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!
- Business and Community Outreach Manager Mike Keogh presented at the annual Associated Industries of Vermont meeting in Montpelier on December 14th. The meeting focused on manufacturing workforce education and training. Keogh discussed CCV’s Certified Production Technician program along with representatives from GE Aviation and Hazelett Corporation.
- Middlebury administrative assistant Debra Fulton joined Johnson State College professor Dr. Leona Jochnowitz at the American Society of Criminology conference in Philadelphia. Fulton was invited to speak on a panel about the causes of wrongful convictions. In addition to presenting, Fulton was able to hear others speak on important criminal justice topics as well as meet members of the Innocence Project. Fulton is pursuing a degree in Professional Studies at Johnson State College.
- Alumna Deb Grennon received the 2017 John W. Engroff Legacy Award from the Franklin Grand Isle Community Partnership. Grennon is director of the Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile, a traveling library supported by the Franklin County Early Childhood Advisory Council’s Early Learning Opportunities Grant.
- Career Services Specialist Craig Popkess co-hosted the Vermont Internship Professionals Network (VIPN) annual meeting at CCV-Upper Valley on December 15th. VIPN is a non-profit organization that places students in experiential learning opportunities with Vermont businesses and organizations. Popkess has been a member of the organization since its founding, and has served as co-facilitator for the last year.
- Montpelier digital photography students will share their work in upcoming local exhibits. Valérie Daniel’s show “A Closer Look” will be on display at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph from January 20-March 3. Rosalind Daniels will have a solo exhibit, “Shape Shifting,” at Studio Place Arts in Barre from January 30-March 17.
- Several centers celebrated student artwork on December 8th. Rutland hosted Café CCV, a biannual showcase of work from a variety of studio and performing arts classes. The Montpelier center held an opening for digital photography, watercolor painting, and drawing. Winooski students and staff in the CCV Community Chorus gave a performance, which included a special guest appearance from Winooski’s Guitar 1 class. Check out this video roundup!
- Winooski Coordinator of Academic Services Dave Amsden worked with Vermont Legal Aid to host an immigration rights information session at CCV-Winooski. Susan Sussman from Senator Patrick Leahy’s office, Erin Jacobsen from the South Royalton Legal Clinic, and Vermont Assistant Attorney General Julio Thompson participated in a panel discussion.
- Veteran and Military Resource Advisor Kyle Aines organized a donation for the Vermont Veterans’ Home in Bennington. In advance of Veterans Day, CCV students, faculty, and staff around the state collected 15 boxes of donated items, which included stationery, clothing, puzzles, music, and more. Aines was joined by CCV-Bennington Office Manager Denise McLain and Bennington student Leon Gates, all veterans themselves, to deliver the donations on Saturday, December 16th. The group also participated in a Wreaths Across America ceremony.
- CCV-Newport hosted an Access Day on Tuesday, December 12th for over 60 6th-grade students from Derby Elementary School. Students visited a Revolutionary War class and an Intercultural Communications class, and heard directly from CCV students who spoke on a panel. Access Days are hosted regularly at CCV centers throughout the state, providing elementary and middle school students a chance to experience the college environment firsthand.