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Access to Google Apps is available through Spring 2017 for students with accounts created on or before May 27, 2016. [Documentation on how to download your Google Data]

Technical support for current students, including mobile and wireless assistance, is provided by the Computer Learning Center.

Student Announcements
  • Bookstore closed for inventory May 30 and 31
    - Posted on May 26, 2017
    • Don’t miss your chance to get all of your school supplies before we close for inventory! The Viking’s Cove Bookstore is open Friday, May 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

      We will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Dayand also on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 30 and 31, to complete our annual inventory.

      The bookstore will reopen at 8am on Thursday, June 1 and resume regular hours.

  • Textbooks on reserve in the Dwight Marvin Library
    - Posted on May 24, 2017
    • The Dwight Marvin Library has created a list of textbooks on reserve for the summer sessions: http://hvcc.libguides.com/reservetextbooks.

      Reserve textbooks are located on the lower level of the library in the Instructional Media Center (IMC). Textbooks are loaned for the day and must stay with the student in the library.

      To place a textbook on reserve, faculty should bring a copy of the required text to the IMC and complete the Textbooks on Reserve Classroom Reserve/ Copyright Compliance form.

      If you have any questions, please call (518) 629-7386.

  • PRIME Books and Bites Summer Menu
    - Posted on May 22, 2017
    • PRIME Books and Bites Cafe in Marvin Library will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

      Come check out our new summer menu and beat the heat with PRIME smoothies!

      Choice of sandwich, flatbread, or wrap!
      ChiBaRa, $6.49
      Crispy Chicken, Hickory Bacon, Tomato, House-made Ranch

      Baja Pan Plano, $7.49
      Grilled Chicken, Mozzarella, Avocado, Roasted Red Peppers, Cilantro, Bacon, Chipotle Ranch

      Pesto Pollo, $6.49
      Grilled Chicken, Roasted Red Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella, Pesto, Balsamic Glaze

      You’ve Been Chopped, $6.49
      Chopped Brisket, Fresh Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, Herb Oil
      Order without the brisket and make it vegetarian!

      Buffalo Chicken,  $6.99
      Buffalo Chicken, Diced Tomato, Bleu Cheese Crumbles

      On Top of Old Smokey Quesadilla, $6.99
      Smoked Chicken, Cheddar, Diced Tomato, Corn Salsa

  • Extended bookstore hours – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. – May 22 and 23
    - Posted on May 19, 2017
    • For your convenience, the Viking’s Cove Bookstore will have extended hours until 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday (May 22 & 23).  We have all of your class needs as well as a great selection of summer wear and college sport bottles for the hot days ahead!

  • Bookstore to be closed on May 30 and 31
    - Posted on May 16, 2017
    • The Viking’s Cove Bookstore will be closed for inventory on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 30 and 31, as well as on Monday, May 29 when the college is closed for Memorial Day.

      Regular hours resume on Thursday, June 1:
      Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
      Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

       

  • Summer fitness room and racquetball court hours
    - Posted on May 15, 2017
    • Hudson Valley Community College
      Sports Complex Recreation Schedule
      Summer 2017
      Effective May 22 – Aug. 11

      Please note: The McDonough Sports Complex, McDonough Fitness Room and Racquetball Courts have a mandatory registration procedure that must be completed prior to utilization of these facilities. Registration will take place during the hours listed below. See attendant for a registration form.

      Photo ID is required for access to all recreational facilities.

      McDonough Fitness Room & Racquetball Courts
      Beginning Monday, May 22

      Monday thru Friday — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      Individuals utilizing the Racquetball Courts MUST supply their own equipment. Protective eye wear is mandatory.

      The rooms will be CLOSED on the following dates:
      May 29 — Memorial Day
      July 4 — Independence Day

      Posted by the Office of Institutional Services and Events.

  • Commencement plans changed due to weather forecast
    - Posted on May 12, 2017
    • Due to weather predictions, please take note of a few changes to Hudson Valley Community College’s 63rd Annual Commencement Ceremony.

      Commencement will take place in the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium as scheduled on Saturday, May 13.

      The line-up location for graduates has changed. All graduates are asked to report no later than 7:30 a.m. to the McDonough Sports Complex.

      • Name cards and rain ponchos will be distributed in the lobby.
      • Students will line up inside the field house (gym) after obtaining their name cards.

      Faculty marshals should also report to the field house.

      Faculty and members of the platform party should report no later than 8:20 a.m. to the Conway Ice Rink for the procession. Please allow extra time since students also will be reporting to the McDonough Sports Complex. Rain ponchos will be distributed in the line-up location.

      The post-ceremony reception for all participants will take place in the Conway Ice Rink. Diploma covers and Commencement programs will be available in the lobby following the ceremony. Programs will not be placed on your seats.

      Thank you,

      Kathleen Petley
      Registrar

  • Stormwater Management Report available for review and comments
    - Posted on May 12, 2017
    • Hudson Valley Community College’s annual Stormwater Management Report has been posted to the Environmental Health and Safety Department’s Stormwater Management web page:

      www.hvcc.edu/ehs/environmental/stormwaterreports/

      This report must be prepared and submitted annually to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as a condition of the college’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) Permit.

      Please direct any comments or questions regarding the report or the college’s Stormwater Management Program to Laurie Vivekanand at l.vivekanand@hvcc.edu.

  • PRIME Cafe summer hours
    - Posted on May 11, 2017
    • All PRIME Cafes will be closed Monday and Tuesday, May 15 and 16.

      Beginning Wednesday, May 17, the Books & Bites Cafe in the Marvin Library Learning Commons will be open for summer hours:
      9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday
      Visit us for breakfast, lunch, smoothies, and crafted coffee beverages.

      Thank you for a great first year on campus
      and a big congratulations

      from the PRIME at HVCC staff to all 2017 graduates!

  • U.S. Representative Tonko to address 24th AMT Capstone Ceremony today (May 11 ) at noon
    - Posted on May 11, 2017
    • 24th annual
      Advanced Manufacturing Technology Capstone Ceremony

      Thursday, May 11 — Noon to 1:15 p.m.
      Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

      All are welcome to attend.

      U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko will address the Advanced manufacturing industry leaders from around the region and United States attending the annual ceremony to honor this year’s AMT Capstone Project seniors.

