Trevor Farr drives a 2018 Toyota Tundra the color of a cayenne pepper. The truck smells like it came off the lot yesterday. It’s spotless, inside and out—minus a baseball cap and his son’s (also spotless) car seat in the back.
“I didn’t work well with school, but I was smart. I would skip school and go read books,” says Richard Witting. He dropped out of high school at 17, tried a few classes at CCV, and then moved to the West Coast for more than a decade. In Portland and San Francisco, he returned to familiar work: food.
With just one week to go in the spring semester, CCV is gearing up for graduation! We’ll celebrate the class of 2018 at this year’s commencement on Saturday, June 2 at Norwich University. In the meantime, here’s the April news!
Gary Taylor served in the military and worked as a police officer after graduating from Burlington High School in 1973. He didn’t think a college degree was all that important. Taylor grew up in a blue collar family with a father who believed that if you didn’t work with your hands, it didn’t count as work.
Like the 300 fully online courses that CCV offers each semester, telepresence courses are all about access for students.
Today is the last full day of our adventure. We have seen so many monuments of history and culture. Today being Sunday, there was a lot of foot traffic on the streets. People walking to work, the local boulangerie, a café, or the markets.
On Friday, December 8th, the Rutland center held its biannual Cafe CCV, a showcase of different visual and performing arts classes held at the center. In Winooski, the CCV Guitar 1 class and the Community Chorus held a musical performance. And at the Montpelier center, three different art classes were highlighted in an end-of-semester art show.
These days, Dylan Giambatista spends most of his time under Montpelier’s golden dome— meeting with fellow lawmakers, discussing the most pressing issues in Vermont, bringing a bit of youthful energy to the working museum that is our State House.
You can tell a native New Yorker from a non-native by how aware they choose to be of their presence on the subway. They sleep, ensured by their city-formed adaptation to waking up just before their stop. They read books. Before cell phones, newspapers were likely a popular form of dissociating.