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Student Achievement Celebrated at Landmark College

by Crystal Stillman and Solvegi Shmulsky

PUTNEY, Vt. -- In an afternoon gathering, students, faculty, and staff gathered to honor the academic distinction of 24 hard-working students at Landmark College. The Academic Awards Ceremony was held in the Strauch Family Student Center Café Court on April 28, 2015. Dr. Adrienne Major, Academic Dean, gave the opening remarks and spoke on the importance of a liberal arts education, which prepares students to think critically and creatively for life, work, and citizenship.

Commitment and determination were the traits mentioned most frequently by faculty who presented awards to students. High grades set these students apart, but greater attention was paid to the character traits that distinguished them. The students were described as inquisitive, intellectually curious, hard-working, positive, supportive of their peers, diligent, resourceful, and responsible, all of which led to their success. 

2015 Academic Department Awards

Business Studies Excellence: Mark Allen
Business Studies Achievement: Ashlee Charette
Communications: Rachel Brown
Computer Science: Elijah Moore
English Excellence: Abigail Straus

English Achievement: Dasheil Katz
Fine and Performing Arts: Gabrielle Gonzales
First Year: Benjamin Raskin-Gross and Parker Swift
Humanities: Omoefe Ogbeide
Mathematics: Rachel Friedman
Natural Science: Justin Frankl
Physical Education: Christina Parish

Social Science and Education: Emily Motter
World Languages: Brian Clarke, Maya Johnson, David Reyes, and Katherine Udvarhelyi

2015 Awards in Honor of Landmark College Founders 

Wilson Program/Jeroo Eduljee Award: David Allievi, Kevin Goerne, and Gillian Robinson
Pat Jaquith Award: Eric Moglia
Diane Wood Award: Sara Fradkin
Rob Gunther-Mohr Award: Rhiannon Greywolf

Landmark College was the first institution of higher learning to pioneer college-level studies for students with dyslexia. Today, Landmark College is a global leader in integrated teaching methods for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The College offers two- and four-year degree options, a graduate-level certificate in universal design with technology integration, and summer programs for students who learn differently. Students, faculty, and professionals from around the world are drawn to Landmark College for its innovative educational model, designed through research and practice to help all students become confident, empowered, and independently successful learners.

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