ANNUAL REPORT 2012
“The Community College of Vermont, a Vermont State College, supports and challenges students in meeting their educational goals through an abiding commitment to access, affordability, and student success.” – CCV Mission
Front Cover: Patrick Magnus, Student Speaker, 2012 Commencement Graduating from CCV with an associate degree in Liberal Studies, Patrick is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree through the External Degree Program at Johnson State College. A recognized leader and mentor to his fellow students, he continues his supporting role as a financial aid counselor at CCV-Winooski.
CCV is committed to non-discrimination in its learning and working environments for all persons. All educational and employment opportunities at CCV are offered without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability.
Design: Maggie Corbin; Photos: Maggie Corbin, Lyndsay Deery, Mitch Moraski, Janette Shaffer, Jordan Silverman
Welcome Our students come to CCV from many different backgrounds, but for all the right reasons – to better themselves, prepare for good jobs, and provide for their families. We are committed to helping military veterans like Andrew Harris (see page 3) discover new options as they transition to civilian life. We are proud to support the dreams of students like Hannah LaPlaca (see page 2), who learned about CCV while in high school and will transfer to a four-year college after earning her associate degree. A new focus for our work is addressing Vermont’s “skills gap,” that mismatch between workforce skills and employers’ needs, by expanding education and training programs that support local employers. CCV is well positioned to play an important role in this work in the years ahead. CCV is proud of the way we help Vermonters change and grow. By working together we make Vermont strong.
Joyce Judy, CCV President
CCV President Joyce Judy (third from left) with CCV-Winooski students (l to r): Tu Phuong, Kane Tobin, Barbara Oliver, Nick Means, Jessica Racine
EXPLORING HER OPTIONS WITHOUT THE DEBT When Hannah LaPlaca started her senior year at Mid-Vermont Christian School, many of her classmates already knew what they would do next. Hannah wanted to go to college, but she was anxious about moving away from her family, and worried about taking on debt when she had no clear vision of what she would do with a college degree. “I was really nervous about what college would be like— that classes would be huge, that I wouldn’t do well—and I wasn’t ready to go far away yet. I needed these two years to figure out what I wanted to do and what route to take. I really didn’t want to go into debt while I was doing this.” One of five siblings in a close-knit family, Hannah had watched her two older brothers cut costs by taking collegelevel courses while in high school. Hannah enrolled in an Introduction to College Studies (ICS) course offered after school on Wednesdays at CCV-Upper Valley. CCV’s free ICS course introduces high school students to the language and culture of college while building writing, study, and time-management skills. It also explains the application and financial aid process. “It was helpful to be with other students who were just as nervous about college as I was, to take the same steps together,” she said. “The instructor showed us ways to
find scholarship information, and then she helped us find the ones we qualified for. It really helped not to have to do this alone!” Students who successfully complete an ICS class receive a voucher for a free college course at any Vermont State or participating college. That summer Hannah used hers at CCV-Upper Valley, and because the small class size worked for her, she enrolled full-time the following fall. She’s taken a broad range of courses (from digital photography, ethics, and environmental studies to statistics) and now has credits to transfer into a four-year college. As a member of the student advisory board, she has enjoyed learning about leadership and meeting CCV students throughout the state. She’s no longer anxious about expanding her horizons and hopes to work with children in the inner city. But most importantly for Hannah, because of the scholarships and grants she has received, and a flexible class schedule that allows her to work part time, she anticipates graduating next spring with no debt. “I’m very independent and I don’t want my parents to have to pay for my college. And I think frugally—this is one of the reasons CCV is such a good fit for me.”
Expanded access to CCV’s free ICS course is made possible by the generous support of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation/ GEAR UP, and the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, Bari and Peter Dreissigacker, and the Vermont Community Foundation.
Kim and Brett Hinson; Andrew Harris
IN TRANSITION: REDEFINING WHAT’S POSSIBLE In 2011, two-time Purple Heart recipient Andrew Harris retired after serving 20 years in the Navy and with the Army National Guard as part of the 1st-101st Field Artillery unit. He had fought in both Iraq and Afghanistan and had been injured in two separate IED explosions that were exactly three months apart. Like many returning veterans, the transition from combat to civilian life—the “what’s next” moment—was challenging, and he certainly didn’t see himself attending college. “I’d always thought of college as a big, tall lecture room with hundreds of students,” he said. “I didn’t want to be that one student who was totally lost.” When the 40-year-old vet began his job search, VA counselors suggested he look into career readiness courses offered at CCV. The Governor’s Career Ready Certificate (GCRC) class meets twice a week for 3-4 hours at CCV academic centers, and a shorter pilot designed specifically for military veterans was scheduled to start in the spring. The class focused on translating military experience to civilian workplace skills while covering the standard course modules of “soft” (resumes and job interviewing tips, teamwork, conflict resolution) and “hard” (applied math, basic computing skills, reading for information) skills.
