SVC Community Honored at VT Campus Compact Conference

April 5, 2010

Several members of the Southern Vermont College community have been to be either finalists or award recipients for the 2010 Vermont Campus Compact (VCC) Higher Education Conference as a result of their commitment to service-learning. VCC is a consortium of Vermont’s colleges and universities committed to the civic purposes of higher education. Two SVC students and two SVC faculty members will be honored this year by VCC.

Tyler Morton of New Bedford, Mass., will receive the Commitment to Service and Engagement Award for both the breadth and depth of his community involvement. Morton is currently a sophomore majoring in Communications at SVC and is an active member of the Student Government Association.

Michael Nosek of Oakham, Mass., received the distinction of finalist for the Madeleine M. Kunin Public Service Award, which distinguishes one remarkable student in Vermont for his or her outstanding public service and civic leadership.

Associate Dean for Special Projects and Associate Professor Dr. Daniel Yalowitz was a finalist for the Campus Leadership for Civic Engagement Award, honoring his ongoing commitment to the award-winning Quest for Success program.

Associate Professor Robert Consalvo of The McCormick Division of Business was a finalist for the Award for Excellence in Community-Based Teaching, which recognizes innovative teaching and curriculum employing service-learning or community-based research that develops student voice, civic agency, and critical thinking using real-life application and relevance.

As a community partner of SVC, Michele Burgess of the Vermont Veterans’ Home will receive the Engaged Community Partner Award. The award is given to a community member (individual or community) per VCC member in recognition of their support of their partnering campus’ civic mission.

The award recipients and nominees will be honored for their accomplishments at a Statewide Recognition Reception and Ceremony on Wednesday, April 14, at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington.