At just 17 years old, fresh out of high school, Sam Manchester walked into a recruiting office in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Thirteen weeks later, when he turned 18, he became a Marine. Manchester enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in August of 2010 with one dream in mind: “I wanted to help people.”
“The reason why I didn’t go to school right after high school is because I couldn’t afford it, and my parents couldn’t afford it.” That could be the voice of any number of CCV students, but in this story, it’s the voice of Fathima Salahudeen, a STEM studies major who immigrated to Vermont from Sri Lanka in 2008.
Many of CCV’s course offerings have a field component, taking students out of the classroom and into the Vermont landscape. This summer, students and faculty from Forest Ecology, Landscape in Art, and Natural History of Vermont reflect on the value of bringing education outside.
Spring semester has come to a close, and CCV is counting down the days to commencement! In this busy month’s roundup, we’re proud to share news that reflects the hard work, engagement, and curiosity of folks from around the state.
Autumn was a season full of literary and musical accomplishments, election preparations, and a few Halloween festivities, among other interesting notes.
Michelle Pepin and Hal Porter are about as different as you can imagine. She’s a 24-year-old, bright-eyed and jubilant small town girl. He’s a 49-year-old, heavily tattooed, recovered alcoholic and opiate addict. Despite these differences, there are similarities between the two: they both thrive on helping others, and they’re both CCV Leadership Scholars for 2016.
There have been reports of busy bees here at CCV even during the between-semester break! We’ve got instructors with news, institutional happenings, staff news, and a bevy of other items to brighten up your January! Give ‘em a read, and send us your notables!
As the final Monday night classes of the semester kicked off this past week, students, staff, and faculty from around the College were given a crash course in Kingdom lore and literature from one of Vermont’s masters.
Hallmarks of the CCV experience are small classes and practicing professional instructors who bring real-world applications to their teaching. This spring CCV offers 25 art courses at centers throughout the state and online. Students who enroll in the “introduction” classes explore a new area of study, and often also get to experience how working artists apply their craft in daily life.
CCV’s workforce development efforts have been attracting attention in communities around the state and beyond.