On November 19, 2012 CCV-Bennington student Andrea Lindhardt, along with 28 others, became a naturalized citizen of the United States in a ceremony held at the District Court in Burlington. Originally from Hungary, Andrea earned an Associate of Science degree with two concentrations, Administrative Management and Hospitality and Tourism in 2012.
In November students in Melissa Elwell’s CCV-Brattleboro Introduction to Criminal Justice class were visited by Archer Mayor, author of the bestselling series of Vermont-based police novels.
In 2010 Beth Halpern, who teaches ethics and comparative religion at CCV-Bennington, was offered a year-long teaching position in Bhutan. Practicing Buddhists, she and her husband were especially interested in sharing with their two sons the experience of living in a country where Buddhism is the state religion.
Eleanor Wilson’s first CCV class in 1989 was Microcomputer Applications. She taught in South Burlington, adding other courses over the years, and also served on advanced standing committees evaluating student Assessment of Prior Learning portfolios, and on several college committees and task forces.
CCV-Montpelier hosted a breakfast for people who help students with college options on Friday, October 26, 2012.
CCV Resource Advisor for Veterans Chara Vincelette stood before a whiteboard, facing the class: “What are some of the challenges you’ve faced as a student?”
Denise Martin first came to CCV for a certificate in Medical Assisting. She had been a business major, but when she returned to school she wanted to change direction.
In October CCV’s Civic Engagement Committee brought Gail Robinson, a nationally recognized service learning and civics educator, to CCV for three days of professional development sessions around service learning.
As CCV explored ways to prepare students for careers that Vermont employers had identified as “fast growing,” the College approached Gifford Medical Center for feedback on a Medical Assisting degree.
CCV has partnered with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties to train Personal Care Attendants (PCA) to fill 150 new positions created through funding provided by a $93,500 grant from the Department of Labor and Workforce Education and Training Fund.