Alumni Artstravaganza

Call for art submissions to May 9 alumni art salon.

Alumni Trip to Japan: The Enigmatic Beauty of Japanese Craft

Spring 2020 Japan alumni tour postponed due to concerns over COVID-19.
Plans of Concentration in the Rice-Aron Library.

Marlboro Archives Find a Home at UVM

Valuable collection includes all print Plans of Concentration and other records of the college’s legacy.
Marlboro students present posters at the ESS conference.

Marlboro Students Present at ESS Meeting

Four students join Jennifer Girouard, sociology professor, at the annual conference of the Eastern Sociological Society in Philadelphia.

Community Update on COVID-19

President Kevin briefs the community on where things stand at the end of Spring Break.

Marlboro Responds to Coronavirus Outbreak

The college is monitoring guidance from CDC and other agencies on response to COVID-19.
Wolf Kahn

Marlboro College Remembers Wolf Kahn

Longtime trustee and supporter of Marlboro College inspired artists and art-lovers with his vibrant Vermont landscapes.

Alumni Association Resuscitation - Join us!

After a long hiatus, the Marlboro College Alumni Association is finally getting a reboot thanks to renewed passion from our alumni community and a core of committed, amazing alums who have taken on the hard work of grassroots organizing. But they need you.
Photo by Jon Gitelson

26 Alumni Contribute to Photo Slide Show Celebrating John Willis

By Erik Olson ’94
Raghavendra Rathore ’91 interacts with students at Gurukul School of Design.

Raghavendra Rathore ’91 Launches Gurukul School of Design

New institute provides aspiring design professionals with a world class education.
Geoffry Brown plays Beatty Balestier in “The Trouble with Kipling.”

Geoffry Brown Puts Monologue Series Online

“Quintessential Americans” available free of charge for download and use by history and drama students.
Allison Turner

Allison Turner Receives Roots Award

Lab and field tech teacher and alumna recognized for outstanding service and commitment to the college.

Community Update on COVID-19

Latest college response to the coronavirus pandemic, March 16
President Kevin discusses the college response to COVID-19 outbreak.

Letter to Students Regarding Updated COVID-19 Plans

President Kevin Quigley announces that classes will move to remote instruction after Spring Break.

Letter to Families Regarding COVID-19

Patrick Connelly, dean of students, outlines the college’s plans and procedures for the weeks ahead.
Sally Pinkas and Paul Cohen perform in Ragle Hall.

LED Bulbs on Campus Stand to Save Electricity and Money

Preliminary data from project in Ragle Hall suggests significant results.

Asst. Dean of Career Education Responds to Offers of Alumni Help

By Kate Trzaskos, Assistant Dean of Career Education
A basket by alumna Judy Dow MAT’19.

Community Members Acknowledge Abenaki Homeland

The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force calls on the college community to observe Vermont’s first official Indigenous People’s Day.

A 360-degree image of Dalrymple is part of Mark Roessler’s panoramble of campus.

Panoramble Offers Virtual Tour of Campus

Mark Roessler ’90 gives virtual visitors a 360-degree perspective.
Rice-Aron Library

The balcony is now open!

Students line up for their procession into Commencement 2109.

Marlboro Graduates Class of 2019

On a rainy, even snowy, May 12, the Marlboro College community was pleased to celebrate the college’s latest graduates.
Evan Lorenzen ’13 tattoo artist entrepreneur.

Alumni Profile: Evan Lorenzen, Creation Continued

When Evan Lorenzen ’13 graduated from Marlboro with a Plan in visual arts, the sky seemed to be the limit for his creative endeavors.

The dining hall at Marlboro College is a popular place for students and faculty to meet and discuss topics of mutual interest.

Marlboro College Recommended for Value by Princeton Review

Marlboro gets high marks for academic freedom and community values in The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment.
Writing and literature professor Rituparna Mitra discusses a book with a class.

Marlboro Cuts Tuition by a Third

Reduced sticker price will remove barriers, provide clarity for students who would thrive at Marlboro.

Felix Jarrar ’16 Talks to Broadway World

Composer and pianist Felix Jarrar ’16 gives an exclusive interview to BWW about his recent works. Email & Google Drive Accounts

A summary of important information regarding what’s going to happen with Marlboro College email and Google accounts after the merger with Emerson College.

COVID-19 Update: Resources for Students

A list of helpful resources for students negatively affected by the pandemic.

Letter to the Community Regarding COVID-19

Communication from President Kevin Quigley details college procedures and planning in response to the global pandemic.

The balcony is closed for the season.

It’s cold!
Emmanuel Miller

Student Profile: Emmanuel Miller

If you’re interested, that will grow
Alumni gather for dinner on Home Days weekend 2019.

Alumni Revel in Home Days

Attendees came from as far away as Texas and California, and spanned over 50 graduation years from 1968 to 2019
Cover of a new admissions brochure.

Endeavor Foundation Grant Boosts Website, Admissions Materials

New materials communicate Marlboro’s relevance and value to core audiences.
Biology professor Jenny Ramstetter charges up at the new EV charging station on campus.

EV Charging Station Boosts College’s Sustainability Profile

Station is part of a statewide network of publicly-available charging stations that drivers can locate through an app.
Charlie Hickman speaks at Town Meeting.

Student Profile: Charlie Hickman

Caring about community

Marlboro College and the University of Bridgeport end merger discussions

Marlboro College announces it will pursue partnership options with other colleges.

Artifacts from Our Fluxus Divorce, an performance piece by Nye Ffarrabas and then husband Geoffrey Hendricks.

Vermont Arts Endowment Fund To Support Ffarrabas Exhibit

Experimental artist Nye Ffarrabas, formerly Bici Hendricks, to exhibit work in Drury Gallery in Fall 2020.

Marlboro Ranked #12 for Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report

College recognized for successfully enrolling and graduating large proportions of Pell Grant students.
Paul Nelsen

Marlboro Remembers Paul Nelsen

The professor emeritus sustained an ambitious theater program for 35 years.
A detail of the ceramics work of Henry Robinson ’19 as presented in his Plan show titled “Post Cute.”

2017 Graduates Added to Virtual Plan Room

Fifteen members of the class of 2019 recently had excerpts of their Plan of Concentration added to the online resource for prospective students to explore Plans.
The Princeton Review’s 2020 edition of The Best 385 Colleges.

Marlboro Ranked #2 for Student Government by The Princeton Review

The company’s 2020 edition of The Best 385 Colleges cites Marlboro’s excellent academics and faculty.
Clayton Clemetson ’19 and Marcea MacInnis ’05 first met eight years ago when Clayton participated in expeditionary learning in Ecuador.

Singing and Cycling Together in Ecuador

Clayton Clemetson ’19 and Marcea MacInnis ’05 collaborate on a cycling and singing camp in Ecuador for high school students.
Town Meeting is where group decisions are made on the college’s constitution and bylaws and funding requests, with one vote for each student, faculty member, and staff member.

Marlboro College Designated Changemaker Campus

Ashoka U Changemaker Campus network recognizes Marlboro unique values of shared governance and self-designed learning.
Mara Eagle appears on a “Speed Dating for the Mind” event hosted by Berggruen Institute.

Mara Eagle ’12 Asks for Diversity in Artificial Intelligence

An artist fellow at Berggruen Institute, Mara speaks up at an event titled “Speed Dating for the Mind.”
Rosie Kahan (third from left) and other leaders involved in NFTY–Northeast.

