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News from the southern Vermont College — st. Joseph College Community

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David Rees Evans takes over as the ninth President of SVC

INsIde: Telling the sVC story sports: Record season! Career services: Are you LinkedIn?

Board of Trustees john BAAcKes ceo l.A. care sArAh dAhl, m.d. Physician (retired) Private practice, obstetrics and Gynecology dAvid rees evAns President southern vermont college sUsAn hUnter community leader cArmen j. lAWrence, esQ. Partner King & spaulding, llP rAYmond d. lenoUe President (retired) educational resources network, inc. AlFredo QUiñones-hinojosA, m.d. Associate Professor of neurosurgery and oncology and director of the johns hopkins Pituitary tumor center johns hopkins University school of medicine, dept. of neurosurgery nAncY scAtterGood, m.d. Family Physician dartmouth-hitchcock Physicians Group/svmc mArjorie "GreGG" sWAin Author and Psy.d. irA WAGner ’83 President, european capital Financial services American capital ltd. deBorAh e. WileY, chAir chair, the Wiley Foundation, john Wiley & sons, inc.

letter From the President: david Rees evans


aising expectations.

Last month, I traveled to Weston, MA, to see our women’s basketball team play in the New England Collegiate Conference championship game against Regis College. Sadly, they did not win, but what is far more significant is that they were not expected to be there in the first place. Last fall, the team was picked to finish ninth in a 10-team conference. Instead, they finished third in the regular season, went to their first conference tournament, won their first two games, and played competitively in the final against a perennial conference power. Similarly, the men’s basketball team, picked to finish third, completed regular-season conference play undefeated and in first place, and lost a heartbreaking 74-72 game here on campus in the conference championship. They then went on to become ECAC DIII champs! A brilliant year for both teams, and I offer everyone involved congratulations and applause. Our wonderful basketball season is a metaphor for what is special about SVC: everyone on campus is dedicated to raising expectations. Raising expectations for student academic achievement. Raising expectations for athletic performance. Raising expectations for institutional success. Raising students’ own expectations for their lives and work, and working with them to develop the tools to exceed those expectations. This passion for raising expectations, and then exceeding them, is what attracted me to SVC, and what gives me confidence in the institution’s bright future. It truly is a remarkable college, doing great and valuable work in developing students’ aspirations and preparing them to succeed in the competitive and complex world beyond our gates. Higher education in the United States is experiencing a period of unprecedented change that requires both long-term strategic thinking and the kind of agility that small institutions like SVC strive to bring to everything we do. The challenge is to balance continuity—the preservation of the wonderful things we do and to manage our resources responsibly—with the urgent need to keep our programs up to date, to ensure that we have competitive, attractive co-curricular programming, financial aid and facilities, and to respond wisely to student needs and market demands. This is where you come in. SVC is a community that extends beyond the campus to our alumni and friends. I ask you to join us in raising expectations by continuing to build this very special place with your enthusiasm and advice, by offering current students opportunities to learn from you in internships or less-formal mentoring, and through your generous financial contributions. Our student-athletes have begun to use the Twitter hashtag #1College1Team. They are absolutely right: we are all one team, and together we will do great things. Thank you very much for your support.


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Meet the Ninth President of Southern Vermont College

President evans takes a selfie with students in the dining hall david rees evans, Ph.d., the former vice President of Academic Affairs and dean of the Faculty at Buena vista University in iowa, was named in november by the southern vermont college Board of trustees as ninth President of the college. svc trustee and chair of the Presidential search committee ira Wagner ’83, said that evans was selected from a promising field of more than one hundred candidates who applied for the position. “dr. evans embodied the unique and well-rounded skill set for the position, as well as the personal qualities, experience and passion for education aligned with svc’s mission,” Wagner said. svc Board chair deborah Wiley thanked the school community and trustees for a search well done. “The college is at an exciting juncture of stability and growth,” Wiley said. “With the community’s valued feedback, we’ve found

