February 2017

A Message on Executive Order on Immigration

To the Goddard Community: Goddard is of the world, not separate from the world, so what issues from the White House affects our students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends. The President signed an executive order declaring a 90-day ban on entry into the United States by citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations. This order fundamentally contradicts […]

January 2017

Jane Sanders to give commencement speech at Goddard College

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Goddard College announced today that Jane O’Meara Sanders, a Goddard alumna and entrepreneur in the public realm for most of her career, was selected by the spring 2017 graduating class of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program to be the speaker at the Feb. 5 Commencement Ceremony. Sanders, who is married to U.S. Sen. […]

December 2016

President Kenny: ‘Our unequivocal support to all members of our community’

Since the Presidential Election in November, there has been heightened concern from the Goddard community and from campuses across the country about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students and others without legal U.S. residency status. Issued by President Obama in 2012, DACA is an executive order that affords many undocumented young people two years […]

November 2016

College, university presidents send message to President-Elect Trump

Goddard College President Robert Kenny was among more than 100 college and university presidents to sign a joint letter to President-elect Donald Trump urging him to forcefully “condemn and work to prevent the harassment, hate and acts of violence that are being perpetrated across our nation, sometimes in your name, which is now synonymous with […]

Southern California booksellers honor Goddard faculty, author Sherri L. Smith

Goddard MFA faculty member Sherri L. Smith received the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association’s 2016 Middle Grade Award for The Toymaker’s Apprentice (Penguin/Random House, 2015), a “gorgeously imagined retelling of the Nutcracker.” SCIBA, as the group is known, is a non-profit trade association of independent booksellers, book wholesalers, publishers and other industry professionals located primarily […]

October 2016

Goddard announces new PEN North American Centers partnership, scholarship

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Goddard College is pleased to announce a new $10,000 scholarship that will provide writers from anywhere in North America with a pathway to earning an MFA in Creative Writing. The Goddard/PEN North American Centers Scholarship expands upon the Goddard/PEN Center USA Scholarship, which was awarded to Erik Rodgers, a student in Goddard […]

September 2016

Elissa Sloan Perry and Aimee Liu join Goddard Board

The Goddard College Board of Trustees voted alumna Elissa Sloan Perry (MFA ’97) and faculty advisor Aimee Liu into its membership in September and July, respectively. Perry is an organizational leader, consultant and coach working with individuals, organizations and multi-sector networks in the areas of change leadership, equity, education and the arts. Currently and for […]

August 2016

Goddard congratulates the new graduates of its Undergraduate Program

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Six new graduates will earn the Bachelor of Arts degree from Goddard College Undergraduate Program at Commencement Exercises at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 21, in the Haybarn Theatre. During the ceremony, Goddard President Robert Kenny will posthumously present Priscilla Ruth Davis Backman with the Presidential Award for Activism. Graduates earning Bachelor of Arts degrees […]

Alumna Priscilla Backman to receive Goddard Presidential Award

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Goddard College President Robert Kenny will posthumously present Priscilla Ruth Davis Backman with the Presidential Award for Activism during the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, August 21, at 4:00 p.m. in the Haybarn Theatre on Goddard’s Plainfield campus. The Goddard Presidential Award for Activism recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions in the field of social […]

July 2016

Goddard College joins the Common Application

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Students applying to Goddard College’s undergraduate programs will now have the ability to do so through the Common Application, an online system used by nearly 700 colleges and universities in the United States and around the world to manage the college admission process. By joining the Common Application, Goddard College gains the […]