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FALL 2014

News from the Southern Vermont College — St. Joseph College Community

INSIDE: President Gross to return to DC SVC Introduces Wagner House Honor Roll of Annual Giving

JOHN BAACKES President AmeriHealth Medicare Plan SARAH DAHL, M.D. Physician (Retired) Private practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology KAREN GROSS 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, Department 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.





s I write this letter, the summer is ending and you can feel fall in the air. With student athletes now on campus, the academic year is ramping up. As our new students and returning students arrive, the campus is bustling with activity—which is exciting for everyone. Our campus theme for the 2014–2015 academic year is “Make It Happen,” and the campus book each new student receives—This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, based on the NPR series—reinforces that theme. In his foreword to “This I Believe,” Studs Terkel writes: “There is something we can do while we’re alive and breathing on this planet. It is to become an activist in the pursuit of a world in which it would be easier for people to behave decently. Being an activist is self-explanatory: you act; you take part in something outside yourself.” I have been reflecting on the myriad of ways in which we can all embrace action this year. To be sure, there is one key action in which we are all engaged: learning—actively pursuing knowledge, information, experience, wisdom and wideranging skills. Our annual academic theme has inspired me to deem September “Education Month.” Throughout the month, the campus will be engaged in a series of conversations about education and its importance in today’s world. Events included the Aims of Education Address on September 4 at Convocation where I shared with the community what is for me a central aspect of education: increasing the “opportunity architecture” for students. On September 15 our campus will be involved in a “leadership swap day” where three women heads of school will switch places: I am headed to the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY (EWS); Trudy Hall, the head of Emma will visit Maple Street School in Manchester, VT (MSS); and Fran Bisselle, the head of MSS will come to SVC as its leader for a day. At the end of the day, we will gather together to share what we have learned— messaging the importance of a “kink-free” educational pipeline where students can move through seamlessly and where leaders are knowledgeable about and respectful of each institutions’ aims and goals. Throughout the month, several of us on campus will be blogging on the value of higher education to individuals, their families and our communities, and sharing strategies for “Making Education Happen.” While I will be leaving my role as President of the College at the end of the semester to return to Washington, D.C. (see story on page 3), I will be available to help with the transition of the new President. I also plan to be on campus one week each month in October, November and December, meeting with Senior Leaders, staff and faculty, watching some athletic events and engaging with students and the larger community. SVC has been my home for eight years, and I am proud of what we have accomplished together. My thanks to each and every one of you for all the work you have done to contribute to our successes, to help “Make it Happen!” There are many successes to come; this I believe. I look forward to bearing witness to it all.


Board of Trustees

CHANGING SIGNS, Changing Times

President Gross to return to Washington, D.C.

Visitors to Southern Vermont College will now find new signage scattered through town President Karen Gross has announced that she will step and a new entrance to campus. The signage is a gift from down after eight years as President of Southern Vermont President Karen Gross and her College at the end of the fall semester to return to Washington, D.C., where she spent 2012 working at the U.S. Departhusband Stephen H. Cooper. ment of Education. Chair of the Board of Trustees Deborah Wiley said, “On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire SVC community, we extend our heartfelt thanks to Karen for her passionate leadership. She leaves the College in excellent fiscal shape, with innovative programs in place, remarkable faculty and staff and growing student success in terms of retention and graduation rates.” President Gross said, “Southern Vermont College is proof positive that small in size does not equate to small in vision or accomplishments. I am proud of all that SVC has achieved over the past eight years. I am proud to have been the leader of a thriving institution that is so student centered and deeply committed to student success. SVC will always be with me and our work together The original Gatehouse to the Everett Estate, which will now house will inform all that I do for higher education in the future.” SVC’s Office of Admissions, will be known as Wagner House. The acquiDuring President Gross’s presidency, the College has sition of the Gatehouse, from the estate of Anne and Frederick revitalized its mission and purpose, added to the physical plant Burkhardt, and the renovation of the space for use by the Admissions and the school’s endowment, transformed the curriculum and staff, was made possible through a generous gift from SVC introduced many new programs that have encouraged student alumni/trustee Ira Wagner ’83 (inset, above) and his wife Marcia. The success in higher education. The College plans to honor those College will host an Open House for the new space in October. Please programs with the Karen Gross Innovation Fund (see page 7). check the Web site for more information. Artist rendering from the SVC Campus Map done by Ann Kremers of Bennington.

