Here’s the latest roundup of news and announcements from CCV students, faculty, and staff. Happy reading, and don’t forget to share your own Notables with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
- On Saturday, June 5 CCV honored both 2021 and 2020 graduates with a virtual celebration. Visit graduation.ccv.edu to watch the graduation video, student slideshows, and more!
- CCV-Winooski Dual Enrollment student Minelle Sarfoadu was featured on Vermont Public Radio’s The Frequency for her work to bring awareness to racial discrimination in housing. Minelle became interested in real estate through her family’s personal experience in the housing market, and wanted to learn more about the wealth and housing gap that she was witnessing. She researched the topic for school and turned it into a presentation that she gave at a South Burlington City Council meeting. She continues to work with the Vermont Student Anti-Racism Network to bring a lesson plan to high schools to teach students about racial discrimination in housing. Minelle plans to attend CCV’s Early College program beginning this fall.
- Faculty member Roger Cranse published an essay, “Waiting,” in decomp journal, a publication of the University of British Columbia. The essay is a part of the non-fiction section of issue #2 – May 2021. Roger teaches English at CCV.
- CCV alumnus Zac Cota is an advanced EMT with the Morristown Emergency Medical Services and has been recognized as the 2020 Vermont State Firefighters Association EMS/Rescue Squad Member of the Year. Zac has been dedicated to volunteering, mentoring, and to his education to become an advanced EMT.
- CCV-Bennington alumnus Zacharias Clay II was chosen as the 2021 Northern Vermont University virtual graduation speaker. In his speech, he mentions the positive impact that CCV had on him, as well as staff members that helped him along the way.
- CCV faculty member Nancy Thompson published the article “Speaking of Religion: Religion to the Outermost” in the Bennington Banner. Her piece touched on the difference between universalizing religions and ethnic religions, and the history of various religions. Nancy teaches comparative religion classes at CCV.
- CCV-Montpelier student Marcus Carr received the Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Certification Scholarship, which recognizes Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members enrolled in allied health and pharmacy technician programs. Marcus is pursuing a STEM studies degree and a pharmacy technician certificate, and will use the scholarship to pay for the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam fee.
Where Are They Now?
In this section of Notable Now, we’ll be including updates from CCV alumni about what they’ve done since graduating from CCV and where they are now. Alumni are encouraged to fill out the alumni update form to have updates shared in future editions of Notable Now.
- Laurie Randall ’85, Business
Laurie’s granddaughter, Victoria Mayo, is on the Dean’s List at CCV and will graduate high school this year!
- Jennifer Elwood ’08, Liberal Arts
Jennifer remarried and had two daughters to add to her two boys. She works for a local mental health provider with adults with developmental disabilities.
- Anthony Lamb ’09, Liberal Studies
Anthony has been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES as a waferfab technician since 2015. In 2020, he started working on a degree in electrical engineering at Vermont Technical College.
- Amanda Lamotte ’11, Criminal Justice
Amanda graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with her master’s degree in 2020. She has been working as a psychometrist in Wyoming.
- Daniel Hogg ’11, Liberal Studies
Daniel married in 2015 and had a son in 2018. He pursued the trades, obtaining certifications in electrical and plumbing as well as a license in home inspection. Daniel started Able Home Inspections in 2016, and in March of 2021 became a code enforcement officer in New York State.
- Jan-Ives Campbell ’13, Liberal Studies
Jan-Ives graduated from Goddard College in 2016 with a degree in liberal studies and since then has published the novel Twenty-One Octobers, a story of family tragedy inspired by true events.