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November 12, 2011 — At Empire State College, of the State University of New York, we believe that people with the will to learn deserve every opportunity to achieve their goals. But with the demands placed on working adults in a multitasking, modern world, a conventional college education is often not an option…or even the best way for individuals to get the most out of their educational experience. SUNY Empire State College is the answer. (1 MB PDF)

November 5, 2011 — The Car Care Council has named Audra Fordin its first Female Service Shop Owner of the Year. Read more.

October 9, 2010 — First Gender-Balanced Automotive Broadcast Team Hits The U.S. Airwaves — read more

July 10, 2010 — The two-student North Dakota team of McKenzie Nordland, 17, and Jonathan Anderson, 18, bested top teams from the other 49 states in a timed competition by perfectly diagnosing repair challenges in 61 minutes 30 seconds to claim the title of best young auto technicians at the 61st annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills National Championship held on the front lawn of Ford World Headquarters in Deaborn, Mich., Tuesday, June 15, 2010.

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February 27, 2010Victor Muller, owner and CEO of Spyker Cars, the new owner of Saab, will be a featured guest on the Auto Lab simulcast Live from New York here on The Auto Channel this Saturday Morning.

September 29, 2009 — Bruce Bendell and GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz received the Greater New York Councils Boy Scouts of America Good Scout Award in recognition of their professional achievements and community service. They also raised $175,000 for the Boy Scouts at the awards ceremony.

April 17, 2009 — ‘America’s Top Technician’ Title Won by Los Angeles High School Students at National Automotive Technology Competition

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This Week's Guest Automotive Experts - Saturday, 21 January 2012

PHOTOHarold Bendell - Major World

PHOTOFred Bordoff - New York Center for Automotive Technology (NYCAT)

PHOTOTim Cacace - Master Mechanix Auto Body and Auto Repairs and the Consortium for Automotive Education

PHOTORobert Erskine - Senior European Correspondent from London, England

PHOTOAudra Fordin - Great Bear Auto Repairs and Auto Body

PHOTOJoe Guarino - Joe Guarino Automotive Repairs and Access Automotive Communications

PHOTONicole Markson - Auto Empowerment

PHOTOMichael Porcelli - Central Avenue Info and I-Car

PHOTONick Prague - Metropolitan Transportation Authority Training Superintendent and Rockland Community College, SUNY

PHOTOVictor Principe - Hostos Community College, CUNY, and Little Italy Auto Repairs

PHOTOHolly Reich - Automotive and travel writer, contributing to a variety of publications including, Rides, Elite Traveler, and

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