Presidential Search is Well Underway

The SVC Board of Trustees has established a trustee-based Presidential Search Committee and an Advisory Committee comprised of faculty and staff to assist in the process of identifying a successor to President Karen Gross. With the help of executive search firm Archer-Martin Associates of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and input from the SVC community, they are now conducting a comprehensive and rigorous search for a new leader. So far the committees and Search firm have reviewed over 100 applications for the position. “We are confiWELCOME TO SVC: Assistant Dean of Students Michael Goodwin dent that we are well on track with the search process,” said (center) greets new students at the start of the school year with SVC Board member and chair of the trustee committee Ira the help of Orientation leaders Jordan Bassi ’15, Corey Sylvester Wagner ’83. “We are optimistic about naming a new President in October with a start date towards the end of the year.” ’16, Bridget Kelly ’16, and Jake Schongar ’16. SVC/SJC CHRONICLE


“Keep Vermont with you, whether you move or stay…” Honorary Degree Recipient Daniel B. Ginsberg, Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) in his address to 2014 graduates: “Vermont is a very special place, which I think comes from a combination of wonderful people and aching beauty. There is a spirit here at once of independence and community. Vermonters are caring and giving, while free-thinking and private… Wherever your path leads, I hope you will be able to continually draw on this time, this place—to continue to succeed and grow.”

“We are all learning, all the time—that’s continuing education…” Honorary Degree Recipient Jane Altes, higher education leader and former Interim President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Empire State College: “Continuing education. …— it means we are all learning, all the time … Your education began the day you were born (maybe sooner) and you won’t be able to keep it from continuing. Go out and enjoy…Look at stuff, taste stuff, smell stuff, feel stuff and file away those experiences—that’s learning— that’s education.”




2014 DISTINQUISHED SVC ALUMNI 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Vincent Scalise ’06, seen here with his daughter at a reception at President Gross’ house, was honored at Commencement for his military service and his work in founding the Central New York Veterans Outreach Center, in Utica, New York.

Carlos Gutierrez ’06, a special agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in Memphis, is given his award at Commencement for SVC Distinguished Alumnus of the College, by Samantha Damon of the Alumni Relations office.


SOUTHERN VERMONT COLLEGE HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND Saturday, Sep. 27 | 9 am Family & Alumni Check-in | Lunch ticket purchase 9 am - 5 pm Campus Shop open 10 am State of the College Address | President Karen Gross | Greenberg Atrium State of the Student Body with SGA President Jordan Bassi 11 am Q&A with the Dean & Provost & Others: Parent/Family Discussion | Greenberg Atrium 11 am SVC First Annual Alumni Summit | Everett Theatre 12 - 2 pm Lunch | MAC 2 - 4 pm Human Foosball Tournament | QFS Student-Designed | MAC 1 pm Women’s Soccer v. Lesley College | Everett Field 3 pm Men’s Soccer v. Lesley College | Everett Field




SHIRES PRESS SERIES BOOKSIGNING — From left to right at the Bookstore event, Northshire owner Chris Morrow, SVC President Karen Gross, SVC Humanities Chair Jennifer Burg, Student Jose Ferreras who will partake in the writing program this fall. The Hunter Division of Humanities at SVC recently announced an exciting new publishing collaboration between the College

Veterans’ Scholar Program takes shape for 2014-2015 SVC piloted its Veterans’ Scholar Program this fall with a new director in place and plans underway for new initiatives ensuring veterans success on campus and engagement in the veteran community. Lieutenant Colonel John Miles is leading the way as Program Director. Miles, from Norfolk, VA, has been with the United States Marine Corps for 25 years, serving two deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He worked as Executive Office/Marine Officer Instructor at the SUNY Maritime NROTC Unit in the Bronx, NY. Miles’ position at SVC is to advocate for veterans and help them navigate the admissions, financial aid, and enrollment process and to ensure they have the tools needed to achieve academic success. Programs in place include: special orientation measures, on- and off-campus activities, family friendly events, recognition of military service birthdays, presentation of the SVC Challenge Coin for military service, and participation in the VALOR lecture program (Veterans Academy of Learning Opportunities for Residents) at the Vermont Veteran’s Home in Bennington. SVC is a member of the Student Veterans of America.

