Spotlight: Joe H.

"DCC: Discover Connect Change. These words may seem vague and abstract, but I can testify to their precision because they outline my steps to success here at DCC.

Granted, success is defined differently for each person. However, my experience at Dutchess Community College has helped me achieve personal success and reach higher levels of growth than I ever thought possible. Sound clichéd? Maybe. But the truth is that DCC has incredible resources that students and communities are discovering and connecting to every day. At DCC, I thrived from a diversity of on-campus experiences: intellectually stimulating classes, academic resources, the beautiful campus scenery and interacting with other students, with whom I made invaluable friendships.

With exposure to different people and ideas and a growing self-assurance, I discovered a more passionate and articulate voice. I see this voice permeating my writing, speaking and even my thinking. This change all started when I discovered what I wanted from life and connected to it at DCC. I'm looking forward to taking all I've learned to my next school, Cornell."

– Joe H., alum