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The Dutchess Community College Foundation will host its 47th Annual Craft Fair on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 24 and 25, 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.

"In the Heights" will be staged Nov. 9-11 and 16-18 by members of the Dutchess Community College Performing Arts program and students in DCC's Masquers' Guild Theatre Club. The show will be directed by AnnChris Warren with musical direction by Elizabeth Gerbi.

One of the region's largest annual college fairs, featuring over 120 public, private, two-year and four-year colleges, will be held Oct. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Falcon Hall on DCC's main campus.

Dutchess Community College will mark Hispanic Heritage Month at its Poughkeepsie campus with 11 events including presentations, films and a unique DJ performance, all scheduled from Sept. 20 - Nov. 1. The theme for the month is "A Glimpse into the Lives of Latina Women." All events are free and open to the public.

Wazir Jefferson, Ed.D., a City of Poughkeepsie native with 15 years of higher education experience, has been named Dutchess Community College's first chief diversity officer.

Colleen Trogisch, a higher education professional with over a decade of service at Dutchess Community College, has been named dean of Student Services.