Goddard College News

October 2015

More Gems from the Undergraduate Program Fall 2015 Residency

A few more highlights from the Fall 2015 Undergraduate Studies Program 2 residency, which concluded on September 25th. Faculty members Pamela Booker and Karen Stupski facilitating their workshop, “Permaculture -What’s Justice Got to Do with It?” A Fall Medicinal Plant Walk Workshop with HAS guest lecturer Rebecca Dalgin. Faculty member Newcomb Greenleaf packed the room with […]

Pamela Booker’s Electrifying Commencement Address, Fall 2015

When the graduating students of the fall Undergraduate Program (residency option 2) asked Faculty member Pamela Booker to be their commencement speaker, everyone knew it would be a special address. But we didn’t know it was going to be THIS profound. Read the transcript below: Where’s Your Tree? Goddard College Commencement Address by Pamela Booker, […]

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 […]

Goddard Announces the Recipients of the Spring/Summer ’15 Alumni Arts Project Award

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Goddard College is proud to announce the recipients of the Spring/Summer 2015 Alumni Arts Project Award, a bi-annual grant that aims to bring the arts to communities by supporting new work by graduates of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program. Three alumni artists with collaborative community art projects received $500 each to […]

Goddard College to Award Honorary Doctorate to Comedian Jonathan Katz

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Comedian and actor Jonathan Katz will receive an honorary doctorate at Goddard College’s Sept. 6 commencement ceremony, President Robert Kenny announced. Kenny will confer 16 graduate degrees to students earning the Master of Arts in Psychology and the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Kenny will present Katz with the […]

MFA Alumni Portrait and Commencement Speech – Jessica Plumb

Jessica Plumb is a 2010 graduate of Goddard’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA) program in Port Townsend, Washington. She is a writer, co-director and producer of the film, Return of the River, which documents the plight of wild salmon and the fight to un-dam the Elwha river in the Olympic Peninsula. The film has received ten international and […]