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news and information from the Southern Vermont-St. Joseph College Community

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2 Career Networking Tips 3 President’s Column 4 Sports News 5 Class Notes

6 Honor Roll of Donors 7 Why Giving Matters 8 Upcoming Events editor: Susan Amberg Biggs

Looking up: Greenberg Atrium in Hunter Hall is architecturally beautiful.


Building Innovative


left: Richard Howard; right: Alan Nyiri

Helping Students Find Their Way When current and former SVC students were polled for an informal marketing study this spring, Edwards & Company—a Boston firm assigned to create a new Admissions Viewbook—found that, above all, students greatly value their relationship with their professors at Southern Vermont College. The findings helped inform new messaging for the College and a new tagline, “Find Your Way.” The Viewbook, now available, features images from a unique photo shoot on campus. With the help of a trampoline, students like Chelsea Johannesen ’10, above, are shown being ‘launched’ to their futures by professors like Sylvia Jimison, at left. (Call the Admissions Office, 802-447-6304, to have a copy of the new Viewbook sent to a student you know who wants to find their way on a solid career path today!)


Greeting New Faces

It’s been a busy year at Southern Vermont College, from building and renovations on campus to the hiring of new staff and the launch of new programs – Build the Enterprise and Health Management and Advocacy. “SVC has so much to celebrate,” said President Karen Gross. “Our campus is bursting with growth, excitement and wonderful energy.” Hunter Hall, the new 41,000 square-foot structure that opened its doors to 54 students in January, welcomed a full house of 112 students this fall, and now houses the College’s Office of Residence Life and Health Services. The new space, truly a campus focal point, was made possible by the generosity of the late Irene Hunter and Norman and Selma Greenberg. It is also home to two high-tech laboratories for learning and simulation. The state-of-the-art Science Labora-

tory will handle all biology, anatomy & physiology and chemistry classes. SVC Trustee Deborah Wiley provided critical support to this facility. The Simulation Lab enables clinical, risk-free learning of patient care on life-size, computerized mannequins, which are programmed with heartbeats, blood pressure and voice capabilities. This lab comes equipped with a Sim Family: father, mother, child and baby and special twoway glass for observation and videotaping. Senior Whole Health Management Inc. provided key support for the lab, and a high-tech video monitoring studio was designed, installed and donated by SVC alumnus and CEO of Adirondack Audio & Video, John Max Miller, ’82. The College Dining Hall was given a muchneeded facelift, more than doubling its seating capacity. “With 330 students living on campus continued on page 2 S VC / S JC C HR ON IC L E

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Grants Fund Curriculum Innovations Recent grant awards to Southern Vermont College will bring innovative curriculum advances to campus. A $200,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation will fund SVC’s transformation from its current five-course model curriculum to one featuring four courses per semester. This structural change will allow for pedagogical re-visioning as well as enhanced experiential learning across all fields of study, an approach aligned to collaborative laboratory learning. The curriculum change will evolve over the next three years, according to Provost Al DeCiccio. A $25,000 award from the Edwin S. Webster Foundation will help fund several technological resources, including MOODLE course management software for faculty, additional loaner laptops and new projection equipment for the library, equipment for the Learning Differences Center and the purchase of Kindle Readers with preloaded course material for students in a business course this fall. The Kindles, six-inch, handheld electronic devices, can download entire textbooks as well as over 300,000 news sources. The SVC Office of Advancement is additionally pleased to recognize that, despite a tough economy, nearly $800,000 was raised for the College in the fiscal year 2008-2009. Karen Trubitt, Dean of Advancement, also reported that the number of donors (alumni donors and other college friends) supporting SVC was up nine percent over the previous year.

award for 2009 was presented to Richard Gauthier ’91, Bennington Chief of Police and an instructor in criminal justice at the College, in recognition of his contributions in his career, community service and personal achievements. Gauthier, a Criminal Justice major himself at SVC, later went on to the FBI National Academy and received an M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration from Norwich University. A lifelong resident of Bennington, he has been with the Bennington Police since 1980, serving as chief for eleven years. Gauthier proudly accepted his award at commencement from President Karen Gross and Director of Alumni Relations Patrick Buckley.

