“I think it’s a special thing about Vermont: people care about their land.” Having grown up in Richmond, Vermont, CCV environmental science major Jesse Littlefield knew this long before embarking on her Professional Field Experience (PFE) internship last fall.
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!
CCV student Calito Amboise is from Haiti, and he brings with him a remarkable optimism. “Today I help you, tomorrow you help me,” he says. “We can make community. We have to work together. You don’t need a big revolution. Small by small can make the difference.”
Spring semester is off to a snowy start! We’ve been hearing lots of good news about CCV students, faculty, and staff from across the state. Happy reading! And don’t forget to send your Notables to email@example.com.
Fake news has been in the spotlight in the past couple of months. We’ve seen outlandish hoax stories spread like wildfire, political figures Tweet misinformation, and “fake news” develop into a lucrative industry. Teaching media literacy is more important than ever before.
When it comes to business, the general rule is that word of mouth recommendations are the best kind you can get. When these same types of recommendations are made for CCV, they don’t simply benefit the College, they have the potential to enrich lives, reshape futures, and strengthen Vermont. This is why I feel it’s so important for you, our alumni to remember and recommend CCV, because along with our current students, your voices carry the most weight.
Each spring semester at the College we invite school counselors and community partners to a breakfast at one of our academic centers, giving them the opportunity to learn about CCV’s programs and hear from our students about their experiences.
I attended the student panel in Winooski this spring and was struck by the consistency of what the students shared—they had some questions about whether or not CCV was a “real college” before they came, but after attending CCV they were impressed by the rigor of the coursework and faculty, they talk about the critical role of the supportive academic staff, the benefit of the diversity of students in their classes and the affordability of the college, which for many makes attending college possible.
Café CCV, a biannual showcase of student artwork, was held at CCV-Rutland on December 9th. Over 70 students participated, displaying paintings, drawings, stained glass, ceramics, photography, and masks, and performing stand-up comedy.
CCV student David Demasi has spent a lot of time thinking, reading, and talking about outer space. He has detailed hypotheses about counteracting Martian gravity, shielding astronauts from cosmic radiation, and achieving warp. He’s even been to NASA.