For Immediate Release
May 12, 2015
Media Relations Specialist
MONTPELIER, VT— The Community College of Vermont will hold its 48th commencement ceremony at Norwich University’s Shapiro Field House on June 6, 2015. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m.
This year, over 600 students from across the state will be awarded associate degrees at CCV’s commencement ceremony. Students representing all 14 Vermont counties will be graduating along with students from 13 other states and 10 countries worldwide. Also among the graduates are 33 active members of the military and veterans. The youngest graduate is 17 and the oldest is 62.
The College is pleased to announce that Eva Sollberger, multimedia producer at Seven Days will deliver this year’s commencement address. For eight years Sollberger has been “Stuck in Vermont,” making a weekly video series that airs every Wednesday online and Thursdays on WCAX’s “The :30.” Sollberger has traveled around the state, produced hundreds of videos about artists, events and quirky characters and has racked up more than 3 million views online.
The student speaker for the 2015 commencement is CCV-Montpelier Student Ashlee Brady-Kelly. Originally from Bermuda, Kelly now lives in Barre, Vermont and is graduating with a degree in liberal studies. Ashlee has been accepted to Champlain College and plans to major in social work. Beyond this, Kelly also plans to serve as an interpreter for those in the deaf community.
Receiving the 2015 Community Service Award this year is Lynn Vera of Burlington. Throughout her career, Vera taught in Vermont public schools, helped start a high school completion program for Vermont adults and worked as a gender equity specialist in technical education. Currently, she is a school counselor at the Center for Technology in Essex.
An early supporter of CCV’s Introduction to College Studies course, Vera has worked hard to help students of all backgrounds and abilities find their way to college.
CCV President Joyce Judy will officiate the event and members of the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees will be in attendance.
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CCV is Vermont’s second largest college, serving over 7,000 students each semester. With 12 locations and extensive online learning options, our students don’t have to travel far from their communities to access our degree and certificate programs, workforce, secondary and continuing education opportunities, and academic and veterans support services.