an inspirational leader in david evans to continue the trajectory.” Prior to his 6 1/2 years at Buena vista, evans was dean of the Petree college of Arts and sciences at oklahoma city University and before that chair of the department of english, speech and journalism at Georgia college & state University. A native of los Angeles, evans holds a B.A. from Pomona college and an m.A. and Ph.d. from the University of virginia, all in english. he has published on various aspects of early modern english literature and culture, particularly travel literature and aristocratic and genteel identity. more recently, he has spoken nationally and internationally and written extensively on professional issues including faculty hiring, careers, training for administrators, and the future of small, private colleges in The Chronicle of Higher Education and other publications. he has also been a presenter and facilitator for programs sponsored by the council of independent colleges. evans is married to Ursula mccarty, an artist who has shown her work nationally and internationally and has taught a wide range of studio art, art history, women’s studies and interdisciplinary courses at several universities and colleges. evans and mccarty are passionate collectors of new mexican hispanic devotional art, turkish textiles and ceramics, other traditional and folk art forms, as well as stray dogs and cats.

5 ThINgs To kNoW AbouT PResIdeNT eVANs: 1 2 3 4 5

Californian: born and raised in LA Wordsmith: majors in english, b.A., m.A., Ph.d. Penchant for rescue pets: Currently 5 dogs, 4 cats Artsy: Former arts/theater/music critic for major newspaper Localvorist: Loves VT products, community gardening

house WARmINg: trustees, staff and members of the construction team responsible for the renovation of the beautiful Burkhardt home on monument Avenue into svc’s new Admissions Welcome center gathered to dedicate the building, now known as Wagner house. From left to right, marcia Wagner, ira Work by junior Colbert Hagler of Villa Park, Illinois, in Wagner ’83, former svc President Karen Gross, General contractor mark jewitt, Professor Greg Winterhalter’s Landscape Painting class. Architect larry Frank, Assistant dean of Admissions jeremy Gibbons. svc/sjc chronicle


mccormicK division sPeech neW minor in rhetoric, neW coUrses comPetition sends teAm to A new minor in Rhetoric is being offered as an interdisci- sUnY/PlAttsBUrGh event

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plinary program through The Hunter Division of Humanities. Rhetoric is the theory of persuasive communication, both written and spoken. The minor in Rhetoric has been designed for students who want to know the principles and skills of practical persuasion in its varied contexts. The program will be of value for all students wishing to improve their writing and speaking skills, and especially useful for those students who plan careers in law, education, public relations, business, management and government, or for those who plan to pursue graduate studies. The Humanities Division also announced a new course in Advanced Film Study this year.

senior sArAh lAmPro deFies deAth vAlleY For 100-mile jdrF BiKe ride SVC senior cross country runner Sarah Lampro, from Otis, Massachusetts, travelled to Death Valley, California, with family and friends in October to take part in a 100-mile bicycle race to help support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Sarah and her family have raised almost $48,000 for the foundation since participating in JDRF rides. Sarah is a Psychology major.

FRee eNTeRPRIse—in February, professors in The mccormick division of Business invited all svc students to participate in the Free enterprise speech competition. The topic was “Free enterprise: my strategy for reducing the obstacles to entrepreneurship,” delivered in 3-4 minutes. The prize? $100 cash and a slot in the regional state University of new York at Plattsburgh Free enterprise competition in march. student Karim elsayed, far right in the photo, won the top svc prize as student speaker and will travel to Plattsburgh with, from left, ryan schuette, shanely marmolejos, victor velazquez, and haley omasta, who will participate in the team innovation challenge. The competition and student travel is organized by svc Professors charles crowell, jeb Gorham and stacey hills.

What do you like best about SVC? “Honestly, everything!” –Tish M. Southern S outhern Vermont Verrmont

C O L L E G E svc’s 2014-2015 advertising campaign included this colorful billboard on rt. 7 in hoosick Falls, new York, featuring first-year student leticia moya of new York, nY. Photography for the campaign was done by svc alumnus max Flatow, ’06. 4

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Telling the SVC Story: Assistant Dean of Admissions Jeremy Gibbons


ear Alumni, Community Members and Friends of the College: As I sit in my office in the new Admissions & Visitor Center (aka Wagner House) and watch the snow falling and covering the path that leads to our main campus, I reflect on how beautiful SVC is and how lucky I am to be one of the many folks who get to share the SVC story with the greater world. This story is all about YOU and your wonderful accomplishments. And it’s about the new stories that are being told right now on campus. I’d like to share with you some information about the SVC student of today. I’ve included two graphs that demonstrate where our students come from and what academic divisions they populate. You will see that the College is continuing to attract students from a few key geographic locations, but that we are also seeing an increase in student enrollment from across the country, including California and Maryland. Other key facts about our students: Over 25% of them participate in our growing and competitive athletic programs, 76% participate in activities and service-learning, and 88% participate in internships and off-campus field experiences

Fall 2014 New students by Academic division

Fall 2014 New students by geographic Location

during their senior year. SVC students are active and engaged, not only on campus and with their studies, but in the community. The SVC admissions team visited over 400 high schools last fall and attended almost 200 college fairs. This means we logged over 35 weeks on the road with five rental cars racking up the miles. That translates into a lot of stops for coffee and quick meals on the go, but, for many reasons, meeting with prospective students out in their environment is our favorite time of year. During a recent project on campus, I had the wonderful opportunity to ask current students what they like about SVC. Here are a couple of their responses: “I considerably appreciate the fact that all my professors know me by name and are all approachable for any problems as well as sharing my excitement about success.” “The best part about SVC? The views and the sense of family on campus. It’s a great place to go to school.” In case you can’t tell already, I’m so proud of SVC. I’m proud of our alumni and our current students, and I’m reminded each day of the difference each of you is making in the world. Take good care, Jeremy Gibbons Assistant Dean of Admissions svc/sjc chronicle


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svc criminAl jUstice clAss Attends Press conFerence With vermont Governor shUmlin

Assistant Professor Renee Merges and students in her Issues in Law class pose with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin at a press conference at the Bennington Police Department in October. Gov. Shumlin spoke on the establishment of The Addiction Treatment Center of Southwestern Vermont in Bennington.

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gATheRINg FoR CJ—On June 6, the Salva family will host the 3rd Annual CJ Salva Memorial Golf Tournament at the beautiful Lake Shore Country Club. CJ was a much-loved student at SVC when he tragically lost his life in an accident near his hometown. This event honors CJ and raises funds for an SVC scholarship in his name. Above, SVC students Christopher Nicastro and Sal Sciara at last year’s tournament. For more information on registering, email

20 sVC sTudeNT-AThLeTes NAmed To 2014 NeCC FALL ALL-ACAdemIC TeAm The new england collegiate conference (necc) named 20 svc student-athletes to the 2014 Fall Academic All-conference team. This marks the highest number of southern vermont fall athletes to make the All-Academic team since the necc’s inception in the fall of 2008. to be eligible for the conference honor, student-athletes must be of a sophomore academic standing or higher and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.40 or higher following the fall semester. 6

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ALumNI PRoFILe: dreW totten ’79, ’00

drew Totten ’79, ’00, RN, BSN, BS, CLNC, received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SVC. He is currently a Clinical Education & Simulation Specialist at Southwestern Vermont Healthcare and the President of A.R. Totten Associates, LLC, Legal Nurse Consultants and Medical Education Specialists. At SVHC he creates, plans and delivers clinical and non-clinical programming to employees and serves as Director of the American Heart Association Training Center and Coordinator for Student Contract and Placement. Having completed several advanced courses in forensic science, he has also been a supervisor and field-training officer for the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner's Office. He is the author of “Forensics 101,” an introductory death investigation seminar for emergency services personnel. In 2014, he developed two critically acclaimed programs for cable access stations in southern Vermont: “Understanding Ebola” and “Alcohol Abuse—Our Communities at Risk.” He is currently a forensics professor at Community College of Vermont. Drew is an active member of the Southern Vermont College Education Advisory Board and has served as visiting professor. What does he love about SVC? “Small classes, great campus, the family atmosphere,” Drew said. In his spare time, Drew enjoys skydiving and is a member of the U.S. Parachute Association (USPA).