SVC GOLDEN ALUMNI (those who graduated 50 years ago or more) gathered at the May commencement for a special celebration. Three former students who attended when the school was known as St. Joseph College, are pictured in the photo at right with President Gross. From left to right, Ruth Champlin ’46, Norma Brenenstuhl ’58, and Phyllis Ruggles ’52. Mrs. Ruggles brought in some SVC memorabilia from her school days to share. All Golden Alums are invited to join us for SVC’s 83rd commencement on May 8, 2010. Please contact the Alumni Office at 802447-6357 for more information.

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR (House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days) and honorary degree recipient Andre Dubus III delivered honest, heartfelt and sage words for the graduating class at SVC’s 82nd commencement exercises in May. Dubus urged graduates not to get caught up in a culture that divides people into winners and losers. With his newly conferred “doctoral magic dust,” Dubus said his wish for the graduates was, “to go out there, suffer a little bit, get great growth and find great joy.” In the photo at right, Dubus talks with SVC senior speaker and valedictorian Sarah Hersey before the ceremony.

Networking in a Tough Economy Free Career Resources for Students and Alumni by Denise Spencer, Career Services

Join the club. Professional organizations can be a great resource for networking. Many national organizations have local chapters. Join a local Chamber of Commerce or a Young Professionals group. This is a great way to meet others in your area and seek contacts that may help you find that ideal job.

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NEW BUSINESS Division Chair Eric Drouart brings a wealth of global experience in marketing and international business to SVC. His corporate background includes overseas development work for Bristol-Myers Squibb and General Foods. “What drives me is to be able to share real-world business experiences with students, mentoring them to be successful in careers.”

Networking is a critical tool to utilize for a successful job search, especially in a tough economy. Research shows that 60 to 80 percent of jobs are found through networking. How do I network, you ask? Below are some pointers to help you get started!

Contact people you know. We all have family and friends and they have family and friends. Ask for advice and other connections in the field in which you are looking. Are you on Facebook or Linked-In? Update your status with the statement, “(name) is hoping to speak with someone who works in the XYZ industry.” 2

of your alumni association? Keeping in touch with former classmates is a great networking opportunity. Southern Vermont College has a student, alumni and faculty group on Facebook. You can find our link on www.

Do a good deed. Volunteering expands your network and exposes you to new people. If possible, choose an organization that’s related to your profession, or the profession you want to pursue. Organizations can always use an extra set of hands with building skills, computer work, clerical tasks or organizational skills.

this semester, the previous dining hall was not able to accommodate the residents,” said SVC Chief Financial Officer James Beckwith. New faculty joining the College this semester includes Professor Eric Drouart, appointed Chair of The McCormick Division of Business; Bryna Siegel Finer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of The Hunter Division of Humanities, teaching creative writing; Sandra Fleischmann, MSN, BN, RN, teaching nursing; and Professor Barry Flanary, The John Merck Division of Science & Technology, teaching biology and Interim Director of the new Health Management and Advocacy program. For more information on new faculty, see the faculty profiles on the Web,

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From the President’s Office: Dr. Karen Gross

Innovation: The Vital Spark of Progress at SVC Each year, we have a themed lecture series on our campus, and the theme for this year’s series is Innovation. What an apt topic, given the innovations underway at SVC. I welcome this opportunity to share some of them with you. More importantly, I look forward to welcoming you to campus during the year—so you can experience the changes and innovations first-hand. We celebrate the official opening of Hunter Hall on September 26. In addition to providing quality residential space for students (mostly single rooms), this new building offers student lounge space, two amazing laboratories, computer and conference rooms, offices, a new healthcare center, a beautiful kitchen and the glorious Greenberg Atrium with mezzanine space. The building design is innovative, creating a true living and learning community within one building. Author E.M. Forster would take note: Every student has a room with a view. Within Hunter Hall, we have created two new, state-of-the-art laboratories—a Science Lab and a Simulation Lab where our healthcare students can perfect their skills. For me, it is exciting to create space where remarkable hands-on learning can occur, and I look forward to visiting the labs regularly to see our students in action. Our dining hall on the lower campus has been totally renovated, opening up the space for added

