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MEET THE NEW DEANS Communication & Creative Media (CCM) Paula Willoquet-Maricondi has a Ph.D. in comparative literature and film studies from Indiana University. Prior to coming to Champlain, she was a professor of media arts at Marist College and held dual administrative appointments as interim assistant dean of the School of Communication and the Arts and chair of the Media Arts Department. Education & Human Studies (EHS) Laurel Bongiorno has been a fulltime faculty member at Champlain since 1999. Bongiorno earned her Ph.D. in education, specializing in early childhood education, at Walden University in 2012. Beginning in 2011, she was the program director and driving force of the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education program at Champlain. Information Technology & Science (ITS) Thomas Mann is interim dean of the ITS Division. He brings to Champlain 13 years of administrative experience as chief academic officer at Graceland University and West Virginia Wesleyan College, and 10 years as president/CEO of Davis & Elkins College. In addition to global education, Mann counts strategic planning, assessment of student learning, and institutional/specialized accreditation among his special academic interests. Robert P. Stiller School of Business (SSB) Wesley Balda has a Ph.D. in history (organizational sustainability) from the University of Cambridge. He has served as a faculty member and in many academic administrative roles at the School of Management at the George Fox University, Hope University, St. George’s University, University of Oregon, and the Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. In 1991, he founded the Simeon Institute, a nonprofit organization that specializes in crisis management and continuity planning for educational and healthcare institutions.

The second Imagine College class of high school students from the Northeast enjoyed a week of classes, workshops, and fun this summer as they learned about attending college.

IMAGINE COLLEGE OPENS DOOR TO POSSIBILITIES Champlain College’s pre-college and college success initiative, Imagine College, brought 25 students from Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York to campus this summer. The six-day immersion program is designed to help create college access for underserved populations, help them continue to graduation, and prepare them for a life of career and personal success in which they can serve as agents of positive change in their community. “We believe students will benefit from the additional support to develop and strengthen their vision for attending college and help them navigate the often complicated college-entry process,” said Ame Lambert, Imagine College program facilitator and chief diversity officer in Champlain’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).

Paula WilloquetMaricondi

Laurel Bongiorno

Thomas Mann

Wesley Balda

Photos by Stephen Mease

RESIDENCE HALLS ON SCHEDULE Butler and Valcour Halls are well under way on the northwest side of campus. These two dormitory buildings will resemble Juniper Hall, completed in the fall of 2012, and together house 180 students. Within the triad of buildings, Champlain College campus planning is creating a campus green amphitheater. Both halls are expected to be completed by the fall of 2014. A rehab of adjacent Whiting Hall will begin in December.

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Final fall 2013 pdf 120913  

The Champlain View, a magazine for alumni, friends, family of Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. A focus on international studies, a...

Final fall 2013 pdf 120913  

The Champlain View, a magazine for alumni, friends, family of Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. A focus on international studies, a...