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students in Professor Tammy kenny’s biological sciences class during spring term.

Take a class or two this summer at SVC! Check out the schedule at

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soUthern vermont colleGe uPComINg eVeNTs Thursday, march 26, 12 - 3 pm | career & internship Fair | Burgdorff Gallery, everett mansion monday, march 30 | Accepted student day Thursday, April 9, 5 - 7 pm | senior student/Alumni mixer* | Burgdorff Gallery, everett mansion saturday, April 18 | spring open house sunday, April 19, 4 pm | Washington, dc-area svc Alumni Gathering* | Place tbd, Washington, dc monday, April 27 | Accepted student day saturday, may 9, 1 pm | 88th commencement exercises | everett mansion lawn *to attend these events, please contact Betsy dunham, director of career development, or samantha damon, development specialist,

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AThLeTICs uPdATe: FAll And Winter sPorts neWs

“... a season to be proud of,

WOMEn’S VOLLEYBALL: Women’s volleyball made it back to the necc playoffs for the fifth straight season under interim head coach jessica Alvarez ’14. The mountaineers went 7-15 overall and 3-5 in 2014, getting knocked MEn’S SOCCEr: out of the necc postseason in the first round. senior jessica delmen’s soccer just missed out on the conference playoffs this year, gado was once again named to the All-necc First team while jungoing 2-14-1 and 1-5-1 in necc play this season under the direc- ior sheilani Kaleopa garnered an All-necc honorable mention. tion of first-year head coach joe Baia. senior erik Argueta was named to the All-necc First team after being one of the league’s MEn’S CrOSS COUnTrY: honorable mentions each of the last two seasons. men’s cross country won the 2014 new england collegiate conference championship, dominating the league meet for the program’s first-ever conference crown. Freshman marc Brandmeyer Women’s soccer made it back to the necc postseason for the ran his way to the necc runner and rookie of the Year honors and fourth straight year, going 8-11 overall and 5-4 in league play. The placed himself at second on the all-time svc 8K record list with a team then grabbed its first playoff victory since 1999, defeating 26:13 showing at the eastern college Athletic conference race. Becker college 1-0 to move on to the conference semifinals. Four players collected all-conference honors with freshman melissa WOMEn’S CrOSS COUnTrY: mascari being named to the All-necc First team along with being Women’s cross country finished fifth overall as a team at the 2014 selected as the necc rookie of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year. new england collegiate conference championship with sophosophomore lauren nesshoever also made her way to the All-necc more shelby Whitman winning the race to be the necc runner of First team while senior michelle Flores and sophomore melodie or- the Year. her times of 20:26 at the necc meet and 24:59 at the rell nabbed All-necc second team honors. The mountaineers also easter college Athletic conference championship placed her at picked up the squad’s third straight nscAA team Academic Award second on the all-time svc record lists for 5K and 6K races, reand the nscAA silver ethics Award. spectively, leaving her behind only head coach Kathleen newton.



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by mike Nosek ’10, director of sports Information

and in the record books. go mountaineers!” — michael mcdonough, director of Athletics

MEn’S BASKETBALL: men’s basketball had an amazing season that started with svc’s second straight win over Williams (first on the ephs’ home court) and finished with the mountaineers going undefeated in regular season necc play (16-0), 22-3 overall. southern vermont lost 7472 to regis in the necc championship, but went on to win the ecAc diii new england men’s Basketball championship for the first time ever for the college. junior deshawn hamlet became the 10th mountaineer to reach 1,000 career points, collecting a slew of accolades during the season. hamlet was named the UsBWA men’s national Player of the Week on February 10, named the necc Player of the Year while picking up an All-necc First team selection, named necc Player of the Week twice and ecAc diii new england co-Player of the Week once, and selected to a team of the Week. senior dolapo olugbile picked up an All-necc honorable mention, freshman daemond carter was tagged the necc rookie of the Year, and league coaches voted svc head coach dan engelstad as the necc coach of the Year.

