DCC Student Earns Sheriff's Association Criminal Justice Scholarship

December 22, 2011 – A New York State Sheriff’s Association Institute Criminal Justice Scholarship has been awarded to Dutchess Community College student and Pleasant Valley resident Jesse Fuerst. The $250 award is presented annually to a full-time Criminal Justice major from each community college in New York state. Candidates for the scholarship must excel academically as well as demonstrate financial need.

DCC President Dr. D. David Conklin, Dutchess County Undersheriff Kirk Imperati, DCC Criminal Justice Program Chair Dan Valentine and others were on hand to present the award.

“Jesse is an outstanding individual who has distinguished himself as a student,” said Valentine. “He has the respect of his fellow students as well as the faculty and is most deserving of this award.”

Fuerst is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, maintains a 3.94 GPA and is an active member of the College’s Criminal Justice Club and the Student Government Association.  In addition, he serves as a justice on DCC’s Student Appeal Board. He will attend Utica College in January to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

For more information, contact Dan Valentine at (845) 431-8353 or valentin@sunydutchess.edu.