Africa is a continent of wonders that everyone should visit because it is where civilization and humanity began, say Laurence Clerfeuille and Moise St. Louis, the Saint Michael’s faculty-staff organizers of a student study-trip to Senegal in West Africa scheduled for next year’s winter break (2019-2020).
Jonathan L. Walton, an acclaimed Harvard University author, social ethicist and religious scholar, will be keynote speaker on Monday, January 21, during Saint Michael’s College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation Week. Walton will spend the day at Saint Michael’s on Monday, speaking first during a faculty and staff convocation luncheon in the Dion Student Center at 11:45 p.m., and again at 4:30 p.m. as keynote speaker during the main MLK Convocation in the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel.
Krystyna Davenport Brown, who has served Saint Michael’s College as associate vice president for development since November 2017, started work December 19 as the College’s new vice president for institutional advancement. Saint Michael’s President Lorraine Sterritt announced the news to the campus community on December 17. The Catholic liberal arts college in Colchester conducted a vigorous nationwide search in recent months to find the best person to lead its critical development efforts, Sterritt said, and in the end, found the strongest candidate in-house.
Presidential Scholarships would pay full tuition for four of Vermont’s best and brightest high school seniors accepted in mid-December as early-admission applicants to Saint Michael’s College. The Presidential Scholarship is a special award reserved for Vermont's top students attending Saint Michael's College. Awards begin at a minimum of $13,000 and go up to full-tuition – as with all four of this year’s recipients. The Presidential Scholarship can be renewed each year for a maximum of four years of full-time enrollment in good standing. Though they have not made their college decisions yet, those offered full rides at St. Mike’s through the prestigious scholarships are Jason Li of Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, Brook Hodgeman of Bellows Free Academy in Saint Albans, Cailey Comiskey of Missisquoi Valley Union High School in Swanton, and Kristina Harmon of Burr and Burton Academy in Londonderry.