Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Brattleboro Reformer Article Highlights CCV's Growth!

According to an article published today in the Brattleboro Reformer, CCV is seeing its highest enrollment numbers in its 39 years! More high school students are enrolling in Introduction to College Studies and more students of all ages are pursuing their higher education dreams at one of the 12 CCV locations.

Annie Fernandez, our public relations coordinator, reflected, "At this time for spring registration 2009, we are 6 percent over what we were last year, as is the college statewide."

Who knows where we'll be in a couple of weeks?! This is an exciting time for the Community College of Vermont.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

CCV student's business featured in the Burlington Free Press

Nina Van Zandt has turned her love of snowboarding and childcare into her very own business!

The 'snowboarding nanny' was recently featured in an article within the hometown section of the Burlington Free Press. According to Nina, "I have been baby-sitting since I was a preteen, having taken the Red Cross baby-sitting course, and I have been snowboard instructing for two years. I thought bringing the two together would be a great business venture while I’m in college."

We're proud to have such a creative, active, and caring student in our liberal arts program at CCV Burlington!

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

CCV Student Honored with the 'Golden Apple Award'

CCV Burlington student, Richard "Max" Maxwell represented HomeDepot during the presentation of the 'Golden Apple Award' during the December 9th Winooski School Board meeting. Team Depot built baseball dugout benches, repaired dugout roofs, and donated materials and time to improve the Winooski athletic fields.

View the video to hear more about the award and to witness Max's acceptance speech.

Congratulations Max and HomeDepot for your hard work and dedication. Max-we're proud that you represented CCV so well!!!

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Friday, December 11, 2009

CCV Acting I and Guitar I students perform on Friday, Dec. 18!

Please come out to support our students who've been working hard all semester to prepare for this night!

Greg Matses teaches Guitar I and II as well as Intro. to Rock and Roll and really knows how to bring out the best in his students--he recently won an award at CCV for his excellence in teaching. It's so fun to watch him in action with his students; encouraging them to a new level in their playing (he even gets some of them to sing!).

Ronni Lopez, one of our acting teachers, is very creative in her approach. She teaches her students how to improvise with each other so not only to we get to witness written scenes and monologues but we get to see her students "play" spontaneously! You never know what will happen which makes it that much more exciting (for them and us!) The action takes place starting at 7pm in LL7.

See you there!!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Book donations welcome!

As part of a Fletcher Free Library project, Deborah Straw's Foundations of Self class will be collecting books for underprivileged children. Please donate an appropriate new (or lightly used) book for a three to four year old if you can by noon on December 14. The students will deliver them to the library. No wrapping necessary.

Two donation collection boxes are available (one at Pearl and one in Cherry 204) for this book collection project by a Foundations class. Thanks for your support. For a list of preferred book titles, please email

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

You are Invited to a Winooski Transportation Presentation

Students taking Moving Toward Sustainability have been working on individual projects for what they have called, the Leave Your Car at Home Challenge.

The goal was to figure out ways to reduce car traffic to CCV. Most projects aim to promote modes of transportation that are different from driving a personal car. You are invited to attend student presentations on transportation solutions for the CCV Winooski Campus taking place on Thursday, December 10, from noon to 1 pm in room 306, Cherry.

We look forward to sharing our ideas and discussing future initiatives with the CCV community. Please join us.

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