WOMEn’S BASKETBALL: Women’s basketball had a historic season, finishing the season with a program-best 17 wins (17-11). svc took to one of the hottest starts in program history, going into the winter break with a 4-4 record; one of those wins came against Becker college, the firstever win for either southern vermont basketball team over the hawks. junior Amber Flagg became the third player in team history to reach 1,000 career points, doing so in just 59 collegiate games. The mountaineers then clinched their first trip to a playoff tournament, grabbing a three seed and first round home game in the new england collegiate conference postseason with a 13-5 mark against the league. svc won its first two postseason games to move on to the necc championship before losing in the title game. Flagg picked up an All-necc First team honor, her second straight, while fellow junior sarah mcdonald collected an All-necc honorable mention. svc/sjc chronicle


TheY’Re bACk! sVC’s dIehARd ALums — returned once again in February for the Annual Alumni Basketball game at the mountaineer Athletic center; this time over 40 alums showed up to play or cheer the team on! The alumni game followed a doubleheader for the current svc men’s and women’s basketball teams. Players from the current men’s team, which went undefeated this season, joined the alums on the court.

Is It Haunted? sTAY TuNed To FINd ouT — The cast and crew of a popular tv program which investigates paranormal activity visited southern vermont college in August to produce a segment which will air sometime in 2015. ‘like’ and follow the official Alumni Facebook page, southern vermont college Alumni, to stay tuned for more information on air time... share your own svc ghost story if you have one!

CReATINg A FRozeN CAsCAde: svc eArns An AWArd For ice scUlPtUre IT’s WhAT We do IN WINTeR — A southern vermont college team of staff and spouses brought their chainsaws and ice picks to the Winter Festival in north Bennington in january to once again compete in the ice sculpture challenge. Their sculpture, a masterful rendition of the everett mansion cascade Fountain, won for artistic design. sculptors were michael Keen, jeremy Gibbons, sarah and scott sanfilippo, marion and dennis Whiteford. 10

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Faculty/Staff Update mary botter, Chair and Associate Professor of the Division of Nursing, has been appointed to serve on the Vermont Board of Nursing Education Committee for a three-year term. Dr. Botter, a former Executive Director of the Board, was selected for her expertise in nursing education.

Adjunct Professor heather kim Lanier’s book of poetry Heart-Shaped Bed in Hiroshima, which will be published later this year, has won the Standing Rock Literary Series Poetry Chapbook Award. Assistant Professor of Humanities daisy Levy published an article in Enculturation entitled “Our Story Begins Here: Constellating Cultural Rhetorics,” along with five other university professors.

Students in Assistant Professor michelle deal’s Journalism Practicum are creating a new student-run digital publication Veteran Scholars Program Director John miles was the guest for SVC. Alum Mike Donoghue, who works for the Burlington speaker at the Wounded Military Heroes dinner on January Free Press, will speak with the students on the project. 24 at Bromley Mountain in Peru, Vermont. The event was part of a fun-filled family weekend honoring wounded Dean of Students Anne hopkins gross is presenting a workshop veterans sponsored by the Bart J. Ruggiere Adaptive Sports based on her doctoral research on Mindfulness in Student Center at Bromley, a volunteer organization which provides Affairs at the National Association of Student Personnel Ad- people with disabilities and their families the opportunity ministrators (NASPA) Conference in New Orleans, March 22. to enjoy snow sports. Assistant Professor Jeb gorham has just been named to the Board of Trustees for the Professor sandy Fleischmann’s RN-BSN Leadership and Man- Bart Center. agement class and the Staff Association will offer a Wellness Fair for SVC faculty and staff at Everett Mansion April 23. College Steps Program Director darcy oakes, Associate Professor/ Chair, The McCormick Division of Business stacey hills (at left), Assistant Professor sarah knapp and Assistant Professor Renee merges will present at the Vermont Women In Higher Education Leadership Conference at the Killington Grand Resort in March. The theme for the conference sponsored by the Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE) is “Better Together: Mentoring for Success.” Professor Hills is on the Executive Board for VWHE. Her talk, with Professor Merges, is entitled, “Mentoring Millennial: Preparing (and preparing for) a New Generation.” Director Oakes and Professor Knapp will present, “Better Together: Faculty/Staff Partnerships to Facilitate Student Success.”

