Since 1966, the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), a division of Hudson Valley Community College and part of the State University of New York, has offered tuition-free academic and workforce development opportunities to disadvantaged and educationally under-prepared individuals. As a result, thousands of Capital Region residents have gained self-confidence in their own potential, realized career goals, and obtained self-sufficiency and economic independence.

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Denise Fernandez-Pallozzi, Ed.DDenise Fernandez-Pallozzi, Ed.D
2022 - Present

Lucille MarionLucille Marion, Ph.D.
1995 – 2022

James SharpJames Emerson Sharp
1974 – 1995

Abraham BolgatzAbraham Bolgatz
1968 – 1974

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Educational Opportunity Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or political affiliation. The following person has been designated to handle all inquiries, reports and requests for consultation and counseling or complaints: EOC Coordinator of Student Services/ Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 431 River St., Troy, NY 12180, (518) 273-1900 ext. 2217

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Fax: (518) 273-1919


431 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

Albany Center for Education
30 North Russell Road (Second Floor), Albany, NY 12206
NOTE: The Albany location is open for ESL classes only.

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