October 2, 2013 – On Oct. 1, Dutchess Community College presented events as part of Completion Day, a State University of New York initiative that urges students to finish an associate degree.
DCC hosted a video presentation by “Community College Success” author Isa Adney and an outdoor fair that featured giveaways and a large graduation puzzle for students who took the “completion” pledge. In addition, representatives from various campus offices were on hand to make suggestions and help guide students toward degree completion.
Completion Day adopted the slogan, “Commit. Complete. Compete.” to emphasize that graduation puts students in a better position to compete for scholarships, internships and jobs in an uncertain economy.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that individuals with an associate degree can expect to earn $400,000 more in their lifetime than a high school graduate. Obtaining an associate degree also positions students for success at four-year institutions to which they transfer.