Spring classes are just weeks away; make education your new year’s resolution! Here’s the latest roundup of news and announcements from students, faculty, and staff. Happy reading, and don’t forget to share your own Notables with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
- CCV-Montpelier hosted an Arts and Humanities Exhibition December 4, showcasing student work from various classes in multiple formats. Work that was shown include readings from Margo Whitcomb’s Acting I students and Samn Stockwell’s Creative Writing I class, student-produced videos from Rob Williams’ Storytelling Through Media class, and artwork from Drawing I & II, Jewelry I & II, and Digital Photography I.
- CCV-Montpelier held an Allied Health Career Fair on December 13. Area high school and tech center students interested in careers in allied health were invited to attend the informational sessions and learn about the various pathways CCV offers, and how to get started.
- CCV-Upper Valley hosted its bi-annual Student Recognition Night, which occurs every fall and spring term, on December 13. Each faculty member that taught a course in fall 2019 was asked to nominate one or more students to be recognized for their work and contributions in the classroom. Teachers read aloud their nominations and each student received a certificate and recognition in front of peers, friends, and family.
- CCV-Winooski student Malinga Mukunda was featured in a December 4 story in Seven Days for her dedication to caregiving, hard work, and perseverance. A New American from Bukavu, a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mukunda arrived in Vermont in 2005. She is a health coach at Community Health Centers as well as a full-time licensed nursing assistant at the Converse Home. In addition to working long hours, she is also a student at CCV pursuing her lifelong goal of becoming a licensed practical nurse.
- Faculty member Samn Stockwell earned a seat on the Barre City Council at the Ward 3 caucus on December 19. Stockwell addressed the fact that recent developments in Barre have made it a “more vital place” and she hopes to “help make Barre better” during her time on the council. Stockwell teaches Dimensions classes in Montpelier.
- CCV-Upper Valley student Katie McGranaghan worked with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) on the Vermont Wild Bee Survey in 2019 as an intern cataloguing bees for the VCE collection and database. This is the largest-ever collection of bees from Vermont, with 7,680 bee specimens processed. Recent research has shown how important native bees are to agriculture, and this statewide inventory of bee fauna will help to show how Vermont’s native bee species are faring. McGranaghan will continue working with VCE on future projects.