Dutchess Community College held its annual graduation ceremony May 21. Associate degrees and career certificates in 52 programs of study were conferred on 1,132 graduates, who range in age from 17 to 66. The graduation ceremony was held at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center with almost 4,000 in attendance.

Dutchess Community College has named Ellen Gambino, Ed. D. vice president of Academic Affairs and Diana Pollard executive director of the DCC Foundation.

Dr. Radu Ioanid, director of the International Archival Program, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., will give a presentation called "The Holocaust in Romania: The Fate of the Romanian Jews and Roma Under the Antonescu Administration" on April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Greenspan Cafeteria.

Dr. Landon Storrs, associate professor of history at the University of Iowa, will deliver a lecture called "Hidden Convictions: The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left" on April 2 at 7 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre on the Dutchess Community College main campus.

The Music School at Dutchess Community College, part of DCC's Office of Community Services, will host a recital featuring members of its faculty March 28 at 4 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre on DCC's main campus.

Denise Doring VanBuren, vice president of public relations at Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., and Michael Francis Dupree, freelance writer and Hyde Park Planning Board chairman, were appointed to the Dutchess Community College Board of Trustees at its Feb. 10 meeting.

The Dutchess Community College Foundation will host its 43rd Annual Craft Fair on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day on the DCC main campus in Poughkeepsie. This has become one of the area's most anticipated hand-made crafts events.

Twenty-seven Dutchess Community College freshmen were formally awarded the 2014 Charles E. and Mabel E. Conklin Scholarship for Academic Excellence recently, joining family members and DCC staff members for a luncheon on campus. When combined with the Conklin scholars who began at DCC last fall, 64 students currently are benefiting from the initiative.

Two concerts will take place this fall at Dutchess Community College that are free and open to the public. Members of the DCC music faculty will perform vocal and instrumental selections Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre in Dutchess Hall on the DCC Poughkeepsie campus. On Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., West Point Band members Denver Dill (trumpet) and Yalin Chi (piano) will perform, also in the James and Betty Hall Theatre. Receptions will follow both performances, and the faculty concert will be streamed live at