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Encyclopedia > Hudson Valley Community College

Hudson Valley Community College, a SUNY associated two-year college, is located in Troy in Rensselaer County, New York. The school was founded in 1953 as the Hudson Valley Technical Institute and currently offers programs in fifty areas of study. Although about eighty percent of the students are from the local area, the remainder are from other parts of New York and other states. The State University of New York (acronym SUNY; usually pronounced SOO-nee) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. ... Looking west down Broadway at downtown Troy. ... Rensselaer County is a county in the state of New York. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ...


Locally referred to as HVCC, the school has over 50 active clubs and organizations, and recently completed renovations to the Siek Campus Center and, in the near future, Marvin Library Resource Center.


One extremely popular location on campus is the Learning Assistance Center (on the lower level of the Library) where students can receive help in math, writing, study strategies, and other subjects such as biology, accounting, history, and sociology among others.


The school currently has an enrollment of over 12,000 students, and is currently suffering from a severe lack of parking, especially in the fall, when one can find most of the lawns covered with the vehicles of late-comers to class. James Cronce of Delmar,NY who has been going to the college for over 10 years explains "The reason I have not graduated is I can never find a parking place and am late for class!!" Matthew Rinaldi of Troy takes up 3 spaces with his Ford Excursion.


The college currently ranks as the largest college in terms of enrollment in the Capital District and the second largest in size following SUNY Albany. The Capital District is an imprecise regional definition (much like Upstate New York) that generally refers to the four counties surrounding Albany, the capital of New York: Schenectady County, Albany County, Saratoga County and Rensselaer County. ...


HVCC also has a stellar Distance Learning Program, and many degrees can be completed fully online. Convicted killer Christopher Porco from Delmar, NY attented the college in 2004 and used forged transcripts from HVCC to get readmitted to University of Rochester. Porco car pooled with James Cronce for the semester and lack of parking and the tardiness of Cronce are the reasons Porco had to forge his transcripts. Christopher Porco, (b. ...


External link

  • Hudson Valley Community College webpage

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Hudson Valley Community College - About Hudson Valley Community College (779 words)
Hudson Valley Community College’s mission is to provide dynamic, student-centered, comprehensive, and accessible educational opportunities that address the diverse needs of the community.
The college is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees, which is appointed by the Governor (4), the Rensselaer County Legislature (5), and elected from among the student body (1).
The college is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education and is a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Hudson Valley - encyclopedia article about Hudson Valley. (1970 words)
The Hudson Valley refers to the canyon A canyon, or gorge, is a valley walled by cliffs.
, the Hudson Valley formed the heart of the New Netherland New Netherland (Dutch: Nieuw-Nederland, Latin: Nova Belgica or Novum Belgium) was the territory claimed by the United Provinces (the Netherlands) on the eastern coast of North America in the 17th century.
The valley became of the most important regions of conflict during the American Revolution American Revolution is the series of events, ideas, and changes that resulted in the political separation of thirteen colonies in North America from the British Empire and the creation of the United States of America.
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