As we near the end of the winter season, we’re sharing the latest news from across the CCV community. We want to hear about your accomplishments too – share your own Notables with us by emailing!

  • CCV staff member Kate Arslambakova has been selected as a resident artist at Studio Place Arts in Barre through October 2023. The residency program provides artists a studio for 11 months and an exhibition at the conclusion of the residency, where she will showcase her abstract geometric paintings and portraiture. On February 11, there was an Open Studio where the public was able to take a look at what the artists were working on. 
  • Heather Weinstein, CCV’s dean of strategic initiatives and student affairs, has been invited to serve on the editorial board of New Directions for Community College, a quarterly journal with a 40+ year publication history. New Directions offers evidence-based and research-oriented accounts that shape policy and practice. Editorial Board members play a key role in contributing to the quality, the value, and the reach of NDCC into scholarship and practice.
  • CCV-Upper Valley student Evan Nichols and a teammate won the gold medal in the Nordic Combined portion of the 2023 FISU World University Games. This was the first gold medal the U.S. received in the Games.
  • Faculty member David Tomasi was invited by the Wall Street Journal to join an episode of their “The Future of Everything” podcast. The interview focused on his scientific research, including the pros and cons of new therapies, studies, and technologies, especially in regard to neuroscience, medicine, and psychology. 
  • Aimee Stephenson, CCV director of resource development, was selected as a Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished College Administrator. This award recognizes college administrators for their outstanding support of and commitment to student success. 
  • CCV staff members Ryan Dulude, Angie Albeck, and Aimee Stephenson were recently interviewed by The Hope Center and featured in the Center’s Hope Impact Partners Newsletter. The spotlight highlighted CCV and the Life Gap program, including scholarships awarded to students during the past year.
  • CCV-Rutland alumna Crystal Eastman-Ketchum was named one of WOKO’s Outstanding Women of 2023. Crystal graduated from CCV with a degree in liberal studies and a certificate in medical billing and coding. She runs the nonprofit Silver Bells of the Brandon Area Toy Project and is currently pursuing degrees in psychology and early childhood education at Northern Vermont University.
  • CCV Regional Director Gretchen DeHart has joined the board of the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce focuses on business, travel, recreation, entertainment, and quality of life in central Vermont. The Chamber has reached over 300 member businesses in the past year.
  • CCV alumnus Dylan Giambatista authored an editorial about the positive impact Life Gap Grants can have on students which was featured in multiple news outlets, including Seven Days. Dylan is also a former member of the Vermont house of representatives, and is a CCV donor.

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