      Approximately $3,000 in cash awards will be presented to student winners and 18 customized working Capstone Models worth approximately $100K will be presented to the program’s corporate sponsors.

      With a leadership challenge gift of $1 million from the Gene Haas Foundation in August 2015, the college is anticipating construction of the Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills. The planned 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building will be the most complete, advanced, operational manufacturing and technology educational, training and resource center in the United States. Haas Automation builds CNC machine tools for manufacturing.

  • 24th AMT Capstone Ceremony is Thursday, May 11
    - Posted on May 10, 2017
    • 24th annual
      Advanced Manufacturing Technology Capstone Ceremony

      Thursday, May 11 — Noon to 1:15 p.m.
      Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

      All are welcome to attend.

      Advanced manufacturing industry leaders from around the region and the US will attend the ceremony, honoring this year’s AMT Capstone Project seniors.

      Approximately $3,000 in cash awards will be presented to student winners and 18 customized working Capstone Models worth approximately $100K will be presented to the program’s corporate sponsors.

      With a leadership challenge gift of $1 million from the Gene Haas Foundation in August 2015, the college is anticipating construction of the Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills. The planned 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building will be the most complete, advanced, operational manufacturing and technology educational, training and resource center in the United States. Haas Automation builds CNC machine tools for manufacturing.

  • Excelsior Scholarship presentation
    - Posted on May 9, 2017
    • For members of the campus community who were unable to attend the Excelsior Scholarship presentation given by New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Monday afternoon, you may view a recording of the event using the following link:

      https://livestream.com/hvccstreaming/LTGov

       

  • Student’s Band Opens for Poison Tonight at Times Union Center
    - Posted on May 9, 2017
    • Hudson Valley student Logan Carpenter will have a dream come true tonight, as his band Restless Streets opens for Poison and Tesla at the Times Union Center as part of Poison’s XXX Reunion Tour.

      Restless Streets won a contest through iHeartRadio, receiving thousands of votes from around the world to land them the top spot in the contest and the chance to open the show. The announcement was made on Friday.

      The band, which has been together for ten years, is made up of members Logan Carpenter on vocals, Brandon John on guitar, John Alund on bass, Aaron Uline on drums, and Brian Nellis on keyboards.

      The concert will take place tonight, Tuesday, May 9, at the Times Union Center. Doors open for the show at 6:30 p.m. Restless Streets will take the stage at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available at ticketmaster.com.

      Restless Streets has already toured the United States three times and has just released their third album, “Together,” which is available through ITunes and Apple Music. Physical copies are available at www.merchnow.com/catalogs/restless-streets. The band’s Facebook page with the latest updates is at facebook.com/RESTLESSSTREETS/.

  • 2017 Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer for Award in Excellence in Library Research recipient announced
    - Posted on May 9, 2017
    • The Dwight Marvin Library faculty is pleased to announce the recipient of the the 2016-17 Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer for Award in Excellence in Library Research.

      This year’s honor goes to Thomas Michael Smith for his paper, Few New Antibiotics: Even in the Face of Antibiotic Resistance, submitted in fulfillment of requirements for English Composition, under the direction of Assistant Professor Sara Tedesco.

      Thomas’s research paper, focusing on the declining effectiveness of antibiotics in infection management, included a well-balanced combination of library resources and credible Web sites in proper Modern Language Association (MLA 8) format. Tom self-nominated his paper for the Award, followed by Professor Tedesco’s confirmation of a grade of “A.”

      For more information on Bulmer Award criteria, deadline policies and previous recipients, visit the Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer Award for Excellence in Library Research guide, or contact Librarian Val Waldin.

      Thomas will be recognized this Friday evening at the Student Honors and Awards ceremony in the McDonough Complex, in the commencement program, on a perpetual plaque in the Dwight Marvin Library Learning Commons, and will receive a monetary award administered by The Foundation.

      Congratulations to all of our nominees and their professors who continue to mentor and encourage excellence at Hudson Valley!

      STUDENT   /     PROFESSOR       /      TITLE OF PAPER
      Aimee Rabine / Jim LaBate / End of Life Decision / English Composition
      Amber Lightner / Carla Gundermann / Human Identification: The Beginning and the Continuance / Forensic Science
      Boukemin Tanon / Jim LaBate School Uniforms Should be Required / English Composition
      Cailee Navarro / Sara Tedesco / Animal Agriculture: The Devastating Environmental Impacts / English Composition
      Carissa Seror / Sara Tedesco / Contributing Factors of the Increased Tension Between the United States and the Russian Federation / English Composition
      Christopher Putnam / Sushmita Chatterji / Too Much to Lose / English Composition
      Deborah Brannan / Noah Kucij / I Promise I Am Not a Pyromaniac: The Causes of Human Fascination with Fire / English Composition
      Jade El Khoury / Todd Wysocki / Men’s Body Image and The Media / General Psychology
      Jennifer A. Edwards / Shawn Hunziker / Dyslexia: Thinking it is Reading Backwards is Backwards Thinking / Education
      Jessica Rodgers / Karen Nash / Human Trafficking Throughout the World / English Composition
      Jessica Szumowski / Sara Tedesco / Difficulties People with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities Face in Gaining Employment / English Composition
      John Keis / Danica A Nowosielski / Uranium / Chemistry
      Kacie Rischbieter / Josh Kohan /  Frank Pantridge: A Life Saver / English Composition
      Katelyn Pohlmann / Noah Kucij /50 Shades of Gray Matter-The Effects of Colors on the Brain / English Composition
      Kierstyn Higgins / Megeen Mulholland / The Banning of To Kill a Mockingbird / English Composition
      Laura Ciotoli / Danica A Nowosielski / The Wonders of Helium / Chemistry
      Mackenzie Schweikert / Megeen Mulholland / Book Banning: Scandalously Good Literature / English Composition
      Matt Moran / Danica A Nowosielski / The Smallest of Them All: H1 / Chemistry
      Meagan Bonesteel / Sara Tedesco / The Heroin Epidemic / English Composition
      Michael Fiore / Todd Wysocki / Muscle Dysmorphia in Men / General Psychology
      Nate Sunderhaft / Jennifer Austin / Epidemic of Heroin Addiction / English Composition
      Nathan Whiting / Julie Demers / Net Neutrality: The Economic and Societal Effects of Its Possible Repeal / English Composition
      Shamus Chowenhill / Danica A Nowosielski / Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) / Chemistry
      Shane Lewis / Danica A Nowosielski / Tungsten and its Uses / Chemistry
      Shawna Fitzsimmons / Marina Gore / Painting, Poetry, and Pot Roast: A Recipe for Reflection / English Composition
      Sheldon Wayman / Danica A Nowosielski / Sir Isaac Newton / Chemistry
      Zaish Sadiq / Lynn Kinlan / What are the Significant Effects of the Indian- Subcontinent Partition of 1947? / English Composition

  • Journalism Internship has seats available for Fall 2017
    - Posted on May 8, 2017
    • The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has seats available in Journalism Internship (ENGL 134 – CRN 17457) with Instructor M. Palmara.

