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!
- CCV supported Veterans Town Hall events that took place across Vermont throughout the summer. Events were held in Middlesex, Newport, Rutland, and Burlington, and invited veterans to speak about their service and non-veterans to attend and listen. CCV has been involved with the Vermont Vets Town Halls since 2018.
- On September 12, Philip Crossman, coordinator of teaching and learning at CCV, was the featured speaker at the 52nd annual meeting of the Middletown Springs Historical Society. He gave a presentation titled “Breeding Radicals: The Importation, Refinement, and Exportation of Social Conflict in Early Vermont (1761-1861).”
- CCV-Montpelier student Melinda Hurlburt is one of seven recipients of the 2021 VT EPSCoR STEM Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to Native American, BIPOC, and First Generation Vermonts pursuing a STEM-related major at a Vermont higher education institution. Hurlburt is seeking a behavioral science degree at CCV.
- Faculty member Amy Bourgeois co-authored a peer-reviewed article published in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education titled “Critical Reflection on the Experience of Non-Physician (“Public”) Members in Milestones 2.0 Work Groups.” Bourgeois and the other authors were selected to serve on Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education workgroups tasked with revising benchmarks used to assess competencies of medical trainees.
- Former CCV president Peter Smith recently published his new book Stories From the Educational Underground: The New Frontier for Learning and Work. An early review on the book stated “using his own white privilege as a stark counterpoint, Peter uses honest, beautiful storytelling to introduce us to modern heroes who succeeded without that privilege.” The book highlights a diverse array of adult learners, including some CCV alumni, to make the case for the economic, social, civil, and cultural value of all learning and all knowledge, regardless of where or how it was gained.
- CCV-St. Albans Early College student Anna Anderson is taking a leap into her future as she plans to move to New York City to pursue a career as a professional ballerina. Anderson will be graduating high school after earning 50 credits from CCV and plans to attend the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School.
- Former CCV faculty member Justin Henningsen has joined the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine’s medical class of 2025. Henningsen taught biology, ecology, and anatomy and physiology classes at CCV while also working part-time at a local hospital, which is when he realized that the medical field was the right choice for him.
- CCV-Rutland student Baylee Austin has been appointed as the new Mill River High School cheerleading coach. Austin graduated from Rutland High School in 2021 and is now pursuing a business degree at CCV while also working on her hairdressing license.