Awards and Achievements/Local College Students

Five Students Named as Recipients of SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence

TROY, NY (04/05/2016)-- Five Hudson Valley Community College students were recently recognized with one of the highest honors bestowed on a student in the State University of New York system.

Local recipients of the prestigious honor included:

Taylar Delisle of Mechanicville. Delisle, who is studying in the Liberal Arts and Science: Humanities and Social Science program, is president and captain of the Cheerleading and Pep Squad Club and has actively worked to promote student involvement in campus events. She has twice been named to the President's List, which notes students who have a term grade point average above 3.5. Outside of campus, she is an assistant coach for Watervliet Pop Warner and has volunteered for several charities, including Avery's Angels, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, a sexual violence awareness campaign.

Erica Shudt of Melrose.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers 80 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.

Kimberlee Kocienski of Schaghticoke, N.Y., Hands in All-New England and/or All-ECAC Indoor Track & Field Performance

WORCESTER, MA (04/05/2016)-- Kimberlee Kocienski finished in the top eight in at least one of the three regional indoor track and field championships to earn All-New England and/or All-ECAC honors this past winter.