The Fine Art of an Art Education

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					      Fall ’05

The Fine Art
 of an Art
 Hudson Valley
 Art Students Get
 Tools to Succeed

Catching Up
 with President
 Drew Matonak

 New Articulation
 Offerings and a
 Major Tech Grant
                                                                  Drew’s Views:
                                                                     A Q & A with President Matonak
                                                                                     Since joining Hudson Valley Community College in April as
                                                                                     its sixth president, Dr. Andrew J. “Drew” Matonak has been
                                                                                     keeping quite busy, meeting with faculty, staff and students,

view                                                                                 local elected officials, business leaders and other college
                                      Photo by Anthony Salamone

The Valley                                                                           presidents, and moving his family into its new home.
                                                                                     A baseball standout when he was in college, Matonak even
  is published by                                                                    threw out the first pitch — just nicking the outside corner
  Hudson Valley                                                                      of home plate — at a Tri-City ValleyCats game in August.
  Community College
  80 Vandenburgh Avenue                                                              He sat down for an interview with The Valley View last month.
  Troy, New York 12180
  (518) 629-8012                                                     What attracted you to the college?
                                                                     I had heard from friends that Hudson Valley was a true gem of a college, so
  October 2005                                                       I decided to check it out prior to applying for the position. I observed the
                                                                     wonderful faculty in the classes and I spoke with many students about their
  Andrew J. Matonak, Ed.D.                                           experiences. The people here are truly committed to transforming lives; that
  President, Hudson Valley
   Community College                                                 is the kind of college environment I was looking for.

  William Fagan ’73                                                  What is a typical day like for you?
  Chairman, Hudson Valley                                            There really isn’t a typical day — that is what I love about the job. I prefer not
   Community College Foundation                                      to spend a lot of time in the office. My day is filled with meetings or other
                                                                     events that I need to attend; the variety is exciting to me.
  Sarah M. Boggess
  Vice President for Institutional                                   You encourage students, faculty and staff to call you “Drew,” rather than
   Advancement, Hudson Valley                                        President Matonak. Why?
   Community College                                                 When I was a community college student, it impressed me so much when the
  President, Hudson Valley
                                                                     president asked us to call him “Tom.” It made me feel more comfortable with
   Community College Foundation
                                                                     him and I want students to be comfortable with me.
  Aimee A. LaLiberte
  Director of Advancement Services,                                  Whom have you met?
   Donor Relations and Alumni Affairs                                During the Spring semester, I met with students, faculty and staff. After
                                                                     graduation, I began to focus my attention externally. I have met with all of
  Marvin R. LeRoy Jr.                                                our legislators, school superintendents, college presidents, chamber of
  Director of Major Gifts and
   Gift Planning
                                                                     commerce officials and area business leaders. It was a busy summer.

  Janine Kava                                                        In July, you spoke to the Rensselaer County Legislature before they adopted
  Editor                                                             the college’s operating budget for 2005-06. What was that like?
  Director of Communications                                         This was a new experience for me. Prior to the presentation, I met with the
   and Marketing                                                     Legislature’s Education and Finance committees. It is nice to know that we have
                                                                     such tremendous support. The presentation itself? It was easy to talk about
  Eric Bryant
  Judith White                                                       all of the great things that our faculty and staff do, and the impact that they
  Staff Writers                                                      have on students’ lives.
                                                                     What are your impressions of the college so far?
  The Valley View is published twice
  a year in March and October for                                    In many ways, we are a victim of our own success. We provide a tremendous
  Hudson Valley alumni and friends.                                  educational product for our students and an array of services that are
  For more information about the                                     exceptional. We are recognized throughout the region for the great things
  college’s Alumni Association,                                      that our faculty and staff do to serve our students. The variety of programs
  contact us at (518) 629-8077 or                                    and modes of instruction we provide has resulted in stretching our physical                                                   and staff resources. This poses some unique challenges for us, and this year,
                                                                     we will face several issues, including enrollment management, facilities and
  The Hudson Valley Community
  College Foundation is a not-                                       parking. But I am confident that, working together, we can address these
  for-profit charitable corporation                                  issues and make Hudson Valley an even better institution.
  formed in 1983 to philan-                                          What have you enjoyed the most?
  thropically support the
  college’s mission.                                                 Graduation — meeting our graduates and their families was a real treat.
                                                                     What do you like best about the Capital Region?
  Gifts to the Foundation                                            I love the energy. This community is very progressive and has a vision for
  from alumni, businesses,
  faculty, staff and friends                                         where it wants to go, and I think that Hudson Valley can play a key role in
  are used to enhance                                                continuing the development of the Capital Region.
  programs, facilities and
  scholarship opportuni-
  ties at the college.                                               On the cover: “The accretion disk of a black hole is silhouetted against its
                                                                     companion ‘red giant’”, 2004, 48" x 48", acrylic on canvas, Zach Ziemann ’01
Seven-Year - Old Fine Arts Program — an
   “Untapped Goldmine” — Gains Reputation and Enrollment
    As Melanie Materson ’02 put it: “The secret is getting out.”
    A short seven years after it first began accepting students,
    Hudson Valley’s Fine Arts program is garnering a top-shelf
    reputation and sending graduates to leading four-year art
                                                                    Added Fine Arts Department Chairperson Dottie Reynolds:
                                                                    “The quality of our faculty and the rigor of our courses have
                                                                    resulted in a well-respected program. Extensive studio
                                                                    time also is a key strength of our program — it gives our
                                                                    students the time to immerse themselves in their work
    schools, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
                                                                    and explore their creativity.”
    and Savannah College of Art and Design.
                                                                    The strength of any fine arts program also is evidenced