SVC FACULTY RESEARCH SHOWCASE Interdisciplinary sharing of scholarship, research, and the arts, presented by SVC faculty. (2:20 - 3:35 pm Everett Mansion Room 201)

Oct. 23 Nov. 13 Dec. 11 Jan. 22 Feb. 19

Assistant Professor Daisy Levy Assistant Professor Jeb Gorham Professor Tom Redden Associate Professor Greg Winterhalter Assistant Professor Lynda Sinkiewich

Student Publishing at SVC and the Northshire Bookstore, an independent bookstore in Manchester, Vermont. Through the Shires Press Series, fulltime students at SVC can write and publish their own book. Students will study the foundations of book publishing, while working on their own manuscript from conception to completion. Upon successful completion of the project, students will receive five printed copies of their published work from the Northshire Bookstore’s Shires Press, with opportunities to promote their book in the retail (Manchester, Vt., and Saratoga Springs, NY), bookstore locations and online marketplace ( The Northshire Bookstore will also provide assignment of the ISBN and barcode of the book, and students will receive royalty fees paid for any sales of the book. For more information about the Shires Press Series, please contact Jennifer Burg, Ph.D., Chair, The Hunter Division of Humanities, at 802-447-4007 or



tarting this fall, a Radiologic Sciences Certificate Program in Computed Tomography (CT) will be offered at SVC. This one-year, fully online, post-graduate certificate program is designed for registered radiologic technologists who want to advance their careers into the area of CT. Computed Tomography is a process of imaging the body in 3-D using diagnostic x-rays. CT is one of the fastest growing areas of diagnostic imaging today, according to SVC Program Director Linda Lippacher. “If you are dually certified in diagnostic imaging and CT,” Lippacher said, “your job opportunities not only double but triple.” Through the SVC program, coursework is online, but technologists can be located anywhere and arrange to complete preceptor work at a hospital or facility near them. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to apply for the advanced certification examination provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART). This opportunity is open to registered technologists in the areas of radiography, nuclear medicine and/or radiation therapy. SVC/SJC CHRONICLE


SVC Trustees Name Gregg Swain, Psy.D., to Board

Teaching and Learning Director Named National Endowment for Humanities Scholar


atherine McKeen, Director of Center for Teaching and Learning at SVC, was selected as a Summer Scholar of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) from a nationwide applicant pool to attend one of 30 seminars and institutes supported by NEH. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines. McKeen participated in a month-long seminar on Socrates this summer at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Approximately 437 NEH Summer Scholars took part in different programs of study. The Board of Trustees at Southern Vermont College appointed Gregg Swain, Psy.D., as a new Board Member at its recent meeting. A resident of New York City and Vermont, Swain has a strong history of involvement with non-profits. A graduate of Smith College, Swain received a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University. She has served on numerous boards and committees for organizations in the New York area, including as a Member of the Board of Managers at West Side YMCA in New York City since 2003. She and her husband are Board Members of the Bronx Charter School for Better Learning in New York City. Swain served on the board at Grosvenor Neighborhood House where she was Board President. She was a former Women’s Committee member at Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. As a member of various committees at New York’s St. James Church, Swain ran the Soup Kitchen for the Homeless from 1986 to 1990. She recently was a member of the Vestry at Church of the Epiphany in NYC. In addition to her community work, Swain is a Mah Jongg art historian whose book, “Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game” will be published in October by Tuttle Publishing. Swain will be presenting her work at SVC this academic year.



Eileen Rice Named Vermont Nurse Leadership Fellow


ssistant professor of Nursing Eileen Rice, Ph.D., RN, has been selected as a Leadership Fellow by the Vermont Action Coalition, part of Governor Peter Shumlin’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Nursing. The program “prepares nurse fellows to lead and inform healthcare decision making by leveraging their frontline perspective and providing additional insight into the business and financing of healthcare,” according to Mary Val Palumbo of the University of Vermont and co-leader of VAC. Rice is an experienced registered nurse who has taught at SVC since 2006. She holds a Ph.D. in Education (with a specialization in Nursing Education) from Capella University, an M.S. in Nursing from Pace University and a B.A. degree in Biology from Middlebury College.

