HVCC Offers Free Academic Advisement at Washington Ave. Branch

HVCC Offers Free Academic Advisement at Washington Ave. Branch

January 27, 2017 | Adult Services

Hudson Valley Community College is now offering academic advisement sessions at APL’s Washington Ave. Branch. The free sessions will take place in library study rooms on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. and are part of the college’s effort to enhance accessible educational opportunities for all local residents.

Appointments at the Washington Ave. Branch are available, and walk-ins are welcome if there is no previously scheduled appointment at the same time. To schedule an appointment, call HVCC at (518) 629-7338.

“Hudson Valley has a long tradition of meeting the needs of the community by offering both credit-bearing academic and non-credit fast-track workforce development training,” said Debra Kowalski, off-campus coordinator and academic counselor with the college’s Office of Continuing Education, Summer Sessions and Workforce Development.

“By collaborating with the Albany Public Library, we hope to establish a valuable service to Albany residents, and those who work in the area, by providing a convenient location where they can learn what the college has to offer,” Kowalski said.

The free academic advisement sessions are one-on-one meetings with a Hudson Valley advisor to discuss both credit-bearing classes and academic programs and non-credit fast-track career training. Each meeting is tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of each individual. 

“Albany Public Library is all about connecting people to the resources they need to better their lives. This service augments the college and career resources the library already provides to patrons, and adds value to the library-going experience,” said Amy McLaughlin, APL community engagement coordinator.

Academic advisement sessions are free and open to the public.

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is APL's public information officer, and manages the library's communications, public relations, and marketing efforts. No, she isn't a librarian, but feels as if she's among her people here at the library.