Fall semester is coming to a close and we’re about to head into break. Despite this there was no slacking off at CCV with lots of great news tidbits occurring around the state.
Swing by CCV-Rutland on Friday, December 18, 2015 for Café CCV! Free and open to the public, the best art going in Rutland right now!
- We have completed reviewing scholarship applications for spring 2016. Fifty-four students have been awarded over $55,000 to continue their studies here at CCV. Congratulations, scholars!
- CCV-Morrisville Coordinator of Academic Services Alison Link has had her research published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Read her work, titled “Leisure Functioning and Offender Rehabilitation: A Correlational Exploration Into Factors Affecting Successful Reentry” on the Sage Journal’s website.
- CCV’s 2015 student commencement speaker, Ashlee Kelly, has launched a new website geared to serving as advocacy and inspiration for students with disabilities. Kelly, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus, was featured in Now last year. Pop over to her site, I Am Me, More Than a Disability to see the great work she’s doing.
- English and humanities instructor Susan M. Sanders has had her poem “Before” accepted by Two Hawks Quarterly, a literary magazine from Antioch College. The poem is ninth piece from her full length collection, Behind These Hills, to be accepted for publication. “Before” will be published in spring 2016.
- Ann Traverso Moore, M. S. a 10-year veteran CCV instructor presented at the National Head Start Association’s annual conference in Washington D.C. with John Cipora from Springfield College/St. Johnsbury. The theme of the conference was “50 Years of Opportunity” and the organization was celebrating its 50th birthday. Moore’s presentation was entitled “Parents in Action” and Moore introduced a method of engaging Parent Policy Councils in taking action on social issues within their own communities. Moore was particularly delighted to be part of this historic event because she worked for the local Head Start grantee in the Northeast Kingdom for 17 years, and now serves as the vice-chair for the local Community Action Program (CAP) board of directors.
- CCV student Grant Taylor, who was selected as an EPSCoR summer intern this past summer, is a co-author on a new publication from EPSCoR’s Research on Adaptation to Climate Change in the Lake Champlain Basin (RACC) research team. The research, titled “Measuring climate change on Twitter using Google’s algorithm: perception and events,” has been published in the International Journal of Web Information Systems and is available online.
- Governor Peter Shumlin visited CCV-Morrisville to meet with Man Up, Lamoille participants. The visit was an incredibly rich experience for the students, and, we believe, the Governor. He spoke with the men for about 45 minutes, followed by a quick tour of the center and a photo session with students, staff and faculty.
- CCV welcomes Marty McMahon who as been hired as a Veterans and Military Students Resource Advisor Working alongside Kyle Aines, Marty will cover the Morrisville, Newport, St. Albans, and St. Johnsbury centers, as well as Montpelier, where his office is located. Learn more about Marty and CCV’s veteran and military student services on ccv.edu.
- Art instructor Valerie Carrigan, who’s been teaching at CCV for 15 years, was selected to be the Book Artist in Residence at Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine, for the fall semester.
- Melissa Deblois, director of the Office of External Programs, attended the International Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) Conference in Baltimore and represented CCV on a panel regarding our recent Consortium for the Assessment of College Equivalency (CACE) partnership.
- The Association of College & Research Libraries has chosen to feature CCV’s Understanding Plagiarism tutorial on its PRIMO site of the month for December. PRIMO stands for Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online and is an initiative of ALA and ACRL designed to promote and share high-quality library instructional materials. Larraby Fellows was interviewed for the ACRL website and her comments will appear later in December.
- CCV’s Marketing and Communications Office has produced three, new video spots that are now airing on the web and in movie theaters around the state. Check them out: