The Class of 2021 gathers on the Finney Quad during Orientation.
December is a time of reflection as the fall semester wraps up and the new year awaits. Here's a look at some of the College's accomplishments and highlights from 2017. Catch up on all the news and stories of the past year at http://www.champlain.edu/news
Champlain Launches New Masters in Human Relations and Organizational Development
Champlain College, ranked among The Princeton Review's Best Colleges, announced the launch of its specialized Master of Science in Human Relations and Organization Development (HR/OD). The degree will equip graduates to manage talent and nurture business growth across the public sector, nonprofits, and private industry. According to an industry study, human capital is critical to growth, which is why leaders worldwide are making HR a key function to business operations.
Champlain Hosts Digital Threats Forum
Events both national and local in the last few months have made clear how important cyber security is to organizations of all sizes - so what are today's threats and how should you respond if your organization is targeted? Champlain College and the U.S. Department of Justice hosted a free one-day conference outlining key current cyber threats to organizations of all sizes, as well as tactics to prepare and to respond to those threats.
Champlain's Undergrad Game Design Program Ranks #14 in 2017 Princeton Review "Top 50"
The Princeton Review released its eighth annual ranking lists naming the best undergraduate and graduate schools for students to study and launch a career in-game design. Champlain College's undergraduate Game Design program is ranked #14 in The Princeton Review's "Top 50 Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design for 2017."
Innovative Learning Celebrated on Emergent Media Center's 10th Anniversary
The Champlain College Emergent Media Center (EMC) celebrated its 10th Anniversary on Wednesday, April 19, at the Champlain Room in the Center for Communication and Creative Media. The celebration marks a decade of "change-making student innovation" according to EMC Director and founder, Ann DeMarle. The EMC is one of Champlain College's first academic Centers of Excellence. By partnering with industry, public institutions and nonprofits, it offers a laboratory/studio environment where students collaborate with each other, faculty and clients to develop new concepts, processes, and emergent applications such as games, apps and virtual forms.
Champlain Holds Two Commencements For Largest Class in College's 139-Year History
Champlain College President Donald J. Laackman conferred more than 1,100 associate, bachelor's and master's degrees to the largest graduating class in the College's history on Saturday, May 13. For the first time in the College's history, two separate commencement ceremonies were held on the same day to accommodate the burgeoning class that has seen its greatest growth in online education while maintaining a strong traditional undergraduate base. President Laackman conferred 505 bachelor's and 11 associate degrees during the morning's 139th Commencement. An additional 207 undergraduate bachelor's degrees, 37 associate degrees and 399 master's degrees were conferred in the afternoon at the Commencement ceremony for Continuing Professional Studies (Online) and master's degree students.
New Dean of Stiller School of Business Announced
Champlain College Provost and Senior Vice President for Academics Laurie Quinn has announced that Scott H. Baker has been named Dean of the Stiller School of Business (SSB), after successfully completing a national search process. Baker began in his new role on July 1. "I have every confidence that Scott will contribute his talents as a dedicated, visionary, and collaborative leader as we move forward together to advance what is already great in SSB and to position our School of Business for long-term thriving," Quinn noted. The Stiller School of Business at Champlain continues the College's 139-year-old tradition of agility and relevance by offering outstanding degree programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Game Production Management, International Business, Management and Innovation and Marketing. It is home to the David L. Cooperrider Center, the global Center of Excellence in Appreciative Inquiry and strengths-based organizational management.
'Most Innovative School' in North for Third Year According to U.S. News 2018 'Best Colleges'
Champlain College has been named a "Most Innovative School" in the North for the third year in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2018 publication. Champlain is also a top 100 Regional University in the North, among more than 650 institutions providing graduate and undergraduate education. U.S. News's 2018 rankings look at colleges in four regional categories of institutions that focus on undergraduate education and offer a range of degree programs in the liberal arts and professional fields. The North regional ranking includes all colleges and universities in New England, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Champlain College's Cooperrider Center to Host Positive Education Summit Planning Session
Studies show that increasing a sense of students' well-being leads to improved learning and success in careers and life. To that end, Champlain College and the International Positive Education Network (IPEN) are teaming up to accelerate positive education in schools around the world from early childhood on up to higher education and beyond. Champlain College's David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry in the Stiller School of Business and IPEN will hold a World Positive Education Accelerator June 25-28, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. More than 1,200 participants from nearly two dozen countries are expected to attend IPEN's Second Festival of Positive Education and Appreciative Inquiry Summit. The goal of the 2018 meeting will be to design a plan to strengthen and advance positive education globally.
Champlain College's Single Parents Scholarship Program Has Been Changing Lives for 30 Years
Champlain College's Single Parents Program (SPP), which has helped more than 650 students graduate since 1987, will mark its 30th anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 5 in the Champlain Room at the Center for Communication and Creative Media .Among those celebrating three decades of scholarship support at the event will be former Vt. Gov. Madeleine Kunin and Gretchen Morse, former executive director of the United Way of Chittenden County, and Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Human Services during the Kunin administration.
Montreal Campus Celebrates 10 Years
MONTREAL, Quebec - Champlain College celebrated the 10th anniversary of opening its Montreal campus on Oct. 12 with a special exhibit and reception at Phi Centre. The evening highlighted the work of Champlain's Game Studio students, showcased 10 years of career success stories, welcomed industry partners, and marked the start of the next chapter in charting the future of emergent media for its students. Champlain College President Donald J. Laackman and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academics Laurie Quinn led the delegation of trustees, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters north from Burlington, Vt., for the celebration.