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    Why the positive reputation and enrollment that has
                                                                    in the company it keeps, and here, Hudson Valley has
    doubled since the program’s inception? When some
                                                                    excelled. In addition to agreements with the School of the
    recent alumni explain, their comments are peppered with
                                                                    Art Institute of Chicago and Savannah College of Art and
    phrases like “an untapped goldmine” and “I was way
                                                                    Design, the college has secured transfer agreements
    ahead of other students when I transferred.”
                                                                    with SUNY Plattsburgh, Massachusetts College of Liberal
    But more than anything, Hudson Valley graduates mention         Arts, The College of Saint Rose, and Montserrat College
    the academic rigor of the Fine Arts program, and how well       of Art in Massachusetts in the past three years.
    it prepared them for future study.                              Agreements with Purchase College and The Art Institute
                                                                    of Boston are pending.
                       “This is where                               “(Hudson Valley) students come to us with a level of
                                                                    sophistication which points clearly to the shared
                        I got all the                               concern of both our schools: namely our commitment to
                                                                    excellence in education in art and design,” said Chris
                        tools I need                                Bratton, dean of undergraduate studies at the School of
                                                                    the Art Institute of Chicago.
                        to be an artist.”                                                                           – Eric Bryant
                             — Zach Ziemann ’01
    Entering the program, “I thought I could draw, and paint,
    and make fine quality prints but I found out very soon
                                                                        Best of Show
    that I was wrong,” said Zach Ziemann ’01, who recently
    completed his bachelor’s degree in fine arts at Purchase               Hudson Valley Community College was well represented
    College and is currently living and painting in Brooklyn.              at the 2005 Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition, with
                                                                           work from five students chosen for inclusion in the show:
    In hindsight, he marvels at the progress he made in his
    two years at Hudson Valley. “This is where I got all the               • Susan Cortesi of Latham, “The Pig” Oil.
    tools I need to be an artist.”                                         • Fehma Naz of Guilderland, “Still Life” Charcoal
                                                                             on Paper.
    His “glory days” at Hudson Valley came during a college-               • Jack Shaeffer of Albany, “Road” Gelatin Silver Print.
    sponsored summer drawing course in Italy. Fifteen students             • Millette Smith of Voorheesville, “Still Life #4” Oil.
    and two instructors spent five weeks touring Rome, Florence            • April Zboray of Albany, “Final Still Life” Charcoal.
    and elsewhere in an intensive study abroad course.
    They didn’t have to consult a textbook to study the Italian
    Renaissance. Caravaggio was right in front of them. For
    Ziemann, the experience was life-changing.                          The Teaching Gallery
    “When classes resumed in the fall, no one in my class was              The Teaching Gallery features
    the same,” he recalled. “We had all experienced this thing             exhibits by professional artists
    in Italy, and we had changed. The world was bigger.”                   and the college’s Fine Arts
                                                                           faculty and students.
    Materson was a 40-something simply “looking for a sheep-
    skin that would allow me to be reasonably employed”                    It is a “living laboratory” that
                                                                                                            “Untitled” (detail) 2004,
    when she entered Hudson Valley.                                        allows students to learn from    48" x 64", oil on linen,
                                                                           faculty, peers and gifted        by Christian Carson
    She is now pursuing her master’s degree in fine arts at                regional and national artists.
    Vermont’s Johnson State College, after graduating with                 Visit to learn more.
    honors this past spring from The College of Saint Rose.
    Materson plans to work as an artist and teach art to                   Fall/Winter Exhibit Schedule
    people recovering from drug abuse or trauma.                           Now through Nov. 5: Meredith Allen – Photographs
    “Everything you need to succeed, except your own                       Nov. 17 through Jan. 19: Christian Carson – Paintings
    concerted effort, is right at Hudson Valley,” she said.                Jan. 26 through March 2: Susan Graham – Photographs
                                                                                                                Since 1998, Patricia Serowick     James P. Sano ’76 received
                                                                                                                ’73 has been the owner of         the Hudson Valley Community
       Photo by Anthony Salamone

