Four DCC Students Earn SUNY Chancellor's Awards

April 18, 2016 – Four Dutchess Community College students recently were presented with 2016 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence. The awards were presented by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher at a ceremony in Albany.

The recipients are Engineering Science student Paul Christian, New Paltz; Exercise Science and Wellness student Eric Ortiz, Wappingers Falls; Business Administration student Eric Tomik, Pleasant Valley; and Nursing student Danielle Van Ostrand, Poughkeepsie.

“These outstanding students reflect the achievements that are possible when one is committed to excellence both in and out of the classroom,” said DCC President Pamela Edington. “As leaders, they have enriched our campus and our community, and I know they’ll continue to be role models as they continue their education and careers.”

Almost 250 students from 64 SUNY campuses were given the honor this year, which recognizes the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in leadership, athletics, community service, performing arts, campus involvement and career achievement.