Rosie Kahan ’15 Receives NFTY Award

NFTY–Northeast’s Markley Lifetime Membership Award recognizes Rosie’s dedication to programs in the region.
Gail Henry ’72, pictured fourth from right, in a 1970 theater group.

Potash Hill Society maintains connections

I’ve had several successful careers, all influenced by my Marlboro years in one way or another. I support the college so others might have the same experience I did.
–Gail Henry ’72
Grant Li, professor of Chinese language and linguistics.

Marlboro Remembers Grant Li

The beloved professor of Chinese language and linguistics dies after a long illness.

Timelapse of Marlboro

A time lapse video of Snyder construction discovered.
The view south from Potash Hill.

Brad Heck ’04 Awarded Thriving Communities Project Grant

A faculty member in film/video studies, Brad will create a virtual tour of Vermont landscapes affected by climate change.
Amelia Fanelli in the Campus Center coffee shop.

Student Profile: Amelia Fanelli

The chance to really participate
Malachie Reilly working at the coffee shop in the campus center.

Student Profile: Malachie Reilly

Freedom of choice
Cyane Thomas

Student Profile: Cyane Thomas

The freedom to explore K-pop
Menefese Kudumu-Clavell attends a lecture at Ragle Hall.

Student Profile: Menefese Kudumu-Clavell

Giving people a voice on film
Nick Creel by Hendricks House.

Student Profile: Nick Creel

The freedom to be himself
Hava Toobian in the Upper Baber art studio.

Student Profile: Hava Toobian

Exploring identity through art
Jadian Bryan

Student Profile: Jadian Bryan

Photography as visual expression of experience
Faza Hikmatullah presents at the Beautiful Minds Symposium.

Student Profile: Faza “Jimmy” Hikmatullah

A quieter vision of America
Henry Robinson

Student Profile: Henry Robinson

Counter-industrial ceramics
Students line up for their procession into Commencement 2109.

Marlboro Graduates Class of 2019

On a rainy, even snowy, May 12, the Marlboro College community was pleased to celebrate the college’s latest graduates.
Allen Magana ’13 looks smart in his Mariachi outfit.

Allen Magaña ’13 Makes Mariachi More Inclusive

Allen is a featured singer and violinist in Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, the world’s first and only LGBTQ Mariachi.
Karla Julia Ramos performs in Didi and Gogo, an adaptation of Waiting for Godot.

Student Profile: Karla Julia Ramos

Living with Rural Culture Shock
History professor Adam Franklin-Lyons looks at cartography projects with students.

NEH Grant Supports New Certificate Program

Data Humanist Certificate program draws important links between humanities and sciences.

Conserving Vermont’s Historic Legacy

Alumni Tracy Martin ’85 and Alex Tolstoi ’12 recently found themselves working together on the Senator Justin Morrill State Historic Site in Strafford, Vermont.

Marlboro College Sugar Rush 2019 Exceeds Donor Goal

Marlboro College concluded their Sugar Rush 2019 spring fundraising challenge on April 3, exceeding their donor goal and unlocking $350,000 in challenge funds. 

Sean Cole ’93 to Address Commencement 2019

Radio producer and Marlboro alumnus Sean Cole ’93 will give a commencement address, and renowned artists Emily Mason and Wolf Kahn will also receive honorary degrees.

New Projector in Science 221

New projector installed in Brown Science 221.

Looking for a PokéStop?

On Campus looking for a PokéStop? Stop by the Marlboro College’s signage near
Persons Auditorium.
Students explore philosophy during a class on the lawn, in front of the Campus Center.

Faculty Reimagine Curriculum

Marlboro faculty and staff strengthen and adapt the academic program to craft the the Marlboro Promise and meet the needs of a new generation of students.
A party was held in the greenhouse, where, in order to gain admittance, guests needed to be dressed as plants.

More Dinner Party than Donner Party

While Marlboro is “in the middle of nowhere”, and survivalism is an important aspect of the college, you’re more likely to come across a dinner party than a situation that the Donner Party faced.

Gradschool IDs Available

If you’re one of our gradschool student without an ID, you’re missing out on earning student discount at participating places. Ask to get your student ID.
An electric car is plugged into a charging station.

State Grant Funds EV Charging Station

Marlboro College will join a statewide network promoting the use of renewable resources.
Tristan Toleno talks with students in the graduate school.

Tristan Toleno MBA ’11 on Racism in Vermont

Grad school alumnus and state rep relates experiences and seeks social change.
Naomi Shafer gestures with children during a presentation about land mine safety.

Naomi Shafer MBA’17 Clowns Around in Myanmar

The executive director of Clowns Without Borders, Naomi Shafer toured Myanmar to share a moment of levity with displaced people—and educate about landmine safety.
Rosario Castellanos, Mexican feminist and writer.

Rosario de Swanson Writes “Literature as Resistance”

First post in the series, which appears on the MassHumanities blog The Public Humanist, is on Mexican feminist Rosario Castellanos.
The dining hall at Marlboro College is a popular place for students and faculty to meet and discuss topics of mutual interest.

Marlboro College Recommended for Value by Princeton Review

Marlboro gets high marks for academic freedom and community values in The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment.
A student works in the library as part of her postgraduate fellowship at Marlboro.

2019 Postgraduate Fellowships Announced

The next academic year will include new positions in arts administration, experiential learning, and global engagement, as well as additional funding for professional development coursework or graduate classes.
A sunflower brightens up campus in the early fall.

Marlboro Extends Welcome to GMC Students

A teach-out agreement between Marlboro College and Green Mountain College offers the opportunity for students to complete their degree in Vermont.
President Kevin hosts the Thai ambassador at an earlier presidential seminar.

Presidential Seminar Hosts Speaker Series

President Kevin collaborates with the Windham World Affairs Council to bring a speaker series titled “Engaging the World” to Brattleboro.
The dining hall is one of the buildings on campus used by Marlboro Music during the summer.

Marlboro Music and Marlboro College Build on Partnership

Both boards approve new facilities project and 99-year lease, speaking to the value of community collaborations.
The cover of Rosario deSwanson's book about the plays of Rosario Castellanos.

Rosario DeSwanson Publishes Book on Mexican Playwright

Spanish language and literature professor fills gap in scholarship, writing about Rosario Castellanos’ plays.
Sara Coffey '90 and Emilie Kornheiser '00 will be sworn in at the Vermont House of Representatives.

Marlboro Women Head to Montpelier

Sara Coffey ’90 and Emilie Kornheiser ’00 take Vermont are sworn in on January 9 as newly elected state representatives.
Writing and literature professor Rituparna Mitra discusses a book with a class.

Marlboro Cuts Tuition by a Third

Reduced sticker price will remove barriers, provide clarity for students who would thrive at Marlboro.
John McGill at Marlboro College Commencement 2017.

John McGill ’17 Publishes Math Paper

The recent graduate coauthors a paper on combinatorics with math professor Matt Ollis, based on work performed while at Marlboro.
Chris Lamb '18

Chris Lamb ’18 Awarded Philosophy Essay Prize

The recent graduate presented a paper based on his Plan work at International Association of Environmental Philosophy meeting in October, and was awarded the best graduate student essay prize.
A workshop led by graduate student and Abenaki activist Judy Dow during the graduate school's 20th anniversary celebration.

