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A Mother Channels Her Grief by Helping Others as a Health and Wellness Coach

For decades, Valerie Pallotta’s passion has revolved around holistic and integrative health. An aromatherapist since 1994, she has pursued complementary and alternative healing methods and completed healing touch and energy medicine coursework. But she feels like she’s just getting started on putting her passion into practice. In fall 2019, she enrolled in UVM’s Integrative Health and […]

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Animal Doulas Help Pet Owners Cope with Grief and Loss

Kim Harrington’s strong connection to animals began when she was a child. While growing up near Scranton, Pennsylvania, Harrington spent hours playing with her cats and dogs. After studying to become a pharmacist at Temple University, she continued to feel a powerful pull toward animals. “My mother had me later in life, and I was […]

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UVM Course Helps Julianne Walshaw Navigate Craft Beer Distribution and Sales

At Rek’-Lis Brewing Company, Julianne Walshaw has served many roles, including server, bartender, and assistant manager. She’s now the New Hampshire brewery’s sales and distribution manager. While she is passionate about craft beer, the Bethlehem, N.H., resident knew she wanted to learn more about the business side of brewing. “I just started Googling craft beer […]

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A Former Advertising Professional Reinvents Herself to Become an End-of-Life Doula

Peg Ehrlinger worked in advertising for 25 years before making a significant career shift. At the age of 47, soon after the 2008 Great Recession hit, she returned to school to become a physical therapy assistant. After earning her degree, she went on to work in various care settings, including assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, […]

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Susan Hewlings Builds a Solid Foundation in the Science and Medicine of Cannabis

Science sparked Susan Hewlings’ interest in cannabis. Hewlings, PhD, RN, is a scientist and consultant in the dietary supplement, CBD, and cannabis industries. Ten years ago, when friends who were opening dispensaries and seeking her advice and recommendations, she began exploring the science of it all. “It’s evolved over the years,” says Hewlings, who is […]

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A Baltimore Consultant Refines Her Digital Marketing Skills

Consultant Liz Potarazu’s sweet spot is sales enablement and marketing alignment. But one area the Baltimore resident didn’t feel particularly confident about was digital marketing. In January, she made a New Year’s Resolution to brush up on her digital marketing skills and take a course. She enrolled in the UVM Digital Marketing Fundamentals Professional Certificate […]

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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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