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 TRIO students visited New York City at the beginning of August. Accompanied by CCV-Rutland CSA Cody Miller and Director of Student and Career Services Elizabeth King, students visited historical sites like Ellis Island, enjoyed cultural experiences like attending Hamilton, and toured the New York Institute of Technology.
- CCV-Montpelier faculty member Samn Stockwell has a new book of poems, Musical Figures, that was published at the end of July. She also had two poems featured in Labor: Studies in Working Class History in May and four poems in The Momentist, a new online magazine. Additionally, her poems appeared in North American Review, Ocotillo Review, and other publications.
- Longtime CCV faculty member and former coordinator of student advising Roger Cranse is having an original play produced this summer at the Valley Players Theater in Waitsfield. Cranse’s play, We Are Watching, will be staged by the Vermont Playwrights Circle at its 2023 TenFest. The TenFest features ten 10-minute plays. TenFest performances will be held August 10 – 13 and August 17 – 20 at the Valley Players Theater in Waitsfield. For more information, visit vtplays.com.
- CCV staff member Kate Arslambakova will have a solo show of her artwork at Studio Place Arts in September. The opening will be on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 4:30-6PM. There will be a quartet from the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra in the Classroom. View Kate’s work at arslambakova.com.
- CCV instructors Gail Schwartz, Erin Needham, and Jolene Garanzha are part of a new international digital magazine called Hotch Potch Literature and Art which has contributors from all over the world. Gail and Erin are part of the group of artists who founded the organization. A unique feature of Hotch Potch is its process: artists submit images, authors write stories based on those images, and the art editor creates illustrations inspired by the stories. Readers can download the issue for free here, which includes contributions from all three CCV instructors.
- Nicole Mace joined CCV as the new dean of administration in June. Mace was most recently the director of finance and operations for the Winooski School District. She is currently on the boards of the Winooski Housing Authority and the Champlain Housing Trust. Mace says of joining CCV: “I’m excited to join an institution that is critical to the economic opportunity and vibrancy of so many Vermont communities.”
- CCV faculty member Carol Potter was on the short list for the 2022 Vermont Book Award in poetry with her collection What Happens Next Is Anyone’s Guess. She is the author of multiple books of poems and works as a writing coach and manuscript editor, along with teaching classes at CCV.
- CCV alumna Emma McGuirk was chosen to serve as the president of the Rotary Club of Springfield for the 2023-2024 Rotary year. Emma joined the Rotary Club in 2020 and as president plans to continue the initiative to combat child hunger in the Springfield area along with supporting young mothers as they begin their parenting journey.