“I’d never gone to college, and being in a room with other vets with the same experiences and fears helped,” he said. “It was comforting to me to know we were all on the same page.” Kim and Brett Hinson were uniquely suited to team-teach the veterans’ GCRC class. Brett, an engineer who also teaches math at CCV, had worked as a hiring manager at a large defense company with many veteran employees. Kim, a teacher for more than 30 years, is outgoing and uses humor to draw students out. Kim’s first session with the veterans was an eye opener. “They weren’t interested in interpersonal skills. Most were there for the hard skills section,” she said. “They were all so sober—at first they weren’t laughing at my jokes!” So she structured her sections around handouts of current research on hiring. One Harvard study, “Can Your Personality Get you Fired?” caught their attention. “Two of every three employees fired are let go because they are hard to get along with!” she notes. By the time they got to the resume-writing and mock interview class (human resource managers from local companies visit to give feedback), the students had embraced both the hard and soft skill components. And, each student was visibly more confident about options for the future.
Enhanced veterans services are made possible by the generous support from the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, Bari and Peter Dreissigacker, and the Vermont Community Foundation.
Lisa Delegato, LPN, a nursing coordinator who works with student interns; Teresa Voci, VP Division of Medicine, Gifford Medical Center
A WIN-WIN HEALTHCARE COLLABORATION As CCV explored ways to prepare students for careers that Vermont employers had identified as “fast growing,” the College approached Gifford Medical Center for feedback on a Medical Assisting degree. Teresa Voci, vice president, Division of Medicine at Gifford, was an early and enthusiastic supporter. She had come to Randolph from Massachusetts and was shocked to find that there wasn’t a medical assisting program anywhere in the state. “As a person who runs multiple primary care practices, I’m ecstatic that CCV recognizes that medical assisting is a valued position,” she said. “Like LPNs and RNs, it is a profession on its own with skills that can’t be taught on the job to just any person off the street.” The new Associate of Applied Science program prepares students for immediate employment in hospitals, community healthcare centers, outpatient facilities, and ambulatory healthcare services. Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical duties in healthcare settings, and play an important role in cost-effective diagnosis and treatment.
Voci says that the two 80-hour internships embedded in the program—in Administrative Assisting and Clinical Medical Assisting—are especially valuable to employers. “Sometimes people choose healthcare because they know they can find a job,” she said. “But medicine is a difficult field. Internships are really important—you may learn about a task in class, but it is how you interact with a patient while performing the task that matters.” This year CCV students will intern at one of Gifford’s nine area health centers and specialty clinics, a collaboration Voci says is a win-win for everyone. “If we are serious about cutting healthcare costs, this field is an important one. Medical assistants can do jobs in the doctors’ offices that allow RNs to stay at patients’ bedsides, which is cost-effective for healthcare reform; students get on-the-job training for good jobs; and it is good for the economy in general, because people who might have been making minimum wage will now have a profession that pays better.”
CCV’s new degree programs in medical assisting, digital marketing and applied business practices were developed with support from the U.S. Dept. of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.
CCV CELEBRATES FACULTY EXCELLENCE The college has an unconventional organizational structure that effectively delivers services to students over a wide geographic area. … The faculty – exclusively part-time – is well qualified and dedicated to helping students learn. New England Association of Schools & Colleges 2012 Preliminary Accreditation Report
When CCV was founded in the seventies, its unique, part-time faculty model offered a cost-effective way to deliver instruction throughout the state. Today, more than 700 practicing professionals teach at 12 academic centers, and 175 teach online courses. Each year the College celebrates teaching excellence with Teaching Excellence Awards, which are presented at the annual faculty Summer Institute. The 2012 award winners are:
Carla Desnoyers has taught biological sciences at CCV-St. Albans for ten years.
“Many students come into the science classroom intimidated by the subject. I have high expectations for my students and try to instill within them a sense of responsibility for learning. My greatest satisfaction in teaching comes when a student develops the confidence to set high standards and begins to think like a scientist both in and out of the classroom.”
Philip Crossman has taught the humanities at CCV for 16 years in both online and classroom formats.
