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Career Options Await with an Anthropology Degree through New Online Degree Completion Program

By Emily Manetta If a student asks me, “what can I do with an anthropology degree?” I could answer simply “you can do anything with an anthropology degree!” While this is certainly true – our alumni go on to an amazingly diverse list of careers after graduation, perhaps the best way to illustrate the skills […]

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The Guaranteed Admission Program Helps Transfer Students Realize their Dream of Attending UVM

University of Vermont student Mae Mae Morrical didn’t become a Catamount via a traditional path, but according to her, the end result was still the same. “I called it the transition stages,” Morrical commented. “I came into UVM through the Guaranteed Admission Program, two semesters is all it took for me to apply and get […]

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UVM Is: Physical Plant Director Salvatore “Sal” Chiarelli Motivates and Innovates

Sal Chiarelli strives to bring out the best in people. As director of UVM’s Physical Plant Department, which maintains 6 million square feet of facilities, Chiarelli is on the go as he leads a team of 160 full-time employees as well as part-time employees, student interns, and contractors. His department handles everything from building maintenance, […]

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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 […]

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How to Effectively Build Your Network While Taking an Online Course

By Erik Harbison It is hard to ignore the rise of online courses. Students and young professionals are embracing this popular way to learn. You can now expand your knowledge base on any topic from the comfort of your home. One obvious benefit of this type of learning is that you’re able to prepare yourself […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Helping Educators to Build Trauma-Informed Strategies for Children and Families

About half of the county’s children experience at least one traumatic event before the age of 17. These adverse childhood experiences—known as ACES—include experiencing or witnessing violence, living in poverty or having a parent incarcerated. More states are stepping up to implement trauma-informed education based on robust professional development standards, and some are even encouraging […]

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UVM Is: Judy Kaplan Embraces an Exciting Chapter for School Libraries

School librarians aren’t here to answer questions. Their job is to guide students in the right direction. Librarians are no longer just replying to students about what to research or where to find information. Today, their role is more about helping students focus their questions and identify the right tools to uncover what they need. […]

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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 […]

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