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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
- CCV student Casey Metcalfe featured in the film “Champions,” a comedy starring Woody Harrelson about a basketball team made up of players with intellectual disabilities. Casey is graduating this spring from CCV.
- Gretchen Sausville, a CCV student studying early childhood education, won the grand prize at the annual Bennington County’s Got Talent competition. This was Gretchen’s fourth time participating, and this year she performed her rendition of the song “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.”
- CCV-Montpelier hosted the “PoemCCV” poetry reading event on April 5th. The event featured poets Linda Quinlan and Rick Agran along with CCV staff and students who shared their own poetry.
- CCV Coordinator of Teaching and Learning Phil Crossman spoke at the Woodstock Historical Center in April as part of their Donaldson Lecture series. In his lecture, Phil discussed the impact of Vermont’s history of cultural, political, religious, and personal conflicts and the impact they have on the state today.
- CCV faculty member Carol Potter was nominated as a finalist for the 2022 Vermont Book Award for her book What Happens Next Is Anyone’s Guess. This award was created by the Vermont College of Fine Arts to celebrate works of literary merit by Vermont writers in four categories: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and children’s literature. Carol’s writing was nominated in the poetry category.
- Faculty member April Zajko is a part of the 2023 cohort of Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VTAEYC) Exchange Fellows. Fellowships are awarded to interdisciplinary leaders from Vermont’s early childhood community and take place over nine months. April will develop a body of research and resources connected to her area of focus, which is the intersection between young children and the planet.
- On April 7, CCV-Newport and other local organizations, including Northeast Kingdom Workforce Partners and HireAbility, hosted New Americans Day. The event showcased multiple public assistance resources with the goal of helping Ukrainian refugees in the NEK find employment and other support. CCV Associate Director of Academic Technology Sarah Corrow played a large role in the creation and success of this event.
- Students in the spring 2023 synchronous English Composition class taught by CCV instructor Gail Schwartz created an “Active Voice Literary Journal.” This journal includes writing from all students in the class. View the class essays here.
- CCV student Krystal Martin was named a 2023 New Century Workforce Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship. This scholarship supports students from associate degree-granting institutions as they enter the workforce upon degree or certificate completion. Krystal was selected based on her academic accomplishments, leadership, and activities in the community.