In honor of the warmth that’s surely on its way, we’re kicking off this edition of Notable Now with a beach scene painted by Senior Administrative Assistant Kim Barbour at Morrisville’s March 23rd Paint Night! The event raised $360 for the Morrisville Student Assistance Fund. Happy Spring!
When Stacy Garciadealba was getting ready to graduate from high school, she traveled from her hometown of Grafton to tour colleges all along the East Coast. She left every visit feeling that “this isn’t for me.” She was the oldest in her family, the first child to go through the college process—“I called myself ‘the trial child,’” she said—and she’d be paying her own way.
CCV grads Justin and Randi-Lynn Crowther own and operate Burlington Record Plant, where pressing vinyl records has become a means of creating community.
When it comes to business, the general rule is that word of mouth recommendations are the best kind you can get. When these same types of recommendations are made for CCV, they don’t simply benefit the College, they have the potential to enrich lives, reshape futures, and strengthen Vermont. This is why I feel it’s so important for you, our alumni to remember and recommend CCV, because along with our current students, your voices carry the most weight.
Each spring semester at the College we invite school counselors and community partners to a breakfast at one of our academic centers, giving them the opportunity to learn about CCV’s programs and hear from our students about their experiences.
I attended the student panel in Winooski this spring and was struck by the consistency of what the students shared—they had some questions about whether or not CCV was a “real college” before they came, but after attending CCV they were impressed by the rigor of the coursework and faculty, they talk about the critical role of the supportive academic staff, the benefit of the diversity of students in their classes and the affordability of the college, which for many makes attending college possible.
CCV instructors got a glimpse of the impact they can have on students last Friday when four graduates laid it out for them.
“I love CCV,” said Harry Knowles, a 2011 graduate. “ I can honestly say I didn’t have one bad teacher at CCV, and that doesn’t happen too often at other schools.”