Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to express my gratitude for ALL of you. As we have weathered significant change, both globally and locally here at our Vermont Tech community, you continue to rise to every challenge. As you know, it takes ALL of us to effectively operate this college, we are all vital. I thank you for all you do. Wishing you all a safe and restful holiday!
Questions About Covid Safety or Vaccinations?
- If you are a student and have questions, contact Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are an employee (staff or faculty) and have questions, contact Kelly Rue Riso, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
Boosters are here!
We strongly encourage students, staff, and faculty to get boosters when you are eligible to protect yourself and our community. Living or working on campus is considered a high-risk setting. That means that you are eligible to receive a booster.
For more guidance—including where to access boosters—visit the Vermont Department of Health. Booster shots are available here on our Randolph Center Campus every Tuesday morning in Judd as well as sites across the state. Sign up and use code BOOSTER.
Thank you for doing your part to keep us all healthy!
Nursing Press Conference
On Wednesday, November 10, we co-hosted a press conference with NVU-Lyndon to announce a federal grant to expand nursing education in the Northeast Kingdom.
The federal funding expands our in-demand, existing nursing program on the NVU-Lyndon campus, creating a direct pathway for students to complete their degree from start to finish on the Lyndon campus.
The press heard from Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Peter Welch, NVU Interim President John W. Mills, NVRH CEO Shawn Tester — and President Pat Moulton.
You can see the coverage of this exciting news by clicking on any of the links that follow:
- Associated Press
- Vermont Public Radio
- Vermont Business Magazine
- Rutland Herald
Policies & Procedures
Vermont Tech is committed to creating policies consistent with the mission of the college and to support our NECHE Accreditation. Policy development and implementation has been a continuous and evolutionary process. The President’s office, with the support of the marketing department updated and organized all policies and procedures on the website by category to ease the search process and accessibility for the college community. The categories include: Academic Affairs, Personnel, Student Affairs, Business/Financial, and General.
Vermont Tech leadership and their accompanying departments began reviewing all policies and procedures in July of 2021 per VTC policy T708 (policy on policies). In addition, a video was created explaining the process and how to find the policies and procedures on the website.
Thank you for your continued contribution to the unification process. For the latest transformation update, click here.
Honoring Brenda Churchill Flint
On Friday, November 5, we hosted the inaugural Brenda Churchill Flint Fun Run 5K/8K in partnership with the Randolph Union High School Cross Country Team. Coming together to remember Brenda, we raised more than $6,500 for the scholarship fund named in her honor.
Engineering Students Place First in Golf Tournament
A team of Vermont Tech engineering students placed first at the annual Vermont Society of Engineers’ (VSE) golf tournament, held in Stowe, Vermont, at the end of September.
The Green Knight team, comprising Quinn Munns (of Jericho, VT), Thomas Ferguson (of Deering, NH), Ronnie Corey (of South Burlington, VT), and Michael Ranaldo (of Burlington, VT), reclaimed the rotating trophy that goes to the winning institution each year. The tournament is a fundraiser for the VSE; the funds raised go toward student scholarships.
New OTT Sports Channel
Our new Vermont Tech OTT channel allows you to access games and other sports programming for FREE on your AndroidTV, AppleTV, FireTV, Roku, and other similar apps.
To access Vermont Tech’s OTT channel, search “Vermont Tech” on your streaming service.
Knights in the Know
I sincerely believe in continuous improvement. I also believe that every member of our team has something to contribute to make us a better organization. As a reminder, please know that the college has an electronic “suggestion box” to share ideas with me and the administration about areas of improvement or recognition. It’s also a reminder for everyone to keep sending me your thoughts and ideas.
Have a faculty member you think deserves kudos for the experiential learning project she embedded in your class? Have you thought of a more efficient process we should implement for cost savings? Do you see a way to improve safety on your campus? Want to nominate a student, faculty or staff member to be profiled as an excellent example of Vermont Tech-ness on our website? Use this suggestion box for these ideas and more.
This form is in addition to the college’s Care & Concern form (to report any student safety issues).
Who’s New at Vermont Tech?
Please join me in welcoming these new employees to the Vermont Tech family.
Welcome to our new staff members!
- Chassidy King – Assistant Program Coordinator/Electrical & Plumbing Apprenticeship Program (switched from the OC)
- Anne Black Cone – Assistant to the Academic Dean
- Rachel Smith – Assistant Director of Admissions/Transfer Coordinator (Switched from Admissions Assistant)
- Kelly Dixon – Nursing Site Director, Southeast Region
Warm wishes on a healthy and happy Thanksgiving holiday.