Powerful stories have a way of surfacing in the the Janice Couture Community Room, and on Veterans Day 2015 that was indeed the case.
Veterans gathered in front of an audience of nearly 100 Monday evening at the Community College of Vermont’s Winooski center to tell their stories of combat and of their homecoming. The four panelists who chose to share their stories, Paul Hood, David Carlson, Chris Boutin, and Marie Milord, were participants in a writing workshop held over the summer known as Veterans Writing in Vermont, which was facilitated by former CCV Faculty Member Joe Ryan.
Morgan Langlois is one player in the effort CCV is making to provide veterans seeking higher education in Vermont with the support they need to make those transitions. Kyle Aines is another.
For Immediate Release 2/20/2014 Contact Kathryn Eddy Digital Communications Assistant Community College of Vermont O: 802.828.2973 Kathryn.Eddy@ccv.edu Community College of Vermont is proud to announce receipt of an $81,000 grant to expand its support services for veterans. The grant will extend CCV’s dedicated staffing for veterans services and provide state-of-the-art training programs to help CCV […]
Faculty member and author Joe Covais was very clear in his lecture on Veterans Day.
“I’m not telling you about the content of the book…I’m telling you what the book is about in the big picture.”
CCV is offering free workshops on military education benefits and federal financial aid to military personnel, regardless of status and dependents.
It’s just past one o’clock on Tuesday afternoon at CCV Newport. Students are at work in the Learning Center, instructors are beginning the day’s lessons, and staff goes about handling the logistics of day-to-day life at the College. This would be a typical day at the center, save for what’s going on in the corner classroom that looks out over Lake Memphremagog.
CCV Resource Advisor for Veterans Chara Vincelette stood before a whiteboard, facing the class: “What are some of the challenges you’ve faced as a student?”
In 2011, two-time Purple Heart recipient Andrew Harris retired after serving 20 years in the Navy and with the Army National Guard as part of the 1st-101st Field Artillery unit.
On August 1 2012 The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation announced over $450,000 in grants to support of programs that further the Foundation’s mission of improving access to college and career education for all Vermonters.