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LIU’s Hudson Graduate Centers at Rockland and Westchester Celebrate Merger and Rebranding

Two ribbon-cutting ceremonies — at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sept. 7 — will mark the official name change for the University’s Hudson Valley campuses

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Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
Hudson Graduate Center at Rockland,
Long Island University
(718) 780-4137

Orangeburg, N.Y. — To celebrate the merger and rebranding of its two Hudson Valley campuses, Long Island University will host two special ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

University President David J. Steinberg will deliver remarks before cutting the ribbons at the Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester at 10 a.m. and at the Hudson Graduate Center at Rockland at 1 p.m. Local political and business leaders are expected to attend, and a reception will follow each ceremony.

As of Sept. 1, the two campuses are officially renamed Long Island University's Hudson Graduate Centers at Rockland and Westchester. The merger offers students unprecedented convenience, giving them access to educational opportunities, facilities and services on both sides of the Hudson River. Students have increased program options and can take classes at both campuses.

Dr. Sylvia Blake, dean and chief operating officer of the Hudson Graduate Centers, also will address the invited guests, who will include Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino, Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef, other community leaders, students and faculty.

"In combining the resources of the two campuses, the sum is greater than its parts," declared Dr. Blake, adding, "The name change is in keeping with the services we are providing to the region as a whole and Westchester and Rockland communities in particular."

Between the two campuses, students have 70 academic programs from which to choose. Most of the programs are offered at both campuses. Some areas of study continue to be offered exclusively at one campus or the other, but students now have the opportunity to take some of their classes at the sister campus. Other benefits include increased scholarship funding; an expanded network, including a larger alumni base; a greater number of faculty members; and a broader array of internships and student teaching placements.

Students also can use the facilities at both campuses, including the computer labs, while continuing to enjoy the personalized attention that is a hallmark of a Long Island University education.

For more information, please contact the Rockland Campus at (845) 359-7200 and the Westchester Campus at (914) 831-2700.

Long Island University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y. 10577; Long Island University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Rockland is located at 70 Route 340, Orangeburg, N.Y. 10962.

Posted 08/31/2011

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