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!

  • CCV faculty member Dr. David Tomasi was interviewed by NBC about the future of virtual reality (VR) as it relates to mental health. Dr. Tomasi talked about the reduction of stress in patients through the use of VR technology. Watch the full video here.
  • CCV alumna Yana Walder, a Ukrainian Vermonter, has raised and donated over $100,000 to families in Ukraine. She coordinates with volunteers in Ukraine to help support people in need amid the turmoil facing their country.
  • Gilberto Diaz Santos, CCV coordinator of teaching and learning and faculty member, created a YouTube show featuring  English and Spanish language videos. The ORCA media channel started streaming this new “series” of English language videos on September 12.
  • CCV instructor and Enosburg high school principal Gabrielle Lumbra is championing the Flexible Pathways program at her high school. This program allows students to build and improve their skills through projects in the community as well as in the classroom.
  • Stowe artist and CCV alumna Ann Marie Hovey displayed her artwork at the Island Arts Gallery at the Community Bank in South Hero during September. The exhibit was titled “Memories after the fire: a multimedia exhibition,” detailing the before and after of a fire that took her stepfather’s dairy farm in Stowe.
  • CCV-Montpelier student Maia Mencucci, a PTK member, was named a 2022 Coca Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. She received a $1,000 scholarship to continue her studies in environmental science.
  • Laurie Metcalfe, Northern Lights level 5 teacher and master instructor, has earned her Step Three Program Director Credential. To earn this credential, Metcalfe completed college coursework and a portfolio demonstrating competencies and leadership in the area of early childhood education.
  • CCV student Desyree Ward received the 2022 Jesse M. Corum IV Scholarship from the Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation. This $2,500 scholarship is awarded to a CCV student pursuing early childhood education and is an effort to address the shortage of child care workers in Windham County.
  • As featured on NBC5, the 802 Opportunity Grant, offered through VSAC and CCV, has expanded to offer a tuition-free education to more Vermonters. Vermont residents with an annual household income of $75,000 or less are now eligible. Learn more at
  • The first cohort of the Copley Healthcare Career Pathways program, which included seven students, graduated on August 23. This program followed the “earn while you learn” model of education, allowing students to attend class and shadow at the hospital while earning a paycheck. Read the full story here.
  • CCV, Vermont Tech, and the Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) are partnering to offer a work-study nursing career pathway program. This allows students to work toward becoming an LPN or RN through the earn while you learn model.

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