      Students engage in a supervised internship in news and public relations agencies.  Placement assignments will be arranged by the student intern with the consent of the supervising instructor. Students may consult the instructor for suggestions, or they may present options of their own. This is a 3 credit course. Prerequisite:  ENGL 101, Composition I and ENGL 130, Journalism and/or approval by department chair.

      Thank you,

      Kris Lewis
      Technical Assistant
      BRN 035A
      629-7385

  • Additional Summer Section of Online Comp II (ENGL 102) open
    - Posted on May 8, 2017
    • The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has opened an additional Online section of English Composition II for summer 2017.

      CRN 42505 (ENGL 102/Section 352) — ONLINE
      Part of Term 3 (5/22/17 – 8/11/17)
      Instructor: A. Podlaski

      Thank you,
      Kris Lewis
      Technical Assistant
      BRN 035A
      629-7385

       

       

       

  • Thank you to those who completed the Instructional Video survey
    - Posted on May 8, 2017
    • Many of you responded and gave your opinions, so thank you for your time and effort. It is much appreciated !

      The gift certificate winners have been selected and notified via their Hudson Valley Community College email. If you participated, check your email!

  • Lt. Governor on campus today (May 8) to host Q&A about the Excelsior Scholarship
    - Posted on May 8, 2017
    • New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will be on campus at 4:15 p.m. Monday, May 8 in the Dwight Marvin Library to conduct a 30-minute discussion and Q&A session about the state’s Excelsior Scholarship program.

      All students, faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn more about this new initiative aimed at making college more affordable and alleviating the burden of student debt.

      A live stream of the event is available at https://livestream.com/hvccstreaming/LTGov.

      Please view this flyer for more details.

      If are able to attend, an RSVP is requested at LG.Schedule@exec.ny.gov.

  • Tips to finishing the semester STRONG
    - Posted on May 8, 2017
    • Greetings Students,

      As the semester comes to an end and finals are underway, you may be noticing an increase in stress and anxiety as you are finishing those last exams, papers, and projects. The staff at the Wellness Center wanted to provide you with some quick easy tips to finish the semester strong.

      Get plenty of quality sleep:

      • Develop a nightly routine.
      • Create a relaxing environment for yourself (temperature, aroma, level of light in room, etc.).
      • Avoid looking at phone, computer, and TV screens at least 30 minutes before going to sleep, as the blue light signals to your brain to be awake.
      • Utilize progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing to relax your body before bed.
      • Mind still racing from studying and thinking about tasks to complete or errands to run the next day? Keep a pad of paper and a pen next to your bed to physically get your thoughts out of your head, and it provides a reminder for yourself in the morning.

      Eat quality nutritious food:

      • Avoid excessive use of caffeine. Caffeine can stay in your system for up to eight hours, impacting your ability to sleep at night. Studies have shown that going for a quick walk or going up and down a flight of stairs a few times provides the mental boost and alertness equivalent to or greater than a cup of coffee or soda.
      • Eating healthy, nutritious, well balanced meals and snacks to promote overall wellness.
      • Remember to eat a nutritious breakfast to jump start your metabolism and start your morning off right.
      • Have healthy snacks (fruits, vegetables, nuts, granola or protein bars) available not only during study time, but also prior to a final exam, presentation, or completing a paper as working on an empty stomach can impact one’s mental alertness and focus.

      Be mindful of your mental health:

      • Utilize positive self-talk to increase your intrinsic motivation. Remind yourself of your goals to assist you in feeling motivated to study and finish you final projects.
      • Excessive stress can lead to an increase in anxiety and depression and can exacerbate preexisting mental health symptoms.
      • Utilize positive coping skills to manage and reduce your stress and finish the semester strong.
      • Make a study schedule, be sure to include short breaks to rest, have a healthy snack, and walk around to promote mental clarity and focus.
      • Utilize deep breathing, imagery, mindfulness and meditation to relax and calm your mind of any stress-related or anxiety provoking thoughts.
      • Engage in regular exercise, even going on a quick five minute walk once an hour can revitalize your mind and promote successful studying and productive work.
      • Be sure to engage in self-care activities/hobbies to refuel your mind and body and take a break from studying or completing end of the semester projects and papers.

      Stop by the Wellness Center in the Siek Campus Center, CTR 270, to seek additional support for physical or mental health concerns that will assist you in finishing the semester strong. Best of luck on final exams, papers, and projects and congratulations to our graduates of the class of 2017!

      Best Wishes,

      Wellness Center Staff
      CTR 270

      518-629-7320 — Counseling Services
      518-629-7468 — Health Services

  • Addressing concerns about “13 Reasons Why”
    - Posted on May 8, 2017
    • Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

      The counseling services staff at the Wellness Center would like to address public concerns related to the book and recently released Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” Many of you have heard about or seen the series, but for those who haven’t, the book and series portrays a 17-year-old girl who commits suicide and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who, she says, in some ways were part of why she killed herself.

