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The Annual Report of Southern Vermont College and St. Joseph College Community From the Acting President’s Desk: James E. Beckwith, J.D., L.L.M.

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2012-1013 LECTURE SERIES & EVENTS SVC opens its “Look Within, See Beyond: Stories of Empowerment and Change” lecture series with a host of notable guest speakers: Cooper


“Poverty Is Not Destiny: Social Equity and Basic Justice in America” with Eric J. Cooper, President of National Urban Alliance Effective Education October 16, 2012, 2:10 p.m. Everett Mansion Theatre

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DEAR SUPPORTERS OF SOUTHERN VERMONT COLLEGE, The start of the new school year is a time to celebrate the growth and strength of our institution. It is also time to take pride in our achievements. The SVC community is strong and vibrant; students, faculty, alumni and supporters are united in their goal to forge a preeminent role for the College. We measure achievements by the milestones we meet and value the intangible successes achieved in the classroom, on the playing fields and in the career goals of our graduates. In May, we sent off the largest graduating class in the school’s nearly 90-year history. They are launching careers across the globe and closer to home in the fields of education, finance and health services. We welcomed over 550 scholars to our campus in September holding those same lofty goals. Applicants and admitted students grew by 15% and 10%, respectively, year over year. But the numbers are more than notches on a ruler; they are proof that the SVC model is a successful one. In a way, SVC has so much to boast about this fall – a new major in Biological Sciences, expanded faculty and new facilities. But it is so much more – it is welcoming the generation of today and tomorrow. — Sincerely yours, James E. Beckwith

Increase in Student Growth (at SVC)


The 21st century study in health sciences has found a home in a refurbished downtown mill. This fall, the Healthcare Education Center relocated to downtown Bennington’s Holden-Leonard Mill. Occupying half of two floors of one wing, the Center houses four large classrooms able to accommodate 60–70 students per class and smaller breakout rooms for 20–25 students. The facility will be shared by Nursing and Radiologic Sciences majors. Often, classes will integrate studies in both majors, one of the fastest growing segments of SVC’s community. Today, Nursing and Radiologic Sciences students comprise 54% or nearly 300 students.

New Enrollment by Major for Fall 2012

“Poetry: Another Way of Knowing” with Sydney Lea, Poet Laureate of Vermont February 12, 2013, 2:10 p.m. Everett Mansion Theatre * Student Head Count by Year 2007 – 2012

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As illustrated in the chart on right, student enrollment in the healthcare areas (Nursing, Radiology, Healthcare Management and Advocacy) make up more than 50% of SVC's total student enrollment. It is likely this trend will continue. To meet the demands of increased student growth, the College has also increased faculty and staff, making it necessary to develop the new Healthcare Education Center (HEC). With this additional space, SVC can accommodate space demands in the Mansion and provide a showcase area for its healthcare programs. --Dr. Albert DeCiccio, Provost

Honor Roll of Donors

Southern Vermont College gratefully acknowledges our generous donors for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Thank you again for your commitment to the mission of the College. President's Circle The Helen Dixon Kunzelmann Endowment Fund Dean's Circle The Poses Family FoundationC Deborah E. Wiley C Mr. & Mrs. Ira J. Wagner '83 C✧ Donald E. Axinn Foundation James H. & Irene M. Hunter Charitable Trust Sodexo Scholar's Cirlce Milton & Dorothy Sarnoff Raymond Foundation Susan Hunter Everett Society Larry Cherkis & Joan Benjamin Ingersoll-Rand Charitable Foundation The Edwin S. Webster Foundation C Carmen J. Lawrence & Deryck A. Palmer C H.J. Promise Foundation TE Connectivity Courtyard Society Olin Scott Fund C Dr. Karen Gross & Mr. Stephen H. Cooper C Raytheon Lantern Society Anonymous Bob & Cora May Howe + C Mr. & Mrs. Raymond D. Lenoue Wally & Jane Altes C Mr. & Mrs. Michael F. Rolla Southwestern Vermont Health Care Cooper Surgical Inc. Cascade Society Sargent Production/ Stephen Sargent C Vermont Community Foundation Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Caroline, Paul, Lesley & Robert Consalvo John & Katherine Paterson Dr. & Mrs. Ammon Broughton Peck C Dr. James Gozzo C John W. Baackes Jon Goodrich & Jan Noyes Mr. Peter Donavan & Dr. Nancy Scattergood C Anonymous C Terry Dewey