seating. Using a leaf motif and bright fall colors, it has a very Vermont feel to it. We also tweaked the food menu so that students will experience a range of new dining options. This fall, we welcome several new faculty and staff members to campus. Each brings distinctive talents to SVC, and all are deeply committed to helping our students succeed. You can learn more about our faculty on our Website, (While you’re there, read Professor Tom Redden’s blog—chronicling his summer travels through China, representing SVC with a Vermont Chamber of Commerce contingency.) Our athletic program is undergoing innovation too. We are delighted that accomplished coach, athlete, author Chris Cruz has joined us as Director of Athletics. After successful recruiting and team development across all programs, we embrace this year with a thriving conference, excellent coaches, wonderful school spirit and opportunities for success for our student-athletes on and off the field. Our lecture series this year features, among other speakers, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and Pulitzer prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed, who holds professorships


at both Rutgers University and New York Law School. Both individuals have written remarkably innovative books, and their respective research is on the cutting edge in their fields. Stay tuned for additional examples of innovation within our academic program—from curricular advancements to technology that enhances learning. Watch for meaningful partnerships with area organizations. As I reflect on our progress, particularly in our complex world, I am struck by the words of Professor Theodore Levitt who observed that innovation is “the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress.” SVC is innovating and improving—for the benefit of our students and their families, our alumni, friends and our community. Also in this issue is our Honor Roll of Donors — without whom none of these innovations would be possible. It is an exciting time to be an SVC student. I am proud to share the remarkable progress of this school with you. Thank you for your ongoing support of Southern Vermont College.


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Homecoming Weekend

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Fall Festival

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Homecoming Info Tent

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Chicken BBQ

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A Night of Sacred Music/Spirit Hollow

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Hunter Hall Tours


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Author, Accomplished Athlete and Coach Joins SVC Southern Vermont College has appointed Christina Cruz, Ph.D., a coach, Olympic-trained athlete and educational research analyst as the College’s new Director of Athletics. Cruz worked at Williams College for more than 20 years in many capacities, including as Research Analyst and Facilities Manager as well as Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Women’s Crew Head Coach. She is the author of the recently published book, Gender Games: Why Women Coaches are Losing on the Field, on gender issues that persist in athletics and how they influence female coaches’ sense of self and their decisions to stay in or leave coaching. Cruz competed on the rowing team while a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, then went on to become a member of the 1980 Olympic Team and compete on the Women’s National Rowing Teams. She holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Wisconsin, an M.Ed. in Administration from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Evaluation in Curriculum and Instruction from the State University of New York at Albany. Her awards include the Civilian Congressional Medal of Honor.

SPRING AHEAD - FALL BACK AT SVC Spring 2009 was an exciting time for the Southern Vermont College Athletic Department with the baseball team (12-26) hosting the Inaugural New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Baseball Championship, winning

President Gross and Interim Director of Athletics Don Schaffer, was presented with his framed #21 jersey following this year’s commencement. As the school’s all-time leader in rebounds (1026), having led the nation in both his junior and senior seasons, he was also SVC’s second all-time leading scorer and sixth 1,000 point scorer. Harrington returned from playing hoops with the Cottbus White Devils of the German Professional League, where he plans to return in the fall. In one memorable game against Mitchell College, Harrington scored 37 points and pulled down 33 rebounds, securing him a place in the record books for Division III and in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd. To read more about Harrington’s remarkable achievements on the court, see the Mountaineers’ Web site at for his sports profile.

By Joe Frey ’08, Director of Athletic Communications

the most games in a season since 1989. The young squad, made up of mostly freshman and sophomore ball players, played smart and tough baseball but came up short when they were eliminated in the semi-finals by Becker

SVC BASEBALL (left) battles instate rival Castleton State College in April. Freshman pitcher Eric Wells dominated on the mound with his fastball, then attempts to pick off a CSC player with the waiting glove of sophomore Tim Johnson at first base.


Harrington Honored Graduate Nick Harrington ’08, shown with SVC

College. Ball players Adam Northup and Eric Wells were named to the 2009 NECC All Tournament Team. In other conference news, junior David Gage was named to the Academic AllConference for baseball, freshman Kayla Whitman was named to the All-NECC Softball First-Team, junior Ryan Heron was given an NECC Volleyball Honorable Mention. Both Northup and Wells also were mentioned on the NECC Honorable Mention list for baseball. During the regular season, the women’s softball team (3-24) snapped a 46 game losing streak, and the men’s volleyball squad (2-16) winning its first match in two years. This burst of winning is only a small sample of what is to come for the Mountaineers as the programs continue to move forward and strengthen under new leadership with a thirst for developing student-athletes to be successful on and off the field. Fall 2009 brings a greatly increased recruiting class to SVC as the men’s and women’s soccer programs continue to build a strong core. Be sure to walk the

campus Homecoming Weekend (Sept. 26) at 10:00 a.m. for the Mountaineer Invitational Cross Country event, and join us later in the afternoon as the soccer teams host games with Newbury College on Everett Field. To view the full fall schedule of games, visit and click on Calendar of Events.

