Champlain's Division of Communication and Creative Media Honors Night of Stellar Students, Awards Scholarships

Stowe Story Labs Scholarship

For a second year, Champlain College celebrated the success of its stellar students in the Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM) by awarding $1,000 CCM Dean's Scholarships for eligible returning undergraduate students and 10 CCM Excel Awards for graduating seniors.

The recognitions took place during the Honors Night ceremony on Thursday, April 13 at Champlain College. The event featured a Star Art reception where the honorees and their guests mingled with student artists who painted watercolor works of celestial-themed art on site.

In addition, winners of the annual Vermont Association of Broadcasters Scholarship were announced, as well as recipients of the Stowe Story Lab Fellowships for aspiring filmmakers presented by Founder David Rocchio, and the CCM Dean's Choice Award for the college's second annual 2017 Juried Student Exhibition.

"We are tremendously proud of our CCM students' accomplishments. Honors Night is an opportunity to publicly recognize and celebrate their talent and hard work, and their dedication to serving Champlain's mission of being ‘the finest small, globally and professional focused college in the United States," says Paula Willoquet-Maricondi, Dean of CCM.

CCM Dean's Scholarship winners:
Broadcast Media Production Major - Kirsten Potts, Sophomore; Communication Major - Jessica Shultz, Sophomore; Creative Media Major - Jeremy Partyka, Junior; Filmmaking Major - Simeon Pol, Junior; Game Art & Animation Major - Colton Orr, Junior; Game Design Major - Amanda Gates, Sophomore; Graphic Design & Digital Media Major - Rachel Farrell, Sophomore; Professional Writing Major - Jordan Upshaw, Sophomore; and Public Relations Major - Jadelynn Ye, Junior.

CCM Senior Excel Award winners:
Dillon Delogue, Broadcast Media Production Major; Sarah Steward, Communication Major; Ricky Rizzo, Creative Media Major; Gillian Racine, Filmmaking Major; Emma Campbell, Game Art & Animation Major; Levi Rohr, Game Design Major; Zachary Denis, Graphic Design & Digital Media Major; Sarah Wilkinson, Professional Writing Major; Margaret Kuchinski, Public Relations Major; and Laura Fillbach, MFA in Emergent Media Major.

Dean's CCM Choice Award - Juried Student Art Exhibition winner:

McKenzie Brandon, Sophomore - Creative Media Major

Stowe Story Labs Fellowship winners:
Cassandra Crowley, Senior - Filmmaking Major
Brian Holder, Junior - Filmmaking Major

Vermont Association of Broadcasters Scholarship winners:
McKenzie Cordell, Junior - Broadcast Media Production Major
Noah Kidney, Junior - Broadcast Media Production Major
Kaylee Mumford, Junior - Broadcast Media Production Major
John (Spencer) Pearson, Junior - Broadcast Media Production Major

Learn more about CCM and its majors HERE

Awards ceremony at CCM

See the photos from the event HERE

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit