Spotlight: Jacqueline I.

"By attending Dutchess as a Conklin Scholar, (students graduating in the top 10% of their Dutchess County high school can attend DCC tuition-free for two years), I saved money that will later go toward law school. Dutchess provided an opportunity to get a great education while preparing for the future, especially during financially difficult times.

The DCC campus is gorgeous. I traveled to many community colleges with the Dutchess volleyball team, and not one other college comes close to the beautiful structure of the DCC buildings or the landscape that surrounds them.

The professors and staff are extremely helpful. They make themselves available to their students and aren't difficult to approach. Personally, when I needed to ask one of my professors about a certain assignment or lecture, I felt as if they were happy to see me and always were helpful in answering my question. In addition, they are interested in our opinions and involve us during class, which makes the learning experience so much easier and enjoyable."

– Jacqueline I., alum