Category Archives: Education

This Is How We Did it: How You Can Fit Remote Learning into Your Busy Life

By Kate Whitney As remote learning and online courses become the norm, we’ve asked a few of our online program alumni to share their tips for remote learning success. They all have family obligations, full-time jobs and also a desire to enhance their careers, while feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Sound […]

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UVM Is: Ryan Hargraves Takes the UVM Admissions Process to a Holistic Level

When Ryan Hargraves meets with prospective students, he wants to hear how they can contribute to the greater good. Hargraves, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions at UVM, isn’t just interested in a student’s grades or test scores. He also wants to know what issues students are passionate about and how they’re engaged in their community. […]

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French Professor Helps Students Learn Language through Food

Sylvia Grove is incorporating more experiential learning practices in her college classroom. That means getting her students to eat, cook, and talk about food—in French. Grove, a visiting assistant professor of French at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, is taking a page out of noted educator and philosopher John Dewey, who believed that food was a […]

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Making a Difference, One Student at a Time: Meet Charlie Parfet, UVM CDE Enrollment Coach

By Kate Whitney Charlie Parfet considers himself a people person. And that’s a good thing, as his job as an Enrollment Coach for the University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education means he’s often communicating with over 100 prospective students per day. A Northampton, Massachusetts native, Parfet has worked at UVM since July 2017. After […]

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UVM Is: Natalie Neuert Curates an Edgier Lane Series with World, Modern, and Classical Music

Natalie Neuert spends part of the winter on the road in search of established and up-and-coming musical acts to perform in the UVM Lane Series. In November, she traveled to Mundial Montreal—a world music industry event, followed by trips to New York City for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, and the Folk Alliance International […]

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Chemistry Teacher Explores New Techniques in John Dewey Kitchen Institute

-Cynthia Belliveau, Ed.D., teaches students in the John Dewey UVM program. High school chemistry teacher Sam Bromley is bringing his passion for cooking to the classroom. Bromley teaches applied chemistry at Montpelier High School, where he infuses his culinary background with classroom chemistry projects, helping students experiment with the science of food reactions, flavor pairings, […]

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Former Human Resources Communication Manager Cheryl Dobbins Hege Finds Her Footing in Digital Marketing

 The world of marketing shifted right under Cheryl Dobbins Hege’s feet. Instead of relying on print advertising and television media buys to promote a business or event, marketers pivoted over the past decade to a more multi-channel approach, using everything from social media to display ads to SEO. Dobbins Hege, who is based in North […]

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UVM Is: David Carlson Creates a Sense of Community for Student Veterans

Connecting with military veterans on campus is the best part of David Carlson’s day. As coordinator of UVM Student Veteran Services, Carlson helps military vets make a smooth transition to the University and adjust to college life. Carlson, a UVM alumnus and military veteran, knows all too well what it’s like to go from the military […]

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How Do Employers View Online Degrees and Qualifications?

By Kate Whitney   A quick google search suggests that the stigma once associated with online learning or online degrees is long gone—a thing of the past. Whereas 15 years ago, the University of Phoenix was the recognized, and perhaps unfairly derided name in online education (as well as the implied target of SNL’s 2009 […]

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UVM Is: Justin Garwood Creates Gun Violence Prevention Course with a Focus on Mental Health, Positive Relationships

How can schools prevent and respond to gun violence? UVM Assistant Professor Justin Garwood, Ph.D., designed a course to address the crisis of school-based gun violence, which has escalated in the United States over the past 20 years. The course, “Preventing and Responding to School Shootings,” covers historical perspectives on school safety and theories on […]

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