Assistant Professor of Nursing eileen Rice attended the New York League of Nursing Conference: Building Bridges, Transforming Practice, at Daeman College in Amherst, New York, in November. Professor Rice presented a poster from her dissertation research at the Conference, and the poster came in second. James g. Waldon has been named SVC’s Director of Campus Safety. Waldon has held multiple leadership positions in higher education security and public service policing. Most recently, he was Director of Public Safety at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. Waldon earned an M.A. in Administration Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a B.A. in Political Science from Kean University. svc/sjc chronicle


commencement The College will award the Honorary Degree of Humane Letters to moustafa bayoumi, author and professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and Karen Gross, former President of Southern Vermont College, at its 88th Commencement on Saturday, May 9. Professor Bayoumi, who will address the graduates as Commencement speaker, is the author of the critically acclaimed book, How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America (Penguin). He is also an international lecturer and a member of the international advisory board for the Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut. Bayoumi earned his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He has written for numerous scholarly and popular publications and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Sun-Times, on CNN, Fox News, Book TV, National Public Radio and other media outlets around the world.

karen gross served as the President of Southern Vermont College from 2006-2014. In 2012, Dr. Gross was on leave from the College to serve as Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of Education in Washington, DC, where she worked on an interagency task force charged with redesigning the transition assistance program for returning service members and their families. She also was involved in implementing the President’s 2020 Initiative to increase college access and success. Prior to becoming a college president, Dr. Gross was a tenured law professor for more than two decades. Dr. Gross writes regularly about higher education issues in publications such as New England Journal of Higher Education, Huffington Post, National Journal, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She is a cum laude graduate of Temple University School of Law and Smith College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After the robing ceremony, Gross will also briefly address the graduating class.

Alumnus Baker named Director of Law Enforcement for International Association of Police Chiefs in Virginia James W. Baker ’91, former Chief of Police for Rutland, Vermont, has been named Director of Law Enforcement Operations and Support for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Alexandria, Virginia. IACP is a nonprofit membership organization with just under 23,000 members around the world. Baker’s directorate oversees membership services in such areas as traffic safety, terrorism, officer safety, cyber crime and countering violent extremist. Before heading up the Rutland force, where he was instrumental in reducing crime and drug problems in the city, Baker was Director of the Vermont Police Academy. Baker was a Criminal Justice major who was named the College’s Distinguished Alumni in 2001. 12

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INNoVATIoN FuNd gALA — SVC students shone at the Karen Gross Innovation Fund Gala in September. The event was a tribute to the many programs started by President Gross during her eight years at the College. The Campus Community Dinner Project, the Mountaineers Scholars program, and the Bookends tradition were all celebrated that night with displays facilitated by students. The event was attended by many donors and friends of the College. For more information on the Karen Gross Innovation Fund for Student Success, which helps support the programs that enable student access, engagement and retention, please call Colleen Little at 802-447-6317.

How Linkedin are You?: Tips for Maximizing Your Career Profile Online bY dIReCToR, CAReeR deVeLoPmeNT beTsY duNhAm Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t talk about it, be about it”? This is exactly what hiring managers and recruiters would tell you about your Linkedin profile—“Don’t tell me what you have done, show me!” An incomplete profile is an untold story. Start with your photo—put a face to that name! Use a high-quality photo of only you (no friends or cats) dressed professionally facing forward. (Selfies are for Facebook and Snapchat!) Use your headline to gain attention but don’t go overboard; try something like, “Effective sales associate who has exceeded sales goals four years running!” or “MBA student seeking an opportunity in sales and marketing.” Your summary is where your story is really told. Speak to your passion and the assets that you will bring to your employer. Don’t forget to add in a fun fact or two about yourself: Are you crafty? Do you tango? Tell ’em about it! Use keywords and phrases that hiring managers and recruiters might search for such as “product management” or “case management.” Be sure to add a link to your e-portfolio if available. Be strategic when listing your experiences. Consider this your online resume. List what you were responsible for and what you accomplished and always add dates. Share work that is more difficult to highlight on your resume such as photos, writing samples, links to videos and/or projects. Look around at what keywords other professionals in your field are using and insert these wherever possible. Add these keywords to skills you can be endorsed for by others in your network. Every time you’re endorsed, this is someone saying, “Look, Linkedin, she’s good at this!” Once identified, use these keywords to identify new contacts and ask them to connect. You can also use these keywords to identify groups that you should join. Join groups in your field so that you can keep up on what people are talking about, share articles relevant to the business or trade. Keeping current helps you stay in the know and will make a strong impression at interviews and networking events. And don’t forget to join the SVC site for more tips and job opportunities: Southern Vermont College Alumni. (Make sure it’s the ‘university’ page.) Now, you’re Linkedin!