GPS Celebrates 20 Years of Innovative Graduate Education

Keynote speakers and visiting scholars Warren Nilsson and Tana Paddock call Marlboro graduate programs a beacon of leadership.
Arabic Fellow Lamia Barakat works during Trails Day.

Arabic Language Fellow to Present in Washington

Lamia Barakat of Egypt will share her experience with community service at Marlboro, during a meeting of international educators in the Fulbright FLTA program.
Junior Karla-Julia Ramos, sophomore Annalise Guidry, and theater professor Jean O’Hara.

Students and Faculty Collaborate at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Theater professor Jean O’Hara, junior Karla-Julia Ramos, and sophomore Annalise Guidry present an original play called 3 Women, 3 Myths.
Sophomore Cedar van Tassel learns new skills at an internship on a farm in Maine.

Environmental Internship Grants Put Students in the Field

Recipients of environmental internship grants gain experience in diverse locations ranging from Japan to Marlboro.
Volunteers help work on trails used for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing on Marlboro College's land.

Trail Days Keeps Legacy Alive

In an annual tradition, Marlboro College trails are prepared for this winter’s Wendell-Judd Cup.
Store manager Sophie Gorjance '16 models some of the new swag available at the campus store.

Get Your Marlboro On

The campus store is open, for purchases of Marlboro-emblazoned items, in person and online.
Rennie Washburn, director of advancement, and Maia Segura '91, director of alumni engagement.

New staff bring diverse skills to development

Marlboro welcomes Rennie Washburn as director of advancement and Maia Segura ’91 as director of alumni engagement.
A croquet tournament brought out students, faculty, and staff to try their hand at the "game of strategy, teamwork, and infinite persistence."

Croquet brings out sports-minded community

Geiger support encourages community-wide tournament in September.
A chart of participation in Branch Out by graduation year shows that the class of 2018 has the highest participation at 6.51 percent.

Branch Out to Receive Upgrade

Marlboro’s online community will have more functionality and fun after a significant upgrade in early 2019.
Students gather winter squash during community service day.

Community Service Day Inspires Great Things

Community Service Day this year was an opportunity to build relationships in the community, resulting in more effective and engaged citizens.
A photo from John Willis' North Adams show titled titled “Standing Rock: Honoring the Water Protectors.”

John Willis Receives Governor’s Arts Award

Photography professor and winner of the Ellen McCulloch-Lovell Award in Arts Education has an exhibit in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Theater professor Brenda Foley.

Brenda Foley to Edit Routledge Series

Theater and gender studies professor Brenda Foley is contracted to edit a series on equity, diversity, and inclusion in theater and performance for the leading academic publisher in the humanities and social sciences.
Jessica Taraski '91 displays her Roots Award.

Roots Award Presented to Jessica Taylor Taraski ‘91

The legacy alumna and organizer of JALF reunions is recognized for her tireless support.
A Center for New Leadership workshop for trainers.

Center for New Leadership Merges with Common Good Vermont

The combined organization offers statewide resources for nonprofit organizations.
Clayton Clemetson '19 plays accordion in the woods, one of the many perks of the Marlboro College experience.

Marlboro featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Special report cites colleges bucolic setting, sense of community, and shared governance.
Runners start out on the Marlboro College Campus at the start of the Green River Marathon.

Green River Marathon a Great Success

Inaugural marathon started at Marlboro College.
Students attend CNL's popular certificate program in training, facilitation & consulting.

New Leadership Program Builds on Successful Pilot

The Center for New Leadership is offering a new cohort of the popular certificate program in training, facilitation, and consulting, starting in October.
The former home of the Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies program, in Brattleboro.

College Sells Brattleboro Property

After more than a year on the market, the former graduate center was sold to a local enterprise for $3 million.
Princeton Review's guide, The Best 384 Colleges.

Marlboro College Ranked in Princeton Review Guide

Marlboro ranks sixth for student government in The Princeton Review’s popular college guide, The Best 384 Colleges.
A chart of Annual Fund receipts for the past five years.

Annual Fund Breaks New Record

Two matching challenges bring total to $2.2 million.
Students, staff, and faculty each have one vote at weekly Town Meetings.

Marlboro College Featured in Fiske Guide

The college is lauded as an innovator in liberal arts education in the 34th edition of this best-selling college guide.
Harold Grinspoon is a dedicated alumnus and supporter, member of the President's Leadership Circle.

College Launches Giving Societies

Marlboro introduces a suite of giving societies to recognize the important role of philanthropy in the long-term sustainability of Marlboro.
The home page for Branch Out offers students and alumni many resources and points of interest.

Supporting Community on Marlboro College Branch Out

Online platform provides opportunity to share, to the benefit of students, alumni, and other Marlboro College community members.
Heatherjean MacNeil asserts that today's students are changing what it means to be an education consumer.

Heatherjean MacNeil ’02 Joins Trustees

Heatherjean knows from first-hand experience that Marlboro builds independent thinkers.
Todd Smith, chemistry professor, discusses the model of proposed new buildings with architect John Cook.

College strengthens relationship with Marlboro Music

Two new buildings on campus, with $9 million of support from Marlboro Music, are among the collaborations being discussed by the partner organizations.
Ted Wendell addresses students at Marlboro's 2018 Commencement.

“Teen Dean” Retires from Board

Ted Wendell appointed “trustee for life, without parole,” lauded for his many leadership and philanthropic roles at Marlboro.
The "Dress for Success" event was supported by a Geiger Pop-Up Award to Kate Trzaskos, director of experiential learning and career development.

Geiger Staff Pop-Up Awards Support Community

Winning staff proposals range from professional development to professional attire.
Students line up for processional during Commencement 2018.

Community Celebrates Class of 2018

A total of 97 graduate and undergraduate students were recognized for their achievements on May 13, 2018, marking the commencement of the class of 2018.
Leni Charbonneau (left) was one of several students to receive summer internship grants.

Summer Grants Boost Student Experience

Marlboro recently awarded more than $55,000 in grants to students for summer projects near and far.
Ricarrdo Valentine was awarded the George Alden Trust Scholarship.

Scholarships at Marlboro 2017-18

Awardees of scholarships this academic year mark achievements in dance, writing, and philosophy, among other things.
Emily Engott, recipient of the English for Refugees Fellowship.

Grad School Awards Bring Promising Students

Three awards supporting star students will be focus of fundraising this year.
The interface for the new Branch Out online platform.

New Platform to Bring College Community Together

Marlboro College is pleased to introduce Branch Out, a new online platform for alumni to connect with each other as well as with current students, faculty, staff, trustees, and friends of the college, to be launched soon.

Shaunna Oteka McCovey and Sara Coffey to Address Commencement

Marlboro College’s 71st commencement will take place on the morning of May 13, 2018, and will include the comments of two leaders in their respective fields: poet, writer, and tribal sovereignty and self-governance advocate Shaunna Oteka McCovey; and Vermont Performance Lab director and alumna Sara Coffey ’90.

Marlboro launches partnership with Nigerian university

Marlboro College is pleased to announce a new cooperative relationship with The American University of Nigeria (AUN), which will enhance the educational experience and cross-cultural understanding of students and faculty at both institutions.

College Plans for Nordic Ski Club Program

Plans are well underway for an improved 2.5-kilometer cross-country ski loop on college land, to be used for future training and races for clubs in the US Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association. 