‘CLEAR MIND’— Sculpture by Gregory Smith will be on display, along with other new and selected works by the artist, in the Burgdorff Gallery until October 5. A Vermont native from North Pownal, Smith works with wood, clay and bronze; his media of choice is welded steel and copper. Smith began his sculpture studies with Isaac Witkin and Brower Hatcher at Bennington College and later studied with Paul Aschenbach at the University of Vermont. He has shown his work in New York and throughout New England.


Class Notes At the wedding of Ian ’12 and Brandi Valentine ’13, July 19 in Willseyville, NY., were Catrina Cecchini ’14, Stephanie Pelletier ’14, Sam Hastings ’15, and Shawnee Webster ’13.

The College has seen many new programs and traditions evolve under the leadership of President Karen Gross—initiatives that have not only attracted more students but have increased the success rate for students to proceed to and through college. There is the Mountaineer Scholars Program, Veterans’ Scholar Program, Campus Community Dinner Series, Shires Press Series, Bookends traditions, and new sports programs, to name a few. To ensure the future success of programs that are now well established at SVC, the College is pleased to announce the creation of the Karen Gross Innovation Fund for Student Success. The proceeds from the Fund will go towards the programs in place and to the establishment of new programs that help facilitate student success at SVC. For more information or to donate to the Fund, please visit the Web site at fund.


Leigh Meola ’11 and her fiancé Robert Murawski ’12 became engaged in front of C dorm at SVC, the same place that they met four years earlier. They plan a January wedding. Ashley Delp McTyier ’11 married Christopher on May 3, 2014. Michael Lawler ’99 became the director of the Southwest Vermont Regional Technical School District in July. Jess Clausnitzer ’08 was married July 20, 2013, to Stephanie. They bought a house in Bennington in December of 2013. Their son Jess Clausnitzer, Jr., was born May 16, 2014.


Cadence Acquaviva, who will graduate this December with a Communication degree, has worked at News Channel 13 in Albany (WNYT) as a weekend news assignment editor and was recently promoted to producer.

MARK KLAUDER ’08 “As an alum and as an employee of almost 16 years, I have a special fondness for, and dedication to this institution. My wife Priscilla also worked for the school for a long time, so we feel like part of the SVC family. As the facilities director, I have a unique insight into the needs of operating a school and how much of an impact even a small gift can have. I am proud to be a long-time donor to the Annual Fund.”

“BE A PART OF HISTORY!” JOIN SVC’S TAKE A SEAT CAMPAIGN SVC will replace the seats in Everett Theatre this year. With a specified donation, you can have your personal name, business name, SVC Class Year or a memorial to a loved one permanently affixed to the arm of a new seat in Everett Theatre. Email for more information and pricing.

IN CJ’S MEMORY SVC students and staff participated in the Annual CJ Salva “Never Give Up” Golf Tournament at Lake Shore Country Club in Rochester. CJ was a much loved student who lost his life in 2012; his family and friends established the golf event to raise scholarship dollars in his memory. In photo from left to right are SVC friends Eric Parmelee’15, Christopher Nicastro’15, Sal Sciara’15, Sean Deegan’15. SVC/SJC CHRONICLE


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Made postseason appearance, after going 9-9 in NECC play and grabbing the number six seed. Freshmen Mallory Celeste and Lauryn Zovistoski, and senior outfielder Erika Garay were named to the All-NECC Second Team; junior Emily Fleming received an Honorable Mention. Fleming, Shelby Jones, and Katie Raymond were named to the 2014 NECC Spring Academic All-Conference squad. Katie Raymond was named SVC’s 2014 Mountaineer Female Scholar Athlete.

Announces the hiring of new coach Joe Baia who comes to SVC from the University of Rochester where he was assistant coach. Baia has also recently been a graduate assistant at SUNY Brockport.

MEN’S BASEBALL Finished the season 15-19 overall with 8-10 in conference play. Junior Cody LaBadia and second baseman R.J. Pingitore were selected to the All-NECC First Team. Sophomore outfielder Richard Rios was named to All-NECC Second Team and shortstop Chris Nicastro, Jr., collected an All-NECC Honorable Mention. LaBadia was the recipient of the 2014 Scott McKenzie Sportsman of the Year Award and was selected to the 2014 All-New England Third Team.



