Happy Summer! Classes are underway, the weather is fine, and we’re looking forward to a season of abundant learning. Enjoy our June roundup, and don’t forget to share your Notables at firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Congratulations to the class of 2017! CCV celebrated its 50th commencement on Saturday, June 3. Check out the full story on CCV Now, as well as the collection of social media coverage from the day.
- Faculty member Samn Stockwell had an article published in AGNI magazine’s blog, “Conversations.” “The Reader’s Quest for Authenticity” was published on May 15. Stockwell teaches Dimensions as well as English and psychology classes in Montpelier.
- Thirteen students were awarded the Student Leadership Scholarship at a luncheon with CCV President Joyce Judy on May 25. Friends, family members, and CCV staff gathered to celebrate the recipients of the $1,000 scholarship, which is awarded annually in recognition of exemplary leadership in both classrooms and communities.
- Several members of the CCV community ran in the 29th Vermont City Marathon and Relay in Burlington on May 28. Faculty member Teage O’Connor finished 3rd overall, with a time of 2:24:55. O’Connor teaches environmental science courses in Winooski. Other CCV members participating in the race included Winooski Coordinator of Academic Services Amy Stuart and Admissions Director Adam Warrington, who teamed up in the two-person relay.
- Bennington graduate Laticia Gordon received a scholarship from the American Association of University Women, a national organization that aims to help women and girls achieve their goals. The Bennington branch of AAUW sponsors a scholarship for local women who are returning to college or attending college for the first time. Gordon graduated on June 3rd with a degree in administrative management.
- CCV’s Faculty Summer Institute was held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee on June 15th and 16th. The annual conference is an opportunity for faculty professional development and networking. Read about the keynote address, given by Dr. Michelle D. Miller of Northern Arizona University.
- Business and Community Outreach Manager Mike Keogh was interviewed on Vermont Public Radio for a story that looked at workforce issues in the Rutland area. Read and listen here.
- Rutland graduate Taylor Smith was awarded a $1,000 Rutland Area Medical Community Scholarship from the Rutland Regional Medical Center. Smith is one of five students who were selected for the scholarship out of a pool of more than 200. She will attend Castleton University in the fall, where she will pursue a degree in nursing.
- CCV’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for community college students, held its second annual induction ceremony on May 26. PTK honors students with a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence. A total of 246 students have been inducted into the CCV chapter of PTK since 2016.