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.”
Community College of Vermont’s Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) course added another 13 students to its completion ranks on May 6, all of them Comcast employees.
“For years I have been interested in revisiting a return to higher education,” said Travis Miller, a Customer Care Supervisor, “and this presented the perfect opportunity to do so.”
Young Vermonters are gearing up for their next big stride toward earning a college degree. This fall the first official Early College Program high school students will begin their senior year at Vermont colleges thanks to the passage of the Flexible Pathways Act.
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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.”