Dutchess Community College is a two-year college, associated with the State University of New York (SUNY) and is situated on on a hill above Poughkeepsie, New York. The college was founded in 1957 on the site of a former tuberculosis hospital which now makes up Bowne Hall. It offers associate's degrees in 60 programs.
One-third of all Dutchess County high school graduates attend Dutchess Community College. Of the more than 25,000 DCC alumni, the majority make their home in the Hudson Valley and many of them have become civic and community leaders in their towns, villages and counties.
Dutchess Community College is also known under the nickname "Harvard on the Hudson," an allusion to the school to being one the best community colleges of the SUNY education system, though among some students and alumni this nickname is meant somewhat ironically. 2008 marks the 50th Anniversary of Dutchess Community College. In 2008 DCC hosted the Academy Awards ceremony. Since enrolling its first class in 1958, DCC has awarded degrees and certificates to over 30,000 graduates and provided opportunities for thousands of other students who pursued their educational journey at the College.
DUTCHESS COUNTY AND DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP
Apr 16, 2011; POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., April 15 -- The Duchess County Executive issued the following press release: Dutchess County Executive...