FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2010
Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications
GMC to Host Public Talks from Scholars in Residence
POULTNEY, VT – Green Mountain College welcomes Melissa Everett and Robin Wall Kimmerer as this fall’s scholars in residence for the College’s graduate degree programs. Both will give public lectures during their time in Poultney.
Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, is the 2010 Scholar in Residence for the College’s Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MSES) Program. She has taught at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry since 1993, and is the director of the newly established Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at ESF. The center focuses on developing connections between traditional ecological knowledge and western scientific approaches. She hosts several public presentations on campus Thursday, September 9 including “Gathering Moss: Lessons from the Small and Green” from 9:30-11 a.m. in Ackley Hall and “Reciprocity and Restoration: Healing Land and Our Relationships to Place” at 7 p.m. in the Gorge (Withey Hall).
GMC also welcomes Melissa Everett as the 2010 MBA Scholar in Residence. Everett is an author, columnist and career counselor in private practice in Kingston, N.Y. Her most recent book, Making a Living While Making a Difference: Conscious Careers for an Era of Interdependence, "is a timely and highly informative guide to a working life built on principled choices and an entrepreneurial attitude." She also directs Sustainable Hudson Valley, a regional organization devoted to sustainable development. She hosts a public presentation Friday, September 17 titled “Making a Living While Making a Difference: Conscious Careers for an Era of Interdependence” in the Gorge from 9-10:15 a.m.
Green Mountain began its online master’s degree programs in the fall of 2007. The programs were created for working professionals and are conducted largely online.