      • You may have similar experiences and thoughts as some of the characters in “13 Reasons Why,” as people often identify with characters they see on TV or read about in a book. However, it is important to remember that there are healthy ways to cope with the topics covered in “13 Reasons Why,” which will be provided to you within this email.
      • Suicide is NOT a typical response to life’s challenges or adversity. The vast majority of people experiencing the same situations as the characters in the book and series, typically talk to others, seek help or find other productive and positive ways of coping.
      • It is important to know that, in spite of the portrayal of a serious treatment failure in “13 Reasons Why,” there are many treatment options for life challenges, distress, and mental illness. Treatment does work.
      • Hannah’s (the main character) tapes blame others for her suicide.  Suicide is never the fault of survivors of suicide loss. There are resources and support groups for suicide loss survivors.
      • How the guidance counselor in “13 Reasons Why” responds to Hannah’s thoughts of suicide is not appropriate and not typical of most counselors. Mental health counselors and professionals at school and in the community are a trustworthy source of help. If your experience with a counselor at school or in the community is unhelpful, seek other sources of support such as a different counselor or a crisis hotline. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “START” to 741741.
      • While not everyone will know what to say or have a helpful reactions, there are people who do, so keep trying to find someone who will help you. The Wellness Center at Hudson Valley Community College is available to all students for counseling, as well as offering referrals to community resources when necessary. If someone tells you they are suicidal, take them seriously and get help. It is important not to judge the individual who shares their thoughts of suicide with you. Listen. Be caring and kind. Offer to stay with them. Offer to go with them to get help or contact a crisis line.
      • Suicide affects everyone and everyone can do something to help if they see or hear warning signs that someone is at risk of suicide. Suicide warning signs include the following:
        • Suicide threats, both direct (“I am going to kill myself.” “I need to end my life.”) and indirect (“I need it to stop.” “I wish I could fall asleep and never wake up.”). Threats can be verbal or written, and they often can be found in online postings on social media.
        • Giving away prized possessions.
        • Preoccupation with death in conversation, writing, drawing, and social media.
        • Changes in behavior, appearance/hygiene, thoughts, and/or feelings. This can include someone who is typically sad who suddenly becomes extremely happy.
        • Emotional distress.

      Suicide is never a heroic or romantic act. Suicide is NOT a solution to any problem. It is important to keep in mind that the book and series “13 Reasons Why” was created for entertainment purposes. Suicide can be a difficult topic to discuss. If you are having thoughts of suicide, know of someone who is having thoughts of suicide or want to know more about suicide prevention and support seek out the resources below for assistance. Suicide IS preventable. Reach out to the college and community resources listed below should you or someone you know have thoughts of suicide. There are professionals ready to help you. If you have any questions feel free to stop by Counseling Services at the Wellness Center (CTR 270).

      Local
      Wellness Center Counseling Services
      Hudson Valley Community College, CTR 270

      Samaritan Hospital Crisis Center
      2215 Burdett Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
      518-271-3540

      Capital District Psychiatric Center
      75 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208
      518-549-6000

      CDPC Crisis Hotline: 518-447-9650

      The Samaritans — Suicide Prevention Center: 518-689-HOPE (4673)

      National
      National Suicide Lifeline Available 24/7: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
      Text “START” to 741741

      Visit StopASuicide.org to learn more about suicide prevention and additional resources

      Best Wishes,
      Counseling Services Staff at the Wellness Center

      References
      Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, www.save.org
      The Jed Foundation, www.jedfoundation.org

  • Arm of the Sea Theater brings kid-friendly, free show to campus on Saturday, May 6
    - Posted on May 5, 2017
    • Arm of the Sea Theater presents “DIRT – The Secret Life of Soil,” the newest of the company’s live mask and puppet productions, on Saturday, May 6. The noon performance, open free of charge to the public, is in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre.

      “DIRT” is a theatrical experience for all ages that combines over-sized masks and puppet characters (12” to 12’ tall!), visual storytelling and live music in a fun-filled tale about the secret life of soil. Where does food “come from” and from what is it made? Fusing cutting-edge science and age-old puppetry, “DIRT” takes audiences on an extravagant journey of discovery into the Great Underneath to reveal the epic alchemy of plants, the fungi’s dance of mutual delight, and the microbes’ herculean labors, reminding mere mortals just how important soil is to survival.

      Presented by the Cultural Affairs Program.

       

  • Center for Academic Engagement Awards
    - Posted on May 5, 2017
    • The Center for Academic Engagement’s mission is to create confident, independent and successful learners. Each semester we acknowledge a select group of students who epitomize our mission as recipients of the Center for Academic Engagement Award. These honorees are students, who work hard academically and/or help engage their peers to do the same.

      This award is a token of recognition for their hard work, commitment to their academics, and impact on their peers and the staff of the CAE. We commend their initiative and perseverance.

      The Center for Academic Engagement is proud to announce the following students have received this Spring’s Engagement Award:

      •    Nigel Harris (GAP award)
      •    Niko Culnan
      •    Cody Stockwell
      •    Ryan Shumway
      •    Chaneil Thomas
      •    Susan Steffek

      The following students are receiving a Certificate of Appreciation for all of their hard work and time invested in helping other students become academically successful:

      •    Andrew Edwards
      •    Jordan Holmes
      •    Nick Teitter
      •    Stanley Azor
      •    Fred Johnson

      In addition, we selected Dr. Ann Geisendorfer for the Faculty/Staff Appreciation Recipient. Since the CAE’s inception, she has supported our programming and referred her students. We at the CAE, are extremely grateful for all of her support for this office and our services.

      We congratulate everyone on a successful semester!

      The CAE Team

  • Civil, Construction, Industrial, and Mechanical Technologies Department Awards Ceremony
    - Posted on May 4, 2017
    • The following students were honored May 3 at the Civil, Construction, Industrial, and Mechanical Technologies Department Awards Ceremony.

      Congratulations to all inductees and recipients!

      Tau Alpha Pi Inductees
      Hajar Alrifai
      Graig Bell
      Matthew Cherry
      Jamie Craigie
      Anthony DeChance
      Anthony DeGregorio
      Luke Dupuis
      John Hitchcock, Jr.
      Thomas Keyes
      Jacob Koch
      Nicholas LaGrange
      William Lindemann
      Kenny Mathieu
      Patrick McMillen
      Jesse Miner
      Debora Nova
      Zachary Ogden
      Jacob Papas
      Alejandra Pinto Torres
      Jonathan Seim
      Kyle Sleurs
      Charles Tryon
      Raymond Vogel III
      Thomas Walker

      Outstanding Architectural Technology Student Award
      Alejandra Pinto Torres

      BBL Construction Services Award
      Anthony DeGregorio
      Nicholas LaGrange

      Outstanding Construction Certificate Student Award
      Brandon Caster

      Outstanding Construction Technology Student Award
      Corey Mercer

      Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Technology Student Award
      Jamie Craigie

      Outstanding Civil Engineering Student Award
      Stacy Phelps

      RPI: The Award for Excellence
      Debora Nova
      Charles Tryon

      Dr. Leonard Spiegel Memorial Award Fund
      Charles Tryon

       

  • Check out the final new website redesign concept/prototype
    - Posted on May 4, 2017
    • We are excited to share the final concept for the website homepage that we have been working on with our partner, iFactory for the past 6 months. This concept/prototype was shared at the April 25 town hall meeting and at the April 25 Board of Trustees meeting.

