Think College Vermont held its first in-person Graduation since the pandemic in the Grand Maple Ballroom at the Dudley H Davis Center on Saturday, May 14. We celebrated these eight dedicated students who were excited for the opportunity to attend Think College VT.
Katharine Shepherd Interim Dean of the College of Education and Social Services spoke to at the graduation along with Jesse Suter the Director of Center on Disability and Community Inclusion.
Congratulations to this year’s graduating class: Emily Scott, Erin Watson, Shania Elias, Chace Yunker, Justin McQuiston, David George Mackey, Thomas Caswell, and Bennett Townley. We wish you all the best as you enter the next chapter of your lives. It has been a pleasure being part of your journey here at Think College Vermont.
To be back at Think College was as exciting as to be starting it! Not only did I get to see old friends, but I made some new friends too! I’m very thankful for meeting people apart of Think College, not just in improving my year in this program, but also to widen my circle of friends. My class, written expression, couldn’t be more perfect either! If anyone is interested in the pursuit of writing, I would highly recommend it to others. The class has given me lots of opportunities to improve my own ability of writing and new ways I can incorporate into my daily life!
I’m doing my internship at The Converse Home with seniors, and I also do activities with them like bingo or painting their nails. Shania’s favorite part of her internship is taking care of the seniors. She feels “it’s a great place and I love working there.
Think College Vermont Students, peer mentors and the program staff celebrated the end of the semester at the second in-person Holiday party since the COVID-19 pandemic. We played games, had food, took photos at the photo booth and had fun. It was great to see many students and mentors at the Holiday Party. To view photos of the Holiday party click here! https://photos.app.goo.gl/dHUdaWWFiXZYYMXj9
My name is Eva Edwards-Stoll this is my first year at Think college.The class that I chose for the first semester is Sociology Of Disasters. I chose this class because I was interested in disasters and how they affect communities. The most interesting disaster that I have studied this semester is Hurricane Katrina and the affect it had on children. Other things that I have done with my mentors are going to Henderson’s cafe for tea and coffee, going to a Halloween party, and hanging out with therapy dogs that are so cute and brighten my day! Next semester I’m hopefully going to take a history class and a yoga class. I have really loved the opportunity to be part of Think College and I love making new friends and hanging out in the fishbowl!
Emily and Grace Bugnacki had a lot of fun this semester although it was hard work. We enjoyed coloring together and Emily showed off her Go Fish skills. We worked together with Willa Vish as Emily wrote and presented four speeches in front of her peers throughout the semester. So thankful for our friends, new and old!
My internship is going amazing. On the first day I had a mentor helping me with the reading. On the third day I began doing it independently. I cleaned the small animals. I need to see what they eat and if they drink water or other stuff we will have to put it on the paper. We moved to the cats, and we looked at the sheet to see what their diets are and when they last ate and drank. The kittens are so cute, and I got to see one get adopted which made me happy! My mentor Megan adopted this kitten on the third day we were at the humane society. The FV cats are last, because they are sick with some kinds of diseases. We don’t want to spread them to other cats. It is fun!