Karen Werner, PhD, MEd's blog
Welcome to the Fall 2014 installment of our Undergraduate Program (UGP) Community News & Achievements, highlighting updates about UGP students, alumni, and faculty in our BA in Sustainability (BAS), BA in Health Arts & Sciences (BA HAS), and Individualized Bachelor of Arts (IBA) degree tracks.
I’m always inspired by what our community is up to and trust you will be, too. Please share widely!
Goddard Undergraduate alumnus, Gunner Scott (IBA '09), let us know about a wonderful opportunity for current and prospective Goddard students - please spread the word!
Welcome to the Summer 2014 installment of our Undergraduate Program (UGP) News & Achievements, highlighting accomplishments of faculty, alumni, and students of our BA in Sustainability (BAS), BA in Health Arts & Sciences (BA HAS), and BA in Individualized Studies (IBA) degree tracks.
Graduating student Johnny Ridenour (BAS '14) chimes in about what brought him to Goddard:
"When I finally got it together to return to school after 20+ years off, I thought of Goddard. My Dad did the same thing when he looked for a way to fit graduate school into a busy family life in the late 1970s. He found Goddard’s low-residency program. He was thrilled to have folks like Raymond Carver as advisors.
Maryanne Bartzen-Murray (IBA ‘12) is graduating this spring from the New School University in New York with an MA in Media Studies and Media Management. Maryanne got married in March 2013.
"Goddard! Shivers up my spine like fingertips, the name does rouse me like a life. The place has given me no less than life, in fact – and a life of the kind I thought was out of the question.
"I came to Goddard in 2010 at a younger age than many these days, at eighteen or nineteen. I had been looking for and failing to find an institution of higher education that would, for reasons both political and pragmatic, trust me enough to give me a degree while staying out of my hair for four years.
BA in Health Arts & Sciences student Juanita Martin, entering her Level 8 semester, on what makes Goddard College special:
"I landed at Goddard at the ripe age of 51 with more college experience than a graduating PhD student, but I had not completed any one degree. I had credits in various fields, from business management to fashion design to holistic healing.
I met Doyle Canning (BA EDU '02) this fall during the National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Day of Mourning is organized every year on Thanksgiving by the United American Indians of New England and builds a powerful counter-narrative about Thanksgiving.
A highlight for me of the Spring 2013 Port Townsend Undergraduate residency was our guest presenter Tracy Rector (photographed above by David Conklin.) Tracy is Executive Director and Co-Founder of Longhouse Media whose mission “is to catalyze indigenous people and communities to use media as a tool for self-expression, cultural preservation, and social change.”