Category Archives: Student Success

April Is Not the Cruelest Month at Champlain

One of the best parts about being Champlain’s president is the opportunity to meet with students, alumni and employers and hear about their Champlain experiences. While April is always a busy month at Champlain, recent events were particularly meaningful for me. They demonstrate the breadth of the Champlain experience and the difference we are making […]

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Spring Update

My posts since joining Champlain College have been less frequent than in the past. I recognized that I needed a different voice for the blog, but I have struggled to find it. I have talked to many people about what the president’s blog at Champlain should mean, including a visit to Professor Tim Brookes’ publishing class last […]

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Upside Down Delivered

In one of my recent visits to the IDX cafeteria to lunch with students, I had the pleasure of meeting Megan, Amanda and Emma. These three sophomores were excited about returning to Champlain and reconnecting with friends. They all shared how as sophomores they were even more thrilled with their choice of Champlain. And I […]

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Common Sense

Sometime in the next week (or two, three or four weeks, depending on factors such as how many clothes were packed and how many times a first-year is willing to wear them), many of our first-year students will do their laundry for the first time. I vividly remember my first laundry experience at college. I had […]

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Busy Week Two

At dinner with a former trustee on Friday night, she asked me how things were going. I quickly recapped the exciting things happening at the College. She replied, “You haven’t signed up for a job. You have signed up for a lifestyle.” If this past week is a guide, it should be an exciting, rewarding […]

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Connecting the Dots

I attended workforceChicago’s awards breakfast this morning, where Aon, one of our College to Careers partners, was honored. Aaron Olson, Global Head of Talent Management for Aon, spoke about HWC’s and Aon’s partnership. He connected the dots between Aon’s need for talent, the Mayor’s commitment to get companies the talent they need, and the talented […]

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