Community College of Vermont has been awarded $17,750 from the Vermont Community Foundation to support ReSET VT, a prison-to-career initiative that offers college classes to male inmates at the Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) in Newport.
In 2020, CCV will celebrate 50 years of serving Vermont. In anticipation of this milestone, the College conducted an impact study with the economic modeling company Emsi in order to better understand the value of the College to Vermont’s students, taxpayers, and society as a whole.
Robyn St. Peter says she never believed a college education was in her stars. For one thing, it was expensive. For another, “I never thought I was smart enough.” She’s worked as a firefighter, EMT, LNA, and special education paraprofessional.
Kris Matheson is obsessed with socks. He brags about the drawers full of them he has at home, and the fancy materials they’re made of, like merino wool and something called Coolmax; he ogles the rows of sewing machines that knit them inside the Cabot Hosiery Mills in Northfield, where Darn Tough socks are made.
Cathy Solsaa is a talented, busy person. She’s a longarm quilter, a wife, and a mother of four. She has a degree in economics. She’s a massage therapist, and she helps run her husband’s contracting business. “I’m sort of a seeker, a learner,” she says.
“I don’t think there’s been a day that’s passed by that I haven’t thought about working at Hazelett.” Tyler Schmoll is young, bearded, and stoic. Sitting next to Tyler in a matching easy chair (and in matching company-issued duds) is his twin brother, Cody.
In downtown Rutland a few weeks before Christmas, a CCV student walked into the West St. academic center. She was wrapping up the fall semester and looking ahead to more classes in the spring. But she was also struggling with more than the usual pre-holiday stress: she had just lost her job.
CCV alumna Tereka Hand is working on the front lines of the child care challenge. Studying at the College’s Rutland campus, she earned degrees in human services and early childhood education before opening her business, Rekaroo’s Childcare, in 2016.
As fall semester begins to wind down, we’re celebrating the recent accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff from around the state. Happy reading, and don’t forget to share your own news by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Community College of Vermont and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital have teamed up to provide a direct pathway to hospital jobs in environmental services.