      Please keep in mind when reviewing the concept/prototype homepage that some of the video, text and images are placeholders and not final, but will give you a sense of the type of look the final site will have. It also is not a fully programmed webpage, so there will be additional motion, interaction, etc. in the final version.

      The link to review the homepage is http://atlantis.ifactory.com/hvcc/prototype/.

      Any questions about this project may be directed to Sandi Eyerman and Halea Dickinson at editor@hvcc.edu.

      Thank you!

      Sandi Eyerman, Web Coordinator
      Halea Dickinson, Lead Web Developer

      Web Redesign Project Schedule

      • Discovery and Strategy: Nov. 2016 – Jan. 2017
      • Information Architecture: Dec. 2016 – Feb. 2017
      • Design: Feb. – May 2017
      • Front End HTML: May – July 2017
      • Back End Coding: July – Aug. 2017
      • Content Migration: Aug. – Dec. 2017
      • Launch of New Site: Early Jan. 2018
  • Beatles’ expert “deconstructs” Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” today (May 4) at 11 a.m.!
    - Posted on May 4, 2017
    • Scott Freiman, the composer and musician who may be best known for “deconstructing” Beatles’ albums, is on campus Thursday, May 4 in the BTC Auditorium. His 11 a.m. in-depth, multimedia exploration of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is open and free to all.

      Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is “the greatest album of all time,” according to Rolling Stone magazine, describing it as “the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time.” Freiman examines Sgt. Pepper from many angles, exploring the history behind the music and leading his audiences on an amazing journey into the creative process of The Beatles’ performances and recording sessions. His presentation is an eye (and ear) opener even for die-hard Beatles’ fans, who already recognize Sgt. Pepper as a masterpiece, and fosters a newfound appreciation for the incredible talents of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

      Presented by the Cultural Affairs Program.

  • Post your advice or a kind word in the library
    - Posted on May 4, 2017
    • Congrats to the Class of 2017. Your journey has just begun. Spread your wings and fly!Dwight Marvin Library is starting a new tradition. Before the semester ends, jot a parting word on a sticky note and post it on the wall!

      Congratulations to the Class of 2017!  Post a word of advice on how to be successful at Hudson Valley to underclassmen or to new students.

      Others: Post a kind word of advice to our graduates!If you skip class you definitely won't do well! :)

      Go to Spring and Fall Fest

       

       

       

       

      Best wishes for a successful end to the academic year from the staff of Dwight Marvin Library and the Instructional Media Center.

  • Open Forums Today (Wednesday, May 3) with Presidential Search Firm
    - Posted on May 3, 2017
    • Good morning:

      The campus community is invited to participate in today’s open forum listening sessions with representatives from Isaacson, Miller regarding the presidential search process. All forums will be held in the Siek Campus Center, Room 150.

      1:15-2:00 p.m.
      Open Forum for all Faculty
      2:00-2:30 p.m.
      Open forum for all Students
      2:45-3:30 p.m.
      Open forum for all Staff
      3:30-4:15 p.m.
      General Open Forum

      A newly-created webpage dedicated to the presidential search can be accessed at:
      http://www.hvcc.edu/presidentialsearch/index.html

      On that page, you will find the memo from Board Chair Neil Kelleher that outlines the goals of the listening sessions, as well as a listing of the members of the Presidential search committee.  Please check the page for periodic updates.

       

  • 24th AMT Capstone Ceremony is Thursday, May 11
    - Posted on May 3, 2017
    • 24th annual
      Advanced Manufacturing Technology Capstone Ceremony

      Thursday, May 11 — Noon to 1:15 p.m.
      Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

      All are welcome to attend.

      Advanced manufacturing industry leaders from around the region and the US will attend the ceremony, honoring this year’s AMT Capstone Project seniors.

      Approximately $3,000 in cash awards will be presented to student winners and 18 customized working Capstone Models worth approximately $100K will be presented to the program’s corporate sponsors.

      With a leadership challenge gift of $1 million from the Gene Haas Foundation in August 2015, the college is anticipating construction of the Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills. The planned 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building will be the most complete, advanced, operational manufacturing and technology educational, training and resource center in the United States. Haas Automation builds CNC machine tools for manufacturing.

  • Blackboard Test-Taking Tips
    - Posted on May 2, 2017
    • If you are taking final exams in Blackboard, the odds are that some of you will encounter issues while taking your exams. Fortunately, you can go a long way toward avoiding problems when taking tests in Blackboard if you follow this top-10 list of Blackboard test-taking tips:

      1. Use a wired internet connection, rather than a wireless connection.
      2. Use a computer, rather than a mobile device, when taking a test in Bb (unless your instructor confirms that the test is mobile-compatible).
      3. Use FireFox when taking a test in Bb.
      4. Clear your browser history and cache before taking a test (How do I do that?).
      5. Make sure your browser window is maximized.
      6. Don’t have multiple tabs open in your browser.
      7. Have pop-up blocking enabled on your browser.
      8. Try not to have other applications open when you take tests in Bb.
      9. Don’t have multiple Bb sessions open at the same time.
      10. Log out of Bb and log back in before taking your test, so that you start the test with a fresh Bb session.

      Please feel free to contact the Distance Learning Office (629-7070 / DLHelp@hvcc.edu) if you have any questions about this!

  • Submit to the 15 Mins Max Student Film Festival!
    - Posted on May 2, 2017
    • The 6th annual 15 Minutes Max Student Film Festival is open for submissions. The festival is open to high school and college students within 50 miles of Albany.

