Timmian Massie, senior vice president for Marketing, Public Affairs and Government Relations at Health Quest, was named to the Dutchess Community College Board of Trustees at its December meeting. His term will expire in 2021.

The musical "Legally Blonde" will be staged Nov. 11-13 and 18-20 by members of the Dutchess Community College Performing Arts program and students in DCC's Masquers' Guild Theatre Club.

Dutchess Community College has launched a new site at the Family Partnership Center in the City of Poughkeepsie, where the College's Office of Community Services is offering English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (HSE) classes.

The annual College Fair hosted by Dutchess Community College will take place Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Falcon Hall on the main DCC campus in Poughkeepsie. Registration is not required.

The Music School at Dutchess Community College, part of the office of Community Services, is offering a new chamber music workshop on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. for intermediate- or advanced-level musicians of any instrument who can read musical notation. The workshop will be held on the main DCC campus in Poughkeepsie. Cost is $45.

Dutchess Community College has joined a select group of community colleges in Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national reform network dedicated to improving student success. Participation in ATD, which includes more than 200 colleges, reflects DCC's continuing efforts to implement best practices that facilitate student retention and completion, especially for historically underrepresented populations.

Adults interested in expanding their career options can learn about Dutchess Community College's almost 60 associate degree programs and dozens of accelerated certificate offerings at an open house June 28 at 6 p.m. in room 122 of Bowne Hall on DCC's main campus.