NECC Men’s Basketball Team Wins Award The SVC men’s basketball team garnered the 2008-2009 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Sportsmanship Award this winter. The award is voted on by all head coaches in the conference. SVC Coach Michael McDonough stated that, “Sportsmanship can mean many things. In this case, I think it says that we came to play, were never out of a game, and won and lost with class. Our guys respected their opponents.”


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Class Notes

Updated announcements can be found on Send your announcements to the Alumni Office today!

Laura Myers-Paligo ’80 received her Master’s


Degree in Environmental Science from Towson University on May 20, 2009.

SVC marks the passing of:

Denise Welch Land ’97 celebrated Easter with husband Chad and daughters Jadyn (age 4) and Makayla (age 1). Jadyn picked gorgeous dresses for her and for her sister.

Chad Levesque ’98 has been promoted to Assistant

Florence Nora Witham King ’73 June 1, 2009

Richard Myers February 14, 2009

Roy G. Berkeley, former faculty member April 24, 2009 HOMECOMING 2009: Alumni gather at Carmody’s West for good food and good conversation. From left to right: Dan Elliot ’98, Brian Griffin, Rob Costello ’89, Jennifer Bernardo ’86, Jeff White, Joe Papai ’91, in front: Susan Noble ’95.

General Manager and Director of Baseball Operations for the Holyoke Blue Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He will be in charge of all day-to-day baseball operations for the Blue Sox, helping players get acclimated to their new surroundings and ensuring that the proper equipment is available for the team and its staff. He will continue to serve as an assistant coach, a position that he has held for the past two seasons. Levesque is a police officer in Chicopee, Mass., and also serves as an assistant coach at American International College in Springfield, Mass., where he is the team’s lead recruiter and academic advisor. He is also working on his MBA in Sports Administration and Management and hopes to transition to a career in professional sports or at the college level as coach and athletic director.

Sandy Marks ’07 has returned to Vermont after living in Colorado and has been accepted into the JD program at Vermont Law School.

Lawrence Higgins ’00 retired in August after 32

Peter J. Richard Jr. ’07 represented the University

years with the Dalton, Mass., Police Department and has moved to Cape Cod.

of Maine School of Law as co-chair of the Student Litigation Society and of the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America) in a student mock trial competition in Providence, R.I., in February 2009.

Jody Schade ’00 performed in Oldcastle Theatre Company’s production of Ferenc Molnar’s “One Two Three,” adapted by Morwyn Brebner, at the Bennington Center for the Arts this summer. Jody played a secretary named Miss Petrovich in the oneact play and said, “Even the cast members couldn’t stop laughing during rehearsal.” Jody is currently an adjunct faculty member in The Hunter Division of Humanities at SVC. Stephen Jordan ’05 has been accepted into the Master’s of Clinical Psychology program at Goddard Col-

Theresa Brady-Caslin July 8, 2009

Michael D. Grady ‘96 July 18, 2009

lege. He currently owns The Groomer Guy, a mobile pet grooming company in Bennington, Vt.

Stef Arteaga ’07 is working as an account executive for One Communications and interning at MTV Networks.

Amanda Shea ’08 began an MBA program at the College of St. Rose this fall. Trista A. Hoot ’09 had a baby boy on June 24, 2009. Connor Michael Comtois weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20 inches long. the Photos Coming! Please e-mail { Keep your 300 dpi jpegs to }

Engagements & Weddings Meghan L. Cipperly ’07 married Tyler P. Thompson on June 20. Meghan received an associate’s degree in Radiologic Technology and in 2008 earned her certification in ultrasonography from Hudson Valley Community College. She is currently employed as an ultrasound technologist at Glens Falls Hospital.

Trista A. Hoot ’09 is engaged to Michael T. Comtois. Trista received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology this past May. Michael is a 2005 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. A September wedding is planned.

ALUMNI PROFILE: HARRY GOLD ’92 Founder/CEO of Overdrive Interactive Things are busy for Harry Gold, who majored in accounting while at SVC. Gold started his first company, online marketing firm Interactive Promotions, not long after graduating college and sold it four years later to a major advertising agency. Gold became interested in merging computer technology with marketing early in the game, and credits the computer science department at Southern Vermont College for preparing him well for this arena. “SVC did an excellent job of prepping me with the right computer skills,” Gold said. The entrepreneur’s next Boston-based venture called Overdrive Interactive, is an online, search and social media marketing firm founded in 2001. Gold is currently CEO of the firm, assisting clients such as Harley-Davidson, Dow Jones & Company, New York Times Digital, IBM and other Fortune 500 companies. He is a frequent lecturer on online marketing and has written widely on the subject, including a regular column for ClickZ Experts. To see recent columns written by Gold, visit Gold is quick to praise the intimate environment at SVC as being “conducive to my success.” With his interest in business and the emerging computer marketplace, he could “indulge in a creative side” in the small school setting. He credits a sense of community at the College that helped prepare him for fostering relationships in his corporate life. “I felt that the faculty and staff really cared about us,” Gold said of his SVC experience. “Today I value that type of relationship with clients as well.” Gold can be reached on Facebook at S VC / S JC C HR ON IC L E

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Honor Roll of Donors Southern Vermont College gratefully acknowledges our generous donors. Thank you again for your commitment to the mission of the College.

Platinum The Donald E. Axinn Foundation Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Davis Educational Foundation Selma and Norman Greenberg✣ Karen Gross and Stephen H. Cooper Hunter Excavating Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Lenoue Estate of Albert & Janet Meder Deryck A. Palmer & Carmen J. Lawrence The Poses Family Foundation Senior Whole Health, LLC Alice Shaver Foundation Tyco Electronics Mr. and Mrs. Ira Wagner ’83 Mr. James L. and Mrs. Darla Wainscott The Edwin S. Webster Foundation ✣ Deborah E. Wiley

Gold Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC Dr. and Mrs. Steven Brody Bob and Cora May Howe✣ Joan and James Hunter Huron Consulting Services LLC John Max Miller ’82Adirondack Audio & Video Olin Scott Fund Raytheon State of Vermont Department of Labor Wills Insurance, Inc.


Wallace and Jane Altes✣ Association of American Colleges & University Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Buckley Dr. James L. FitzGerald Sean McDonough Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Metcalfe MSK Engineering & Design, Inc. Sodexho State of Vermont Division for Historic Preservation


Anonymous✣ Bennington House of Tile and Carpet Bennington Potters Bette & Cring Construction Group W.W. Keen Butcher Dan DeSario ’87 Mr. Peter Donavan & Dr. Nancy Scattergood✣ Merritt S. Hewitt ’85✣✧ Frances and Tim Holbrook✣ Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Iason II Mr. and Mrs. David Newell Dr. and Mrs. Ammon Broughton Peck✣ Mr. and Mrs. Jay Sheehy Margaret P. Sirvis Betty Tange✣ Karen and Steven Trubitt Mary L. Wicker✣ John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keystone Society Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. James Gozzo Kelly Fuels Dr. and Mrs. William Ketterer Dr. and Mrs. Frank Macchiarola Dr. David and Mrs. Sue Metzner 6

Stephen Sargent Norma and Ted Thomas✣

Cornerstone Society

Anonymous - RT Class of 2005✣✧ Bank of Bennington Lenni B. Benson Dr. Jean Elrick Mrs. Bill Epstein✣ Daniel A. Facilla The Four Chimneys Inn & Restaurant Mary E. Jones ’92✣✧ Mrs. Fabian W. Kunzelmann ✣ Paul and Sue Lamontagne R.K. Miles, Inc.✣ Jean Miller✣ Mr. and Mrs. Ken Moriarty Michael A. Pello Mr. and Mrs. James Rigby ’94 Donald & Angelina Robertson✣ Friends and Family of Lolita B. Smith