                                                                                                                Bayly’n Tables, Chairs and        College Humanitarian Service
                                                                                                                Tent Rentals, which is located    Award, which is given to an
                                                                                                                in Schenectady.                   alumnus who has exercised
                                                                                                                                                  leadership through volunteer
                                                                                                                Kenneth B. Colloton ’74
                                                                                                                                                  service, participation in public
                                                                                                                recently accepted the position
                                                                                                                                                  service and/or personal
                                                                                                                of senior vice president
                                                                                                                                                  sacrifice to improve the lives
                                   Scholarship Honors Powers: Members of the Marine Corps                       and director of government
                                                                                                                                                  of others. For more than
                                   Coordinating Council pose with Hudson Valley President                       banking with Citizens Bank.
                                                                                                                                                  20 years, Sano has been a
                                   Andrew J. Matonak, Ed.D. (fourth from left) after donating
                                   $30,000 to the Hudson Valley Community College                               John Scarchilli ’74 was named     teacher and coach in the
                                   Foundation to establish a scholarship in honor of the                        chairman of the Northeast         Albany public school system.
                                   council’s honorary president, William D. Powers, a retired                   Health Foundation’s Board of      He also serves on the
                                   Marine sergeant. Joining Matonak are, from left to right:                    Directors. Scarchilli has         Albany Common Council
                                   Council Secretary Jack Bloise; Council Executive Director                    served on the board since         as the council member for
                                   Dave Wallingford; Powers; 1st Sgt. Rick Rosa, 2nd Battalion,                 1997. He also received the        the 9th Ward.
                                   25th Marines Inspector Instructor; and John Curry, financial                 Seton Health Corporate Angel
                                   director for the council. The $30,000 gift will be invested as                                                 Thomas McHugh ’77 currently
                                                                                                                award for support given to
                                   an endowment, with 5 percent of the market value of the                                                        resides in St. Charles, Mo.,
                                                                                                                the Seton Health Pediatrics
                                   account being used each year for scholarships. The scholarships                                                where he works as a certified
                                   will be awarded to reservists pursuing any course of study at                Center, which cares for more
                                                                                                                                                  registered nurse anesthetist
                                   the college; those serving in the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines                than 9,000 children and their
                                                                                                                                                  at Washington University.
                                   will be given preference.                                                    families annually.
                                                                                                                                                  After completing his nursing
class notes

