CCV’s alumni population is made up of traditional graduates as well as anyone who took classes and was significantly impacted by their experience at the College. Have you ever wondered what alumni have been up to since leaving CCV? Look no further! We’re pleased to share the latest edition of updates from CCV’s diverse group of alumni.
Alumni are encouraged to share their news by filling out the alumni update form.
Katlyn Farland ’15, Liberal Studies
Katlyn married her husband, Gerald Farland Jr., in December 2016. They have a daughter, Sofia, born in June 2017. Katlyn is now a stay-at-home mom and Sofia started kindergarten in the fall of 2022.
Adrianne Hutchin ’19, Associate Degree
Northern Vermont University ’21, Bachelor of Science
Adrianne graduated summa cum laude from NVU. She is currently a member of the board of directors at Northern Counties Health Center.
PeggySue George ’13, Liberal Studies
Since graduation, PeggySue’s life has been filled with volunteer work. She is currently president of the Vermont State Association of Emblem Clubs. She had the opportunity to represent the state association at the National Supreme Emblem Club convention in Orlando, Florida in September 2021.
Chris Colbourn ’20, Graphic Design
Since graduating from CCV in 2020, Chris has been continuing his dream job as a professional skateboarder and integrating his graphic design skills by working with his sponsors and other companies he cares about. Recently, Chris worked on designing his pro model skateboard graphic for Worble Skateboards. He was also able to design two full clothing collections for his previous sponsor, Element Skateboards/Apparel. Chris also designed a t-shirt for Talent Skatepark (his hometown skate shop in Burlington), Subsect Skateshop in Iowa, and 303 Skate Shop in Denver, and is currently working on a project for Independent Trucks. Chris is also working on curating an art show this summer in Los Angeles for the Chill Foundation, a non-profit started by Burton founders Jake and Donna Carpenter in Vermont. Chris has been volunteering with Chill LA for four years.
Jennifer (Irish) Elwood ’08, Liberal Arts
Jennifer is currently working as a care and service coordinator at Age Well. She is married with four kids, has one daughter-in-law, and her first grandbaby is on the way.
Jennifer Locke ’13, Business Administration
SNHU ’19, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
Jennifer is working towards a master’s degree at SNHU with an anticipated graduation date in 2023. She is a grandmother to a granddaughter born in October 2021. Jennifer received a promotion to manager of occupational and environmental medicine, effective February 2022.
Patricia A. Bartlett, ’12 Business
After working for the State of Vermont for over 37.5 years, Patricia retired from State service on April 1, 2018! She has been enjoying her retirement.
Rhoda Forrest ’18, Liberal Arts
Rhoda received her speech-language pathology assistant license to practice in New Hampshire. She is providing speech services at Spaulding Academy & Family Services in Northfield, NH. She works with students ages 5-21. Every day is a different day. The best benefit of Jennifer’s job is seeing students improve so much that they no longer need speech services. Her job is very rewarding.
David Harrison ’99, Associate Degree
Johnson State College/Burlington College, BFA
David owns and operates Texas Vendors Markets LLC, which hosts several farmers markets in Texas. David also started a delivery company that services the communities of Florence, Jarrell, Liberty Hill, Briggs, and Andice, Texas. With all of that going on, he still finds time to farm chicken eggs. David started about a year ago and has grown. Harrison’s Backyard Eggs are really popular.
Emily Nesbitt ’19, STEM Studies
Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science Engineering Management
Emily has a full-time career in supplier quality at NSK Steering Systems America.
Suzanne Webster ’12, Business
Johnson State ’24, Bachelor’s Degree
Suzanne started at CCV when she was pregnant with her first child. For her, it was a stepping stone to better her life for her new family. Fast forward 10 years and Suzanne is now embracing what she learned and embracing life. She has three beautiful babies, recently bought a home, and has a wonderful job she loves. She recently got promoted again at work. She is a quality supervisor and a safety manager at a local business with two separate locations. She started as a production worker and quickly moved into a quality position after a few months. Suzanne has been working hard the last few years and is receiving the good that has come to her. She attributes a lot of this to everyone that took the time to teach her and help her see her potential, even when it was hard. This is what teaching is all about. Everything Suzanne learned through life experience and education has helped her get into a management position.
Brandi Maskel ’13, Early Childhood Education
Johnson State College ’17, Education
Brandi currently works and resides in Highgate as a 4th grade teacher at Highgate Elementary. She is working on her master’s program through SNHU with the support of her husband and two children.