PROFESSOR GORHAM NAMED NCAA REPRESENTATIVE SVC faculty member Jeb Gorham was recognized by the NCAA for his outstanding work as a Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) on campus. He was selected as Division III FAR Fellow and was invited to attend the 2014 NCAA Division III Far Fellows Institute Conference in Indianapolis in October.

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL Senior Anthony Barahona was selected to play on the USA DIII Men’s Volleyball Team—Brazil Tour 2014, a team made up of the best NCAA Division III volleyball players throughout the United States. The team spent a week playing in Campinas, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Barahona was also named to the All-New England Collegiate Conference First Team and to the 2014 NECC Spring Academic AllConference Team after an outstanding senior season with SVC.

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Women’s Lacrosse is set to play its inaugural season in the spring Junior Victor Velazquez was the recipient of the 2014 Mountaineer of 2015 as a competing member of the New England Collegiate Scholar Athlete Award, and Women’s Basketball sophomore Conference. Thomas L. Otero, the former varsity head coach of Amber Flagg was named the 2014 Scott McKenzie Sportswoman of Mount Anthony Union High School girls’ team, will coach. SVC also the Year at the annual Athletics Banquet in April. added Junior Varsity Men’s Basketball for the 2014-15 season, to be coached by Sharief Hashim. In the spring, a new Men’s Track & SVC/SJC ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME Field team will be coached by Kathleen Newton. Former Mountaineers Nick Harrington ’08 and Andy Macnaughton ’09 were inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame this year. ATHLETICS CONSORTIUM WITH BENNINGTON COLLEGE Harrington was a stand-out member of the Southern Vermont The NCAA signed off in July on a proposal for SVC and Bennington men’s basketball team, owning many of the program’s records. College to enter into a consortium that allows Bennington students Macnaughton was a tremendous all-around athlete, excelling on who meet both NCAA and SVC coach’s eligibility requirements the rugby pitch when the club was under the direction of the to participate in Division III athletics as Mountaineers. Several Athletics Department. athletes from Bennington are participating in soccer. SVC/SJC CHRONICLE


Honor Roll of Donors Southern Vermont College gratefully acknowledges our generous donors for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Thank you again for your commitment to SVC and its mission. President’s Circle James H. & Irene M. Hunter Charitable Trust The Helen Dixon Kunzelmann Endowment Fund The Wagner Family Charitable Fund Deborah E. Wiley Dean’s Circle Alice Shaver Foundation The Poses Family Foundation Everett Society AK Steel Foundation John W. Baackes Karen Gross & Stephen H. Cooper Ingersoll-Rand Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John Runnette TE Connectivity Mr. & Mrs. Ira J. Wagner ’83 Courtyard Society Wally & Jane Altes Olin Scott Fund Mark Opel Parker Hannifin Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Salva Mr. James L. & Darla Wainscott Lantern Society Dr. James Gozzo Bob & Cora May Howe Mr. & Mrs. Raymond D. Lenoue Sodexo Anonymous Cascade Society Michael Astrue & Laura Mali-Astrue Baldwin Richardson Foods Caroline, Paul, Lesley & Robert Consalvo Mr. Peter Donavan & Dr. Nancy Scattergood Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Lynn & Peter Green/Four Chimneys Inn & Restaurant John & Janet McDavid Dr. & Mrs. Ammon Broughton Peck Mr. & Mrs. Michael F. Rolla Mr. & Mrs. Woody Swain Richard & Grace Swensen Ms. Barbara H. Trotta Keystone Club Burr & Burton Academy Centerline Architects & Planners PC Sarah Dahl & Charles Salem Mr. Paul F. Engelstad Anonymous Industrial Furnace Company, Inc. Mark ’03, ’08 & Priscilla Klauder Milton & Susan Kotin James & Bernadette Krueger Scott & Linda Lippacher David & Colleen Little Packall Packaging Inc. Palmer Food Services Risk Management Solutions The Pharmacy Jay & Theresa Sheehy



