Featured in the above picture, Dr. Pamela R. Eddington, Ed.D, President , Dutchess Community College, Krista Jones Founder and Executive Director and 2019 Falcon Award for Business Excellence Recipient, and Michael Dupree, Chair, DCC Board of Trustees.

Dutchess Community College recently celebrated the 2019 Annual Falcon Award for Business Excellence on November 14, 2019. This year’s honoree is Krista Jones, Founder and Executive Director the Sparrow’s Nest. Krista embodies the energy, spirit, humility and compassion that is essential to this organization’s ability to deliver over 40,000 homemade meals a year-at no charge-to sustain families as they travel a path to wellness following a cancer diagnosis (click here).

Past Inductees:  Inaugural 2017 Falcon Award: Evelyn Constantino, Chief Operating Officer of waste and recycling management services company Royal Carting (click here). 2018 Falcon Award: Sam Simon, MD., Founder Hudson Valley Fresh, retired Orthopedic Surgeon, Chairman of the Board of Visitors, Mid Hudson Regional Hospital. (click here)

Corbally, Gartland and Rappleyea, LLP is proud of its longstanding relationship with Dutchess Community College. The firm is a founding sponsor of the Business Person of the Year Award, having co-partnered in the past with the Poughkeepsie Journal to bestow this honor, and currently sponsors the contemporary distinction; the Falcon Award for Business Excellence.

Corbally, Gartland and Rappleyea, LLP is wholly committed to the advancement of higher education in Dutchess County. Richard V. Corbally, Esq and Of Counsel at the Firm served as General Counsel and past Board Chairperson and board member at the college. Following Richard’s tenure was the late Allan E. Rappleyea, Esq. Partner.  Allan would have argued that one of his most laudable achievements was the work he did alongside the Dutchess Community College administration and professional staff. Representative of his devotion to the college is scholarship in Allan and his wife Julia’s name currently in place at the college. Retired Professor of History,  and past Dutchess United Educators of Dutchess Community College President (1997-2014),  Joseph Norton, can be credited with assembling his peers in education to spearhead scholarship in Allan’s name. Each year, Dutchess Community College awards about $450,000 in scholarship to individuals.

Dutchess Community College graduates are many and they have established a robust footprint of distinction here in the our community. Please join the college in support of individuals and businesses who are committed to excellence; to the growth and revitalization of the many communities, businesses and non-profit organizations here in Dutchess County and beyond.

For more information about Dutchess Community College, click here.
For more information about Dutchess Community College Foundation, click here.
For more information about the Allan E. and Julia M. Rappleyea Memorial Scholarship and how to apply, click here.
For more information about the many scholarships provided by the Dutchess Community College Foundation and how to apply, click here.

For more information about Krista Jones and the Sparrow’s Nest, click here.

 

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