Category Archives: Vermont

Online Degree Completion Instructor Authors New Book on Vermont’s Migrant Farm Workers

By Jeffrey Wakefield Since the late 1990s, undocumented Mexican and Central American farm workers on Vermont’s dairy farms have been instrumental in helping bring milk, cheese, yogurt, and other food products to market. While the laborers play a vital role in feeding others, many face significant barriers in accessing food themselves, says a new book. […]

Posted in Education, Vermont | Tagged , , , , , |

Legal Issues in Higher Education Spotlight: Seth Gilbertson

By Kate Whitney Higher education is one of the most heavily regulated sectors in the United States, with a diverse and ever-changing roster of legal issues competing for attention. In spite of these challenges, Seth Gilbertson, Associate Counsel for the State University of New York’s Office of University Counsel, was thrilled when he was offered a […]

Posted in Education, Vermont | Tagged , , , , |

The Guaranteed Admission Program Helps Students Excel at College Life

If Gabrielle Kalinen hadn’t gone through the Guaranteed Admission Program at UVM, she may not have gone to school at all. She would have missed out on being the captain of the UVM Ice Cats skating team, an active member of the Figure Skating Club, discovering her love of communication science and disorders, becoming a […]

Posted in Education, Vermont | Tagged , , , |

College Prep: Encourage Your Student to Earn College Credits in High School

College prep can start well before your high schooler starts filling out their college applications. This is especially true for students who would like to experience college first-hand and alleviate some of the questions they may have about school. For example, if your child is unsure of the major they would like to pursue, there […]

Posted in Education, Vermont | Tagged , , |

5 Benefits Summer College Provides for High School Students

Kristen Kilbashian an enrollment coach for UVM’s Pre-College programs talks about what high school students can gain by taking college courses in a summer college program.   Q: Can you first explain the basics of a summer college program for high school students? A: Summer pre-college (high school) programs give students the opportunity to find out what college-level […]

Posted in Education, Vermont | Tagged , , , , |

High School Students Use Summer Academy Program for College Prep

While most students have to wait until their first year of college to experience program-specific material and the campus community, high-school students enrolled in Summer Academy can gain that experience much earlier. In fact, every year colleges and universities across the U.S. host students in a number of different summer programs that are unique to […]

Posted in Education, Vermont | Tagged , , , |

Guaranteed Admission Program to UVM Offers Hope and College Prep for High School Students

Philip Hampson always planned on taking a year off after high school to experience life before going to college. “I simply needed a break from high school and wanted to do something fun and make a little bit of money,” said Hampson. Despite not thinking about heading to college for a year, the South Burlington […]

Posted in Education, Vermont | Tagged , , , , |

From July to October, The Walking Tour Traces UVM’s Illustrious History

As the fifth oldest university in New England, UVM’s past is filled with colorful visionaries and noteworthy tales. The University’s history is highlighted every summer and fall at weekly UVM historic tours. From July to October, 90-minute historic tours of UVM are offered Saturdays on campus, starting at 10 a.m. Led by retired Professor William […]

Posted in Education, Vermont | Tagged , |

Denied Admission to UVM? Get a Second Chance with the Guaranteed Admission Program

All across the country these last few months, high school seniors have been waiting anxiously to hear whether they’ve been admitted to the colleges of their choice. For students with their dreams set on attending the University of Vermont, it may be heartbreaking if that acceptance letter didn’t pan out as hoped. But that doesn’t […]

Posted in Education, Vermont | Tagged , , , , , , , |

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Summer School

Remember when Alice Cooper’s song School’s Out was blasted from car radios just as the final school bells rang in early June? Times have changed when it comes to how we approach academics in the warm summer months. Whether it’s the opportunity for a student to get ahead on core requirements, boost a GPA or […]

Posted in Education, Vermont | Tagged , , , , , , |