News and Announcements

April 2016

Goddard MFA faculty member named 2016 Guggenheim Fellow

Victoria Nelson, a member of the faculty in Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing program, is the recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2016. The Fellowship is often characterized as a “midcareer” award, and is intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the […]

March 2016

Three new Trustees join Goddard board

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Goddard College’s Board of Trustees welcomed three new members at its March meeting. Retired professor and researcher Dr. Christopher W. Lovell; writer, empath and conscious channel Paul Selig; and nonprofit executive and former chief nursing officer Dr. Gloria J. Willingham-Touré join 14 continuing members of the College’s governing board. Christopher W. Lovell, […]

February 2016

Goddard to host talk on the Black farming community, food sovereignty

Educator, farmer, and food justice advocate Leah Penniman to lead conversation with students and the public PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Educator, farmer and food justice advocate Leah Penniman will lead a conversation on the Black farming community and food sovereignty at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, in Goddard’s Haybarn Theatre, 123 Pitkin Road. The event, titled […]

Goddard signs new partnership with Food First

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Goddard College is excited to announce its new partnership with the Institute for Food and Development Policy, better known as Food First. Founded in 1975 by Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins, the California-based nonprofit describes itself as a “people’s think tank” dedicated to ending the injustices that cause hunger and to […]

December 2015

Jill Mattuck Tarule Elected Chair of Goddard Board

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – The Goddard College Board of Trustees elected Goddard alumna and longtime trustee Jill Mattuck Tarule as its new chair. Jill Mattuck Tarule is a University of Vermont Professor Emerita and, as dean of the College of Education and Social Services, was one of the university’s longest serving deans. Tarule is the recipient […]

October 2015

Goddard Faculty Member Deborah Brevoort Wins 2015 Liberty Live Commission

Deborah Brevoort, a faculty member in Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, is the winner of the 2015 Liberty Live commission,  a partnership between Premiere Stages and the Liberty Hall Museum in Union, New Jersey, to commission a new play that celebrates some aspect of New Jersey history. Brevoort’s play My Lord, What a Night […]

September 2015

Goddard, groSolar Sign Net Metering Agreement for Solar Power

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – September 25, 2015 – Goddard College and groSolar jointly announced today that groSolar is developing a solar project to provide power to the Vermont school. The 500-kilowatt project is expected to offset about 68 percent of the College’s total electricity load with solar energy. “I am pleased to take this significant step […]

Jonathan Katz receives honorary doctorate; 15 earn master’s in psychology and counseling

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Comedian and actor Jonathan Katz received an honorary doctorate and 15 graduates earned master’s degrees in psychology and clinical mental health counseling at Goddard College’s Sept. 6 commencement ceremony. Goddard President Robert P. Kenny presented Katz with the Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, given to individuals who have distinguished themselves in […]

August 2015

Goddard is first in Vermont to offer Bilingual Education Endorsement for Teachers

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Goddard College is the first college or university in Vermont to gain state approval to add bilingual education to its teacher education program. The U.S. Department of Education identifies bilingual education as a high-need field in schools that serve low-income students. The Latino population in the U.S. grew by 43 percent between […]

Goddard College and PEN Center USA announce new MFA scholarship

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Goddard College is pleased to announce a new scholarship that will provide emerging writers with a pathway to earning a terminal degree in creative writing. The Goddard/PEN Center USA Scholarship is the result of a partnership between Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program and PEN Center USA, one of the largest literary […]