Green Mountain College’s Killington School of Resort Management (KRSM) honored 13 graduates under bright, sunny skies Saturday, June 4 at Killington’s Mountain Meadows Lodge.
Each of the graduates received a bachelor of science degree in resort and hospitality management. The three-year KRSM program blends theory with intensive paid work experiences called co-ops, which challenge students to apply classroom knowledge in real-world settings.
ward.Graduates included Dylan Michael Agli of Plantsville, Conn., Michael Louis Bouffard of S. Burlington, Vt., Carl Taylor Greeley of Southbury, Conn., Nicole C. Heitz (magna cum laude) of Elkton, Md., Michael Lawrence Henry of Budd Lake, N.J., Taylor Adam Hiers of Bridgewater Corners, Vt., Anne Killian Koch (magna cum laude) of Killington, Vt., Joseph John Kruglak of Chelmsford, Mass., Jennifer Edith Lewis (cum laude) of Pittsburgh, Penn., Daniel John Lynch, Newington, Conn., Matthew Liam McKinney, Bronxville, N.Y., Alexander Robert Sabo, Nutley, N.J. and Johnny Sharpe, Sparta, N.J. Nicole Heitz won The Resort & Hospitality Award for Academic Excellence. Samuel Budusky received the Diane L. Davis Leadership Award.
Interim GMC president Tom Mauhs-Pugh told the graduates: “You came to Green Mountain College to learn business skills, to gain a profession, and a way to make a living in a context you love. And I trust that you have gained all that. But along the way, you also immersed yourself in a culture that drew no artificial boundaries between the learning of the classroom and of business, professional and personal. You gained one of the rarest of educations, a holistic education focused on developing you as a person.”
The KSRM graduate employment rate is nearly 100 percent, with over 90 percent of graduates staying within the resort and hospitality field.