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- CCV-St. Johnsbury faculty member Rachel Keach provided the opportunity for her English Composition students to participate in Poem Town, a Catamount Arts’ project. All students submitted a poem that was posted throughout St. J in business windows and at poetry events.
- CCV-Brattleboro Coordinator of Student Advising Leigh Marthe has been working with the Child Care Counts Coalition on a project to provide appreciation checks to early childhood educators. The group raised funds in the hopes of retaining childcare workers in Vermont. Read the story covered by the Brattleboro Reformer.
- CCV instructor Susannah Gravel taught Drawing I at CCV-Rutland in the spring 2022 semester. To highlight their work, Gravel’s students put together a portfolio of their projects throughout the semester along with artist statements. The portfolio can be viewed here.
- CCV-Morrisville’s spring 2022 Adobe Creative Cloud class, taught by Stephen Pite, collaborated with the Chandler Center for the Arts to create promotional products for the Vermont Social Justice Festival. For their work, three students were awarded cash gifts.
- CCV-Winooski student Natália Bianchini was named a 2022 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) distinguished member. She was selected for her work on the CCV PTK Honors Action Project, which researched the impact of food insecurity on students and led to a free-meals event at CCV-Winooski in April.
- CCV-Newport hosted a gallery of artwork as part of St. Johnsbury’s StJ Art on the Street spring exhibit. Art displayed at the academic center was curated by Cindy Swanson, CCV coordinator of teaching and learning, and featured work by CCV-Newport art and design students.
- CCV-Montpelier student Jessica Davenport wrote an op-ed piece for the Times Argus to start a dialog about solving the roadkill issue in Vermont. She offers solutions to the problem and the benefits to change
- CCV alumni Dr. Kelly White was hired as an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Dr. White earned his associate degree in visual art from CCV before going on to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree, and his Ph.D.
- CCV alumna Autumn Morse was one of 100 community college students across the country to receive the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Scholars are provided up to $55,000 per year to complete their bachelor’s degree. The scholarships also provide funds for educational advising, opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.