Well Wishes From Champlain Faculty and Staff

Champlain College staff and faculty are sharing their well wishes with the Class of 2020. While we didn’t get to say congratulations and goodbye in person, we are thinking of you, miss you, and know you will go on to do great things.

“To all the amazing seniors I had the honor of teaching Science to this year, congratulations on getting through one seriously tough and weird final semester. I know you will meet the challenges ahead with the ingenuity and creativity that define you all.”

– Dr. K (Kathy Seiler), Associate Professor, Science

“Congratulations, Class of 2020! Share your accomplishments proudly, and, as you make your way in the world, know that Champlain is rooting for you. Be no one but yourself!”

– Christie Howell, Interim Program Manager, Women’s and Gender Center

“Class of 2020: Dare to dream! Dare to do great things! Dare to show the world how amazing you are! Your Champlain Family will be here cheering you on no matter where life takes us.”

– Shaylea Scribner, Advancement Project Manager

“YOU DID IT! I am so proud of each and every one of you and the accomplishments that you have achieved. Know that your hard work over the last four years has not gone unnoticed (by the campus AND our employer partners!). Keep focusing on your goals and know that the Career Collaborative will be here for you every step of the way. Don’t be a stranger, we are here to help! Good luck and stay in touch!”

– Kerry Shackett, Assistant Director of the Career Collaborative and CCM Career Coach

“From capstone projects to student clubs—it was a joy to witness and assist with your passions, your social activities, and your academics. Congratulations to the Class of 2020 from the Conference & Event Center!”

– Sue, Christina, Will, Jonell, and Kate

“Dear 2020 graduates,

‘There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life.

There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine.

O traveler, if you are in search of That

Don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek That.


– Dr. Angela Batista, Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Diversity & Inclusion

“I wish all you seniors all the best in your next adventures. I also want to give a shout out to Heaven, Tim, Zoe and Maria. Thanks for all the memories in the Res Life front office. You are all awesome.”

– Rachel Lavallee, SADI Operations Coordinator

“Congrats Class of 2020! ‘Be Bold, Be Courageous, Be the Change You Seek!'”

– Jerome Holland, Jr., Director of Housing & Residential Life

“Congratulations Class of 2020! You have shown incredible strength, perseverance, grace, and patience during this time. Wishing you all the best in your next adventure.”

– Carolyn Roberts, Housing Operations Coordinator

“You did it! Congrats! Best wishes for your next adventure, we are so proud of you all.”

– Isabella Poloes, Counselor

“Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Although this wasn’t the way we wanted to celebrate you, it does not erase the years of hard work and perseverance that got you here. We are so proud of you and look forward to celebrating your accomplishments in person.”

– Casey Maynes, Associate Director of Student Accounts

“Huge shout out to our graduating Resident Advisors: Acadia Byther, Matt Bates, Liza Ryan, Adam Streeter, Walter Hill, Tim Feraco, Hansel Carter, Steph Hauer, Maria Morales, Alex Herter, Lavine Oluoch, Lindsay Mulligan, Meg Donovan, Paul Igo, and Roger Castillo.”

– The Area Coordinator Team

“Congratulations, Class of 2020! Your perseverance and resilience has brought you to this day of celebration. We wish you all the best in your future adventures!”

– SMART Space, Academic Support and Coaching Services Team

“Congratulations to the Class of 2020 —an incredible milestone in an unprecedented time! Special warm wishes to Absa Samba, Denzel Nadim, and Lavine Oluoch . We are so proud and wish you the very best!”

– Jessa Karki, Director, Office of International Student Services

“Congratulations Class of 2020!! A college degree is no easy feat and we are grateful for all you’ve added to our Champlain College community. We are wishing you the best in your post-graduation journey and what the future holds for you. We are all so proud of you!”

– Brie Hornig, Graduate Assistant for Student Success, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

“Congratulations graduates for working so hard to get here today! You set a goal for yourself and you achieved it. And for all of you who supported our graduates —family, friends, co-workers, peers—a heartfelt thank you! Your graduates wouldn’t be here without you.”

– Dr. Robin Ploof, Program Director of M.Ed. in Early Childhood

Check out more well wishes from some of your favorite Champlain people (including Champlain shuttle extraordinaire BG, dining hall MVP Louise, the Student Engagement team, and more) on the @champlainedu Instagram story the morning of May 9. We promise you, it will be sweet.

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