                                                                                                                James R. Barbieri ’75 received    degree at Hudson Valley,
                                                                                                                the Otto V. Guenther Career       McHugh studied nurse
                                            1960s                                                               Achievement Award from the        anesthesia at the Berkshire
                                            Jerry A. David ’62 retired last   William F. Fagan ’73 received     Hudson Valley Community           Medical Center.
                                            year after working for 40 years   the 1953 Award for                College Alumni Association.
                                                                                                                                                  Mark W. Haskell ’78 is
                                            as a civil engineer. He and       Distinguished Service to          Named for the college’s first
                                                                                                                                                  a staff sergeant with the
                                            his wife, Diane, are currently    Hudson Valley Community           president, this award is
                                                                                                                                                  New York State Police.
                                            building their dream home in      College by an Alumnus at the      given to alumni who have
                                            Hendersonville, N.C.              college’s annual Alumni           demonstrated outstanding
                                                                              Association luncheon. Fagan,
                                                                                                                accomplishments in their
                                            Ann Powers Turner ’69 lives                                                                           James Catuccio ’80 is currently
                                                                              a Liberal Arts and Sciences       career. Barbieri, a Business
                                            in Remsen and is employed                                                                             employed with Schenectady
                                                                              graduate, is president of         Administration graduate,
                                            as superintendent of schools                                                                          County District Attorney
                                                                              William J. Fagan & Sons, Inc.,    is president and chief
                                            for the Remsen Central                                                                                Robert M. Carney’s office as
                                                                              an insurance company in Troy.     executive officer of Holbrook
                                            School District. After gradu-                                                                         a confidential investigator.
                                                                              He joined the board of the        Cooperative Bank in Holbrook,
                                            ating from Hudson Valley,
                                                                              Hudson Valley Community           Mass. He has spent more           Glen Hanlon ’80 currently
                                            she went on to earn her
                                                                              College Foundation in 1994,       than 30 years in the banking      resides in Florida, where
                                            bachelor’s degree, master’s
                                                                              and has served as president or    industry, and has been actively   he works for Ocala Lincoln
                                            degree and certificate of
                                                                              chairman since 1997. Under        involved in his community,        Mercury as a technician.
                                            advanced study in educa-
                                                                              his leadership, the Foundation    particularly with the Boy
                                            tional administration from                                                                            Michael Pozzuto ’80 is
                                                                              has experienced tremendous        Scouts of America; he
                                            Syracuse University.                                                                                  the president of Critical
                                                                              growth and in 2003-04,            currently serves on the
                                                                              philanthropic support to the      Northeast region’s executive      Communications Inc., and
                                            1970s                                                                                                 resides in Massachusetts
                                                                              college and Foundation            board of the organization.
                                            After graduating from             exceeded $1 million. He also                                        with his wife, Christine.
                                            Hudson Valley, Antonio                                              William Butcher ’75, ’97
                                                                              is a member of a variety of                                         James Sullivan ’80 joined
                                            Califano ’71 attended                                               is an associate computer
                                                                              community organizations and                                         NBT Bank as vice president
                                            Northeastern University,                                            programmer/analyst with the
                                                                              a former member of the Troy                                         and relationship manager of
                                            where he received a bache-                                          New York State Department
                                                                              City Council and Rensselaer                                         the government banking
                                            lor’s degree in electrical                                          of Education. After obtaining
                                                                              County Legislature.                                                 department.
                                            engineering in 1974. His pro-                                       a second degree from
                                            fessional career includes 32      Angelo Mazzone ’73, chief         Hudson Valley in 1997, Butcher    Laura Cassidy ’83 was named
                                            years of service with New         executive officer and president   transferred to Rensselaer         the director of membership
                                            York State, and he has            of Mazzone Management             Polytechnic Institute, where      sales for the Albany-Colonie
                                            served as chief executive         Group, Ltd., and owner of the     he received a bachelor’s          Regional Chamber of
                                            officer of three corporations,    Glen Sanders Mansion in           degree in management              Commerce in May 2005.
                                            including Tendercare Child        Scotia, was named the New         information systems.
                                            Centers Inc., where he has        York State Hospitality and                                          John Denio ’83 lives in Rhode
                                            worked for 18 years.              Tourism Association’s 2005                                          Island, where he is employed
                                                                              Tourism Executive of the Year.                                      with Bryant University as an
                                                                                                                                                  assistant dean and director of
                                                                                                                                                  residence life.