“At CCV, students walk into class with direct contact with life as it is: they feel the presence of the economy, of workforce realities, and of inter-generational family relationships. The things that history and philosophy courses have to teach are not irrelevant or abstract. And for that reason it seems like I never have to work to stimulate a conversation that ‘matters.’”
Revenue Sources 11%
CCV has a history of delivering affordable, high-value services to students within a fiscally responsible budget. In 2012:
Tuition & Fees Government Grants & Contracts State Appropriation Gifts & Private Grants
• Student tuition and fees accounted for 59 percent of revenues with an additional 29 percent of revenues from grants. • Revenue from charitable giving was double that of 2010, including a nearly 300 percent increase in giving to endowments and a 180 percent increase in support for specialized programs, such as veterans services, dual enrollment, and other initiatives. Expenses in CCV’s $30 million budget are primarily committed to mission- driven priorities, with 67 percent going to support instruction and services that directly support students.
660 Elm Street in Montpelier In early August, CCV moved from its longtime academic center on College Street in downtown Montpelier to an expanded facility at 660 Elm Street, where the College’s central administrative offices have been housed since 2009. With this move, the College achieves a long-time goal to have its central administrative offices housed in a facility that also serves students. Over the past three years, CCV has also upgraded facilities in Rutland and Winooski.
33% Instruction Academic & Student Support Operations
Achieving the Dream named CCV a Leader College (one of only 52 leader colleges nationwide).
Tropical storm Irene hit Vermont. Despite prolonged computer outages, and the displacement of students, staff and faculty, the semester started on time.
Received a $2.5 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Enrolled 366 military-connected students for spring 2013 semester.
GIVING OPTIONS There are many meaningful ways to support CCV and our students, including giving a gift in honor of or in memory of a special individual. The Annual Fund – This fund supports the overall mission of CCV by providing unrestricted resources for new initiatives as well as a variety of operational needs and projects. Student Assistance Funds – From fixing a tire so a student can get to class, to buying a much-needed textbook, every dollar donated to CCV’s Student Assistance Funds provides direct support to students in your local community. General Scholarship Fund – Every dollar given to this non-endowed fund goes directly to tuition assistance for students. Planned Giving – Bequests and planned gifts may take many forms, including named endowments; they ensure a strong CCV for generations to come. For a complete list of CCV funds visit www.ccv.edu/funds.
Forest Ecology instructor George Lioniak and CCV-Brattleboro student Ahmed Jaafar
Offered first Combat to Classroom course for veterans.
Welcomed students to larger, more modern 32,000 sq. ft. leased facility in Rutland.
Completed successful NEASC-reaccreditation visit.
Achieved Yellow Ribbon School status providing additional financial support to veterans.
Distributed new College and Career Guide publication to 72,000 Vermont households.
Honored largest graduating class in 42 years at annual CCV commencement.
DONORS TO CCV CCV gratefully acknowledges our generous donors. The gifts listed have been given in the most recent fiscal year, from July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012. Benefactors Gifts greater than $5,000
Dean’s List Gifts of $500 to $999
Patrons Gifts of $100 to $249
The CCV Legacy Society Bequests, planned gifts and named endowments
President’s Circle Gifts of $1,000 to $4,999
Advocates Gifts of $250 to $499
Gifts in Kind Non-cash donations for designated use
Gifts of $25 to $99
Charlene & Timothy Toews
G. Jason Conway
Main Street Landing Company