      Hudson Valley students have been winners at the festival for the past two years!

      If you like to make short films, music videos, documentaries, PSAs, or animation,  submit to the festival! Submissions cannot exceed 15 minutes. They should be PG-13 and free from copyright infringement. Only one submission per person is allowed.

      The deadline is Friday, May 12, by 11:59 p.m.

      For more information, please visit: https://15minmax.wordpress.com/

  • Local electronic waste recycling locations
    - Posted on May 2, 2017
    • Hudson Valley Community College is not hosting an electronics recycle event this year. However, most towns and municipalities in the Capital District now accept electronics waste “E-Waste” for recycle. Additionally, many private organizations accept E-Waste.

      If you are looking for a location to dispose of unwanted electronics, a listing by county and a website searchable by zip code are provided at the links below.  Note that each location may only accept certain types of wastes. Also, please call first to ensure that your waste will be accepted.

      NYS DEC listing by county: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/ewcosites.pdf

      EWaste+ website searchable by zip code: http://www.ewaste.com/drop-off/

  • Beatles’ expert “deconstructs” Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” on May 4
    - Posted on May 1, 2017
    • Scott Freiman, the composer and musician who may be best known for “deconstructing” Beatles’ albums, is on campus Thursday, May 4 in the BTC Auditorium. His 11 a.m. in-depth, multimedia exploration of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is open and free to all.

      Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is “the greatest album of all time,” according to Rolling Stone magazine, describing it as “the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time.” Freiman examines Sgt. Pepper from many angles, exploring the history behind the music and leading his audiences on an amazing journey into the creative process of The Beatles’ performances and recording sessions. His presentation is an eye (and ear) opener even for die-hard Beatles’ fans, who already recognize Sgt. Pepper as a masterpiece, and fosters a newfound appreciation for the incredible talents of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

      Presented by the Cultural Affairs Program.

  • 29th Annual Special Program Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 5
    - Posted on May 1, 2017
    • The campus community is invited to the 29th annual Special Programs Awards Ceremony from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 5, in the BTC Auditorium.

      More than 150 students enrolled in the college’s Center for Access and Assistive Technology (CAAT), Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Graduation Achievement Placement (GAP), and the International Student Affairs Department will be recognized for their academic achievements. The students also have completed degree requirements for their associate’s degree and will participate in the May 13 commencement ceremony.

      Angelica A. Morris, executive director of the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission, will be the guest speaker. Morris is member of the Class of 1999.

      Kathleen Petley, college registrar,  will be honored with the Life Time Achievement Award  for over 30 years of excellence in professional service to the students, faculty and staff at Hudson Valley Community College.

      For more information, contact Louis Coplin at 629-4843.

  • Athletics weekly update
    - Posted on May 1, 2017
    • Last Week’s Athletics Results

      Lacrosse (6-5) ends the season with a loss to No. 4 Tompkins-Cortland, 13-12, in overtime during the Region 3 sub-regional game.

      Baseball (20-12) split the day against Mohawk Valley losing 4-5 in the first game and won the second game, 2-1, on Thursday. Over the weekend, the Vikings swept Columbia-Greene, winning 15-4 and 4-3 on Saturday. Sunday saw similar results as the men won 9-3 and 15-4.

      Softball (7-11) split the day against Columbia-Greene on Thursday, winning game one, 5-4, and losing game two, 1-5.  On Sunday, the Vikings lost to Genesee, 7-10 and 7-8.

      Upcoming Week

      Baseball (20-12) travel to Mohawk Valley Saturday at 1 p.m. The Vikings host Jefferson on Sunday at noon.

      Softball (7-11) hosts Mohawk Valley for a doubleheader on Tuesday at 3 p.m. The Vikings travel to Finger Lakes on Thursday at 3 p.m., home on Friday against Adirondack at 3 p.m., and then host Jefferson Sunday for the final game of the regular season.

  • PRIME Cafe specials for May 1 through May 5
    - Posted on May 1, 2017
    • Monday, May 1
      Grill Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros with Brisket; $4.49
      Pizza: White Pizza with Broccoli and Tomato
      Chef’s Corner: Cajun Turkey Over Rice and Beans with Mango Salsa; $5.99
      Grill: Buffalo Chicken Eggrolls with Blue Cheese; $3.99
      PRIME-ito: Short Rib Burrito – Peppers, Onion, Sour Cream, Lettuce, Cheddar, Pico de Gallo; $6.99
      Soup: Beef Vegetable

      Tuesday, May 2  
      Grill Breakfast: Sausage, Egg, Cheese on Two Glazed Doughnuts; $3.99
      Pizza: Stuffed Crust
      Chef’s Corner: Beef Tips over Noodles with Mushrooms; $5.49
      Grill: Island Turkey Panini – Mango Salsa, Tomato, Red onion; $6.99
      PRIME-ito: Fish Tacos – Pico de Gallo, Lettuce, Pickled Slaw, Lime Crema; $6.49
      Soup: Manhattan Clam Chowder

      Wednesday, May 3
      Grill Breakfast: Fire House Chicken Omelet – Diced Tomato, Parsley, Potatoes, Cheddar; $4.49
      Pizza: Burrito Pizza – Brisket, Peppers, Onions, lettuce, Tomato, Sour cream
      Chef’s Corner: Vegetable Lasagna with Garlic Stick; $5.99
      Grill: Smokehouse Panini – Brisket, Pico, Apple BBQ, Melted Cheddar w/ Fries; $6.49
      PRIME-ito: Smoked Chicken Bowl – Rice & Beans, Pico, Guacamole, Corn Salsa, Buttermilk Ranch; $6.99
      Soup: Sausage & Pepper

      Thursday, May 4
      Grill Breakfast: “Lumberjack Omelet” 3 Eggs, Bacon, Ham, Sausage with Cheddar over a Pancake; $4.99
      Pizza: Margherita Pizza
      Chef’s Corner: Pasta Bolognese; $5.99
      Grill: Smoked Chicken Quesadilla; $6.49
      PRIME-ito: Braised Brisket Taco Bowl; $6.99
      Soup: Smoked Chicken Chowder

      Friday, May 5
      Grill Breakfast: Hole in One with Choice of Meat; $4.99
      Pizza: Grilled Vegetable with Feta Cheese
      Chef Corner: Kielbasa w/ Pierogies, Onions, and Sauerkraut; $5.99
      Grill: Crab Cake with Lettuce, Tomato, Remoulade Side of Onion Ring; $6.49
      PRIME-ito: Turkey, Smoked Mozzarella, Spinach, Tomato, Basil Mayo Burrito; $6.49
      Soup: Chef’s Choice

       

  • Bookstore’s annual clothing sale begins Monday, May 1
    - Posted on April 28, 2017
    • The Viking Cove’s Bookstore hosts its annual clothing sale beginning Monday, May 1 and ending Friday, May 12. All apparel is 20% off.