Mount Anthony Society The Alcyon Foundation Trudy Anderson ’85 Colonel and Mrs. Jim Baker ’91 Virginia Baldwin ’49✣✧ Vicky A. Slawson Barbash Rosanne Tripp Beauchamp ’68✣✧ Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bell Jr. Raymond Bolton, Esq. Dr. and Mrs. Michael Brady Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Brower Patrick J. Buckley Mr. and Mrs. Paul Burdick Jane Burkhardt Catherine Burns✣ Steve and Nancy Burzon Jim Carroll ’90 Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cestone✣ Michael Collins ’95 Robert Consalvo✣ Marylin Cottone ’08 Dr. Albert DeCiccio Mark and Suzy Donavan Dr. and Mrs. Richard Fabricius James Frederick Ruth Goldstone Michael Goodwin Richard A. Gray ’68 Anne Hopkins Gross Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hadeka Sr. ’70 John Hubbard Jr. Jeanne Jackson ’67 Renee Jacobs ’87 Thomas Jozitis ’78 Warren and Barry King Susan ’83 and Frederick Kotalik Julie Kuhlmann ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Latif✣ Alice Loos✣ Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Loy Heather and Hardin Marion✣ Bob Matteson Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mier ’97✣✧ NRG Global Giving George Nolan ’07 ✧ Carol A. O’Rourke Mr. and Mrs. Frank Orr ’67 Mr. Christopher Pedley ’01 Patricia Nash Perrotta ’44 Dr. and Mrs. Robert Pezzulich Karl Pfister III Dorothy O. Pizzano✣ Prue Electric/Deirdre Prue ’99 Kathy Reed ’76✣✧ Mary and Kerry Ryan

Dr. Barbara P. Sirvis✣ Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Smith ’77✣✧ The Reverend and Mrs. Thomas Steffen Rolf M. Sternberg Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stotz✣ Ryan “Sully” Sullivan ’01✣✧ Taconic Plastics Eugene P. Tripp ’66 Wassick’s Tire Service Wells Communication Service Inc. Donald M. White III ’96 Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Whitney Dr. Eugene and Janet Winkelman Jennifer S. Winkelman Greg Winterhalter Henrietta Woodward✣

Mountaineer Society Anonymous SVC Administrative Forum Alfred E. Allard ’42✣✧ Mr. and Mrs. George Allard ’34✣✧ Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Alpert Dr. and Mrs. Steven Baranow ’82 Ellen P. Berkeley Toni M. Boilard ’94, ’97 Eugena Bourdon ’60✣✧ Carolyn G. Bratcher ’53, ’85✣✧ Larry and Nancy Callander Justyna M. Carlson✣ George and Leslie Casey✣ Cigna Foundation Jeanne Coleman ’04✣✧ Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cone ‘60✣✧ Lucille Cook ’51, ’72✣✧ Marshall ’99 and Rebecca Cox ’99 Mr. Vincent Cristaldi ’64 Sarah Cushman ’88 Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Dean ’81 Barry L. Dejasu ’05 Mrs. Brianne Della Rocca ’05 Delta Kappa Gamma Society Laurie Forfa Scott Fruscio ’96 Mrs. Robin Garhartt RN ’89 Mark R. Gates ’84 Louise H. Gauthier ’45✣✧ Jeremy Gibbons Ann Graney Dorothy Guber ’61 Nancy Healy Mr. and Mrs. Neil Hecht Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hecht Mr. and Mrs. David Howard ’94 Mildred P. Katz Paula Kautz-LaPorte ‘82 Ron and Marilyn King Betty Klauder✣ Mrs. Anne Knapp Maureen Koch ’81 Dr. and Mrs. John LaPenta Mr. and Mrs. Russell Launderville ’01 Rosalie ’92 and Robert Leach✣✧ Travis G. LeBel ’89 Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Lefor Donald LeSage ’68 Stephen Marcoux ’79 Colleen Moore ’93 John Morrissey ’82 Scott O’Callaghan✣ Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Ottinger Robert and Carol Palandrani Benjamin and Laurie Patten ’84 Elisabeth Perenick ’55 Bruce and Liz Putnam Charles R. and Linda C. Putney Anne Marie ’76, ’91 and Paul Renzi

Recognition Societies Everett Society Platinum: $10,000 and above Gold: $5,000 - $9,999 Silver: $2,500 - $4,999 Bronze: $1,000 - $2,499 Keystone Society: $500 - $999 Cornerstone Society: $250 - $499 Mount Anthony Society: $100 - $249 Mountaineer Society: Up to $99

Key ✣ The Alan H. Morrison Society recognizes donors who have given to the College consecutively for a minimum of five years beginning in 2000.

