DCC Student Earns Vanguard Award

February 24, 2020 – Joseph Schneider of Poughkeepsie, a second-year student in Dutchess Community College’s Clinical Laboratory Technology associate degree program and Phlebotomy certificate program, has earned a 2019-2020 Vanguard Award. He is one of seven students from across the state to earn the honor, which recognizes outstanding post-secondary level students who are enrolled in career or technical education programs that prepare them for professions not traditional for their gender.

Schneider was nominated for the award by Karen Ingham, assistant professor and chair of DCC’s Allied Health and Biological Sciences department. She described Schneider as “a responsible, conscientious and academically driven individual” who is “consistently prepared to participate in both classroom discussions and laboratory activities and who contributes greatly to the academic atmosphere of the course.”

The Vanguard Award is administered by the New York State Nontraditional Employment & Training Program, Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, and is sponsored by the New York State Education Department through a Carl D. Perkins grant.