      Shop early for the best selection!

  • Mindfulness Meditation at noon on Tuesdays
    - Posted on April 28, 2017
    • All are welcome to join our Mindfulness Meditation group on Tuesdays at noon in the Interfaith Prayer Room (Siek Campus Center, room 220). Participants will be introduced to the practice of Mindfulness Meditation through guided practice and group discussion. Sessions last between 10 and 20 minutes.

      Mindfulness Meditation is simply the practice of intentionally focusing your attention on the present moment, without judgement. Mindfulness meditation promotes mental and physical health. It is especially beneficial in our busy world today.

      For information, contact Debby Gardner at d.gardner@hvcc.edu or 629-8071.

  • Presidential search team hosts open forums on Wednesday, May 3
    - Posted on April 28, 2017
    • To faculty, staff and students,

      As many of you are aware, Hudson Valley Community College has retained the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to help with our search for a President. Search consultants with the firm, Kate Barry, principal and Morgan Sharoff, senior associate, will be working closely with us over the coming months.

      On May 3, Kate and Morgan will hold several open forums (see schedule below) to listen to your perspective on the College, how you would expect to interface with the President, and what you consider to be the key challenges and opportunities the new President will face. These discussions will help our search consultants learn about the role and gain an understanding of the College’s culture, current environment, and the organizational context in which this President will operate. In particular, they hope to hear your thoughts on the following:

      • In hiring this person, what will be the fundamental differences at HVCC one year from now, three years from now, and five years from now?
      • Are there more subjective or informal measures for determining the success of this individual?
      • What institutional activities need to be sustained? Which ones enhanced? Which ones initiated or ended?
      • Based on the objectives identified, what do you think are the qualifications and experience of an ideal candidate?  What is essential and what might be helpful? What are the personal attributes most important for this role?

      These questions were developed to help us think about the ways that we can tangibly assess candidates and measure the success of a new President.

      Kate and Morgan also will ask for your suggestions of people to contact in their outreach to build a pool of candidates for this position. They will draw upon their own networks, but want to make sure they tap into ours as well. They will welcome suggestions of possible candidates, but suggestions of thoughtful sources who might lead them to strong candidates are just as important.

      Once they have had an opportunity to speak with people here at HVCC, Kate and Morgan will work with the search committee to develop a position profile that will provide a compelling description of Hudson Valley Community College. The position profile will outline the College’s history and mission, as well as a realistic and enticing picture of the challenges, measures of success, and ideal skills, experience, and qualifications of the new President. When finalized, this document will be made publicly available and will be shared broadly by the search firm with prospective candidates and helpful sources.

      Thank you for your participation in this important effort. As a key stakeholder in this search, your input will be important to the outcome of this search and the success of the new President.

      Neil Kelleher, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

      Wednesday, May 3
      Siek Campus Center, Room 150

      1:15-2 p.m.
      Open Forum for all Faculty

      2-2:30 p.m.
      Open forum for all Students

      2:45-3:30 p.m.
      Open forum for all Staff

      3:30-4:15 p.m.
      General Open Forum

  • Congratulations to Digital Media students accepted into local film festival
    - Posted on April 28, 2017
    • Congratulations to Digital Media students Katherine Murphy and Isaac Kautz for their acceptance into the Lake George Film Festival, The People’s Pixel Project!

      The 8th Annual  P3 Screening and Award Presentation
      Sunday, April 30 from 2 – 4 pm
      Hyde Collection
      161 Warren St., Glens Falls
      Tickets at the door: $10

      http://www.lakegeorgearts.org/Peoples-Pixel-Project.htm

  • Viking Cup Challenge rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3
    - Posted on April 28, 2017
    • The Student vs Staff Softball game, scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, was postponed due to the weather.

      The game is rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3 at noon at the Joe Bruno Stadium.

  • Biotech Speed Mentoring event is Monday, May 1
    - Posted on April 27, 2017
    • Biotech Speed Mentoring
      Monday, May 1 — 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
      Science Center Cafe

      Join the Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Departments for a networking opportunity that brings together students, employers and Hudson Valley alums. Students will participate in rotating small group discussions with experts covering a range of topics related to working in the Capital District.

      Food & Beverages will be provided!
      Raffle!

      Learn about and discuss:
      Internship Opportunities, Local Companies, Career Paths

      Who Should Attend?
      Students focusing on getting a job, especially in the fields of Biotechnology, Biology, Environmental Science and Engineering Science, but all majors are welcome!

      Register ahead at www.ceg.org/bioconnex.
      Walk-ins also welcome.

      Biotech Speed Mentoring is coordinated by Bioconnex.

  • Voices Lecture today, April 27 on the quality of water in New York State
    - Posted on April 27, 2017
    • The Voices: A Library Lecture Series committee is pleased to present “Water Quality Down the Drain” by Elizabeth Moran on Thursday, April 27 at noon in the BTC Auditorium.

      Water contamination affects all of us. Sewage overflows, lead, PCBs, PFCs and unregulated chemicals impact drinking water and recreational water use throughout New York State. Elizabeth Moran, the water and natural resources associate at Environmental Advocates of New York, discusses the recent crises in Hoosick Falls, Newburgh and Petersburgh, and in other New York State regions.

      Join us to learn what you can do to protect our most precious natural resource.

  • Mock funerals part of Mortuary Science final exam on Friday, April 28
    - Posted on April 26, 2017
    • On Friday, April 28, the Mortuary Science Department will conduct mock funerals in front of and inside the Maureen Stapleton Theatre.

      This is a final exam for the students, so we ask the campus community to respect the privacy of all participants.

