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Abbott L. Wiley Scholarship

Abbott L. Wiley Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor the long relationship Wiley Bros. has had with Hudson Valley Community College. Abbott L. Wiley was a member of the college’s Board of Trustees from 1983-92. Mr. Wiley passed away in 2017 at the age of 100.

Clarence Charles Sliter, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Clarence Charles Sliter, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund has been established to honor the memory of Clarence Charles Sliter, Jr. Chuck was a mechanic for the New York State Department of Transportation for 44 years, as well as an industrious and enterprising man who loved working with anything mechanical. He was...

Dan and Tracy Aunkst with a photo of Dan's aunt, Betty DeFeo, for whom the scholar

Dan and Tracy Aunkst

The Elizabeth M. DeFeo Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dan Aunkst’s aunt, Betty DeFeo, who had a love of learning and a belief in education. Dan got the idea for establishing the scholarship from a co-worker, Agatha Pyskadlo, who had established a...

Dr. B.J. Mangold and Dr. Albert Mangold

Dr. B.J. Mangold and Dr. Albert Mangold

This scholarship was established by Dr. B.J. Mangold in 2005, upon the passing of her mother, Jane S. Mangold. Jane stressed the importance of education to B.J. and her brother at an early age. Jane believed in education and in Hudson Valley specifically, and...


Dr. Frank J. Morgan Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Frank J. Morgan Clock Tower is a 30-foot structure erected in the center of campus to honor one of Hudson Valley’s most distinguished and beloved professors and administrators. Dr. Morgan, who died in 2000, was with Hudson Valley from 1961 to 1985, serving as...

Family and Friends of Susan Mae Magill '74

Family and Friends of Susan Mae Magill '74

The scholarship was started to honor the life and memory of Susan Mae Magill, a 1974 graduate of the Dental Hygiene program. Susan started her career as an Orthodontist Assistant and then moved on to family dentistry. After working with several dentists, she decided...

Friends and Family of Dr. Emil Porcelli

Friends and Family of Dr. Emil Porcelli

The Dr. Emil Porcelli Memorial Scholarship was established to support a student entering the medical profession. Medicine, human understanding, caring, and compassion were gifts he gave, not only to his family but also to the community. He was a gentle man who...

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John Rapp. Jr ’12 Automotive Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2020 by family and friends in memory of John Rapp Jr., who graduated from Hudson Valley in 2012 with an associate’s degree in Automotive Technical Services. Upon graduation he worked for two local GM dealerships, obtaining Master level...


Lt. Michael T. Hynes Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Lt. Michael T. Hynes who graduated from HVCC’s paramedic program. He served as a lieutenant\paramedic with the Schenectady Fire Department until his retirement in 2016, finishing his career in the Arson Investigations Unit....

Mavis Discount Tire

Mavis Discount Tire

The purpose of the Mavis Tire Scholarship for Women is to provide financial and moral support for women who have shown a demonstrated desire to pursue a career in the automotive trade and industry by enrolling in a certified automotive training program. Mavis will...


Michael Joel Kelleher

The Kelleher family created the Sean Anthony Kelleher Memorial Scholarship in 2006. The scholarship is in memory of Sean Kelleher who attended Hudson Valley as a construction technology student and who went on to have a brief but successful career before passing away...


PFC Nathan P. Brown “Pay a Good Deed Forward” Scholarship

PFC Nathan P. Brown was in Iraq for only six weeks before he was killed on Easter Sunday in 2004. A native of South Glens Falls, PFC Brown was assigned to the Army’s National Guard, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, 1st Armored Division. Nathan joined the Army National...

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Steven Sultan Scholarship

Steven “Stevie” Sultan was born on Valentine’s Day, 1921 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He moved to East Greenbush, New York with his family when he was a young child and grew up on a dairy farm with his seven brothers and sisters. Stevie was a standout baseball,...