✧ The Merritt S. Hewitt Society recognizes alumni who have given a gift to the College every year since 2005 or their graduation (whichever is more recent). If we inadvertently omitted your name or listed it incorrectly, please accept our sincere apologies and contact the Advancement Office at 802-447-6357 or development@

Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Resch Eileen Rice Mr. and Mrs. John Rindell ’76 & ’00 Sarah Rocklin ’06 Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rossmeissl ‘95✣✧ Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ruvolo Mr. and Mrs. Gary Santorello Mark Simpkins ’94 Martha Noga Smith ’83 Cameron Sours ’90 Sandra C. Steele Texaco Xpress Lube Patricia Tyree ’62 C.L. White Glass, Inc.✣ Dennis and Marion Whiteford✣ Roxanne Wild-Feely ’82 Katherine Williams ’95 Williamstown Savings Bank

In Kind Donations Bennington House of Tile and Carpet Bennington Sports and Graphics Dr. and Mrs. Steven Brody Patrick J. Buckley Renee J. Jacobs, CPA, ’87 Hunter Excavating John Max Miller ’82Adirondack Audio & Video MSK Engineering & Design, Inc. Karen and Steven Trubitt Estate of Susan Stein The Four Chimneys Inn & Restaurant


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Memorial and Honorary Gifts In honor of The Class of 1985 Julie Kuhlmann ’85

In memory of Emma Altes SVC Administrative Forum

Leonard Black Memorial Fund

Rob Smith ’98 Scholarship Alice Loos Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ruvolo Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Smith Henrietta Woodward

Daniel Tange Memorial Scholarship Fund Betty Tange

Merritt S. Hewitt ’85

In honor of Lindsey Jory Brooks ’86 Heather and Hardin Marion

In memory of Gary Charbonneau ’68 Jeanne Jackson ’67

In memory of Marylin Cottone Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Alpert Vicky A. Slawson Barbash Ann Graney Nancy E. Healy Mr. and Mrs. Gary Santorello

In memory of Bill Epstein Mrs. Bill Epstein

In memory of Madeline Fonteneau Anonymous

In memory of Richard Fonteneau Anonymous

In honor of Brennan Holland Anonymous

In memory of Lucy Pello LeRay ’40 Michael A. Pello

In memory of Mitchell Rieger Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Lenoue Dr. Eugene and Janet Winkelman Jennifer S. Winkelman

In memory of Kevin Robare Administrative Forum

In memory of Lolita Smith Friends and Family of Lolita B. Smith

In honor of Deborah Wiley Sandra C. Steele

Named Scholarships Southern Vermont College awards annually, to currently enrolled students, several named scholarships to honor or in memory of a specific individual. Below we acknowledge 2008-2009 donations to named scholarship funds. A complete list of these scholarships is available from the Advancement Office.

Axinn Community Leadership Scholarship The Donald E. Axinn Foundation

Bill Epstein Scholarship Award George and Leslie Casey Mrs. Bill Epstein

Genrik S. Sirvis Scholarship Fund Dr. Barbara P. Sirvis Margaret P. Sirvis

Robert Stout Scholarship Fund for Nursing

The Finish Line Fund Initiative Aware that many students and their families were facing real and unanticipated financial stress this year due to the economy, The Finish Line Fund, a dimension of our Annual Fund, was created to help SVC students complete their undergraduate education. Several generous donors came forward to provide this extra level of support. President’s Circle Karen Gross and Stephen H. Cooper Joan and James Hunter Mr. James L. and Mrs. Darla Wainscott Founders Anonymous✣ Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Buckley Dan DeSario ’87 Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Iason II Sean McDonough

Trustees Wallace W. Altes, Chair Executive Consultant Joan Axinn Axinn Foundation Trustee Community Leader

Mary Wicker Retired/Former COO Hospital Administrator Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

Steven Brody Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Greenwich Associates Clinical Professor Columbia School of Dental Medicine

Deborah E. Wiley Senior Vice President John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Jon Goodrich President Mace Security International James J. Gozzo President Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Administration President Karen Gross Provost Albert DiCiccio

Norman Greenberg President H. Greenberg & Son, Inc.