Bari & Peter Dreissigacker
Claire Flanagan ‘85
Jerry & Judy Flanagan
Mark Triller/Triller Print Source & Services
Family of Evelyn Hoffman Donovan
Hubey Folsom ‘93
Jane Guyette/Bergeron Family Foundation
Union Mutual of Vermont Companies
Patricia M. Fontaine
Richard Wade ‘99
J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation
Margo Waite ‘75
Karen M. Geiger ‘00
Sandy & Margy Zabriskie
New England Federal Credit Union
Joseph & Dale Boutin
Scott Giles & Kate Lalley
Vermont Community Foundation
Linda Chase ‘82 Pam Chisholm
Agnes M. Lindsay Trust
Carol & David Buchdahl
Christopher & Kellie Ettori
Marie S. Kilbride
Lloyd & Lorie Linnell
Timothy J. Donovan*
Bob & Lois Frey
Linda & Jeff Gabrielson
David & Edlyn Pursell
Jerry Greenfield & Elizabeth K. Skarie Foundation Susan Henry & Sture Nelson ImpactAssets Jeannie Jenkins Ben & Joyce Judy Tom Kauffmann ‘04 Tom & Charlotte MacLeay Barbara Martin Bette Matkowski
Shirley Ridgway Eric Sakai Nancy Skea Severance Terrance Stanley ‘06 Deborah ’89 & Ernest Stewart Gail F. Tisseur Gordon & Deborah Winters Dave Wolk Michael & Lisa Yaeger
Sheila Halnon Charlotte Hanna Bill & Carol Harrison Sharon Hopper & Ann Goering Mary D. Hulette IBM Corporation Don & Gracie Kelpinski Tiffany Keune David & Meredith Liben Thomas & Susan Little KD Maynard William F. Meyer Linda R. Milne Dorothy & R. John Mitchell Tuipate Mubiay ‘03 May Munger Ann Newsmith Ed Patterson Jean M. Pearl Sue Regier ‘94
Susan E. Mehrtens
Michael & Carol Ann Richman
Kenneth & Gail Albert
Robert ’94 & Denise Rodd
John & Jennifer Vogel
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Asarese
James & Ginette Warner
David Barch ‘90
Allan Rodgers & Mary Alice McKenzie
Mrs. Ann Weathers
Graham W. Bauerle
Linda & Rich Bell
Dean’s List Sharen Chadwick Penne Ciaraldi Mr. & Mrs. Gerald J. Couture
Linda & Jerry Benezra Edward Cafferty Patricia A. Chartrand Laura Scott’s Dimensions of Freedom Fall 2011 Class
Luther F. & Sally S. Hackett
Pixley Tyler Hill
Mica DeAngelis & Barry Mansfield
Ken Kalb* & Nance Driscoll
Billi Dunham ‘08
John Rosenblum ‘83 Jan Roy & Steven Young Jeremy Schrauf Lucy Schumer
Friends Anonymous (2) Gerald Albert ‘01 Carole S. Bacon ‘91 Jeanne Bernek ‘11 Clem & Sharon Bissonnette Joanne Blakeman Cynthia D. Borck ‘94 Janet & John Bossi Raymond C. Brassard Arthur & Lennox Brodeur Christine Brooks Pam Bullock Charles I. Bunting Maria Calamia Paul M. Capriola Celine Champine Carol Cherhoniak Julie Choquette ‘97 Elizabeth Church Judy Comings Seth Companion Bernie & Jean Couture Lisa Daigle-Farney ‘86 Mary Daum Sandy Desorda Mel Donovan
Margaret Dorey ‘86
Diana Stone ‘02/ Stone Underground Construction
Leora Dowling Senator Bill Doyle
Lee & Byron Stookey
Marie F. DuBray
Anne M. Duzinski ‘90
Amy Stuart & Mark Rowell
Steven C. Thompson ‘96
Heather Fitzgerald & Benjamin Wang
Sheila Fors ‘78
Elizabeth King ‘91
Mary M. St. Peter ‘84
Susan Fowler ‘00
Scott H. Mullins ‘99
Gary & Kathleen Starr
Kathlyn L. Furr ‘00
David Strickler ‘03
Ronald R. Gabriel
Belinda Kwiatkowski ‘11
Roberta Noyes ‘83
Diane ‘84 & Fred Swan
Bill & Winnie Geiger
Mr. & Mrs. Roland Labounty
Carol Sweeney ‘76
Jonathan Lakin ‘94
Karen Szely ‘89
Sheila LaPerle ‘08
Corrie Tamburro ‘08
Bernard ‘94 & Susan Gladden
Ronald & Sarah Pulcer
Paul Temmermand ‘87
Kylie ‘05 & Eric Gould
Robert Larrabee ‘99
Gerald Hayden ‘08
Karl & Ardell Lippmann
Lucy A. Robinson ‘99
Diego Uribe De Urbina ‘98
Suzanne Lovell ‘87
Donna E. Sargent ‘76
Cecile Lushima ‘08
Jean E. Snow ‘77
Edward A. Vizvarie ‘01
Erin Kelly ‘10
Debbie J. Spears ‘08
Mary Massey ‘93
Emily Spence Place ‘04
Joan M. Wollrath ‘84
In Memory Of Gifts in memory of loved ones who have passed away. Maria Calamia, Judy Comings, Susan Fowler ‘00, Bill & Carol Harrison, Michele Patenaude, Debbie J. Spears ’08, Meta Strick in memory of G. Jason Conway Linda Chase in memory of Rebecca Bapp Janice Couture in memory of Bernice Baslow, Annette Couture, Gregory Couture, Laura Foster, and Donna Stuart H.L. Fuller in memory of Raymond “Okie” O’Connor