Norma & Ted Thomas Michael J. Tranchida ’76 Trustco Bank Corp NY Zweigles Cornerstone Club Kathleen Babcock ’11 Bank of Bennington Barnes Law, P.C. Dr. & Mrs. Albert DeCiccio Terry Dewey Mark & Suzy Donavan Mr. & Mrs. William Doran Mr. & Mrs. Barry Frank, Esqs. Melissa Garofalo Goforth Electric Inc. Jon Goodrich & Jan Noyes Arthur & Marlene Harris Ms. Anita F. Hill Hoisington Realty Anne Hopkins Gross & Glenn Gross Jerome Construction JP Morgan Chase Bank Mr. Keith M. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Ken Moriarty Prue Electric Queen City Printers, Inc. Donald & Angelina Robertson Dr. Joshua Sherman Eugene P. Tripp ’66 Andrew J. Vacanti Greg Winterhalter Mt. Anthony Club Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Angarone ’97 Apex Packing Solutions, LLC Virginia Baldwin ’49 James & Deborah Barton Rosanne Tripp Beauchamp ’68 Deborah & R. William Berg Raymond Bolton, Esq. Robert & Judith Brower Catherine Burns Calabresella - New York Style Deli Christopher Candon ’87 John & Kathleen Case Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Cestone William A. Clifford Don ’60 & Mary Cone Mr. & Mrs. Edward Cotter Geoffrey Craig Jim & Sally Cuvelier Lieutenant Lloyd Dean ’81 DeCarolis Truck Rental Mr. & Mrs. Michael Donoghue ’71 Dowellgroup Inc. Dudley Poultry Company Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Richard Fabricius Henry Flynt Ford Brothers Wholesale Meats, Inc. The Gable Family John M. Gariepy ’83 GEM Food Brokers, Inc. Ruth A. Goldstone Lee & Tammy Grabner ’93 & ’95 Richard A. Gray ’68 Anonymous Anonymous Horrigan Sons - Rossler, INC. DBA Save-A-Lot

Stuart Hurd & Justine Scanlon Jacobs Law Offices, LLC Thomas G. Jozitis ’78 Warren & Barry King Henry & Bonnie Klaassens Leo’s Elite Bakery LLC Anonymous Mr. Stephen Marcoux ’79 Mr. Bruce Marcus Heather & Hardin Marion/Lindsey Jory Brooks ’86 Skip & Nancy Martin Thomas & Mary Martin Don & Melanie McKenna Jean E. Miller N.H. Architecture P.C. NCTB Calabrese LLC Brian & Maria Nettnin Norampac Industries Inc. NRG Global Giving Richard Organisciak Mr. & Mrs. Frank Orr ’67 Mrs. Jane Patterson Christopher J. Pedley ’01 Lane R. Perrins ’82 Dr. Robert Pezzulich Robert & Carolyn Popp Charles R. & Linda C. Putney Quality Printing Company Mr. Alan Randt Ms. Kathleen A. Reed ’76 William & Carissa Reichard Richard Reynolds ’66 Ms. Roselle Ricotta Paul & Carolyn Robbins Sanger Family Dental SeaBreeze Amusement Park Mr. & Mrs. Leoncio Sevilla Bernice Shainman Ms. Carole Sheringham Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Smith Reverend & Mrs. Thomas Steffen Robert Strassner Ryan D. Sullivan ’01 Richard & Grace Swensen Stephen & Lynn Swensen Taylor Builders Tops Markets Patricia J. Venti Vincent Lombardi Lodge S.L. Vistocco David M. Walsh, Jr. ’69 Wells Fargo Foundation Marion & Dennis Whiteford Jennifer S. Winkelman Grandma Woodward Mountaineer Club Advanced Thermal Technologies Alfred Allard ’42 Christopher Allard Rita Allard Trudy Anderson ’85 Steven Baranow ’82 Nicholas & Dorothy Barber Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Bastek ’89 Susan Biggs Patrick M. Boisvert Anonymous Dr. Mary Botter