Charles Waterman ’83 is           Eric Willson ’89 was recently      Tremenia Oliver ’99 is            Joshua Couts ’04 recently
president and owner of            named president of The             employed as an administrative     accepted a new position
Closets by Design, located        Michaels Group, a home-            assistant with the W. Haywood     with his current employer,
in Malvern, Pa.                   building firm based in Malta.      Burns Environmental Education     Silhouette Optical, as a
                                                                     Center in Albany.                 product service technician.
Diane Conroy-LaCivita ’85
                                  1990s                              Kenneth Segreto ’99 lives in
was honored as one of
The Capital District Business     John Daniels ’90 was honored       Burlington, Vt., and is
                                  as one of The Capital District
Review’s “40 Under Forty”
                                  Business Review’s “40 Under
                                                                     employed as a pharmacist at       Deaths
for 2005. Conroy-LaCivita                                            Brooks Pharmacy. He received
                                  Forty” for 2005. Daniels is                                          Stanley P. Wierzbowski ’55
is deputy clerk for the town                                         his doctor of pharmacy
                                                                                                       Charles A. Sano, Sr. ’58
of Colonie.                       president and chief executive      degree from Albany College
                                                                                                       May O. Weed ’67
                                  officer of L&P Media, a Troy-      of Pharmacy in 2003.
Thomas Amell ’87 was named                                                                             Margaret Grace Boland ’69
                                  based company that provides
senior vice president and                                                                              Margaret T. Pike ’69
                                  browser-based development,         2000s
relationship manager/                                                                                  William Whan, Jr. ’69
                                  advertising, marketing,
director for business banking                                        Vanessa Colon ’03 was named       Thomas Peyton Brown, III ’71
                                  video production and graphic
for Citizens Bank. In his new                                        regional recruiter for Employee   Gary J. Dominick ’71
                                  design services.
position, Amell will oversee                                         Relations Associates.             Rev. Thomas Dominic Stott ’72
the startup, or conversion, and   Since 2001, Lynn Wilson ’91                                          William T. Mahoney ’73
                                                                     Paul Knapp ’03 is currently
management of business bank-      has been employed as a                                               Anthony R. Elia ’79
                                                                     pursuing his bachelor’s degree
ing centers covering Albany,      financial systems analyst with                                       Albert G. Metcalfe, Jr. ’79
                                                                     in electrical engineering
Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse      Reckitt Benchiser, located in                                        Kathleen M. (Leonard)
                                                                     technology from the State            Stadtlander ’84
and the Hudson Valley.            Parsippany, N.J.
                                                                     University of New York            Ross Yates Alexander ’87
Joseph Bucciero ’87 was           Michael Walker ’92 is a lead       Institute of Technology, and      Ruth A. Madeiros ’88
named vice president and          poisoning program coordinator      expects to graduate in May        Brenda Endres-Dame ’95
relationship manager for          for the Albany County Health       2006. Knapp also is pursuing      Jack Falvo III ’05
commercial lending at HSBC        Department.                        a career as an electrical engi-
Bank USA in Albany.                                                  neer with ConEdison, a power
                                  Dominick Burke ’94 relocated
                                                                     company in New York City.
Joanne Dwyer ’87 was honored      to Columbia, Md., in August                                          Note: News of Alumni
as one of The Capital District    2002, when he received a           Erin Baxter ’04 is currently      Engagements and Marriages
Business Review’s “40 Under       promotion. Currently, Burke        pursuing her bachelor’s           has been moved online.
Forty” for 2005. Dwyer is         is assigned to the FBI’s           degree in English literature      Visit for
the associate director of         Intelligence Directorate where     at Marist College.                the latest news.
the Regional Food Bank of         he manages the security
Northeastern New York.            program for the Language