GivinG BAcK At svc: stUdents rAise moneY to invest in commUnitY The McCormick Division of Business’ Philanthropy course, Investing in the Community, continues to be a popular class. Professor Jeb Gorham reported that a generous $5,000 funding commitment from The Bank of Bennington will continue for a fourth straight year. The Bank's funding has helped SVC students grant $15,000 to nine local organizations over past semesters. This spring, Philanthropy students will not only develop philanthropic funding campaigns from idea generation through requests for proposals to grant awards, but also work to collaboratively write a grant with a local non-profit organization. More importantly, students this year will work to leverage additional funding for their grant-making, with the goal to at least match the Bank’s level of funding this year. Three teams are working with SVC’s Development Office on different leveraging campaigns: small matching grants, crowd funding and targeted donors.

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WhY i Give: gReg WINTeRhALTeR

hUmAnities ProFessor since 1985 “I donate to SVC because I strongly believe in the mission of the College. It is a big part of my life; even small to modest donations are helpful for a tuition-driven school. I try to support many causes and not-for-profit institutions—SVC is on the top of my list.”

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Class Notes Frank orr ’67 retired from the U.S. Army in 1995. He is the co- Dying Ember (Four Horsemen LLC), a science fiction story chair of the Fort Benning Retiree Council, a docent at the Na- called “Crossback” and in the special Halloween 2014 issue of tional Infantry Museum and a member of the Sergeants Major Shock Totem, a horror story called “Before This Night Is Done.” Association in Fort Benning, Georgia. max Flatow ’06, a professional photographer Anthony J. bean burpee ’93, a Criminal Justice major, spent a from Brooklyn, New few years in Bennington working for SVC as an Admissions York, visited the SVC Counselor, then returned to Maine and took a job as a Correccampus twice in the last tions Officer with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. In few months to take 1998, he was hired as a full-time officer with the Kennebunk, stunning photographs Maine, Police Department and remained there until May 2014. of students, our new He rose to the rank of lieutenant. As of June 1, 2014, he became the Chief of Police for the Gilford (NH) Police Depart- President and campus scenes, to be used in an SVC ad camment. Burpee also continued his education, receiving two paign and on the web site. Max is known for his unique wedding photographs and commercial photography work Master’s degrees (MSCJ & MPA) from Suffolk University. including images for corporate reports and portraits of leadkristi Cross ’04 RN, BSN, has been named associate director of ers and celebrities. Max graduated from SVC with an individBAYADA Home Health Care’s Bennington office. Born and raised ualized major in cross cultural studies. Above, a self portrait of in Bennington, Cross manages the team and oversees all operaMax, his wife Amy and son Miles. tions of the office, which provides nursing and therapy to adults SVC alums matthew Wiland seniors in Bennington County. BAYADA's other office in ley and Natalia Willey ’08 Bennington provides nursing and assistive care services. are the proud new ownTracy L. everett Rosen ’05 ers of Ramunto’s Pizza married Adam G. in Bennington, VerRosen, a graduate of mont. Natalia (Tallie), Bridgewater State Colwho graduated with a lege on August 8 in degree in Radiologic Taunton, MassachuTechnology, is holding their daughter Lyla. (Photo: Bennington Banner) setts. kaitlynn Lumnah silva ’02 was a brides- Charles bradfield ’00 and Christina houran ’10 of Plattsburgh, N.Y., maid. Tracy and Adam met on E-Harmony and had their en- both formerly of Bennington, have announced their engagegagement photos done at SVC. She is currently working as an ment to be married in August. Bradfield is currently a vocaIntensive Case Coordinator at BAMSI, and Adam is a Middle tional counselor at Clinton County ARC in Plattsburgh; Houran School Math Teacher. Tracy expects to earn a degree in men- is a radiation therapist at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. tal health counseling for children and families from Southern New Hampshire University in December. barry Lee dejasu ’05 is engaged to be married September 2015. Since August 2012, Barry has been writing a column for the movie blog Cinema Knife Fight, in which he interviews composers for various movies. Since January 2014, he has been an editor for the literary magazine Shock Totem. He has two short stories out: In the forthcoming Anthology, Year Three: Distant 14