Bob & Lois Frey, David & Edlyn Pursell in memory of Jennifer Frey Family of Evelyn Hoffmann Donovan, Bette Matkowski in memory of Evelyn Hoffmann Donovan Lloyd & Lorie Linnell, Charlene & Timothy Toews in memory of Myrle & Robert Linnell Gail F. Tisseur in memory of Emile & Eve Tisseur Peggy Williams in memory of Fran Patry
Ken Kalb* & Nance Driscoll, John & Jennifer Vogel in memory of Leah Kalb
In Honor Of Gifts in recognition of those who have made a significant difference in our donors’ lives. Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Asarese, Bernie & Jean Couture, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald J. Couture, Gail F. Tisseur in the name of Janice Couture Carol & David Buchdahl, Pam Bullock, Maria Calamia, Judy Comings, Janice Couture, Lisa Daigle-Farney, Richard Eisele, Linda & Jeff Gabrielson, Susan Henry & Sture Nelson, Diane Hermann-Artim, Sharon Hopper & Ann Goering, Joan Kaye, Elizabeth King ‘91, Kathi Rousselle, Nancy Skea Severance, Dee Steffan, John Sweeney, Carol Vallett in the name of Maryellen Lowe Linda & Jerry Benezra in the name of Judy & Bill Pursell Joseph & Dale Boutin in the name of Bernard L. Boutin Billi Dunham ‘08 in the names of Tyler & Cameron Dunham Carol Cherhoniak in the name of Michael Cherhoniak ‘09
Patricia M. Fontaine in the name of Dianne Maccario Bernard ‘94 & Susan Gladden in the name of Jessica M. Gladden ‘12 Tom & Charlotte MacLeay in the name of William B. MacLeay, III Tuipate Mubiay ‘03 in the names of Marianne DiMascio and Susan Henry Ronald & Sarah Pulcer in the name of Maria L. (Tassoni) Pulcer Jeremy Schrauf in the name of the Bennington CCV Academic Center Staff
Janet F. Gillette The Endowment for Teaching & Learning The Endowment for Student Success Ken Kalb* & Nance Driscoll John & Jennifer Vogel Leah M. Kalb Scholarship Fund
Bonnie Hawley/ Hawley’s Florist Kathy and Company Flowers Aimee Loiter Markowski Excavation May Munger
Laurie Lawrence-Pepin ‘92
Table 24 Restaurant
Susan E. Mehrtens
Two Guys in Vermont
Vermont Works for Women
Gifts in Kind Non-cash donations for designated use.
The Frankenstein Project Refurbished computers and parts for CCV student use.
Camille’s Used Clothing
Karen Case Brigitta Dahline John Izzo Barbara Martin Audrey McGuire Christopher Ross Vermont State Housing Authority
Ed Davis Autos & RVs’s
Corrie Tamburro ‘08 in the name of Pamela Monder
Sherman V. Allen
The Legacy Society
Bolton Valley Ski Resort
Honors the generosity of donors who make bequests and planned gifts or who have established named endowments.
Jack Edgerton/Edger Engines
Joseph & Dale Boutin Joseph & Dale Boutin Scholarship Fund
Farrell Distributing Corp.
Sabby’s Pasta House and Sports Lounge
Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy, Dorset Street
Bob & Lois Frey Jennifer Frey Memorial Fund
Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy, Marshall Avenue
*Former CCV President
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Community College of Vermont is Vermont’s second largest college, serving more than 7,000 students each semester. With 12 locations and extensive online learning options, our students don’t have to travel far from their communities to access 20 degree and six certificate programs, workforce education and secondary education initiatives, continuing education opportunities, and academic and veterans support services.
• Accounting* • Administrative Management • Applied Business Practices* • Business* • Computer Assisted Drafting & Design • Computer Systems Management • Criminal Justice* • Digital Marketing* • Early Childhood Education • Education* • Emergency Management* • Environmental Science • Graphic Design* • Hospitality & Tourism
• Human Services* • Liberal Studies* • Medical Assisting • Multimedia Communications • Network Administration • Visual Arts
• Allied Health Preparation* • Childcare • Essential Workplace Skills • Health Information Specialist • Substance Abuse Services* • Web Site Development *
* These programs can be completed fully online
CCV's 2012 annual report.