Spotlight: John Z.

"When I started at DCC, I was a little older than the traditional college student, but soon realized I wasn't alone.

I graduated from Spackenkill High School in 2004 and entered the workforce after graduation. Life was good until one morning when I got up for work and had trouble breathing. When the doctors told me I needed open heart surgery it made me look at life differently. My priorities suddenly came into focus, and I knew I couldn’t put off my dream of a career in environmental science any more. DCC was exactly what I was looking for.

I'll admit, when I first came to DCC I felt like an outsider, but that soon changed when I joined the Outdoor Adventure Club and started becoming more involved. The more time I spent here, the more DCC became my home. I became the President of the Student Government Association and was surrounded with wonderful people of all ages and backgrounds who shared the same ideals and principles that I now hold close to my heart. DCC was the right choice for me and I'm sure it will be the right choice for you."

– John Z., current student