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A Voice for Progressive Education on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following the widely-recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. The Goddard College Alumni Association has organized to collectively increase the awareness of giving to the mission, vision, and […]

Goddard College Breaks Ground for Construction of New Wood Chip Boiler

Goddard College is proud to announce the beginning of its construction of a new wood chip boiler that will be a part of Goddard’s effort towards sustainability and renewable energy. The project is a “win-win” for both the college and the environment, Goddard College Director of Facilities Scott Blanchard stated during the ground breaking.   […]

Alumnus: William H. Macy Explores Roots in PBS Program

Check out Alumnus William H. Macy’s recent exploration of his family’s history in a recent episode of PBS’s “Finding Your Roots” https://www.pbs.org/video/episode-3-puritans-and-pioneers-dfypdx

Goddard President: Bob Kenny Joins AVIC Presidents in Statement Against DACA Revocation

Two weeks ago Goddard College’s President Bob Kenny was one of seventeen College Presidents from AVIC (Association of Vermont Independent Colleges) to sign the “Statement on the Revocation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program”. This statement outlined the groups deep concern over the termination of the DACA program, and expressed their support […]

Goddard College Faculty Kenny Fries Featured in New York Times

Goddard College MFAW Faculty Kenny Fries‘s article “The Nazis’ First Victims Were the Disabled” appeared in the New York Times and the Sunday Review (09/13/2017). Here is an excerpt: “I sit facing the young German neurologist, across a small table in a theater in Hamburg, Germany. I’m here giving one-on-one talks called “The Unenhanced: What […]

Ronald and Belmont Pitkin receive posthumous Goddard Award for Excellence

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Goddard College President Robert Kenny presented Ronald and Belmont Pitkin with the posthumous Goddard Award for Excellence during a public memorial service to celebrate Ronald Pitkin’s life on Saturday, Aug. 12, in the Haybarn Theatre on Goddard’s Plainfield Campus. The Goddard College Award for Excellence recognizes individuals who have given exceptional service […]

Alumnus Kevin Rabas Appointed Kansas’ Poet Laureate

Kevin Rabas, who earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Goddard in 2002, has been appointed to a two-year session as Kansas’ poet laureate. Kevin chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism at Emporia State University, while also leading the Poetry and Playwriting tracks. He has seven books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a […]

Nicole Emma Meistrich receives 2017 Goddard/PEN North American Scholarship

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Goddard College is pleased to award the 2017 Goddard/PEN North American Scholarship to Nicole Emma Meistrich of Boulder, Colo. Meistrich is an Advocate member of PEN America. She attended Warren Wilson College, but later earned a bachelor’s in sociology at Binghamton University. Meistrich is a technical coordinator at an IT consulting firm. […]

‘An American Noel’ by alumna Marianna Boncek to be staged at the Hudson Valley Short Play Festival

An American Noel by Marianna Boncek (MA EDU ’98) will be staged at the Hudson Valley Short Play Festival at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, New York. The festival runs September 15-17, 2017. Marianna  is an English teacher, author, and poet. She has a particularly keen interest in “lost” local history. Her two […]

Goddard faculty member Rogelio Martinez named 2017 Guggenheim Fellow

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Rogelio Martinez, a faculty member in Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, has been named a 2017 Drama and Performing Art Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the 173 Guggenheim Fellows were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 […]