First annual scholarship celebration coming soon


The work of some of Castleton State College’s best and brightest students will be on display May 2 as part of the first annual Scholarship Celebration.

Associate Academic Dean Ingrid Johnston-Robledo, who is organizing the event, said 24 presentations from 36 students in 10 different programs will be showcased.

The work will include posters, art displays, videos and even a theater stage scene design display, she said.

Also included will be Ryan Ackerman’s editorial cartoons in The Spartan newspaper and the thought process that goes into their development.

“My goal was really to have an opportunity for students and faculty to engage in conversation about work across departments,” Johnston-Robledo said, adding that a lot of the presentations are also Vermont based, from voting and bullying to wind power. 

The event will take place 1787 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Johnston-Robledo praised students and the four-faculty-member planning committee for their effort in making it happen. She also said she’s hopeful younger students show up to see what the older students are accomplishing and get the desire to do the same.

 “I really want this to inspire other students. I’d like to see first year students come see what upper level students are doing to see the value of close collaboration with faculty,”  she said, adding that nearly half of the presentations were funded through the faculty student research fund. 

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