Happy Spring! Er, we hope? Fickle weather aside, it’s certainly shaping up to be a prolific season full of great ideas, inspiring stories, and exemplary work from all corners of our CCV landscape. Happy reading, and don’t forget to share your Notables at firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Faculty member A. Jay Dubberly celebrates the release of the second issue of Zig Zag Lit Mag, of which he is the founder and editor in chief. The release party will be held at the Vermont Bookshop in Middlebury on Tuesday, March 28th, at 6 p.m. Featured artists and writers will share their work in a meet-and-greet format. Dubberly teaches English at CCV Rutland and Middlebury.
- Faculty member Trish Hopkins will be earning her second master’s degree in March, an MFS (master of forensic science) from National University. Hopkins holds an MFA in creative writing from National University and a PhD in adult education and online learning from Capella University. Hopkins teaches English Composition online.
- English Composition faculty Alice Leeds is on the board of the One World Library Project in Bristol, which hosts free community programs to bring the world to our home communities. The group hosted an event with Muslim Girls Making Change at Bristol’s Lawrence Memorial Library on February 2, which drew a crowd of over 300 community members.
- Brattleboro student Moussoumakan Diallo received the $2500 Jesse Corum Scholarship for medical assisting from the Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation. Diallo was awarded the scholarship at the Brattleboro academic center on Thursday, March 2. CCV staff and Rotary Club members were in attendance.
- Faculty member Fred Kosnitsky was selected by Ecology Project International (EPI) for an Educator Fellowship in Baja, Mexico. EPI is a non-profit conservation group that supports collaborations between scientists, students, and educators. Kosnitsky will participate in EPI’s Island Ecology Program from March 18-25.
- Rutland administrative manager Chris Ettori was re-elected to his second term on the Rutland Board of Aldermen at the city’s town meeting on March 7. Read Ettori’s candidate profile in the Rutland Herald, as well as stories about a pre-election candidate forum and town meeting day results.
- Faculty member Gene Parulis is currently showing photography at the Mitchell-Giddings Gallery in Brattleboro and The Vault in Springfield. Beginning March 10, The Vault will include several of his photographs in an exhibit titled “Exotic Visions.” An opening reception will be held at the gallery on March 16. His work will also be included in the Vermont Center for Photography’s annual juried show, which runs through March, and several of his photographs of Guangzhou China are featured in The World in Guangzhou: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China’s Global Marketplace by anthropologist Gordon Mathews, to be published this month by the University of Chicago Press. Parulis teaches in Brattleboro and Springfield.