                                                                                                                                                alumni thank you
                                  Services Section. Burke is
Joseph Galarneau ’87 is                                                   Each spring, a select group of graduates addresses the college’s
                                  married to another Hudson
currently employed as a                                                   Board of Trustees. This year, Individual Studies graduate
                                  Valley graduate, Lisa Garibaldi
senior production manager                                                  Jennifer Schroeder was one of those who shared her experience
                                  Burke ’99; the couple has                 and insights:
at Amsterdam Printing and         two children, 8-year-old Kayla
Litho, where he has worked        and 2-year-old Joshua.                    Nearly 20 years ago, Schroeder put her dreams of college on
since January 2002.                                                         hold when she became a full-time mother. Five years ago,
                                  Brent Kosoc ’95 was named                 when her husband was diagnosed with cancer, she began to
Since 1991, Joseph Pennisi ’87    project executive at BBL                   worry about her family’s future.
has been a senior software        Construction Services in Albany.           “I had realized that if anything ever happened to my husband
engineering manager employed      In his new position, Kosoc                 that I would be left to raise our children on an income that
with Lenovo International,        oversees a group of project                was based on a high school diploma. Everything that my
an IBM corporation located in     managers and superintendents               husband and I have worked so hard to achieve in order to
North Carolina.                   in the field that specialize in            beat the statistics and have a successful family would go
Daniel Edmans ’88 works as        commercial, multi-family and               down the tubes.”
a field applications engineer     hospitality construction.                  To prevent her fears from being realized, Schroeder enrolled
for PicoLight, a company          Albany Broadcasting Company                at Hudson Valley: “An education can free those who are
located in Colorado.              promoted Patrick Ryan ’95                  enslaved by circumstance, breaking the cycle and bestow
                                                                             possibility. An education is something that many are given,
Carol Hynes-Buckley ’89           to marketing consultant
                                                                             some take this gift for granted…. For me, an education meant
works for Purshe Kaplan           for WFLY/WAJZ. Ryan, who
                                                                             life, survival and most importantly, the future of my children.”
Sterling Investments (PKS) as     started with WYJB in 1993,
                                  rejoined the company in                    The Wynantskill resident is now studying for a bachelor’s
a financial advisor. She also
                                  2003 as vice president for                 degree in social theory, social structure and change at Empire
is a member of the Galway                                                    State College.
Lake Association and serves       marketing after working for
on Galway’s Board of              a Georgia broadcaster.                    “I will never forget those who have given so much of themselves
                                                                            to my learning experience. I take with me not only knowledge,
Assessment Review.                Peter Mackrell ’97 is currently           but essential life skills – and most importantly, the fact that
Karen Asher ’89 works for         employed with Novellus                   they have made me a better person and gave me the gift to
Key Bank as the Northeast         Systems as a field service               believe in myself.”
region commercial banking         engineer. He lives in Milford,          Your investment in Hudson Valley Community College’s Annual
portfolio administration          Pa., with his wife, Kristi.            Fund helps fuel dreams. See page 7 for ways to give or use the
manager/vice president.                                                  enclosed envelope to send your gift today.
campus news
                 Hudson Valley Community College has signed landmark             Nursing, Paramedic and
                 articulation agreements with Excelsior College that will        Respiratory Care students
                 allow students enrolled in business and technology              tested their skills by partic-
                 programs to earn up to three years of a four-year degree        ipating in an emergency
                 at Hudson Valley and then transfer seamlessly to Excelsior      preparedness/smallpox
                 to earn a baccalaureate degree.                                 vaccination drill on campus
                                                                                 this spring.
                 Eight agreements pertain to programs in Hudson Valley’s
                 School of Business, and one applies to a program in the         Organized by Rensselaer County, the drill was designed
                 School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies.              to test the county’s response to a fictitious smallpox
                                                                                 outbreak. More than 70 students and faculty members
                 The agreements also allow students who take the bulk of
                                                                                 completed the training, which gained them three certifi-
                 their coursework online the ability to continue that mode
                                                                                 cations: small pox vaccinator, small pox clinic manager
                 of study, rather than transferring to a college that offers
                                                                                 and small pox adverse event take site monitor. During the
                 only traditional, in-class instruction.
                                                                                 drill, 10 to 15 students simulated the vaccination process,
                 “Many of our online students juggle work, families              and others acted as patients.
                 and school,” said Dr. Carolyn Curtis, vice president for
                 academic affairs. “This is a perfect partnership because
                 it gives those students the ability to pursue their four-
                                                                                 A $1.825 million federal grant — the largest competitive
                 year degree in the same convenient way.”
                                                                                 grant secured in the college’s history — will allow Hudson
                                                                                 Valley to enhance instructional technology and laboratory
                                                                                 facilities. The award, from the U.S. Department of Education’s
                 Hudson Valley now offers a Semiconductor
                                                                                 “Strengthening Institutions” program, will provide:
                 Manufacturing Technology program that is designed
                 to meet the needs of businesses — such as IBM,                  • $873,000 for instructional technology upgrades in
                 Evident Technologies in Troy, and the proposed Tokyo              52 classrooms on campus.
                 Electron facility in Albany — in New York’s Tech Valley.        • $525,000 for a Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
                 The first class of students will graduate with associate          Lab for the new Electrical Technology: Semiconductor
                 degrees in applied science in 2007.                               Manufacturing Technology program.
                                                                                 • $263,000 for the creation of a Digital Language Lab, a
                 The college collaborated with the University at Albany and
                                                                                   computer-assisted learning environment that will allow
                 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to develop the program,
                                                                                   the Foreign Language and English as a Second Language
                 formally known as Electrical Technology: Semiconductor
                                                                                   programs to use the Internet in the application of
                 Manufacturing Technology. Students will receive a
                                                                                   coursework. The lab will accommodate 24 students,
                 combination of classroom education and hands-on
                                                                                   but others in remote locations will be able to access all
                 instruction, which will be taught in the clean room labs at
                                                                                   of the lab’s resources via the Internet.
                 UAlbany’s School of NanoSciences and NanoEngineering.