Marlboro Remembers Bob Engel

Biology professor Bob Engel shared his delight in the natural world as a member of the Marlboro faculty for 36 years, from 1975 to his retirement in 2011, and continued to be a vibrant part of the community after that.

Marlboro makes Kiplinger’s “Best College Values”

Kiplinger has included Marlboro College in its 300 Best College Values for 2018, to appear in the February 2018 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Expeditionary Learning Gets New Fund

The Randy Knaggs Expeditionary Learning Fund is established in honor of the longtime Outdoor Program director, thanks to a generous $5000 pledge from Daniel Doolittle ’95.

Marlboro College Partners with the Peace Corps

Marlboro College is pleased to announce that all of its graduate teaching programs have been approved to partner with the Peace Corps as part of the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.

Davis Foundation Grant Brings Learning Outcomes to Light

A two-year, $130,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation stands to help identify specific and measurable learning outcomes against which Marlboro students can be evaluated. 

FY ’17 Financial Report

Marlboro continues to operate on a fiscally prudent budget, maintaining a fair balance between revenue and expenses, with an endowment of $37,343,600 million.

Foundation Pledge Brings Excellent Faculty

The Endeavor Foundation made a generous pledge of $300,000 over three years to increase the base pay of tenured and tenure-track faculty and to provide salary support for staff.

Richard Glejzer Rises to New Role

Building on seven years of ably serving Marlboro College as dean of faculty, in June Richard Glejzer was also appointed as college provost.

New Face in Finance

In July, Marlboro welcomed Robert Webber as the college’s new chief planning & business officer, bringing new focus and enthusiasm to the finance department.

NEH Grant Supports Local History

Marlboro College is pleased to be part of a local consortium that was awarded a $150,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to share the Brattleboro area’s rich literary history.

Marlboro Student Sculptures Donated

Sterling Trail ’17 has had two of his recycled metal sculptures donated to the college by Angela Smith Domzal, parent of senior Andrew Domzal.

New Tables Link College with Music Festival

A collection of sturdy, convertible picnic tables appeared on campus last summer, and they represent a time-honored link between Marlboro College and the Marlboro Music School and Festival, which occupies campus during the summer. The tables were purchased with a donation from Carol Christ, a trustee of Marlboro Music and admirer of the college.

Marlboro College Launches Ecological Reserve

Marlboro College is pleased to announce that it has officially designated approximately 130 acres of forested land north of campus as an ecological reserve, preserved from any further timber harvesting or development. The property is protected by decree of the Marlboro College Board of Trustees, who met on November 4 to discuss the proposal drafted through a collaboration of faculty, students, and staff. “This ecological reserve recognizes our forested landscape a...

2017 Graduates Added to Virtual Plan Room

Fifteen members of the class of 2017 had their Plan of Concentration added recently to the Virtual Plan Room, Marlboro College’s online resource for exploring Plan subjects.

Marlboro Alumni, Friends Discuss State of College

In September, a number of local alumni and friends of Marlboro College gathered at the home of alumni Sara Coffey and Dave Snyder to talk with President Kevin regarding the current state and plans to shape a strong future for the college. 

Wolf Kahn Pastel Supports Annual Fund

In October, Marlboro College was pleased to announce the generous donation of an original work by renowned artist Wolf Kahn, to be raffled in support the Annual Fund. 

Professor Weighs in on Title IX Changes

Meg Mott, professor of political theory at Marlboro College, responds to US Secretary of Education Nancy DeVos’ new take on Title IX rules in a Times Higher Education article.

President Kevin Named to NEBHE

Marlboro is pleased to announce that President Kevin Quigley was named to the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) by Vermont Governor Phil Scott. 

Vermont Colleges Defend DACA

In a statement issued this week to the Vermont Congressional delegation, the governor, and the attorney general, Vermont independent colleges decried the decision to revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

Marlboro Continues to Rise in U.S. News Ranking

Marlboro was ranked #117 among national liberal arts colleges, which is a rise from its rank of # 128 last year and #136 the year before.

New Faculty Members Enliven the Arts

Visual artist Amy Beecher joins Marlboro from Providence College, where she was a special lecturer of design, while writer Bronwen Tate comes to Marlboro after teaching in Stanford University’s interdisciplinary critical-thinking program, Thinking Matters.

Marlboro launches 2017 Beautiful Minds Challenge

Marlboro College announces the launch of their popular Beautiful Minds Challenge for the 2017-2018 academic year, with significantly expanded opportunities for scholarships and prizes.

Consortium Wins NEH Grant for Local Literary History

Marlboro College joins three other local institutions in celebrating a new $150,000, multi-year, “Creating Humanities Communities” matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Student Activism Spurs Bank Shift

Last October, students and other community members concerned about the environmental and human rights impacts of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline urged Marlboro College to divest from TD Bank, where all of the college accounts are held. After a resolution passed overwhelmingly by Town Meeting, the administration began researching other alternatives and the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to transfer all college funds to People’s United Bank, effective in May.

Beautiful Minds Challenge Offers 12 Scholarships

In June the trustees voted to significantly expand the Beautiful Minds Challenge, Marlboro’s contest for inspired and engaged high school students drawing applicants from across the nation and even the world.

Annual Fund exceeds $2 million goal

Thanks to over 700 donors from around the world, including trustees, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and friends of the college, Marlboro broke the $2 million mark for a second year – raising $2,001,072 for this year’s Annual Fund. 

Scholarships at Marlboro 2016-17

Each year scholarships funded by generous donors recognize the unique gifts that students bring to the Marlboro College community. The profiles below are followed by a complete list of scholarship recipients for the 2016-17 academic year.

Phil Steckler makes his mark as a business broker

The vice president and affiliate manager of Country Business, Inc. in Brattleboro, trustee Philip Steckler was interviewed about by Vermont Business Magazine about the role of CBI as the “Northeast’s only regional business broker.”

Marlboro Collaborates with Mexican University

In May, Marlboro College signed a collaboration agreement with the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP), in central Mexico, for academic and research exchanges.

Endeavor Foundation grant to expand career services

A two-year, $80,000 Presidential Priorities Grant to the college will develop an online community to expand the reach and impact of Marlboro’s existing career services program. 

Marlboro Launches Accelerated Master’s Track

Marlboro students can build on their undergraduate experience and earn a marketable graduate degree in teaching or management within a year or two of graduation, on the same familiar campus.

Campus Road and Path Improvements Expand

The road paving and paths were the latest in a series of planned infrastructure improvements that started with stone walkways and other landscaping at the very center of campus in 2011, and were made possible in part by funds from the Marlboro Music School and Festival. 

Arthur Vining Davis grant lays groundwork for social innovation

Thanks to a $60,000 planning grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Marlboro’s Ashoka Change Team, convened by President Kevin Quigley and comprised of students, faculty and staff, has spent the year preparing the college to become an Ashoka Changemaker Campus.

Students Do Something Quiet with Geiger Pop-Up Awards

Five applicants were awarded a $1,000 grant to “do something extraordinary,” thanks to supporters Harvey and Pam Geiger. 

President Kevin and Sara Coffey ’90 Speak Out on the Arts

In a recent editorial in Southern Vermont Arts and Living, Marlboro College President Kevin Quigley and Vermont Performance Lab Director Sara Coffey decry looming federal budget cuts to the arts. 

New Trustees Bring Diverse Perspectives

At the May 13 trustees meeting, Marlboro College welcomed three new trustees who add a diversity of background and perspective to the board.

