An exhibit from Elizabeth Billings and Michael Sacca opens at the Feick Fine Arts Center today. The opening reception is March 4 from 4 - 6 p.m.
Photo: Michael Sacca

Carol Browner to Deliver GMC Class of 2010 Commencement Address
Carol M. Browner, President Barack Obama’s Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, will deliver the commencement address at Green Mountain College’s 173rd graduation ceremony on May 15 at 10 a.m. on the Griswold Library lawn. She will also receive an honorary doctor of laws degree. Also receiving an honorary degree at commencement will be artist Mel Chin.

“Carol Browner has been a stalwart champion for environmental protection and public health for over 30 years,” said Green Mountain College President Paul Fonteyn. “Now she’s in the forefront of policymaking at the highest levels. She’s a great role model for our students and our graduating seniors are really looking forward to her address.” More...

Carmo '10 Earns Basketball Player of the Year Title
The North Atlantic Conference announced February 25 that GMC forward Rui Carmo '10 has been named Men's Basketball Player of the Year. The senior from Cape Coral, Florida, leads the nation in scoring average with a 25.6 points per game. He also leads the league in both points and rebounds, averaging 28.4 points and 12.0 rebounds per conference contest, and is among the league leaders in blocks (1.4) and field goal percentage (54.3 percent). Carmo has reached double-figure points in all 25 games thus far while notching 15 double-doubles.

Voices of Community Series to Screen Film on Cuba
After the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in 1989, Cuba descended into economic turmoil. Within a year the country lost 80 percent of its foreign trade and was unable to feed its population. Out of the crisis emerged a system that relies on organic farming methods and local food production. Cuba: The Accidental Revolution, the next film in GMC’s Voices for Community Series, examines how Cuba has made sustainable agriculture work. It will be screened March 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the East Room.

Art From GMC Kids Takes Center Stage in Third Annual Exhibit
Young artists and their families perused paintings, drawings and more on display in Withey Lobby February 26 for the third annual GMC Kids Art Exhibit. Artist Peter Huntoon hosted a demonstration. Children and grandchildren of GMC employees participated in the event. This year's artists include: Quinton Bruso, Bryce Coe, Levin Coe, Shanyce Desalrais, Jamison Evans, Addison Fabrey, Taylor Florez, Tayah Fuller, Hannah Hayes, Emma Hayford, Zebadiah Johnson, Mamie Mulder, Obadiah Mulder, Thaddeus Mulder, Zekie Mulder, Bailey Phillips, Eddie Rodriguez, Wyatt Root, Eli Sanford, Gabriel Tower, Kyla Obee Tower, Alexander White, Noah White and Anita Williams. The exhibit will be on display through March 31 in the Griswold Library. The event is sponsored by the GMC Quality of Life Committee.

Photo: Pat Mahoney '10

Fem Fair Seeks Participants for March Celebration
“Writing Women Back into History:” It’s the theme for this year’s Fem Fair, scheduled for March 18 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Withey Hall lobby. The Women’s and Gender Events (WAGE) group is inviting all campus organizations to participate in this celebration during Women’s History Month. The event’s purpose is to raise awareness about gender issues through posters and exhibits of some 20 local and regional organizations, including the GMC women’s studies class. Any group interested in setting up an informational table during the event may contact Satira Lord or Hailey Paschold.

Cerridwen Farm Offers Meat for Sale
Pork and grass-fed veal are available for purchase from Cerridwen Farm. Four pigs are for sale by the half-animal. Students raised the pigs on grain and vegetable scraps from the kitchen. Pricing is $4/lb. for fresh pork cuts and $6/lb. for smoked and cured products (hams, bacon, etc.). Total price for a half will vary but should be around $240 +/-. The humanely raised, free range, grass-fed veal is for sale by the cut. This animal was born and raised on the farm, has been milk- and grass-fed from birth, and has been free-range from birth with the exception of being with his mom for the first month or so.

Prices are:
Ground veal: $7/lb.
Veal cutlets: $9/lb.
Veal Chops: $12/lb.

Quantities are limited. Please e-mail Kenneth Mulder if you would like to purchase either of these products. Meat will be available in about two weeks and will be vacuum-sealed and frozen.

GMC in the News

Killington Student Quoted in Boston Globe
A story in the Boston Globe quotes resort & hospitality management student Adam Dembowski talking about The Stash, Killington's all-natural terrain park. “You can definitely make the argument that snowboarding is an art,’’ he says in the article. “You can see all the features in here and they all go together. It’s like an adventure every time you come in here.’’ Read the story in the February 18 issue.

Student & Alum Quoted in Rutland Herald
GMC alum Brian Bevacqua and student Max Rapoport talk about the GMC Outdoor Job Fair in an article about the event in the Rutland Herald. Brian is quoted talking about his work as a representative for Still River Outfitters, while Max said he appreciated the opportunity to learn more about job opportunities. Read the article in the February 24 edition of the newspaper.

Treehugger Blog Discusses New Sustainable Ag & Food Production Major
An entry in the blog Treehugger gives a thumbs up to GMC's new sustainable agriculture and food production major. "The classroom, if you'd like to call it that, will consist of a 22-acre working sustainable farm with a classroom and offices situated inside the farm's solar harvest center," says author Sara Novak. Read the entry from February 22.

Actors Sought for All-Female Summer Production
This summer, The Tempest will be coming to Poultney for the seventh annual Shakespeare on Main Street Outdoor Summer Theatre production. It will be staged with an all-female cast. Auditions will be held March 2 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Clara Hitchcock Fitzpatrick Jones Concert Hall. Scripts will be provided. Rehearsals begin June 20 and run from Sunday - Friday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Performances are July 30, 31, August 1 and 6, 7 and 8. Contact artistic director Gary Meitrott at with questions.

GMC Alums Recruit at Job Fair
The Vermont Outdoor Job Fair in Withey Lobby February 23 drew students interested in learning more about career and internship opportunities in the outdoor education and recreation field. This year's fair also featured a host of alums who came back to campus to recruit for their employers.

The list included:
  • Amanda Kelley ’05
    Frost Valley YMCA, NY

  • Brian Bevacqua ’10
    Still River Outfitters, Mass.

  • Chris Ricker '09
    Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

  • Lee Robinson '09
    Vermont Adaptive Sports

  • Jason Drake ’05
    Camp Kieve Wavus Education, Inc., Maine


Participate in the 2010 U.S. Census
Census 2010 is coming! The 2010 Census questionnaire will be delivered or mailed to households across Vermont in March. You can make history by filling out and returning it as soon as you receive it. Watch for your questionnaire. Since students spend nine months on average here on campus, they should be filling the census out for the state of Vermont. Participating in the census is easy, important and safe. The 2010 Census form is one of the shortest in history and takes about 10 minutes to complete. For more information visit or call Helen Simon at the U.S. Census Bureau in Williston, Vt., at (802) 264-0856.


GreenMAP leaders Jamie Bernstein, Luca Nugebauer, Kevin Rafkin and Mariano Sastre were recently certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America as Level 1 Telemark Instructors. The two day course at Mt. Abram, Maine, focused on skiing refinement and teaching progressions for beginner and alpine crossover telemark skiers.

Prof. Karen Swyler (art) discusses her glazing techniques in a story in Ceramic Arts Daily. The piece is an excerpt from an upcoming profile of Karen in Ceramic Arts Monthly. “I love her minimalist aesthetic and I plan to do some experimenting with the less-is-more approach to glazing,” says Jennifer Harnetty, editor of the publication.