 6               “This new program will not only expand opportunities for
                 current students and future high school graduates, but also
                 will provide men and women who are currently working
                 with the opportunity to upgrade their skills and train for
                                                                                 • $164,000 for a stand-alone computer networking lab
                                                                                   that will allow the college to offer new areas of study,
                                                                                   including Networking, Server Administration,
                                                                                   Telecommunications, and Information Technology,
                                                                                   within its Computer Information Systems program.
                 a new career,” Department Chair P. Philip White said.
                                                                                 The grant will provide the college with with $365,000
                                                                                 annually over a five-year period that began Oct. 1, 2005.

       Sandra Galligan     Donald Heckelman   Sherri Mackey       Drew Marrochello   Carol McCarthy       Maryanne Pepe     Carol Wilber

                 Seven faculty and staff members from Hudson Valley            Sandra Galligan of the Nursing Department; Associate
                 Community College were named recipients of the                Professor Donald Heckelman of the Engineering Science
                 prestigious State University of New York Chancellor’s         Department; Capital District Educational Opportunity Center
                 Award for Excellence for 2005.                                Associate Director Sherri Mackey; Director of Athletics
                                                                               Drew Marrochello; Professor Carol McCarthy, faculty liaison
                 The award, which recognizes exceptional contributions
                                                                               to the Center for Effective Teaching; Assistant Professor
                 to the university by dedicated professionals, has been
                                                                               Maryanne Pepe of the Human Services Department; and
                 given to 88 faculty and staff members since its inception
                                                                               Associate Professor Carol Wilber of the EOC.
                 in 1972. This year’s recipients are: Associate Professor
                            Deep Roots at the College Lead to
Photo by Anthony Salamone

                            a Commitment to Its Strong Future
                                 An active member of his church and someone who has
                                 given much of his life to community service, Jim Walsh ’61
                                 has strong convictions about charitable giving.
                                 “At some time in life, it hits you like a ton of bricks that
                                 you owe something for what you’ve received,
                                 and what you’ve been given,” he explained.
                                 “It’s just not right to take and not give back.”

                                                                                                                                                                          Photo courtesy of Jim Walsh
                                 Hudson Valley Community College has bene-
                                 fited from Walsh’s philanthropic philosophy.
                                 He is one of the first alumni to become a
                                 member of the Heritage Society, which recog-
                                 nizes individuals who have made generous
                                 gifts to the Hudson Valley Community College
                                 Foundation through bequests, trusts, and
                                 other life income gifts.
                                                                                                Family ties: Each of Jim Walsh’s four children – Scott, Erika, Lyn and
                                 “I knew I’d do this as soon as I saw the announcement          Timothy (left to right) – attended Hudson Valley. Erika ’93 and Lyn ’86
                                 of the opportunity for investment in the college,”             are alumnae. Their father (inset) was a member of the Class of 1961.

