings with staff, students and faculty, as well as an open forum for all faculty, staff and students. Additional information about each of the candidates can be found in Blackboard in the Presidential Finalists organization.

All faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to share their impressions of each candidate by completing the survey also found in the Presidential Finalists organization.

Oct 102017
 
 Posted by on October 10, 2017

Sadly, I write to inform the campus community of the passing on Oct. 9 of Patricia Colongione, who worked at the college for nearly two decades following a 25-year career at SUNY Albany. Anyone who knew Pat knew she truly loved working here.

Pat was on campus on Sept. 27 to be honored by the college’s Nursing Department with the Honorary Nursing Practice Certificate and Pin in recognition of her extraordinary commitment to community health and dedicated care to local individuals and families.

Sincere condolences to Pat’s daughter, Lonnie Hetman, a technical assistant in the Learning Assistance Center and Testing Office, and the entire family.

An obituary and funeral arrangements are posted by Bryce Funeral Home.

Oct 102017
 
 Posted by on October 10, 2017

Dr. Julie A. White, senior vice president of Student Engagement and Learning Support at Onondoga Community College, is the first of three presidential candidates to visit campus, October 10 through 17. Dr. White’s visit is Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10 and 11.

Please review the visit schedule that includes separate meetings with staff, students and faculty, as well as an open forum for all faculty, staff and students. Additional information about each of the candidates can be found in Blackboard in the Presidential Finalists organization.

All faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to share their impressions of each candidate by completing the survey also found in the Presidential Finalists organization.

Oct 102017
 
 Posted by on October 10, 2017

We are happy to announce Jim Slavin as Hudson Valley Community College’s Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, effective Monday, Oct. 9.

Jim has nearly 30 years of experience with teaching, leading, and managing academic and training programs in higher education and the U.S. Air Force. He has served in various roles including master instructor, curriculum manager, training operations manager, senior education specialist, academic coordinator, assistant director, and program director. In his most recent position, he performed as faculty program director (department chair) — business for the School of Business and Technology at Excelsior College, where he led undergraduate and graduate business degree programs, comprising the A.S. in Business, A.A.S. in Administrative/Management Studies, B.S. in Accounting (NYS CPA Track), B.S. in Business (with concentrations), B.P.S. in Business and Management, M.B.A. (with concentrations), and M.S.M. (with concentrations). These accredited programs supported more than 5,200 enrolled students (adult learners) and approximately 130 adjunct faculty around the globe with over 500 online/classroom courses annually.

Jim earned a B.S. with majors in Business Administration and Occupational Education and an M.B.A. with a specialization in Management from Wayland Baptist University. Recently, he completed the Post-Master’s Certificate in Leadership for Higher Education, and he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Leadership for Higher Education with Capella University. He has taught classroom and online courses in business, computer applications, leadership, management, organizational behavior, professional skills development, and aircraft electrical and environmental systems technologies.

Jim has been married to Patricia for nearly 32 years. They have three children, Joshua, Jason, and Jessica.

Please join us in welcoming Jim to Hudson Valley!

Oct 052017
 
 Posted by on October 5, 2017

Chairman Neil Kelleher and the members of the search committee are pleased to announce the following finalists for the position of Hudson Valley Community College President:

Dr. Ann Marie Murray – Associate Provost and Chief of Staff, University at Albany, and former president of Herkimer County Community College

Dr. Roger Ramsammy – Former President, West Campus, Miami Dade Community College

Dr. Julie A. White – Senior Vice President of Student Engagement and Learning Support, Onondaga Community College

Additional information about each of the candidates can be found in Blackboard in the Presidential Finalists organization. An updated schedule of each candidate’s visit to campus is available on the Presidential Search web page.

The candidates will be on campus Oct. 10 – 13 and Oct. 16 – 17.

Sep 282017
 
 Posted by on September 28, 2017

Thank you to the many faculty and staff members who participated in meetings last week with candidates for the college’s interim vice president positions. Your feedback was a critically important part of our evaluation criteria.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the selection of MaryAnn Janosik, Ph.D. and Vance Valerio, Ph.D. as our interim leaders in Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management and Student Development, respectively. Their resumes are posted in the President’s Corner of Blackboard for review.

Dr. Janosik will begin on Monday, Oct. 9, and Dr. Valerio will start a week later on Monday, Oct. 16. Please join me in welcoming them to the college.

Sep 252017
 
 Posted by on September 25, 2017

Services for Richard Spence, retired EOC Coordinator of Student Services, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Highway Tabernacle Church, 235 Hudson Ave. in Mechanicville. A wake will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the church with services immediately thereafter.

Burial will follow the service at Hudson View Cemetery, 235 South St. in Mechanicville. A gathering is planned at the church following the burial.

Rich’s obituary will be published in the Times Union on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Sep 222017
 
 Posted by on September 22, 2017

It is with a very heavy heart that I inform the campus community of the passing of Richard Spence on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 21.

Rich served as the Coordinator for Student Services at the Educational Opportunity Center from February 1996 until his retirement in September 2016.  Over his two decades at the center, Rich contributed greatly to enhancing the student experience in recruitment, enrollment and counseling.  Rich’s accomplishments were many and included his role in leading the EOC through the conversion of its student records management system to a statewide Banner system hosted at SUNY.  Through his direct efforts, the EOC became a TASC (formerly GED) testing site which allowed the center to reintroduce this much needed service to Rensselaer County.  Rich was the recipient of merit recognition awards in both 2001 and 2011.  Following his retirement in 2016, Rich remained committed to the EOC and continued to devote his efforts to ensuring the center’s success by working on a part-time temporary basis to complete numerous special projects.  Each and every day, Rich worked in loyal and dedicated service to the EOC, its students and his colleagues.

Medically, Rich fought a valiant fight over the last year.  His strong spirit, will and determination were with him until the end.  These qualities served him well over his many years and most especially in these final days.

Details of arrangements are unknown at this time but will be communicated when available.

Those of us at the EOC, HVCC, and SUNY who worked closely with Rich mourn the loss of our dear colleague and friend.  Together we unite in expressing our appreciation for all Rich has done for the EOC, its students and each of us.

Sep 182017
 
 Posted by on September 18, 2017

We would like to congratulate Elaine Bell — now Stone — on her recent marriage. Elaine, is a program assistant in the Nursing Department.

We wish her and her hubby a wonderful life together.