Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities in Kingston Receives Grant from Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities in Kingston has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. The Clemente Course, in its sixth year at the Kingston Library, offers a cost-free college-level introduction to the humanities—philosophy, literature, U.S. history, art history, critical thinking and writing—to Ulster County residents living on low incomes. The Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union grant will support student expenses such as books and childcare. Students who successfully complete the yearlong course can earn six free transferable Bard College credits.
“Bard College gratefully acknowledges and thanks the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union for its generosity and belief in the power of education to change lives,” said Marina van Zuylen, academic director of the Clemente Course and professor of French and comparative literature at Bard, stressing how vital support from business leaders and others in the community is to the success of the program.
“We’re pleased to support such a unique program for Ulster County residents,” said Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union President and CEO Mary Madden. “The skills and knowledge gained in this program can help put people on an amazing path to lifelong learning.”
For more information about the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities, please visit firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail email@example.com. For more information about the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, visit hvfcu.org.
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