Four DCC Students Receive SUNY Chancellor's Award

April 27, 2010 – Four students at Dutchess Community College were honored with the 2010 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Students Danielle Dixon of Wappingers Falls, Jacquelyn Fego of Brewster, Matthew Scanlon of LaGrange and Simmy Williams of Millbrook are among the 228 students from SUNY campuses presented with the award.

The average Grade Point Average (GPA) for this year’s recipients is 3.8. 

Each year, SUNY campus presidents establish a selection committee, which reviews exemplary members of their college communities who are graduating. Nominees are then reviewed by the Chancellor’s Office and recommendations are made to the Chancellor.

“These students have excelled academically and taken advantage of what SUNY has to offer outside the classroom,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. “They are proven leaders, athletes, artists, community servants and much more.”

In addition, two DCC students who are part of international honor society Phi Theta Kappa were selected to join the All USA Academic Team. Kelly Tripp was chosen for the second team, and Dustin Kirkpatrick was named to the third team.

“I’d like to congratulate our students on achieving these great honors,” said DCC President
Dr. D. David Conklin. “The fact that DCC students are consistently recognized with academic awards says much about their dedication and hard work, and also the quality of the education they are receiving.” 




Founded in 1957, Dutchess Community College is a two-year community college that has earned a reputation for providing an outstanding education at the lowest tuition in New York state. Its main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a satellite campus in Wappingers Falls. For more information, visit