Paige Perkins is ready to get to work. She has been since she was a junior in high school. She is the kind of person who’s spent a lot of time thinking about what she wants to be when she grows up. “I always thought I wanted to be a forensic psychologist,” she says. “That was my eighth grade project.” And by sophomore year of high school, Perkins had set her sights on becoming a nurse.
“If you asked me three years ago if I would have come to Montpelier to talk about leadership, I would have probably not answered you. When I graduated from high school, I wasn’t the type of guy to go out and do things. I wasn’t really involved in my community,” said Justin Bourdeau. “But when I started taking classes at CCV, I started doing things for my community that I didn’t think I would be doing.”
Belle Kidder was 14 when she took Introduction to College Studies (ICS) at Fair Haven Union High School—she was the only freshman in the class. “When I signed up I had no idea what I was getting myself into,” said Kidder, who had been homeschooled before joining the class at Fair Haven.
Kelly Blue earned her associate degree in accounting from CCV six years ago. Now her son Patrick, a senior at Windsor High School, is taking his second dual enrollment class through CCV—meaning he’s earning college credits free of charge. Blue says she’s glad her son is being exposed to the real-life experience of college. And earning college credits tuition free isn’t a bad place to start.
Spring semester has begun, and the days are slowly but surely growing longer. We’re starting out the new year with exciting reports from CCV students, faculty, and staff.
Mohamed Basha is a self-described servant leader. More to the point, he’s pretty confident that most of his employees would also describe him that way. “One of the things I’m passionate about in life is service, and serving people,” he says.
Reilly Lanphear has a thing for adrenaline: she’s building a career out of her love of going fast. This spunky, petite 17-year-old is quickly becoming a formidable stock car driver at Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl.
Summer has come to a close and fall classes are well underway. The new season has brought color to our Green Mountain hillsides along with bright and interesting news from CCV faculty, students, and staff.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Community College of Vermont (CCV) has accepted 119 high school seniors into its Early College program for the 2016-2017 academic year, a nearly twofold increase over last year. Enrollment in the program has grown steadily since its inception in 2014. This year, 11 CCV academic centers will host students representing 39 […]
Young Vermonters are gearing up for their next big stride toward earning a college degree. This fall the first official Early College Program high school students will begin their senior year at Vermont colleges thanks to the passage of the Flexible Pathways Act.