Keystone Club Dr. & Mrs. William Ketterer Mark '03, '08 & Priscilla Klauder Bank of Bennington Centerline Architects & Planners PC Dr. David & Mrs. Sue Metzner C Frances & Tim Holbrook C MSK Engineering & Design, Inc. Norma & Ted Thomas C Mr. & Mrs. Foster Devereux Prue Electric/Deirdre Prue '99 United Educators Management Co. Cornerstone Club Mr. & Mrs. Ken Moriarty C Mark & Suzy Donavan Scott & Linda Lippacher Anne Hopkins Gross & Glenn Gross Donald & Angelina Robertson C Dr. & Mrs. Michael Brady C Mary E. Jones '92 Mr. & Mrs. Edward Cotter C Mr. & Mrs. James Rigby '94 The Gannett Foundation Greg Winterhalter C Wassick's Tire Service C Andy & Nancy McKay Ann A. Blake & Joseph Wheelock Henry & Mary Flynt Jen Holley '91 Jerome Construction Lee & Tammy Grabner '95 & '93 Macy's Foundation Mr. Daniel A. Facilla Mrs. Bill Epstein C Steve Love Woodward Design Mt. Anthony Club Dr. & Mrs. Albert DeCiccio Dr. & Mrs. Frederick Loy C Catherine Burns C David M. Walsh, Jr. '69 Dr. & Mrs. Robert Pezzulich C Edison Gifts Eugene P. Tripp '66 C✧ Frances P. Terrazas Helen T. Butler Jane Burkhardt C Lynn & Peter Green/Four Chimneys Inn & Restaurant Medicis Global Services Corp. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Orr '67 Reverend & Mrs. Thomas Steffen C Richard Organisciak Robert & Judith Brower Jennifer S. Winkelman C Laurie Forfa C Christopher Candon '87 Col. (Ret.) & Mrs. James W. Baker '91 C✧ Grandma Woodward C Jean E. Miller C Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Smith

Rosanne Tripp Beauchamp '68 C✧ Mr. & Mrs. James E. Beckwith Paul Linnehan '90 Kathleen A. Reed '76 C✧ Anne Marie '76, '91 & Paul Renzi C.L. White Glass, Inc. C Carol and Bob Stegeman Carolyn G. Bratcher '53, '85 Christopher J. Pedley '01 C✧ Clifford Painting Company David & Brenda Babcock David & Colleen Little Deborah & R. William Berg Don & Melanie McKenna Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Cestone C Dr. & Mrs. Richard Fabricius C Ellen B. Ennis Eric & Gloria Koster Frank & Mary Macchiarola Frederick & Constance West Gerrit & Ellie Kouwenhoven+ Heather & Hardin Marion/ Lindsey Jory Brooks '86 Joel & Nina Lentzner Joel Phelps John M. Gariepy '83 Kathleen Babcock '11✧ Lane R. Perrins '82 Liz Hannock Marjorie Girth Mary Geannelis Merritt S. Hewitt '85 C✧ Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Cone '60 C Mr. & Mrs. Jason Keddy '92 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Angarone '97 Mr. & Mrs. Mark Eichhorn '84 & '90 Mr. & Mrs. Russ Carpenter Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Jacobs Ms. Joni Henderson '96 NRG Global Giving C R.K. Miles, Inc. C Richard A. Gray '68 C Russ & Lucille Launderville '01 C✧ Ruth A. Goldstone C Ryan D. Sullivan '01 C✧ Shelley & Jay LeBoff Taconic C Terrance Reading & Virginia Anne Wolfe Thomas G. Jozitis '78 Timothy M. Abbazia '84 Tom Redden & Kimberly Friedman Tom and Sue Gee Vermont Roofing Company, Inc. Virginia Baldwin '49 C✧ Warren & Barry King C Mountaineer Club Dr. & Mrs. John LaPenta C Lynda Sinkiewich Mr. Tristan W. Armstrong '93 Ms. Maureen Koch '81 Marion & Dennis Whiteford C Beth McLean '00, '06

