At lunchtime on Saturday, the crowd outside Norwich University’s Kreitzberg Arena resembled a scene you might see at an airport gate. Families were embracing, kissing, and offering words of support. There was a bit of nervous energy, a bit of eagerness. Most of all, there was pride: they’d come to cheer on their loved ones, who waved goodbye and headed inside to don caps and gowns.Read More
View our press highlights from late August and September.
- Should colleges be doing more to prioritize career development? – Open Campus (opencampusmedia.org) Founding CCV president Peter Smith’s new book The Educational Underground looks at the opportunities for working learners to earn recognition for knowledge and skills they’ve gained outside the traditional classroom.
- VCRD launches Future of Vermont Partnership and Action Team to propel Vermont Proposition | Vermont Business Magazine (vermontbiz.com) CCV President Joyce Judy is a member of the Future of Vermont Action Team, launched to steer the efforts of the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s Vermont Proposition.
- Combined state colleges to be named Vermont State University – VTDigger Vermont’s three residential State Colleges (Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College) are combining into one institution to be named Vermont State University.
- A privilege and an honor’: After 11 years on the job, Gordon set to retire from BMH | Local News | reformer.com Stephen Gordon, CEO of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, is set to retire in the spring. While at BMH, Gordon oversaw the establishment of the CCV/BMH medical assisting program, a partnership that provides an accelerated pathway into healthcare careers.
- CCV hires Brodsky as executive director of human resources, diversity, equity, and inclusion | Vermont Business Magazine (vermontbiz.com) Mary Brodsky has joined CCV as the College’s first executive director of human resources, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She started in this role on October 4.
- Valley News – CATV, Briggs Opera House deal barters operating space for venue management (vnews.com) Samantha Davison Green, CATV’s executive director, will teach a film production class at CCV in the spring.
- Franklin County communities invest in their future | Vermont Business Magazine (vermontbiz.com) CCV’s move to downtown St. Albans is one part of a large-scale revitalization project.
- Historical Society annual meeting will feature Phil Crossman on political, religious, and social conflict in early Vermont – The Mountain Times Phil Crossman, CCV coordinator of teaching and learning, was the featured speaker at the Middletown Springs Historical Society’s annual meeting.
- CCV faculty receive Teaching Excellence Awards | Vermont Business Magazine (vermontbiz.com) CCV faculty members Melanie Meyer, Allison Dean, and Telemachus (Telly) Halkias received the 2021 Teaching Excellence Awards.
- COVID relief: No cost training at CCV Middlebury | Sun Community News MIDDLEBURY | If your job was adversely affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for no-cost training. The VSCS and Vermont Department of Labor offered free classes and training for Vermonters adversely affected by Covid-19, including at CCV-Middlebury.
- Cambridge student earns STEM scholarship | Community | vtcng.com Seven STEM scholarships were awarded to Indigenous students, first-generation Vermonters, and students of color, one of whom is attending CCV.
- Pandemic unemployment programs end Saturday | Vermont Business Magazine (vermontbiz.com) As federal pandemic unemployment benefits ended in September there were concerns of holes in the workforce. The Upskill Vermont program, a partnership between CCV and UVM, is helping to support career changes through free courses and trainings.
- Vermont colleges report large class sizes | News | eagletimes.com As of early September, total student enrollment for fall 2021 at CCV was up 11%.
- Community College of Vermont Makes Higher Education More Accessible and Affordable | Education | Seven Days | Vermont’s Independent Voice (sevendaysvt.com) Seven Days feature story includes the voices of Dean of Enrollment and Community Relations Katie Mobley and two CCV students.
- Scholarship addresses critical shortage of child care workers | Vermont Business Magazine (vermontbiz.com) CCV-Brattleboro student Emma Rose Sprenger received this year’s $2500 Jesse Corum IV Scholarship to support completion of her early childhood education degree.