Luc Burns, a junior communications major, found Green Mountain College appealing because “the environmental mission makes sense to me and works with my personal philosophy.”
Hailing from Chester, Conn., he discovered GMC at a college fair near his home. “I love to ski, and so being in Vermont is extremely appealing,” he said. “GMC offered me great financial aid, too.”
Photography and videography are important personal pursuits for Luc, and GMC’s communication studies major was a natural fit. “I thought communications would be a good basis for learning skills applicable to my own interests,” he said. “I love to film and photograph skiing and nature.” Luc also likes to photograph for professors and other GMC faculty members and he organizes groups to travel to nearby Killington for skiing and snowboarding whenever the snow is falling.
Luc dreams of galloping out West in his future. “I’d love to live on a ranch and be able to photograph, ski, and be outside; that’d be ideal,” he said. “More realistically, though, I really like Vermont and I can see myself settling down here. If I can photograph and make a living, that’d be great,” he said.
Luc values his relationship with professor and director of the communication studies department Jason Schmitt. “He’s a phenomenal guy and he really does care about his students,” he said. “Just getting to know him has been awesome.”