Eugena H. Bourdon ’60 Jeffery M. Brooks Jennifer Burg C.L. White Glass, Inc. Justyna M. Carlson Stan & Mary Cichanowski Mr. & Mrs. James Clark ’66 & ’65 Christine Collamore Jim & Lodie Colvin Lucille Bostwick Cook ’51, ’72 Elmer Cougle Lori Cougle Glory Daignault Samantha Damon Debra DeGray ’05 Gene & Tricia Desiato Disalvo Auto Repair, Inc. Dean Dixon ’67 Stefano C. Donati Sara Duhrkopf Betsy Dunham Brya Emery Dan Engelstad E-Z Way Rental Center Ivan Figueroa Robert Flower Laurie Forfa Dave C. Gage II ’10 John & Michele Geissler Jonathan Geissler ’12 Jeremy J. Gibbons Gary Gras Nathan & Karen Green Adrienne F. Guyett ’95 Anonymous Susan A. Harris Anonymous George Haynes ’93 Mr. & Mrs. Neil Hecht Peter & Kathleen Hecht Steven & Amelia Hickey Lawrence R. Higgins ’00 Stacey Hills Donna Jablonski Mr. & Mrs. William A. James ’69,’75 Jeremy Jarvis Mary E. Jones ’92 Paula E. Kautz-LaPorte ’82 Michael Keen Dr. Sarah Knapp Ph.D. Anonymous Dr. & Mrs. John LaPenta Mrs. Jane Latif Becky Legacy Donald LeSage ’68 David A. Lindenberg Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Loy Brendan & Mary Lynch Thomas & Maryann Maroney Mary Masters Todd J. McKenna ’04 Mr. & Mrs. Allen Mendel ’99 Renee Merges Ronald Munoz ’11 Guy & Linda Murphy Dr. Jennifer A. Nelson Ph.D. Jeffrey Noga ’79, ’91 Adam G. Northup ’11 David B. Northup

Chris ’ 98 & Meg Nowacki Matthew O’Brien Darcy Oakes David Orcutt Dr. & Mrs. Robert Ottinger Robert & Carol Palandrani Eric Parsons Amanda Patten & Andrew Goyer Klaus Paul Mr. & Mrs. William E. Pearson Stephanie Pelletier ’13 Bruce Penrod Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Emma Piazza Ms. Donna M Pilling Allison Prion R.K. Miles, Inc. Jane Griswold Radocchia Susan Rochette Aaron Rock Leslie M. Rousseau ’09 Madeleine C. Roy ’70 Mr. & Mrs. Peter Ruvolo Louise Salva Sandra Salva Peter &Theresa Salvia Sassy Sauce, Inc. John & Rosey Scalzo Kim E. Schultz Lorraine ’94 & Mark Simpkins Charles & Martha Noga J. Smith ’83 Sarah Sanfilippo Richard P. Stickney Daniel Summers II Shari Sweedy Thomas Thaney John & Beth Timmerman United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut James Vacanti Stephen & Kellie Vacanti Meghan Wagner Patrick & Linda Walsh Mrs. Edith C. Welch John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Kenneth & Jane Wise Robinette Yearwood Darlene M. Young ’74, ’91 Michael Zauzig MEMORIAL & HONORARY GIFTS In honor of Lindsey Jory Brooks ’86 Heather & Hardin Marion In memory of June Carroll Jane Griswold Radocchia In memory of Robert A. Consalvo Terry Dewey John & Michele Geissler Jonathan Geissler ’12 Mary Masters Leslie M Rousseau ’09 Caroline, Paul, Lesley & Robert Consalvo In memory of Bill Epstein Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Bastek ’89 Lane R. Perrins ’82