John Chan Steps into CIO Role

John Chan ’82, the executive director and head of informatics and technology at Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research, is generously bringing his decades of experience in information technology to bear as acting chief information officer John.

Graduates Celebrate 70th Commencement

A cold, drizzly day with two inches of fresh snow in Marlboro could not dampen the spirits of the 32 undergraduate and 39 graduate students marking their commencement on Sunday, May 14.

Parent Experience Inspires Planned Giving

“I give to Marlboro College for my son’s legacy, and because Marlboro has meant so much to our family, to him, and to his future,” said Angela Smith Domzal, the proud parent of Marlboro rising senior Andrew Domzal.

Programs Celebrate Co-Location with Gratitude

The weekend of April 8 marked the first time Marlboro’s undergraduate students shared their rural campus with the graduate program, after the graduate school’s much-anticipated move from downtown Brattleboro. 

Students and Staff Share Bowling Skills for Local Fundraiser

Eleven college community members got to show off their finest bowling form and raise money for a good cause at the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event in Brattleboro on April 1, a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sister (BBBS). 

Marlboro College Partners with March for Science

Marlboro College is proud to be a partner of this week’s March for Science in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, April 22, calling on politicians and government administrators to implement science-based policies.

Peter Welch to Address Class of 2017

Marlboro College is pleased to announce that U.S. Congressman Peter Welch will address the college’s 70th commencement on May 14, 2017. 

Students share campus with graduate program

Last weekend, Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies programs joined the main campus in Marlboro, Vermont, after the much-anticipated move from their downtown Brattleboro campus. 

Ecological Reserve Makes Television Debut

In a news article focusing on the college community effort to establish a 130-acre ecological reserve adjacent to campus, WCAX interviews biology professor Jenny Ramstetter and student Lydia Nuhfer and Ben Rybisky.

Students Anticipate Integration with Graduate Program

The Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies program has recently completed its much-anticipated move from their home of many years in downtown Brattleboro to the main campus in Marlboro, Vermont.

Beautiful Minds Challenge Winners Announced

Marlboro College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Beautiful Minds Challenge, a competition for scholarships and cash prizes based on innovative ideas about social change.

Trustee network leads to job for Marlboro student

Marlboro senior Logan Davis found an engaging internship and job offer as a software engineer through their collegial association with Kirsten Newcomer ’82, Marlboro alumna and trustee. 

Marlboro Joins Equal Pay Compact

Marlboro College is pleased to announce that they recently became one of many employers in the state to sign the Vermont Equal Pay Compact.

Graduate students look forward to new home

Many graduate students are full of excitement and anticipation as the Marlboro graduate program begins its move from downtown Brattleboro to the more rural main campus in Marlboro, Vermont.

College Creates English for Refugees Fellowship

Marlboro College and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) recently signed a partnership to create the English for Refugees Fellowship, in support of Marlboro’s MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program.

Marlboro rates nationally for student organizations

Marlboro College made the short list for “10 colleges where joining student clubs is easy” released today by U.S. News and World Report.

Graduate faculty excited about move

As Marlboro’s graduate school program initiates its move from its home in downtown Brattleboro to the main campus on South Road, most graduate faculty members greet the change with eager anticipation.

Women’s leadership pioneer publishes research findings

In an event at the Marlboro College Graduate Center on January 12, attendees celebrated the publication of a book chapter co-written by Kerry Secrest (pictured, right), founder of the Women’s Leadership Circles (WLC) of Vermont.

President Kevin Responds to Executive Order

“As a college committed to diversity and inclusion, we strive to create an environment that promotes creative inquiry, is open to diverse thoughts, races, and religions, and is safe for all our community members,” writes Marlboro President Kevin Quigley.

Telling Fact from Fabrication

Marlboro alumnus and MA in Teaching with Technology student Michael Auerbach ’97 is currently teaching a course centered around climate change, and discerning fabricated from factual data, at Brattleboro Union High School.

Marlboro Remembers John MacArthur

Longtime professor of physics and astronomy at Marlboro College, indeed one of the founders of the science program, John MacArthur died peacefully on January 4 at his nearby home in the town of Marlboro.

John Sheehy Shares Workshop Insights in Chronicle

John Sheehy, professor of writing and literature, reflects on Marlboro’s Summer Writing Intensive in his editorial “Taking the Flight to the page,” which appeared in a recent edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education

Google Expeditions Feature Marlboro College

Marlboro College is the first college in Vermont to be included in Google Expeditions college tours, a new Google project that’s helping elementary and high school teachers worldwide take students on virtual field trips. 

Marlboro Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

President Kevin Quigley is interviewed about community governance at Marlboro College and the impact of the Renaissance Scholars program in The Chronicle of Higher Learning.

Molly Booth ’14 in The Boston Globe

Article in Boston Globe profiles Molly Booth ’14, author of the young adult novel Saving Hamlet, published by Disney Hyperion in November.

Marlboro Featured in The Economist

An article in The Economist features Marlboro College as an example of finding innovative ways to keep small, liberal arts colleges relevant.

Gannett Global Learning Initiative Goes to Dakar

Last summer the Gannett Global Learning Initiative helped send the Dance in World Cultures class to Dakar, Senegal, for three exciting weeks of dance classes, drumming, and cultural immersion.

Family and colleagues honor Hiro Watanabe

When Hiro Watanabe ’82 died in August 2016, colleagues and family chose to redirect life insurance proceeds that they received into a new Marlboro scholarship in his name. 

Marlboro Re-Engages with Military Veterans

The question of how to attract veterans to a small, rural campus without a strong military presence has been compicated, but for Marlboro the path forward may be by finding an a generous anonymous foundation to partner with.

Aron grants support student-faculty collaborations

Grants from the endowment of the Jerome I. Aron Fund supported the research efforts of four students and their Plan sponsors this year.

Poets’ Garden Honors College’s Founders

The site of a former sugarhouse in the woods behind campus was dedicated as a Poet’s Garden in memory of founders Walter and Flora Hendricks, who wrote and studied poetry, and Robert Frost, the iconic American poet who served as one of the college’s first trustees.

Graduate program has beautiful new home

Starting in March, the administrative hub for Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies will be in Marlboro, Vermont, in a peaceful, light-filled house, known as “On the Way,” adjacent to the president’s home on South Road.

Financial Report

Total giving came to $3.4 million for FY ’16 and included a wide range of gifts, highlighting not only the generosity of our community but also the varied interests of our philanthropic friends.

Marlboro’s Renaissance Grows

While the Renaissance Scholars program has given a substantial boost to Marlboro’s enrollment, attracting diverse students from 28 states, the most exciting outcome is the increase in community engagement. 

Graduate program moves to Marlboro

At the November 2016 board meeting, trustees voted to move the graduate program to our campus on Potash Hill, where it can share classrooms, staff, and other resources with the undergraduate program. 

Scott Williams awarded Carnegie Medal

State’s Attorney Scott Williams ’93 was nationally recognized because of the heroic measures he took the day that social worker Lara Sobel was fatally shot in the parking lot of the state office building in Barre, Vermont, in August 2015. 

Roberto Lugo receives USA fellowship

Recognized for his unique artistic voice that expands the nation’s creative environment, ceramics professor Roberto Lugo is one of 46 artists from across the U.S. to receive a United States Artists fellowship.

