Twenty eight Dutchess Community College freshmen were formally awarded the 2017 Charles E. and Mabel E. Conklin Scholarship for Academic Excellence Oct. 9, joining family members, DCC staff and local high school guidance counselors for a luncheon on campus. When combined with the Conklin scholars who began at DCC last fall, 59 students currently are benefiting from the initiative, which is made possible by Charles Conklin of Pleasant Valley and the DCC Foundation.

Quilts created by Hudson Valley artists and quilt reproductions from the FDR Library Collection will be on display until Oct. 22 in the College's Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

In light of the recent national conversation about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) federal policy, a 21-minute documentary called "DREAMers Among US" will be shown in Dutchess Community College's James and Betty Hall Theatre on Sept. 22 at noon. The screening is free and open to the public and will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.