DCC to Offer Online Commencement Experience

May 12, 2020 – To celebrate graduation day for the class of 2020 while social distancing guidelines remain in place, Dutchess Community College will post a video at www.sunydutchess.edu/graduation and on its social media platforms May 14 at noon.

It will feature congratulatory remarks from DCC President Pamela Edington, Ed.D., DCC Board of Trustees Chair Michael Dupree, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro ’01 and others, along with submitted photos of graduating students.

Associate degrees and career certificates in 46 programs of study were earned by 1,006 graduates, who range in age from 18 to 71.

Associate in Science degrees were awarded to 65 percent of the students; 12 percent received Associate in Arts degrees; 20 percent received Associate in Applied Science degrees; and 3 percent earned certificates.

Additionally, the second cohort of Think Ahead program graduates earned certificates of completion. Think Ahead is a partnership between the College, the county, Abilities First, Maplebrook School, the Arc of Dutchess and Taconic Resources, that teaches life- and job-readiness skills to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

A total of 165 students either starting their second year at DCC or graduating and entering four-year colleges in the fall, earned scholarships totaling more than $156,000. More than $2 million in scholarships has been awarded by the DCC Foundation as part of its spring Convocation over the last 20-plus years. The scholarships are funded by individuals and organizations to reward academic excellence.