Community College of Vermont (CCV)-Bennington is pleased to announce the launch of College Ready!, a free program for Mount Anthony Union High School juniors and seniors that provides the tools and information students need to prepare for college.
Community College of Vermont (CCV) and Northfield Savings Bank have partnered to expand CCV’s Access Days program, which brings middle school students to CCV centers throughout the state for mock classes, student panels, and other activities that give kids a taste of college.
Community College of Vermont (CCV) has received a $4,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Opportunity Fund for Southshire Youth. The grant will support CCV’s Emerging Leaders Continuum, a project that aims to ensure successful transitions from high school to college.
MONTPELIER, Vt. – Community College of Vermont (CCV) will receive a 30% increase in philanthropic support from the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation for academic year 2018-19. The College is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a total of $235,000 to support its work in four critical areas. This year’s funding includes […]
Paige Perkins is ready to get to work. She has been since she was a junior in high school. She is the kind of person who’s spent a lot of time thinking about what she wants to be when she grows up. “I always thought I wanted to be a forensic psychologist,” she says. “That was my eighth grade project.” And by sophomore year of high school, Perkins had set her sights on becoming a nurse.
“If you asked me three years ago if I would have come to Montpelier to talk about leadership, I would have probably not answered you. When I graduated from high school, I wasn’t the type of guy to go out and do things. I wasn’t really involved in my community,” said Justin Bourdeau. “But when I started taking classes at CCV, I started doing things for my community that I didn’t think I would be doing.”
Belle Kidder was 14 when she took Introduction to College Studies (ICS) at Fair Haven Union High School—she was the only freshman in the class. “When I signed up I had no idea what I was getting myself into,” said Kidder, who had been homeschooled before joining the class at Fair Haven.
Kelly Blue earned her associate degree in accounting from CCV six years ago. Now her son Patrick, a senior at Windsor High School, is taking his second dual enrollment class through CCV—meaning he’s earning college credits free of charge. Blue says she’s glad her son is being exposed to the real-life experience of college. And earning college credits tuition free isn’t a bad place to start.
Spring semester has begun, and the days are slowly but surely growing longer. We’re starting out the new year with exciting reports from CCV students, faculty, and staff.
Mohamed Basha is a self-described servant leader. More to the point, he’s pretty confident that most of his employees would also describe him that way. “One of the things I’m passionate about in life is service, and serving people,” he says.