Here’s the mid-summer 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!
- The College sponsored two summer sporting events in June and July. CCV Night at Thunder Road International Speedbowl took place on June 24, where staff chatted with fans, shared CCV swag, and enjoyed a night of racing. CCV also sponsored STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Night at the Lake Monsters on July 30.
- CCV faculty member Samn Stockwell won the First Poem prize, in a tie with others, at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Stockwell has poems in On the Seawall and an essay in Portland Review.
- Ashraf Alamatouri, CCV coordinator of teaching and learning, was a co-researcher in a year-long study that has been published in the scientific journal Preventing School Failure. The article, “Family-professional partnerships between resettled refugee families and their children’s teachers: exploring multiple perspectives,” can be accessed here.
- Joe Covais, psychology instructor at CCV-Winooski and online, has published the book Quiet Room. This is the first in a series of books he plans to publish, which can be found at Barnes and Noble.
- Alumnus Asa Metcalfe graduated from CCV-Rutland in 2017 and is now a journalism student at the University of Montana. Through an international reporting class, Metcalfe and classmates covered the effects of Brexit on the Irish border and published their stories on the class’s website. Read Metcalfe’s story “In Labor-Strapped NI, Immigration Policies Create New Problems” here.
- CCV faculty member Katherine Maynard’s poem “August Fire – 1965” was published in the August 2021 issue of Sojourners.
- Former CCV history instructor Clayton Trutor, now an instructor at Norwich University, is publishing a book developed from his doctoral dissertation. Trutor wrote his dissertation at Boston College while simultaneously teaching at CCV-Winooski. His book, Loserville: How Professional Sports Remade Atlanta – and How Atlanta Remade Professional Sports, will be published by the University of Nebraska Press early next year.
Where Are They Now?
In this section of Notable Now, we include updates from CCV alumni about what they’ve done since graduating from CCV and where they are now. Alumni are encouraged to share their news by filling out the alumni update form.
- Patricia Wills ’13, Liberal Studies
Patricia graduated from Johnson State College in 2016 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Patricia has been working in healthcare for the last five years caring for the elderly population, and is now happily working for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.
- Adam Brunell ’13, Computer Systems Management
In 2015, Adam moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to broaden his career, and started working for Waste Industries as an IT support specialist. By 2019, Waste Industries was bought by GFL Environmental and Adam was promoted to regional IT manager. In March 2021, he transferred to a system engineer position to assist in supporting the entire company, which spans all of Canada and most of the United States. Adam graduated from Champlain College in 2019 with a degree in information and computer systems. He got married in August 2019 to CCV alumna Emily Gonyea and they have a 13-month-old girl.
- Laura Gypson ’13, Liberal Studies
Laura is a Montessori school teacher in Brattleboro and is working on her bachelor’s degree from Northern Vermont University in early childhood education with a Vermont teaching license.
- Joshua Clark ’13, Multimedia Communications
Joshua has been working in Lebanon, NH for Fujifilm Dimatix for 6 years now. He just started going back to college at Arizona State University to work on a degree in electrical engineering.
- Jennifer Locke ’13, Business Administration
Jennifer is currently working on a master’s in human resources at Southern New Hampshire University. She has been employed as a workforce development consultant at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center since 2001. Her oldest daughter married in September 2020 and her middle daughter is in a dual enrollment tech program for health sciences.
- Jessica Coleman ’14, Human Services
Jessica graduated from Johnson State College in 2017 with a degree in psychology and is now a counselor, recovery coach, and group facilitator for New England Medicine and Counseling Associates. She works from multiple offices in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, but she misses the school setting and the obligations that go along with being a student. She wants to go to NVU for her MA in clinical mental health counseling. Jessica is a single mom of two and is now fostering a third child. She credits CCV for changing her life.