Trustees turn out for alumna premier

Marlboro trustees, staff, alumni, and friends showed up for the new play by Mercedes Lake ’12, “Taught,” which premiered at the John Cullum Theater in New York in October.

College presidents condemn hate

President Kevin Quigley joined presidents of all of the colleges in Vermont, as well as Governor Peter Shumlin and Governor-elect Phil Scott, in signing an open letter to President-elect Trump condemning acts of discrimination, violence, and intimidation. 

Local Businesses Boost Board Training

A new collaboration between Marlboro College’s Center for New Leadership and the Association of Fundraising Professionals–Northern New England would not have been possible without the generous support of two local businesses deeply invested in nonprofit development, BoldMoves Consulting and Five Maples Development Communications.

Trustees Feel the Gratitude

At the November board meeting, each trustee was presented with a handmade maple syrup pitcher crafted by Diane Echlin ’91, complete with maple syrup crafted in Marlboro, as a token of thanks for their generosity with their time, talents, and financial support.

Molly Booth talks Shakespeare with the Boston Globe

In a profile in the Boston Globe this week, Molly Booth ’14 talks about how her fascination with Shakespeare grew from acting and working backstage as a teenager, at community theaters in her hometown of Marblehead, Massachusetts, then blossomed in college. 

CNL Makes Mark at AFP-NNE Conference

Three management faculty and core consultants in Marlboro College’s Center for New Leadership figured prominently in the annual conference of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern New England Chapter (AFP-NNE) in Portand, Maine, this week.

Families Engage On Campus

The weekend of October 7, 2016, marked the first-ever combined Open House/Family Day/Alumni Days event engaging more than 300 guests on campus.

Lucy DeLaurentis Memorial Captivates

In September, more than 100 people assembled on the library hill for the dedication of a magnificent stone memorial structure and plaque honoring Lucy DeLaurentis ’10, who sadly passed away in January 2015.

President Kevin Featured on The Chronicle

“Everyone in our community has a voice,” says President Kevin Quigley in a recent video, part of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s series that explores aspects of campus leadership with movers and shakers in academia.

Community members report on Standing Rock action

A Brattleboro Reformer article written by photography faculty member John Willis and three Marlboro students reports on their experience at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, where a large community of people from around the world has gathered to protest the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.

Marlboro Rank Rising on U.S. News

U.S. News & World Report released its annual ranking of the best national colleges and universities on September 13, and Marlboro College was ranked #128 among national liberal arts colleges, a rise from its rank of #136 last year. 

Beautiful Minds Challenge Launched

In Marlboro College’s Beautiful Minds Challenge for the 2016-2017 academic year, inspired high school students are invited to respond to a prompt drawn from Gandhi’s well-known admonition—“Be the change. Document the effect.”—and compete for scholarships and cash prizes. 

Marlboro gets top national rating for low student-faculty ratio

This summer, Marlboro was ranked number one for the lowest student-faculty ratio, coming in at 5-to-1, by U.S. News & World Report

Marlboro Celebrates TESOL Graduates

On Friday, August 19, faculty, family, and friends gathered at the graduate center to recognize the commencement of the fourth cohort of students from MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program.

Faculty play wins British Theater Challenge

A one-act play written by theater professor Brenda Foley was named as one of 10 winners of Sky Blue Theatre Company’s 2016 British Theater Challenge, chosen from hundreds of submissions from around the world.

President Quigley Addresses AAD

President Kevin Quigley gave an invited plenary address titled “Liberal Arts and Service: Getting Under Your Skin” at the summer meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

Annual Fund Reaches New High

For the first time in history, Marlboro College’s Annual Fund has raised more than $2 million, $2,049,125 to be exact, from our generous trustees, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and friends. 

Faculty member appointed to civil rights advisory committee

Rosario de Swanson, professor of Spanish language and literature at Marlboro College, is one of 15 Vermonters who have been appointed to represent the state to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

College sees progress in enrollment, fundraising

An article in cites a nearly 50 percent increase in deposits compared to the same time last year, in part due to the success of the Renaissance Scholars Program, and the most successful annual fundraiser in its history, raising more than $2 million.

American Express Foundation supports Center for New Leadership

The Center for New Leadership (CNL), launched in 2015 to provide a variety of programs for emerging nonprofit leaders in the region, was buoyed by a generous grant last year from American Express Foundation.

Renaissance Scholars Rock Enrollment

The Renaissance Scholars program launched last year has been a resounding success, with deposits from students for the fall 2016 semester at 46 percent higher than last year at this time.

VCF partnership boosts planned giving

Marlboro has partnered with Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) to help administer and invest in an attractive range of planned giving options. 

Board gains new leadership, members

At the May 2016 meeting of the Marlboro College Board of Trustees, longtime trustee Richard Saudek stepped up to the position of chair, replacing Dean Nicyper ’76 after six years of loyal and steady guidance.

Summer Writing Intensive Draws Award-Winning Authors

This summer, in collaboration with Words After War, Marlboro College will once again honor the veterans among its founders and its founding principles in a Summer Writing Intensive. 

Marlboro Remembers Luis Batlle

Luis Batlle, world-renowned pianist and beloved Marlboro faculty member for 30 years, died on May 25, 2016, following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Meg Mott goes to Washington

Politics professor Meg Mott spoke on the subject of “The Return of Machiavellian Politics” at the National Press Club on May 19, the latest of the Marlboro on the Road events, which invites communities beyond Vermont to gain insights from Marlboro’s highly regarded faculty on topics relevant to our future. 

Movies from Marlboro production receives Emmy nomination

Peter and John, the recent release from Marlboro film/video professor and independent filmmaker Jay Craven, has been named as a nominee for the 2016 New England Emmy Award for Best Arts/Entertainment Program.

Marlboro MBA Rated #5 by Conscious Company

A spotlight article in the latest issue of Conscious Company Magazine included the Marlboro MBA in a list of the “Top 15 Affordable Conscious MBA programs.”

Community Dedicates Visual Arts Center

After several years of planning and a year and a half of construction, the Snyder Center for the Visual Arts was dedicated on May 15, 2016, following commencement.

Marlboro Commencement Welcomes Future

The 69th commencement of Marlboro College on Sunday, May 15, 2016, marked the first Marlboro commencement that combined both undergraduate and graduate programs, conferring degrees upon 47 seniors and 20 more from Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies programs.

Graduate school expands management programs

Marlboro College is pleased to announce plans to expand its MBA and MS in Management programs to include new concentrations in conscious business, collaborative leadership, social innovation and sustainable food systems. 

Sharing the Family Trust

Leslie Brown ’82 fondly remembers her time at Marlboro College, so when her family had a charitable remainder trust that matured in 2016, Leslie generously gave her portion to the college.

Development Welcomes New Energy

Marlboro is so pleased to welcome our newest member to the team, Director of Annual Giving Pete Smith, who steps into this role as Hillary Twining moves into the position of director of corporate & foundation relations. 

Student Opera Debuts in New York

Senior Felix Jarrar and a professional cast presented his new chamber opera in four scenes, The Fall of the House of Usher, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, in New York, on April 15 and 16. 

College Partners with ILI

Marlboro College is pleased to announce a new partnership with the International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI), a Northampton-based, not-for-profit language school promoting intercultural understanding through high-quality language instruction. 

Geiger Pop-Up Awards Answer Students’ Fondest Wishes

Harvey Geiger recently funded an initiative of “pop-up” awards for deserving Marlboro students to have a special opportunity to pursue something serious or something crazy, with no boundaries.

