Summer at CCV is in full swing! Check out some of the latest accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff from around the state, and don’t forget to share your Notables at email@example.com!
- Three instructors were honored at last month’s Summer Faculty Institute at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee. James (“Jim”) Blynt, Ferdinand Lauffer and Pam Monder all received the Faculty Excellence Teaching Award. Blynt teaches religion and history courses in Winooski, Lauffer teaches math in both Winooski and St. Albans, and Monder teaches Dimensions and developmental skills at the Rutland academic center.
- Eight students from the Montpelier and Morrisville academic centers were awarded CCV’s Jennifer Frey Memorial Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year: Hiata Kirby, Erin Christian, Chelsea Bishop, Natosha Rich, Jessica Plemons, Christopher Rotsettis, Jessica MacAskill, and Katie Brier. The scholarship was established by Bob and Lois Frey in memory of their daughter Jennifer, a member of the CCV class of 1997.
- Faculty member Susan Sanders’ poetry collection Behind These Hills was published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on June 29. The book is a mother-daughter collection of poems written by Sanders and her late daughter, Jessica Sicely. Sanders teaches English, Dimensions, and Intro to Research Methods at CCV-St. Johnsbury and online.
- Springfield faculty member Brad Houk has been invited to serve as artist-in-residence at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College during the 2017-18 academic year. He will lead a community art-mapping project involving the college and local residents. Houk has taught Dimensions courses as well as art, English, and geography.
- Winooski student Joseph Chagnon was chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Legacy Scholarship. The Legacy Scholarship is given annually in honor of a current or past CCV faculty or staff member whose work has had a significant positive impact on students and colleagues. This year’s scholarship was awarded in honor of longtime Winooski and St. Albans faculty member Gary Steller, who passed away in February.
- Staff and students in Rutland worked together on Saturday, June 24 to install a 30’ mural on a wall outside the Rutland academic center. Student Maciej Lorentz designed the mural, and students in Susannah Colby’s spring 2017 Color Theory class brought it to life. Check out more photos on CCV’s Facebook page.
- Spring 2017 President’s and Dean’s lists have been announced in several local newspapers. The Dean’s list honors full-time students with a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.99, and the President’s list honors full-time students with a grade point average of 4.0.
- Faculty member Alice Leeds participated in a benefit for the One World Library Project at the 4th of July festivities in Bristol. She and other volunteers served 9 varieties of iced tea from around the world, including Saharan Spicy Ginger, Maman’s Persian, Moroccan Mint, German Rosehip, English Lady Grey and Lavender, Japanese Barley and Vermont Haymaker’s Switchel. Leeds teaches English Composition in Winooski.