Dutchess Community College president highlights students, alumni

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Edington: 40,000 alumni

POUGHKEEPSIE – Students and alumni of Dutchess Community College
were the highlight of President Pamela Edington’s discussion Wednesday
at the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Poughkeepsie.

She focused on several successful undergraduate stories to underscore
the importance of the campus within the local community.
“The college has been here for 60 years, we have some amazing alumns,”
Edington said. She indicated the 40,000 alumni have landed in government
service, the business sector, and education.

“The college has a tremendous impact in the local economy,”
Edington said.
Edington added the new economic reports issued periodically by the institution,
benefits the tax base and overall quality of life in Dutchess County.

An experienced educator and administrator with more than 30 years of service
at community colleges in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Pamela Edington,
Ed.D assumed the presidency of Dutchess Community College in August 2014.

Edington noted that enrollment remains steady, this year, with no major
budget or construction changes planned.