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A Hospice Volunteer Supports the Dying, Loved Ones from a Distance

After losing her mother and grandmother a month apart, Alana Osher felt compelled to learn more about end-of-life support. “When my mom got sick—she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of terminal cancer—I was her caregiver at the end, and it was kind of crazy and a whirlwind,” Osher says. “I remember feeling so frustrated […]

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UVM Students Offer Advice for Remote Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life across the country, and colleges and universities have switched to remote learning in the wake of the crisis. As UVM completes its first few weeks of remote learning, a group of students share advice on managing their course loads and well-being in this new reality. A new podcast […]

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How to be a Successful Remote Student: The Impact of COVID-19 on Learning

By Carli Riibner Adjusting to remote learning is something many people across the world are facing. Social distancing is keeping classmates and professors apart, but multiple forms of technology are easing the transition. Professors are turning to Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Blackboard to recreate a traditional classroom experience. As a senior at The University of […]

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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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Diving Instructor Optimizes His Digital Skills in Online Marketing Course

Paul Nonemaker is changing careers and exploring career options in digital marketing. Nonemaker’s background is in mental health counseling. But after deciding to make a change, he enrolled in the UVM Digital Marketing Fundamentals Professional Certificate Program. The eight-week online marketing course covers everything digital—from SEO to paid search to email marketing. “I liked how […]

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Summer Drone Course Gives High School Students a Close-up View of UVM

A drone course at UVM propelled Griffin Bohan’s college dreams to new heights. The Brooklyn Technical High School senior enrolled in the Drones for Environmental Mapping course last summer as part of UVM’s Summer Academy program. The experience not only opened his eyes to campus life but also allowed him to envision what the future […]

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A Retired Dentist Explores Medical Cannabis Through UVM

James Brent is starting a new chapter in retirement. Once he retired from dentistry after 42 years in private practice, the Missouri resident enrolled in UVM’s Cannabis Science and Medicine Professional Certificate. Brent was eager to learn the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and dosing for medical cannabis. “I’m kind of an herbal hobbyist. I took some classes […]

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SEO Digital Marketing Training Teaches Best Practices to Improve Ranking

Are you interested in ranking your company’s website more highly on Google? While there’s no magic formula to search engine optimization (SEO) success, there are fundamental practices to help maximize your performance. Bill Rowland, former director of SEO at Trinity Insight in Philadelphia, is teaching  UVM’s Advanced SEO course. The four-week, SEO digital marketing training […]

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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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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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