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in residence VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS ALUMNI MAGAZINE - Ten Years / 2018


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VCFA 10TH ANNIVERSARY TIMELINE

VCFA is founded with the purchase of the physical Montpelier campus and three MFA programs (Writing, Writing for Children & Young Adults, and Visual Art) from Union Institute & University; it is renamed to reflect a new iteration of the former Vermont College

2008

VCFA begins its first residency in Puerto Rico, exposing writers to a new cultural environment

2009

VCFA takes editorial ownership of the Hunger Mountain literary journal, publishing fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, young adult and children’s writing, and visual art

2010

2011

Two new low-residency MFA programs—Graphic Design and Music Composition—are launched, a model unique to each discipline

2012

The low-residency MFA in Film is launched, becoming the first of its kind anywhere in the world

VCFA celebrates its five-year anniversary and staff members playfully try to dunk President Greene

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Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education and the MFA in Writing & Publishing are launched, with the latter being the first fully residential program offered

Construction is completed on The Louise Harwood Crowley Center for Faculty & Alumni, the first new building constructed on campus in over 50 years

Café Anna opens on campus full time as an additional food service option for students, staff, and the local community

The block logo sign is constructed on campus in the fall, anchoring VCFA’s presence within the community

Alumni Hall–originally built as a gymnasium in 1932–is redeveloped into an elegant new exhibition and event space

President Greene agrees to pay for Director of Student Recruitment Ann Cardinal and WCYA faculty member Cori McCarthy’s VCFA tattoos

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2017

The Vermont Book Award is created to honor Vermont writers and the inaugural Award Gala is held in Alumni Hall

The Artists Development Fund is created to support emerging artists and inspire them to transform their work and their careers

VCFA Board of Trustees approves a new mission statement, reflecting the college’s increasingly global focus

The International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation is launched, offering students a chance to experience a low-residency program with residencies on campus and around the globe

2018

VCFA receives secondary accreditation from NASAD

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Kristi Ryba VA, 2006

won second place in ArtFields 2018 for “Chapel of Perpetual Adoration.� This annual nine-day art competition in Lake City, SC, is the largest competition of its kind.


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Jane Houng W, 2014 announces the publication of Hong Kong Movers and Shakers, short biographies of people who have made history in Hong Kong.


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Profile for Vermont College of Fine Arts

in residence // 2018 Alumni Magazine | TEN YEARS  

Vermont College of Fine Arts celebrates ten years. Program highlights, alumni news, and more from us in 2018.

in residence // 2018 Alumni Magazine | TEN YEARS  

Vermont College of Fine Arts celebrates ten years. Program highlights, alumni news, and more from us in 2018.

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