Here’s the latest roundup of news and announcements from the CCV community. Happy reading, and don’t forget to share your own Notables with us by emailing!

  • Elena Bilodeau, CCV coordinator of Flex programming, has joined the Central VT Chamber of Commerce board of directors. The Chamber’s mission is to promote the best interest of businesses and professionals while also enhancing Vermont’s economic, cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.
  • CCV student Dana Welch was featured in the Passumpsic Valley Land Trust (PVLT) newsletter for his internship in the fall of 2021. Welch is pursuing an associate degree in environmental science and this internship helped him gain first-hand field experience through helping with a signage project, the Leopold bench dedication, and planting of trees at the Murphy property. 
  • Former CCV history instructor Clayton Turner’s new book Loserville: How Professional Sports Remade Atlanta – and How Atlanta Remade Professional Sports, which offers a look at how sports and politics are intertwined in the city, got an enthusiastic recommendation from Publisher’s Weekly.
  • Six CCV students were awarded scholarships for the spring 2022 semester from the Bennington Branch of American Association of University Women. Recipients include Sara Webster, Cassie Furciniti, Ellisa Mattison, Kelsey Colvin, Emily Bryant and Lindsey La Bonte. This scholarship fund helps nontraditional female students overcome barriers and meet their educational goals.
  • Former CCV business instructor Cyndee Cochrane Sturtevant will serve as secretary of the Howard Center for another three-year term. The Howard Center offers mental health, substance use, and development services to the community to support those in need.
  • Hazar Mansour and Hussam Alhallak, husband and wife, moved their family from Syria to Rutland, Vermont to create a better, and safer, life for their children. Both Mansour and Alhallak started classes at CCV to earn their accounting certification and are now accountants in the Rutland community.
  • The J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation is offering a grant to help current CCV Early College students continue their education at CCV. This funding aids students who enroll in the fall 2022 semester and can be used for tuition or other costs associated with college.
  • A new cohort of students were welcomed to the CCV and BMH College to Career Medical Assisting Apprenticeship program in January. This program pairs classroom learning at CCV with clinical training at BMH and helps to address healthcare workforce shortages in Windham County.

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