Dr. Scott O'Callaghan Bernice & Irwin Shainman Charles Lewitt '67 Cumberland Farms, Inc. Deborah & John Williams Donald LeSage '68 Dr. & Mrs. Robert Ottinger C Ellen Perry Berkeley C Eric Drouart George Haynes '93 Jeffrey Noga '79, '91 Jennifer Nelson Jim and Lodie Colvin Lloyd Dean '81 Mark Reinstadler '94 Martin's Mobil Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Hayes '87 Mr. & Mrs. William E. Pearson C Mr. Cameron Sours '90 Mrs. J. Edmund Welch Peter & Kathleen Hecht C Shana Stalker '94 & Michael Kinna Sharon & Larry Stepp '82 St. Pius X Church Suellen F. Solomon Susan Sykas Tammy Kenny Texaco Xpress Lube Travis G. LeBel '89 C✧ Trudy Anderson '85 C✧ Jim McDonald Rosalie Leach '92 Edward Haberek, Jr. '89 Lucille Bostwick Cook '51, '72 C✧ Mr. Alfred E. Allard '42 C✧ Sarah Knapp Janet & Dean Hanson Madeleine C. Roy '70 C✧ Williamstown Savings Bank C Adam G. Northup '11✧ Anonymous Betty Klauder C Charles & Martha Noga J. Smith '83 C✧ Debra DeGray '05 Donna M. Messer '74 Eugena H. Bourdon '60 C✧ Julie Walsh Katherine S. Williams '95 Kenneth & Jane Wise Lorraine & Mark Simpkins '94 Melanie Brunina '90 Mr. & Mrs. Allen Mendel '99 Mr. & Mrs. David M. Howard '94 Mr. & Mrs. James Clark '66 & '65 Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rawson '68 Mr. & Mrs. Neil Hecht C Mr. & Mrs. William A. James '69, '75 Mr. Jon Kenyon '71 Mrs. Elizabeth H. Hickey Sprott '66 Mrs. George Allard C Ms. Delia Lavigne '01 Nate Kizer '04 Nicholas & Dorothy Barber

Robert & Carol Palandrani C Dr. Barry Flanary Gerry Brown J.A. Theuerkauf Jeff Laude '10 Melissa Colvin-North '98, '05 Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Cercone '78 Ms. Sandra Fleischmann Representative Alice Miller Sandra A. Grover '65 Susan Biggs Theresa Clark '53 Karen Clement-O'Brien Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Lefor Steven Baranow '82 C✧ Tina Blust '05 Jeremy J. Gibbons Justyna M. Carlson * Leslie Rousseau '09✧ Mary Jo Kwiatek Mr. & Mrs. Scott C. Kazlouskas Noyes '98 Sandra K. Lemieux '59 Todd Belanger '01 Todd J. McKenna '04✧ Darlene M. Young '74, '91 Brett Clatworthy '12 Brittany Barclay '12 Jonathon Geissler '12 Justin Wirtes '12 Margaret Tooley '99, '05 Ms. Andrea Stoddard '12 Ms. Lenora Peaslee '12 Patrick Warrington '12 Tyler Morton '12 Susan Burton NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS Bill Epstein Scholarship Award Mrs. Bill Epstein Genrik S. Sirvis Scholarship Mrs. J. Edmund Welch Olin Scott Fund Scholarship Olin Scott Fund Rob Smith '98 Scholarship Grandma Woodward Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Smith Mr. & Mrs. William E. Pearson Robert Consalvo Scholarship Caroline, Paul, Lesley & Robert Consalvo Terry Dewey Catherine Burns Joel Phelps St. Pius X Church Laurie Forfa Mr. & Mrs. James E. Beckwith Gerry Brown

MEMORIAL & HONORARY GIFTS In memory of Walter Abelmann Jennifer S. Winkelman In honor of Joan Benjamin Suellen F. Solomon In honor of Lindsey Jory Brooks '86 Heather & Hardin Marion In memory of Bill Epstein Mrs. Bill Epstein Lane R. Perrins '82 In honor of Karen Gross Warren & Barry King In memory of Patrick McGrath Mr. & Mrs. James E. Beckwith

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LEAPS & BOUNDS! The number of new student deposits increased 37% from 2009! Nearly all Nursing and Radiologic Sciences majors who graduated in 2012 are employed in their field or pursuing graduate study. All Radiologic graduates were employed within two weeks of commencement. Four years in a row! Graduates received a 100% pass rate on the national radiology licensing JCERT exam. SVC will begin breaking new ground on October 15, 2012, constructing a state-of-the-art residence hall that will accommodate 130 students. SVC’s goal for completion – August 2013. A soccer rebirth at SVC: after multiple losing seasons, Women’s Soccer starts the season with five wins!