  • Viking Cup Challenge postponed to Wednesday, May 3
    - Posted on April 26, 2017
    • The Student VS Staff Softball game, scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, is postponed due to the weather.

      The game is rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3 at noon at the Joe Bruno Stadium.

  • Sad news
    - Posted on April 26, 2017
    • College officials learned today that a tragic accident Tuesday morning in Selkirk involved two, first-year Electrical Construction and Maintenance students.

      Logan Penzabene died in the accident, and his passenger, Matthew Hamilton, is in critical condition at Albany Medical Center.

      Counselors are available in The Wellness Cneter, Siek Campus Center room 270, for any students, faculty and staff affected by this tragedy.

       

  • PTK induction ceremony is today, April 26 at 5 p.m.
    - Posted on April 26, 2017
    • The Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony will be held Wednesday, April 26 at 5 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theater.

      All are welcome to attend.

       

  • Sustainability Day is Thursday, April 27
    - Posted on April 25, 2017
    • Mark your calendars! In conjunction with Spring Fest and Take Your Children to Work Day, Hudson Valley Community College Sustainability Day is Thursday, April 27.

      The Sustainability Committee offers a craft project,* scavenger hunt, Cogeneration Plant tour (9 a.m.) and nature trail walk (10 a.m.) as part of Take Your Children to Work Day. The committee also hosts displays and exhibits in the Campus Center from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., including native shrub and houseplant giveaways, cellphone recycling, worm composting and rescued wild animals.

      Voices: A Library Lecture Series offers “Water Quality Down the Drain” by Elizabeth Moran, of Environmental Advocates of New York, at noon in the BTC Auditorium, and a campus clean-up is at 2 p.m. (rain date April28).

      Please come out and participate in any and all of these activities and meet members of your Campus Sustainability Committee.

      *The committee is seeking donations of teacups or colorful mugs to “upcycle” into planters.

      Please contact Maxine Ortiz (m.ortiz@hvcc.edu) with teacup donations or for more information about the Sustainability Day.

  • Math final exam review sessions
    - Posted on April 25, 2017
    • Please see the flyer below for a schedule of Mathematics Review Sessions to be offered by the Learning Assistance Center on Saturday, May 6.

      Students first MUST go to the LAC, located on the lower level of the Marvin Library, to sign in before heading to their specific review session locations on Saturday.

      Also, Math 105 and Math 106 review sessions are scheduled for Monday, May 1 and Monday, May 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the LAC. Please visit the LAC or call Tasha at (518) 629-7230 to register for these sessions.

      DL students always are welcome to attend.

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  • NY State of Health Marketplace information and enrollment event Wednesday, April 26
    - Posted on April 25, 2017
  • Student’s efforts resurrect steel bridge entry in time for annual competition; college places 5th of 13th schools
    - Posted on April 24, 2017
    • The American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter at Hudson Valley Community College is proud to announce that our student steel bridge team finished in 5th place out of 13 schools at the Upstate New York Regional Conference last weekend at Syracuse University in the Carrier Dome. Our team finished ahead of SUNY Polytechnic, SUNY Buffalo, Clarkson University, RPI, Montreal Polytechnic, West Point, Syracuse University and Cornell University. The 4 schools that beat us were ETS from Montreal, SUNY Canton, University of Waterloo and RIT.

      Hudson Valley has participated in this competition annually since 1993 (with the exception of 2016), and according to the national head judge, we are the only community college that competes in the event.

      Each year the students design a steel bridge that is approximately 20 feet long and 4 feet wide when assembled, but no single piece of the bridge can be larger than 6 inches by 4 inches by 3 feet long. At the competition, they are scored based on how fast they can assemble the bridge, how much the bridge weighs, and how much the bridge bends under a load of 2,500 pounds.

      Prior to 2016, this project was always completed as part of a class. In 2016, the department chair decided that we should remove the project from the class. The students still tried to design a bridge that year, but found it to be too much work as an extracurricular project on top of their regular course work, their jobs and their daily commute to school.

      This year, it happened again, until January when freshman James Blough decided he wanted to design a bridge. James comes from a family of machinists and he was confident that he could design it. The design process usually starts in September and James began on Feb. 1. James managed to design each piece of the bridge with some help from classmate Charlie Tryon and had it ready for fabrication on March 16. Unfortunately, when he finished his drawings and spoke to STS Steel in Schenectady, who typically donates the materials and labor to construct the bridge, STS had become too busy and could not fabricate the bridge on the time schedule we needed. Not giving up, James asked STS to order the materials and to cut the pieces up for him. Then James picked up the materials from STS Steel, brought them home, and with the help of his father and two brothers, they did all the welding and drilling to fabricate all the individual bridge pieces over spring break.

      The bridge was brought back to campus on the Monday following spring break. Upon assembling the bridge for the first time, it failed two of the tests required of the bridge at the competition. At that time, seniors, Christian Makasi, Zachary Ogden, Nick Schindler, Evan Connolly, Will Sullivan, Charlie Tryon, and Matt Cashman helped modify the bridge to pass these tests. The team performed the final modifications two days before the competition.

      These students did a fantastic job representing Hudson Valley at the competition and should be commended.

       

       

General News Releases and Media Advisories

Spring 2017 Dean's List Announced

Spring 2017 President's List Announced

Five Chosen to Receive 2017 Hudson Valley Community College President's Award for Excellence

Six Faculty and Staff Members Receive 2017 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence

College Continues Academic Advisement Sessions at Albany Public Library All Summer

Hudson Valley Community College Introduces Cybersecurity Degree Program

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Capstone Ceremony Highlights Troy's Industrial History; Congressman Tonko to Attend Ceremony

Updated Information on Commencement Due to Weather Predictions

Hudson Valley Community College Celebrates 63rd Commencement; 1,976 Students to Graduate

Justin Hoyt Named Athletic Director at Hudson Valley Community College

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Baseball Finishes 2nd at Region 3 Tournament

Baseball Defeats Onondaga and Moves on to Final Four

Mandigo Earns All-Conference

Baseball Splits with Onondaga

Baseball Takes Two from Jefferson

Softball Loses to Finger Lakes

2016-17 Athletics Award Winners

Baseball Sweeps Columbia-Greene

Softball Falls to Genesee

Golf Results at Genesee

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