Meg Benzel Returns to Get AmeriCorps Off the Ground at Landmark
Story and Photo by Howard Weiss-Tisman - Brattleboro Reformer Staff
PUTNEY -- After Meghan Benzel completed a one year AmeriCorps program in Northern California last year she knew she wanted to come back to Landmark College to complete her bachelor's degree, which the former two-year college will begin offering in 2014. She also thought it would be a good idea to work another year for AmeriCorps and continue serving communities that were less fortunate.
At the same time Landmark College was applying for an AmeriCorps grant to help support a new program to coordinate the community service groups at five schools in Putney.
Now Benzel has returned to southeastern Vermont to lead the community service program and prepare for returning to Landmark as the school unveils its new bachelor's degree program over the next year.