Faculty and staff have swelled. Enrollment increased and new areas of study and programs have contributed to the growth. Please welcome our new colleagues!

In honor of Barbara P. Sirvis Dr. & Mrs. Robert Ottinger

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 KEY C 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 graduation (whichever is more recent).

New this year, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences is available in The John Merck Division of Science and Technology. The program offers studies for students planning postgraduate degrees in medicine, pharmacy and veterinary science. Barry Flanary, Ph.D., Chair of the Division, believes the new program “will strike a chord with students.” Over the past several years, a significant number of students entering SVC have declared an overwhelming interest in the health science field. The new major, according to Flanary, complements the degree programs in Nursing and Radiologic Sciences. Many courses will overlap with the three majors.


In memory of Edward Salmon Lucille Bostwick Cook '51, '72 J. A. Theuerkauf

In memory of Rob Smith '98 Mr. & Mrs. William E. Pearson Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Smith Grandma Woodward


Trustees Ira Wagner, Ray Lenoue, Nancy Scattergood, Susan Hunter, Deborah Wiley, Acting President Beckwith, Wally Altes and John Baackes gather with 2012 Commencement speaker Ruth Levy Guyer.

TRUSTEES Wallace Altes Executive Consultant Joan Axinn Axinn Foundation Trustee Community Leader John Baackes President AmeriHealth Medicare Plans James E. Beckwith Acting President Southern Vermont College James J. Gozzo President Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Anita F. Hill Professor of Law, School Policy & Women’s Studies Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University Susan Hunter Community Leader Carmen J. Lawrence, Esq. Partner & Departmental Co-Head Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP

Raymond D. Lenoue President, Retired Educational Resources Network, Inc. Nancy Scattergood, M.D. Physician, Retired Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Ira Wagner ’83 President, European Capital Financial Services American Capital Ltd. Deborah E. Wiley, Chair Chair The Wiley Foundation John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ADMINISTRATION Acting President James E. Beckwith Provost Albert DeCiccio Dean of Students Anne Hopkins Gross Director of Human Resources Sue Metzner

IN MEMORIAM The SVC community mourns the loss of student Christopher “C.J.” Salva, who passed away unexpectedly in July. C.J.'s family has chosen to honor his memory with a goal to establish a scholarship in C.J’s name to Southern Vermont College. For more information, please contact the President’s Office at 802-447-6319.

ADMINISTRATION Catherine McKeen, Ph.D. Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Eric Parsons, M.P.A. Registrar and Director of Institutional Research FACULTY

Full Time: Stacey Hills, Ph.D. The McCormick Division of Business Daisy Levy, Ph.D. The Hunter Division of Humanities Jennifer Richardson, Ph.D. Chair, The Hunter Division of Humanities Sarah Valentine-Maher, M.S.N., R.N., F.N.P. Division of Nursing

Part Time : Kathleen Atkins, M.S.N. Division of Nursing Joanne Baldasare, D.H.S.C. Division of Nursing Bernadette House, M.S.N. Division of Nursing Laura Mack, A.B.D. The Hunter Division of Humanities Larry Maness, M.F.A. The Hunter Division of Humanities STAFF Walter Alston Coordinator of Mountaineer Scholars/Diversity Initiatives Samantha Damon Development Specialist Alanna Douglas ’05 Manager of Campus Store and Mail Services Kathy Kalker Director of Communications Michael Nosek ’10 Director, Sports Information Corie Steinke Residence Director/Civic Engagement Coordinator

Southern Vermont College Chronicle Fall 2012  

The annual report of Southern Vermont College and ST Joseph College Community

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