Dean of Students Anne Hopkins Gross

Karen Gross President Southern Vermont College

Chief Operating Officer/ Chief Financial Officer James Beckwith

Merritt Hewitt Jr. ’85 Retired Business Executive Former Vermont State Senator

Dean of Advancement Karen Trubitt

Supporters Dr. and Mrs. Frank Macchiarola

Robert Howe Retired President & CEO K&H Industries

Friends Anonymous Alfred E. Allard ’42✣✧ Trudy Anderson ’85 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bell Jr. Carolyn G. Bratcher ’53, ’85✣✧ Steve and Nancy Burzon Jim Carroll ’90 Jeanne Coleman ’04✣✧ Lucille Cook ’51, ’72✣✧ Dr. and Mrs. Richard Fabricius Mary E. Jones ’92✣✧ Rosalie ’92 and Robert Leach✣✧ Mr. and Mrs. Frank Orr ’67 Michael A. Pello Elisabeth Perenick ’55 Patricia Nash Perrotta ’44 Dorothy O. Pizzano✣ Anne Marie ’76, ’91 and Paul Renzi Patricia Tyree ’62 Wells Communication Service Inc.

Randall B. Krum Faculty Representative Southern Vermont College Raymond D. Lenoue President Educational Resources Network, Inc. Michael Nosek ’10 Student Government Association President Southern Vermont College Nancy Scattergood Physician Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

Director of Admissions Grant Thatcher Director of Human Resources Sue Metzner academic division chairs The McCormick Division of Business Eric Drouart The Hunter Division of Humanities Scott O’Callaghan Division of Nursing Patricia Wrightsman The John Merck Division of Science and Technology Anne Myrka The Donald Everett Axinn Division of Social Sciences Scott Stein

Why Giving Matters, Especially Now Hundreds of alumni, friends, businesses and foundations support Southern Vermont College. Some want to honor a classmate’s memory or a favorite faculty member; some seek to preserve our historic home, the Everett Mansion; still others are motivated to support a student group or athletic team that was an instrumental part of their college experience.

This year, amidst economically challenging times for everyone, some students and families are experiencing sudden needs that will seriously impact their ability to finance and finish their education. A college degree remains one asset that is not depreciating in value. The College asks you to help us ensure that our students are able to complete their education.

Sharon Greene

Please consider a gift to the Annual Fund: a gift can be made

Olin Scott Fund Scholarship

online at or send a check to Institutional Advancement, SVC, 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington, VT 05201-6002. Thank you for your generosity!

Olin Scott Fund

Ira Wagner ’83 President, European Private Finances American Capital

“My writing would never be where it is today if it were not for the dedication of the faculty, and the opportunity to hone my skills in the small classes at SVC.This is the perfect place for me.” — Jeff Laude ’11


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Upcoming Events at SVC INNOVATION SERIES: Photographer/author/humorist Kevin O’Hara

Anita Hill on Choosing America’s Better History

Tuesday, September 22, 2:45 p.m., Everett Theatre HOMECOMING AND FAMILY WEEKEND September 25-27 Hunter Hall Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, September 26, 11 a.m. O’Hara

GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR, Field House Tuesday, September 29, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ADMISSIONS FALL OPEN HOUSE Saturday, October 17, 9 a.m – 3 p.m., Burgdorff Gallery FITZGERALD HEALTH LECTURE: Marsha Fonteyn, R.N., PhD. Tuesday, October 27, 2:45 p.m., Everett Theatre INNOVATION SERIES: Harvard scholar/cultural critic Henry Louis Gates III Thursday, December 3, 2:45 p.m., Everett Theatre


FITZGERALD HEALTH LECTURE: CEO John Baackes Senior Whole Health Management Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 2:45 p.m., Everett Theatre INNOVATION SERIES: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed Friday, March 19, 2010, 2:45 p.m., Everett Theatre See the SVC website for dates and times of more events,

Anita Hill Speaks As part of the annual Four Colleges Issues Forum (Bennington College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Southern Vermont College and Williams College), Anita Hill spoke to a packed hall at the Bennington Center for the Arts in April. In 1991, Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearing. The legacy of her testimony includes an increased awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace today. SVC President Karen Gross introduced her friend and colleague, now a law professor at Brandeis University and author of Speaking Truth to Power, at the spring event.

above: Kevin Brubriski


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Southern Vermont College Chronicle Fall 2009  

News and information from the Southern Vermont-St. Joseph College Community

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