Marlboro well represented at VWHE conference

Five staff from Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies were chosen to present at the 2016 Women’s Leadership Conference, a two-day event sponsored by Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE) on March 31 and April 1.

Business Supports Women’s Leadership Circles

In March Marlboro College’s Center for New Leadership convened the first-ever statewide gathering drawing together women from Women’s Leadership Circles around the state, made possible through the generous support of the law firm of Downs Rachlin Martin. 

Movies from Marlboro Starts Filming Wetware

Marlboro film professor Jay Craven is director and producer of the latest Movies from Marlboro production, Wetware, which started shooting at the Latchis Hotel this morning.

Potash Hill Gains Another Bronze Award

Marlboro is pleased to announce that Potash Hill won bronze in the Excellence Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District 1 overall category of magazines with a circulation of 50,000 and under.

Scholarships at Marlboro, 2015-16

Each year scholarships funded by generous donors recognize the unique gifts that students bring to the Marlboro College community. Four student profiles are followed by a complete list of scholarship recipients for the 2015-16 academic year. 

Marlboro Welcomes New Dean of Students

Luis Rosa, who joined the college in January as dean of students, has 15 years of experience in student affairs leadership and administration, most recently as dean of community life at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

New Law a Boon for Charitable Contributions

Giving for certain donors was made easier by the omnibus tax bill passed by congress at the end of last year, and signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015.

Beautiful Minds Challenge Winners Announced

Marlboro College is pleased to announce the winners of the Beautiful Minds Challenge, a creative competition for high school students drawing applicants from across the country. 

Study Links Faculty Engagement with Life Success

A recent study reported at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities strongly links certain characteristics of a liberal arts experience with future leadership, service, and fulfillment.

Student Sculpture Debuts at Burning Man

Senior Colin Leon assisted a team of sculptors working on a 26-foot-long mobile of metal, glass, and fabric titled “Dancing Serpent,” which was displayed at the Burning Man festival. 

Renaissance Scholars Boost Applications

With the application deadline of January 15 come and gone, an impressive 110 applications for the Renaissance Scholars program were submitted from prospective students in 34 states. 

Marlboro College Featured on Marketplace

Marlboro gained valuable national attention recently when the National Public Radio program Marketplace ran two stories about the college’s dramatic strategy to boost enrollment. 

Students Go Far on Geiger Grants

International travel, research, and engagement just got more accessible, thanks to a generous gift from architect and Marlboro College friend Harvey Geiger. 

Marlboro Looks on the Solar Side

Building on other recent capital improvements, such as installing a solar hot-water system on one dorm and increasing energy efficiency, the college has begun installing photovoltaic panels at both the graduate and the undergraduate campuses.

Mellon Foundation Supports Sound Design

Building on a study of the arts curriculum at Marlboro College and fellowships in 2014, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation renewed funding for a fellow in digital art this academic year.

Coming Full Circle

Alumna Alison Mott’s father had always shared her enthusiasm about Marlboro, so when he passed away last year and left a small inheritance, she felt it was fitting to reconnect him with Marlboro in the form of a gift to the college.

Henderson Animates Center for New Leadership

Launched in June 2015, the Marlboro College Center for New Leadership (CNL) has become the umbrella for a growing suite of community engagement and professional development activities for Vermont’s mission-driven sector, with generous support from the A. D. Henderson Foundation.

Renaissance Scholars Put Marlboro on the Map

The college undertakes a national campaign to attract students who are academically curious and engaged in community building, known as the Renaissance Scholars program. 

Development Welcomes Matthew Barone

The director of marketing and communications since 2012, Matthew Barone has taken on new challenges as the chief external relations officer. 

Gift in Honor of Ted Wendell

Harbor Capital Advisors has made a generous donation of $15,000 to Marlboro in honor of longtime trustee Ted Wendell.

President’s Fund Rocks the Hill

Former President Ellen McCulloch Lovell established the President’s Fund for Marlboro’s Future as a way to ease transition and provide a solid foundation for flourishing, accounting for just over $2 million of total fundraising for fiscal year 2015.

Wolf Kahn Loans Painting

When Kevin Quigley, Marlboro College president, first met longtime trustee Wolf Kahn, he was invited to pick out one of the renowned artist’s paintings to hang in his office. 

Financial Report

Marlboro College was the recipient of 2,700 gifts during the 2015 fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, totaling $6.3 million and revealing a diverse donor base with a broad philanthropic impact on the Marlboro community. 

College Welcomes New Ceramics Professor

This fall, Marlboro College was pleased to hire award-winning, emerging artist Roberto Lugo to be the new ceramics professor.

Mulligans Leave Generous Bequest

Marlboro’s first graduate Hugh Mulligan ’48 and his wife Brigid, who have remained engaged and generous with the college over the years, left a magnanimous bequest of $175,900 from their estate to the college, recently cleared by probate court.

Alumnus Awarded National Caring Award

Noah Levinson ’05, cofounder of Calcutta Kids, has been recognized for his work by the Caring Institute, receiving a 2015 National Caring Award on October 30.

Marlboro Deepens Commitment to Sustainability

Marlboro College has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education to further campus efforts toward building a healthy and just world.

College Welcomes New Faculty in Anthropology

Anthropologist Nelli Sargsyan joined the faculty this year, filling a vital role in the social sciences. In addition to her broad background in anthropology, Nelli brings with her the possibility of new courses that have not yet been taught at Marlboro, thanks to her interest in teaching cross-disciplinary courses.

Marlboro Named Military Friendly School

Marlboro College is pleased to announce that it has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a leader in connecting the military and civilian worlds and publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse.

Marlboro Marks ADA Anniversary

Marlboro College celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a series of events during the first week of November. 

Graduate Center Grows Solar

The addition of new solar panels on the south-facing awning of the Marlboro College Graduate Center, on October 28, marked the latest stage in the greening of Marlboro.

Marlboro Introduces Renaissance Scholars Program

Marlboro College is pleased to announce a full tuition scholarship that will invite the interest of extraordinary students from across the country who possess intense intellectual passions, a desire to leave the world better than they found it, and the tenacity to realize their most ambitious goals. 

Faculty Participate in Eyes on the Land Project

Photography professor John Willis and music professor Matan Rubinstein have collaborated to create a multimedia piece, part of the Eyes on the Land show that opened at Shelburne Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education on October 3. 

Marlboro Launches 2016 Beautiful Minds Challenge

The Beautiful Minds Challenge invites inspired high school students to respond to the prompt of “Human Being: Being Human. Capture Truth,” taking a fresh look at what it means to be human and expressing what they find in a thoughtful and original way. 

College and Community Celebrate President Kevin

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and friends from near and far gathered on September 13, 2015, for the inauguration of Kevin Quigley as Marlboro College’s ninth president.

Marlboro Ranked Among Best National Liberal Arts Colleges

Marlboro College is pleased to announce that it is included in this year’s U.S. News and World Report list of the Best National Liberal Arts Schools, where it tied with six other schools for the #136 spot.

Roberto Lugo Featured in Solo Show

Marlboro’s new faculty member in ceramics, Roberto Lugo, is featured in a solo show titled Ghetto Garniture: Wu Tang Worcester, at Ferrin Contemporary, part of the MASS MoCA complex in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Former Governor Kunin Addresses Marlboro Graduates

Marlboro College held its 18th graduate and professional studies commencement on August 22, when faculty, friends, and family celebrated 44 students at Centre Congregational Church, in Brattleboro, with former Governer Madeleine Kunin delivering the commencement address.  

