Fall semester is in full swing as we head into October and cooler weather. Here’s the latest roundup of news and announcements from students, faculty, and staff around the state. Happy reading, and don’t forget to share your own Notables with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
- CCV sponsored a Cornhole Tournament held at Thunder Road International Speedbowl on September 27. This tournament was held to raise money for Race to Read, a non-profit educational program that incorporates race-themed incentives for preschool and elementary-age students to encourage reading.
- Coordinator of Academic Services and Veteran and Military Resource Advisor Marty McMahon took a class this summer at Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School of English on the works of Herman Melville. McMahon received his MA and MLitt from Bread Loaf and was excited by the opportunity to take this much-anticipated class. During this six-week course the class embarked on “a sustained investigation of Melville’s most far-reaching imaginative achievement, then move[d] on to further exploration of some of his most persistently provocative later fictions.”
- Former CCV student Sawyer Loftus is now a writer for the Burlington Free Press and is helping present important issues in Vermont. In a recent article, Loftus explained the partnership between the State of Vermont Agency of Agriculture and the Department of Health, which works to track the rise of ticks and tick-borne illness in Vermont.
- Coordinator of Student Advising Kelly Young appeared on the TV program “Abled and on Air,” produced by CCV continuing education students Lawrence and Arline Seiler. Young spoke about students with special needs and their transitions into college, highlighting the programs and services that CCV offers to support student success.
- CCV-Montpelier held a student orientation on August 29 where 50 Early College students and parents were in attendance. This was an informational session where students were able to learn about what to expect transitioning from high school to college, and to participate in a Q&A. CCV-Montpelier will also be holding a transfer fair on October 3rd, which includes 14 transfer schools.
- Newport Senior Administrative Assistant Heather Sargent was named the Vermont State Leader for Mission 22, a non-profit veteran suicide awareness organization that helps veterans seek treatment for traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder and partners with several organizations to provide therapy services. Heather has been working with Mission 22 since October 2017 as an ambassador for the program up until her recent promotion.
- Constitution Day, September 17, was celebrated at CCV-Winooski as students in Laurie Loveland’s Seminar in Educational Inquiry class observed a presentation from Teri Corsones, executive director of the Vermont Bar Association (VBA). Students received a pocket booklet of the U.S. Constitution along with a background on its establishment, Vermont’s role in its creation, and a review of the 27 Amendments.
- On September 15, Coordinator of Teaching and Learning Philip Crossman presented ‘Frisbie’s Fourth Lecture: Things Left Out of the History of Middletown, Vermont 1867’ at the Middletown Springs Historical Society Annual Meeting. Crossman is a historian who has spent most of his career teaching the humanities. He gave an imaginative presentation of Judge Barnes Frisbie’s “fourth lecture,” introducing new ideas based off of the three lectures Frisbie delivered to Middletown in 1867.