For 2016 graduate Katherine Dubosh, a college degree came before a high school diploma! That’s because she graduated from Rondout Valley High School with honors in June, over a month after turning her high honors tassel at SUNY Ulster.
Katherine decided to attend Ulster in the 10th grade. Lucia Pecore, SUNY Ulster Assistant Director of Admissions, remembers being skeptical about Katherine’s application two years ago, but she quickly realized that this ambitious student was determined to get her Associate’s degree when she graduated from high school. Katherine has not regretted her decision. She says, “Attending SUNY Ulster is one of the best decisions I made for myself in high school.”
“Being in high school and college was definitely a challenge. I think the biggest challenge was time management, especially during my junior year. I stayed in high school until 2:20 and then took night and online classes during my free time.” Katherine told us. Despite the difficulties she experienced while maintaining her busy schedule, Katherine says she was elated to cross the commencement stage on May 18th, adding, “I felt like my hard work had finally paid off.”
Katherine is attending SUNY New Paltz for their pre-med program, which involves a 7 year BS/DO degree. We wish this motivated alumna all the best for her future at New Paltz and beyond!