MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Community College of Vermont (CCV) will hold its 2023 commencement ceremony at Norwich University’s Shapiro Field House in Northfield, Vermont on Saturday, June 3. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. More than 450 students will be awarded associate degrees.

The College is pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Kyle Clark, founder and CEO of BETA Technologies, a South Burlington-based company working to electrify aviation. A native Vermonter, Kyle is an entrepreneur, aerospace engineer, pilot, and former NHL athlete who holds a degree in materials science and engineering from Harvard University. Kyle and his team at BETA are focused on building solutions that move goods and people more safely, efficiently, and with minimal environmental impact to help shift the transportation paradigm and turn the corner on climate change. 

This year’s student speaker is Kevin McGreal, who attended CCV’s Upper Valley and Winooski academic centers. Kevin will earn a degree in liberal studies, and plans to continue his education to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences.

The Community Service Award will be given to Bob and Lois Frey, longtime friends of the College who have supported dozens of CCV students through a scholarship in honor of their daughter, Jennifer Frey, a CCV alumna who passed away in 2001. 

The College will recognize three faculty members for their commitment to teaching and learning excellence and their many contributions to their CCV classrooms. Mary Ann Boyd, Stephanie Bush, and Lou Colasanti will receive this year’s Teaching Excellence Awards.

CCV President Joyce Judy will officiate the event. Governor Phil Scott will address the Class of 2023, and members of the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees will be in attendance.

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