Financial Aid Director Featured in WalletHub Article

Cathy Fuller, director of financial aid at Marlboro College, was quoted as a financial aid expert in and article titled “2015 Best and Worst States for Student Debt” on WalletHub, an online financial resource, along with authorities from other colleges and universities. 

New Graduate Program in Project Management

Marlboro College Graduate & Professional Studies is pleased to offer a new MS in Management degree program with a focus on Project Management (MSM-PRM). 

Inauguration of President Kevin Quigley

Marlboro Students Ranked “Most Liberal” by Princeton Review

The Princeton Review released its annual list of the best colleges in the U.S., and once again Marlboro College ranks high in several categories, including #1 for “Most Liberal Students,” gaining it national attention, and #9 for “Professors Get High Marks.” 

Marlboro on Forbes’ Top Colleges List

Marlboro College is included in Forbes’ annual list of America’s Top Colleges this year, and is placed prominently as the first college to appear in their promotional video of the 2015 list. 

John Sheehy Publishes in Eclectica

Marlboro literature and writing professor John Sheehy published a nonfiction story titled “To Thee Do We Cry” in the July/August issue of Eclectica, in which he reflects on the life and relationships of his mother, Rita Sheehy, who raised John and his ten brothers and sisters in Montana.

President Quigley Takes Office

President Kevin was appointed by the board of trustees in February, and takes the helm following a fulfilling career with Peace Corps, both as country director in Thailand and as president and CEO of their global alumni organization.

Graduate faculty member publishes book on mindful teaching

Lauren Alderfer, an international educator and faculty member at Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies, celebrated the publication of her new book, Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness, on May 29 at Everyone’s Books, in Brattleboro, Vermont. 

Marlboro celebrates 68th undergraduate commencement

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy addressed Marlboro College faculty, family, and friends gathered to celebrate the 49 members of the class of 2015 on May 17.

Marlboro Student Receives Fulbright Award

Graduating senior Theresa Chockbengboun has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant for an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA), and will be teaching English at a university in Laos while pursuing research opportunities in public health. 

Sending Support to Nepal Earthquake Survivors

Marlboro College faculty and students who returned from a class trip to Nepal less than three weeks before the devastating April 25 earthquake there are spearheading a community-wide effort to support relief efforts in the South Asian nation. 

College Welcomes New Faculty in Theater

Marlboro College is pleased to welcome Jean O’Hara as a new faculty member, teaching an array of political theater, environmental justice, and gender studies in her theater classes.

Senator Patrick Leahy to Address Commencement

Marlboro College is pleased to announce that U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont will address the class of 2015 at the 68th graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 17.

President Ellen Recognized by Vermont General Assembly

Vermont’s state legislature honored Marlboro College President Ellen McCulloch-Lovell earlier in March, unanimously passing H.C.R. 64 to recognize her “outstanding academic leadership and contributions to Vermont and the nation.” 

Potash Hill Wins CASE Award

Marlboro’s illustrious alumni magazine, Potash Hill, was awarded the bronze award for “Best Writing” from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District 1, or the North Atlantic region.

Supporters Fund Endowed Chair in Music

Marlboro College is pleased to announce the completion of funding for the Luis C. Batlle Chair in Music, a fitting tribute to longtime music faculty member and Marlboro Music School and Festival mentor Luis Batlle, who retired in 2010.

Marlboro Student Competes at Harris Hill

Chris Lamb, a sophomore at Marlboro College studying philosophy and environmental studies, competed at the Harris Hill ski jumping competition in Brattleboro on February 14 and 15. 

Partnership with VT-HEC to Benefit Vermont Teachers

Working through Marlboro’s Master of Arts in Teaching with Technology (MAT) program, a new partnership enables The Vermont Higher Education Collaborative (VT-HEC) to offer education courses with the option for graduate credit. 

Marlboro Welcomes Ninth President, Kevin Quigley

Marlboro College is pleased to announce the appointment of a new president, Kevin F. F. Quigley, chosen from an impressive group of candidates by a search committee composed of 16 trustees, alumni, faculty, staff, and students. 

Willene Clark Remembered Fondly

Marlboro’s beloved professor of art and music history for 34 years, Willene Clark died in Savannah, Georgia, on January 24, 2015. 

Marlboro Remembers Jaysinh Birjepatil

Marlboro College and the greater community celebrates the life of Birje, literature professor emeritus, who died on January 18, 2015, in Vadodara, India.

College Breaks Ground for New Visual Arts Center

On December 5, Marlboro College broke ground for its Snyder Center for the Visual Arts, a new 14,000-square-foot building that will be built adjacent to existing visual arts buildings.

Stan Charkey Premiers New Work

Marlboro College was pleased to present the world premier of Vermont Headstones, a set of songs for oboe, viola, and baritone composed by music professor Stan Charkey (pictured, right), as part of the Music for a Sunday Afternoon series. 

Graduate School Ranks High for Social and Environmental Impact

Marlboro College received high marks from graduate students contributing to Business as UNusual, Net Impact’s social and environmental impact guide to graduate programs. 

Graduate Staff Brings Leadership to Accountability

Marlboro staff members associated with the MS in Management–Mission-Driven Organizations program have been active recently in the growth of Results-Based Accountability in nonprofit organizations, presenting at the annual conference of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, in Austin, Texas, and the RBA Africa Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Marlboro Welcomes New Faculty in Economics

Economics professor John Rush, who joined the faculty in August, received his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics at the University of Hawaii, and spent time in teaching in Eastern Europe.

Cathy Osman Awarded VAC Creation Grant

Visual arts faculty member Cathy Osman was awarded a Vermont Arts Council “creation grant” to support the creation of a body of work addressing the multifaceted relationship between the U.S. and Cambodia. 

Ben & Jerry’s Pilots Sustainability Metrics Devised by MBA Faculty

After several years of experimenting with alternative approaches, Ben & Jerry’s has settled on a pilot of the MultiCapital Scorecard (MCS) method developed by Vermont-based Thomas & McElroy. 

Marlboro Well Represented at Climate March

Marlboro students and faculty joined the nearly 400,000 people who participated in the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21, the largest climate march in history.

President Ellen Addresses VAC Summit

President Ellen McCulloch-Lovell gave the keynote address at a summit titled “Envisioning Arts Education in Vermont,” hosted by the Vermont Arts Council (VAC) on September 11, at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. …

Marlboro and EEI Foster Environmental Leadership

Marlboro College is pleased to announce a recent agreement with Expedition Education Institute (EEI) to adopt EEI’s innovative programs into its Semester at Marlboro offerings.

Beautiful Minds Challenge 2014 Rises From the Ashes

In what is becoming an annual tradition, on September 3 Marlboro College launched its Beautiful Minds Challenge, a contest for creative teenagers who like to think across disciplines in response to the prompt: “Create something out of destruction. Share what you learn.”

Marlboro Welcomes New Students

In her convocation remarks to new students, mathematics fellow Julie Rana ’06 described her experiences as a student at Marlboro, which prepared her well for graduate school.

Grad School Celebrates 2014 Commencement

Colleagues, friends, and family will gather to celebrate the 66 graduates of the Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies programs on Saturday, August 23, featuring commencement speaker Rha Goddess.