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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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You Can Land Your Dream Job. Tips from a Recruiter and UVM Career Coach.

Sue Scholm wants all of her students to land their dream job. With a background in corporate recruiting, Schlom has the unique perspective of knowing what businesses are looking for and what stands out on a resume. In fact, in her Career Coaching Course offered at no charge to students in the Digital Marketing Fundamentals […]

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How High School Students Can Afford Summer Courses at UVM

By Kate Whitney   College can be expensive enough for those who are fortunate enough to attend, and student loans are no joke. So why on earth should you sign up for a course and take on the financial burden before you’re even through high school? (Hint: because you may be able to take up […]

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Higher Ed Professionals Learn Best Practices in Sustainable Certification Program

Clean energy, waste reduction, and developing innovative practices for sustainability are more important than ever on college campuses. That’s why Lindsey Abernathy enrolled in the Campus Sustainability Leadership Professional Certificate, a five-day residential program at UVM where participants can find strategies for achieving sustainability goals on campus. Abernathy is the associate director of the Office […]

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Meet UVM’s Pre-College and Summer Academy Advisor: Kristen Kilbashian

By Kate Whitney Kristen Kilbashian, a pre-college academic advisor for UVM Continuing and Distance Education, has the unique role of assisting high school students and recent high school graduates. She acknowledges that not nearly enough people are aware of the incredible programs available through UVM CDE for that particular age group. “If you consider ‘Continuing […]

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Thankful for Continuing Education at the University of Vermont, Part 2

Several years ago, when my son was in kindergarten, he came home with an art project that was a thankful turkey. In each feather, he listed what he was thankful for and of course, being a six-year child, he wrote in comments such as ‘I’m thankful for my family, dog, monster trucks, and videos.’ I […]

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Thankful for Continuing Education at the University of Vermont

How often do you pause and think about something that you are grateful for? Paying attention to how you feel, especially things that you are grateful for can put a positive spin on your day and lead to better mental health. According to a study published on gratitude in the Journal of Personality and Social […]

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A Retired Nurse Explores and Discovers with UVM’s OLLI Program

-The UVM OLLI Program will travel to Croatia for 10 days in May 2020. Judy Rivers is a lifelong learner who loves to travel. That’s why she’s heading to Croatia for 10 days in May with UVM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a community of adult learners who enjoy year-round courses, events, and travel experiences […]

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Orchard Owner Enrolls in Digital Marketing Training to Grow Her Business

Jessika Yates is figuring out how to attract more customers to her small, family-owned apple orchard in Monkton. Yates Family Orchard, which includes 300 trees and 26 varieties of apples, was purchased in 2008 by Yates and her husband, Steven. The orchard was already established when the couple purchased it, and they started grafting apple […]

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A Clinician Strengthens Her Healthcare Management Skills

Christine Lombard is a leader by nature. As director of rehabilitation services and a physical therapist for Elderwood Burlington—a senior care facility—she is responsible for managing a team and helping patients get back on their feet. Lombard graduated from UVM in 2001 with a degree in physical therapy. As most of her background is in […]

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