Green Mountain College hosts its annual Fall Convocation tomorrow at 4 p.m. in Ackley Auditorium. The keynote speaker is author, mountaineer, adventurer and athlete Jan Reynolds, author of the book High Altitude Woman.
Reynolds, who lives in Stowe, was born on a Vermont dairy farm. She became a nationally ranked cross-country ski racer in high school and college, and raced biathlon for the U.S. National Team. She is a prize-winning photojournalist whose intrepid adventures have taken her to every continent, photographing and recording vanishing cultures to preserve their unique heritage for future generations.
Her work has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, Esquire, Vogue, People, and several ski and outdoor magazines. Her Vanishing Cultures series (seven books) for children published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich won the prestigious Parents’ Choice Award. Reynolds uses the series to teach children about sustainability and what it means for our world. The event is free and open to the public.