                                 Walsh said.
                                 It’s his way of paying dividends on the investment the         Timothy, both attended the college; and one of his
                                 college made in him. One of six children in a family that      brothers, Ed, is a graduate of Veterans’ Vocational
                                 had little money available for higher education, Walsh         School, which was the predecessor of the college.
                                 admits he had little sense of direction when he found          Another older brother, Tony, recently retired from
                                 his way to the college and enrolled in the Construction        Hudson Valley’s faculty.
                                 Technology program.                                            “My family roots go back to the birth of this college,”
                                 “It was just by luck that I chose that program from the        Walsh said proudly.
                                 few listed then in a brochure I was given, but I strongly                                                  – Judith White
                                 believe that without that degree from Hudson Valley,
                                 I could never have landed my job as an area manager            For more information about planned giving and the
                                 for Niagara Mohawk,” he reflected.                             Heritage Society, contact Marvin LeRoy at (518) 629-8007
                                 Walsh began working for Niagara Mohawk as a meter
                                 reader, advanced to draftsman and then to management;
                                 he retired from the company in 1994.
                                 His courses at Hudson Valley gave him the edge he
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                                 needed. “I had learned the basics of construction at the             assists the college in meeting unmet needs and seizing
                                 college, so I had a good understanding of the building                unexpected opportunities.
                                 trades and of surveying, estimating, and various design
                                 methodologies. That course offered many different                       Donations to the 2004-05 Annual Fund totaled more
                                 avenues I could have taken.”                                            than $200,000. You can contribute to the 2005-06
                                 His education and work experience landed him a                           Annual Fund in a variety of ways:
                                 new job in retirement: in 2004, he was appointed                         • Call (518) 629-8077 to make a pledge or contribute
                                 Troy’s deputy mayor by a fellow alumnus, Troy Mayor                        using a Visa or MasterCard.
                                 Harry Tuntunjian ’89.
                                                                                                          • If you’re a New York State or Hudson Valley employee,
                                 “The city has underground utilities and departments for                    you can make a gift via payroll deduction. Talk to
                                 planning/engineering, and billing/customer service,                        your employer’s payroll officer to find out more.
                                 so it was very similar to what I dealt with at Niagara                    • Shop online through By becoming a
                                 Mohawk, sort of a natural fit,” Walsh explained.                            member of this free and secure site, you can shop at
                                 It wasn’t Walsh’s first foray into public service. He                       more than 600 online stores, including Office Depot,
                                 was twice elected to the Rensselaer County Board of                         L.L. Bean, Hallmark, and Dell, and have up to
                                 Supervisors, and later to the Rensselaer County                            26 percent of the cost of each purchase donated to
                                 Legislature. He also is former chairman of the                             the Foundation.
                                 Rensselaer County Republican Party, and served as                        • Send your gift (check or money order made payable
                                 a New York State commissioner of elections.                                to the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation)
                                 And like so many other alumni, Walsh isn’t the only                       to Hudson Valley Community College Foundation,
                                 person in his family to have a connection to the college:                 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180.
                                 his two daughters, Lyn Walsh ’86 and Erika Walsh ’93,                 • Contribute via the Web using the Annual Fund
                                 are Hudson Valley alumnae; his two sons, Scott and                     Donation Form or by sending an e-mail to
     calendar of events
2005 Homecoming Football Game
1 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2005
 Alfred State College Pioneers vs. Hudson Valley Vikings

  The History of Murder and Forensic Science
  1 p.m. Thursday, October 20
   Bulmer Telecommunications Center

                                                                                                                                Photo by Anthony Salamone
   Dr. Michael Baden, renowned forensic pathologist, will
   discuss his extensive experience investigating murders
    using state-of-the-art forensic tools.

    Dental Hygiene Reunion
    6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29, 2005
    Siek Campus Center Dining Hall                          Hudson Valley Community College held its 51st
                                                            Commencement on Saturday, May 21, and this year,
     Parking Lot Nation Meets the Long Emergency            1,634 graduates earned associate degrees or certificates.
     Noon and 1 p.m., Tuesday, November 1                   Hudson Valley President Andrew J. Matonak, Ed.D. gave
     Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium            the commencement address.
     James H. Kunstler will discuss the coming global
     energy predicament and its implications for how
     we live in the United States – and the suburbs.

     Veena Chandra plays Sitar and Tabla
     11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3
     Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

     Fall Scholarship Reception
     2 p.m. Monday, December 5
     Bulmer Telecommunications Center
                                                            Corporate Partner Recognized: Clough, Harbour & Associates —
     Alumni Night at the Music Hall                         one of the nation’s largest engineering firms — received the
    A performance by legendary Flamenco guitarist           college’s first-ever Corporate Excellence Award in recognition of
    Paco Pena, hailed by The New York Times as              the company’s reputation in the field and commitment to Hudson
    “a virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience            Valley and its alumni. Joining Alumni Association President
    beyond the frets of mortal man.”                        Peter Semenza ’87 (first on left) and Hudson Valley President
                                                            Andrew J. Matonak, Ed.D. (eighth from left) from Clough, Harbour
   8 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2006
                                                            are: William Lucarelli ’73, partner; William Harbour ’60,
   Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
                                                            partner; Michael Bianchino ’79, principal; Brian Marx ‘87,
                                                            principal; James Ryan ’68, partner; Dennis Hilton ’69, partner;
  Distinguished Service Awards Luncheon                     George Cline ’67, principal; and David Wahrlich ’75, principal.
  Noon, Friday, April 7, 2006                               The Alumni Association also honored four other individuals
  McDonough Sports Complex                                  for their commitment to the college and their communities:
                                                            James Barbieri ’75, William Fagan ’73, Anne S. Morgan, and
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