Mary Lothrop, coordinator of academic services at CCV-Winooski and a co- chair of the Science and Allied Health curriculum committee, has been named director of CCV’s recently awarded U.S. Department of Labor Community College Career Training (C3T) grant program.
“The C3T grant is providing CCV with a unique and exciting opportunity to establish programs that better prepare students for immediate employment,” said Lothrop. “Our hope is that by providing targeted training and quicker degree completion in high-growth fields, we will enable unemployed or underemployed Vermonters to realize
their learning, life, and career goals.”
Specifically designed to help trade-impacted workers throughout the country, the C3T grant is the largest in CCV’s history. It will allow the College to quickly ready three programs already in development – medical assisting, digital marketing, and contemporary business practices – and to incorporate more sophisticated equipment and resources into degree programs that prepare students for careers in fields Vermont employers have identified as being in high demand.
Lothrop started teaching at CCV in 2008 and became a coordinator in Burlington in 2009. She oversees science courses in Winooski; online anatomy and physiology, and nutrition courses; advises students; leads the Science and Allied curriculum; and co-leads the college’s Health Information Technology (HIT) grant. Before coming to CCV Mary taught at Champlain College and at the Vermont Commons School. She holds a Master of Science degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College along with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with a minor in science and society from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.