A national McDonald’s education program called Archways to Opportunity is giving local workers like Caitlin Button a supersized new start at life. The program has three parts to it– helping employees learn English-language skills, earn a high school diploma and receive tuition assistance for two or four-year college degrees. To qualify for the benefit, an […]
Eight nurses at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center received funds from the SVHC Foundation in support of their continuing education efforts. The funds were provided to the Foundation by the Helen Dixon Kunzelmann Nurse Scholar Program, the Margaret M. Rehm Nurse Scholar Program, and donations for nursing education.
Community colleges often bill themselves as stepping stones to larger institutions and ambitions. That strategy may work well to get students in the door, but when it comes to fundraising, there’s a problem: Graduates tend to donate to the schools that handed them a degree, which is often the four-year colleges where they continued their […]
As the Community College of Vermont prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, I’ve been doing a good deal of reflecting and reading. In an editorial from 2013, longtime CCV staff member David Buchdahl describes the cramped quarters where he worked after starting out at the college. Buchdahl would eventually become regional director, academic […]
A cross-sector coalition of community partners wants to hone a proposal it believes could aid the disproportionate number of single mothers living in poverty in Barre by helping them overcome barriers to employment.
I have just proudly read the feature you have done on Malinga Mukunda [“A New American Finds Purpose, and ‘Family,’ in Caregiving,” December 4]. Mukunda has been one of the best students I have had at Community College of Vermont in Winooski. She was not only a great student, but a wonderful person ready to […]
“Regret should be one of the stages of grief,” I told my mother last spring. We were talking, as we often do, about things we wished we’d known, wished we’d done differently, when my youngest sister, Madelyn Linsenmeir, was alive. I’m told this is common after a loved one dies — cataloging the moments you […]
Last Friday, Element Skateboards announced a new addition to its roster of pro skaters: Williston native Chris “Cookie” Colbourn. Colbourn, 28, isn’t the first Vermont skateboarder to turn pro. But his contract with Element, a major California-based action sports apparel and gear brand, is among the highest-profile sponsorships ever awarded to any skater with local […]
In an effort to address Vermont’s need for a highly skilled cybersecurity workforce, Community College of Vermont (CCV) will offer scholarships for eligible students who enroll in the College’s Cyber Academy. In partnership with Socratic Arts, CCV’s Cyber Academy offers an online cybersecurity credential designed to equip students with the necessary skills for success in […]