In memory of Mary Flynt Henry Flynt In memory of Norman Greenberg Mrs. Jane Patterson Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Reverend & Mrs. Thomas Steffen Patricia J. Venti Hoisington Realty Mr. Keith M. Martin In honor of President Karen Gross Warren & Barry King Skip & Nancy Martin Jean E. Miller Jennifer S. Winkelman In memory of Joseph Latif Mrs. Jane Latif In memory of Patricia F. Lemieux Don ’60 & Mary Cone In honor of Anja Peck Dr. & Mrs. Ammon Broughton Peck In memory of Helen Pezzulich Dr. Robert Pezzulich In honor of the Radiologic Technology Class of 2005 Anonymous In memory of CJ Salva Advanced Thermal Technologies Apex Packing Solutions, LLC Baldwin Richardson Foods Barnes Law, P.C. James and Deborah Barton Jeffery M. Brooks Calabresella - New York Style Deli William A. Clifford Elmer Cougle Lori Cougle Jim and Sally Cuvelier DeCarolis Truck Rental Gene & Tricia Desiato Disalvo Auto Repair, Inc. Dowellgroup Inc. Dudley Poultry Company Inc. Ford Brothers Wholesale Meats, Inc. Laurie Forfa The Gable Family Melissa Garofalo GEM Food Brokers, Inc. Goforth Electric Inc. Nathan and Karen Green Arthur and Marlene Harris Steven & Amelia Hickey Horrigan Sons - Rossler, INC. DBA Save-A-Lot Industrial Furnace Company, Inc. Donna Jablonski Jeremy Jarvis JP Morgan Chase Bank Milton & Susan Kotin James & Bernadette Krueger Leo's Elite Bakery LLC Brendan and Mary Lynch Mr. Bruce Marcus Guy & Linda Murphy N.H. Architecture P.C. NCTB Calabrese LLC Brian and Maria Nettnin Norampac Industries Inc. Matthew O'Brien David Orcutt Packall Packaging Inc. Palmer Food Services

Klaus Paul Bruce Penrod Mr. Alan Randt William and Carissa Reichard Ms Roselle Ricotta Paul and Carolyn Robbins Louise Salva Sandra Salva Peter &Theresa Salvia Sassy Sauce, Inc. SeaBreeze Amusement Park John and Rosey Scalzo Robert Strassner Taylor Builders Thomas Thaney John and Beth Timmerman Tops Markets Andrew J. Vacanti James Vacanti Stephen and Kellie Vacanti Vincent Lombardi Lodge S.L. Vistocco Meghan Wagner Patrick and Linda Walsh Zweigles In honor of Cindyline Sevilla Mr. & Mrs. Leoncio Sevilla In honor of Barbara Sirvis Dr. & Mrs. Robert Ottinger In memory of Genrik SIrvis Mrs. Edith C. Welch In memory of Robert Henry Smith ’98 Chris ’ 98 & Meg Nowacki Mr. & Mrs. William E. Pearson Mr. & Mrs. Peter Ruvolo Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Smith Grandma Woodward In memory of Daniel Tange Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Angarone ’97 In memory of Sister Julia Marie Walsh, SSJ Darlene M. Young ’74, ’91 In memory of David Yorke Eugena H. Bourdon ’60 In memory of Patricia Tripp Zukowsky ’71 Rosanne Tripp Beauchamp ’68 Cory Barranti RECOGNITION SOCIETIES President’s Circle: $100,000 and above Dean’s Circle: $50,000 - $99,999 Scholar’s Circle: $25,000 - $49,999 Everett Society: $10,000 - $24,999 Courtyard Society: $5,000 - $9,999 Lantern Society: $2,500 - $4,999 Cascade Society: $1,000 - $2,499 Keystone Club: $500 - $999 Cornerstone Club: $250 - $499 Mt. Anthony Club: $100 - $249 Mountaineer Club: Up to $99

IN MEMORIUM The SVC community mourns the recent loss of Campus Safety Lead-Officer Mark Poirier, who lost his courageous battle with a lengthy illness. A U.S. Army veteran, he was referred to as “big Mark’ by students and staff and was affectionately embraced by SVC athletes in particular, with whom he shared a mutual love of sports. Mark was a devoted father of two daughters (one an SVC student) and an adoring grandfather of two grandsons.

The College also recently learned of the passing of Loretta Epstein, wife of former Director of Athletics and faculty member Bill Epstein. Bill was instrumental in the growth of SVC athletics and after his death in 2004, his wife Loretta remained an enthusiastic supporter of a scholarship in his name. She especially enjoyed coming to campus annually to meet scholarship recipients and visit with staff.

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.* David Stillman Yorke ’66 Robert Jordan ’68 Loretta Epstein Friend of the College Andre LaRoche ’53 & ’57 Helen Nikitas ’49 Kenneth Johnson ’61

Floyd “Hicky” Woodard Alumnus Genevieve Woodard Alumna Dr. Jane Hanks Former Board Member Mark Poirier Campus Safety

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