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Keep Us Posted… Southern Vermont College loves to hear about what alumni are doing. We want to know about your career, family life, awards, trips and more! Send your submissions to or by mail to Development Office, Southern Vermont College, 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington, VT 05201.

“heLLo, I’m CALLINg FRom souTheRN VeRmoNT CoLLege”

IN MEMORIAM The southern Vermont College community extends its deepest sympathy to the friends and families of the following alumni and friends of the College who have recently died.* Timothy Corcoran ’70, died November 6, 2014

Lawrence Powers ’41 died February 2014

Joseph Michael Lumsden ’11 died September 25, 2014

Geraldine Sausville ’42 died February 1, 2015

senior ryan long, a communication major from canaan, connecticut, was one of seven svc students who gave their time and friendly voices to the 2014-2015 Annual Fund phonathon, calling all alumni of the college. According to development specialist samantha damon, who helped organize the event, not only was money raised, but students and alums enjoyed connecting, sharing stories about the new things on campus as well as “hearing stories about the ‘old days’ at svc.”

YeARbook TRIVIA: CAN You NAme Them?

SVC MOUrnS ThE pASSing Of ALUMnUS TiM COrCOrAn, BenninGton toWn clerK For 20 YeArs Tim Corcoran ’70, passed away in late 2014 from complications from cancer. Corcoran served as Bennington’s Town Clerk for 20 years. Corcoran was a well-loved representative to the Vermont Legislature and was honored posthumously for his service in January. Corcoran was elected to the Bennington Select Board in 1973. In 1980, he began his tenure as a much respected representative to the Vermont Legislature which lasted seven terms, serving on committees for Municipal Corporations and Elections, Government Operations and Appropriations. He was Assistant Town Clerk before becoming Town Clerk in 1995. In January, the entire Vermont Legislature sponsored a bill honoring the late representative’s service to town and state.

Photo credit BenninGton BAnner

*Notifications received by March 1, 2015

ATTeNTIoN: sVC ALumNI, sTudeNTs, FACuLTY ANd sTAFF 1975-1985 tell us the names of the boys in the ski club from our 1976 yearbook, and we will send you a colorful svc Alumni sticker! email your answer, along with your contact info and mailing address by may 1 to the Alumni office at Also, if you own yearbooks from the following years, please let us know, as the college would like to borrow these books temporarily to update its archives: 1975, 1980, 1983-1986, 1989-90.

Do you remember the dorm at the Greenbrier Motel? Remember when getting up the road to classes at SVC required 4-wheel drive? Perhaps the name Jefferson or Bob Sugarman’s Effective Speaking class rings a bell? If so, we are looking for YOU! We are actively planning a Reunion of SVC grads, students, faculty and staff from 1975 through 1985 on Saturday, October 3, 2015. All who attended or worked at SVC during those years is invited! For more information, please contact us at or join our group on Facebook page at SVC Reunion 1975. For more information: sally mangan ’81, 508-612-8446.

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Southern Vermont College - The Chronicle Spring 2015  

Southern Vermont College - The Chronicle Spring 2015

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