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.
Livija Mujkanovic immigrated to the U.S. from Bosnia at 19. She arrived in Vermont with her family, speaking no English. During her first year here, she worked two jobs—one as a housekeeper and one at Burger King. At home in Bosnia, she had been a student in law school.
Season’s Greetings from CCV Now! We’re ringing in the New Year with good news from across the College. Have a wonderful break between busy semesters, and please share your own notables at firstname.lastname@example.org!
On Friday, December 8th, the Rutland center held its biannual Cafe CCV, a showcase of different visual and performing arts classes held at the center. In Winooski, the CCV Guitar 1 class and the Community Chorus held a musical performance. And at the Montpelier center, three different art classes were highlighted in an end-of-semester art show.
We hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving break. Fall semester is winding down, and we’re recognizing the recent accomplishments of staff, students, and faculty around the state. Happy reading, and don’t forget to share your news at email@example.com!
CCV students, staff, faculty, and members of the community filled the CCV-Winooski lobby on Wednesday afternoon for “Hogs & Dogs,” a Veterans Day appreciation event organized in honor of CCV’s veteran and military students and their families. The event was also an opportunity for local organizations to share the work they do in support of veterans.
The first time she walked through the doors of CCV-Winooski, Sara Mecca felt uncertain. “I’d never gone to college before. I didn’t take my SATs. I was a little bit nervous about the Accuplacer.” At the same time, she was determined. “I felt like I just had jobs my whole life and I never had a career.”
Fall semester is off and running! CCV centers are honoring student success this month, and many members of our community are celebrating special events and accomplishments. Happy reading, and don’t forget to share your own news at firstname.lastname@example.org!
“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.
Welcome to fall semester! We’re kicking it off with a burst of bright updates from across the CCV community. Happy reading, and don’t forget to share your own announcements and accomplishments at email@example.com!