Way to go, UVM!

Our students and faculty are pretty awesome! We are also very good about being pretty modest. But there are a few accolades that have come our way recently that are definitely worth repeating!

– Major Jackson, professor of English at UVM and poet, has won a Guggenheim Fellowship. He was one of 200 selected nationally from nearly 4,000 applicants. Professor Jackson is an undergraduate favorite at UVM.

– one of our junior nursing students has been named a Truman Scholar, a national prize given to only 62 students who wish to pursue public service. Janelle Achee, from Rochester, VT, is recognized for her significant community service, including creating leadership weekend called Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, a leadership and empowerment program for Girl Scouts who have a parent in prison. UVM has four students who have received this award, including a student last year.

– One of our engineering majors has been named a Goldwater Scholar, one of 271 nationally, honoring students who are pursuing careers in science, mathematics or engineering. He is the fifth UVM student since 2007 to win this national award.

– Luke Apfeld, a member of the UVM men’s basketball team, has been selected to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team for the second straight year. This team is comprised of students from Div. 1 schools with no football team. Luke reports at 3.8 gpa!

The stories continue! UVM students do amazing things everyday. Check out more stories of what our students are doing after graduation. I’m proud to be at a university that places so much stock in committing to student success. Our faculty and staff work everyday to support students. And the outcome after graduation certainly pays off.

Picture yourself at UVM! You will join an incredible community – and have fun in the process!

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