Awards and Achievements/Local College Students

Academic Departments at Hudson Valley Community College Honor Local Students

TROY, NY (07/27/2016)-- Nearly 200 of Hudson Valley Community College's top students were honored with a variety of academic achievement awards this spring. The awards celebrate the depth of student excellence across the college's more than 80 academic programs.

Students are selected for honors by faculty and departmental administrative staff. Local students honored include:

Richard Osborne of Mechanicville, who received the BBL Construction Services Scholarship, which is given to a graduate continuing in the field of civil engineering with an emphasis in construction management and who demonstrates outstanding abilities.

Katherine Greene of Clifton Park, who received the HVCC Dental Hygiene Faculty Memorial Award, which is given to a Dental Hygiene senior who has sustained the highest GPA, and recognizes outstanding academic achievement.

Michael Felthousen of Waterford, who received the Seton Award for Outstanding Patient Care, which is given to a graduating Nursing student who has shown outstanding patient care during his or her studies.

Leah Dugrenier of Melrose, who received the Award for Academic Achievement in Anatomy and Physiology, which is given to a student who has shown academic excellence in the areas of anatomy and physiology.

Martika Martin of Mechanicville, who received the Award for Academic Achievement in Anatomy and Physiology, which is given to a student who has shown academic excellence in the areas of anatomy and physiology.

Laura Labbe of Clifton Park, who received the Academic Excellence in Earth Science, which is given to a student who has shown academic excellence in the study of earth science.

Elise Marson of Clifton Park, who received the The English Department Four L Award: Celebrating Language, Literature, Learning and Laughter, which is presented to a graduating senior in a Liberal Arts or Individual Studies program who has excelled in English.

Leah VonFricken of Mechanicville, who received the Threads Writing Award, which is presented to students whose work is considered among the best published in the 2016 edition of Threads, the English Department's literary magazine.

Erica Shudt of Melrose, who received the The Donna Costello Memorial Award for Excellence in Psychology, which is given to the most outstanding member of the graduating class who is pursuing the study of psychology.

Davra Sanangelo of Clifton Park, who received the Award for Excellence in Human Services, which is given to an outstanding member of the Human Services graduating class.

Christine Thompson of Waterford, who received the Award for Excellence in Chemical Dependency Counseling, which is given to an outstanding member of the Chemical Dependency Counseling graduating class.

Joshua Fontana of Schaghticoke, who received the Clarkson University Transfer Leadership Award, which is given to individuals considering transfer to Clarkson University who will qualify for a partial tuition scholarship should he/she choose to enroll at the university following graduation from Hudson Valley Community College.