Hudson Valley Community College President Addresses Colonie Central High School Students
CONTACT: Janine Kava (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, September 3, 2004
||Hudson Valley Community College President Marco J. Silvestri, Ph.D.
||Dr. Silvestri will offer the keynote address at Colonie Central High
School\'s Academic Recognition Night, which will honor more than 400
sophomores, juniors and seniors for their outstanding academic achievement.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2004
Colonie Central High School Auditorium
Hackett Avenue, Colonie
The event honors all students who have maintained a 90 or higher average
as sophomores, juniors and seniors, and seniors who have maintained a
95 average or higher.
Dr. Silvestri was invited to be the keynote speaker at the event because
of the strong relationship the college has with Colonie Central High
School through Hudson Valley\'s \"College in the High School\" model,
which allows high school students to take college level courses - and
earn college credit - without leaving their school. Last year,
738 Colonie Central students took College in the High School courses,
the most of any high school in the Capital Region. Hudson Valley offers
32 courses at the high school.
Hudson Valley offers college-level courses at 28 other high schools
in the region, and last year, 1,763 students took advantage of those