MONTPELIER — Students, staff and faculty of the Community College of Vermont (CCV) in Montpelier recently hosted the center’s first annual Empty Bowls dinner to benefit the Vermont Food Bank (VFB). By the end of the night, there were certainly plenty of empty bowls to be seen, as nearly 200 guests mingled after enjoying a […]
It’s official: the graduates have made the walk, been handed their degrees, and flipped their tassels from left to right. But leading up to that moment, a fair amount was asked of the Class of 2014 on Saturday.
“I beg you, I beg you to stay in Vermont, live, work, raise a family in the best state of the fifty states, that’s my plea to you today,” Governor Peter Shumlin told the Class of 2014.
There’s nervousness. Pride. Joy. Anxiety. It’s like riding a big, rollercoaster of emotion and you’re just shy of the final loop-d-loop.
“I’m so content right now, things feel really good,” said Olivia Smith-Hammond. “I’m nervous, but I’m really trying to work on not fretting about the unknowns.”
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If there’s one thing faculty member Shawn Kerivan has artfully mastered, it’s the power of living creatively.
“The way I teach my classes and lead my life is from the point of view of a creative writer,” says the Stowe-based author. “I try to find the creative approach to everything first and find the energy there.”
Kerivan teaches at CCV in Morrisville. He started in the Learning Center’s writing lab eight years ago and moved quickly to teaching foundational courses, then English Composition, and after a couple years it morphed into “basically every writing course available.”