Top Champlain College Stories of 2013

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This time of year, attention is often paid to past accomplishments in the form of "Top 10" or "Best of" lists. It has been a busy year at Champlain College with major announcements, new programs, new academic leadership and accolades and awards for our work.

A special 12-page section in the Fall/Winter Champlain View celebrates our success this year with the completion of the Vision Innovation Passion comprehensive campaign that raised $34 million - well over the original $25 million goal set in 2008. Read the details, learn more about the people who made it happen and see how it has and will benefit the College in the months and years ahead at

And in the spirit of lists: here are some of the top stories from 2013 at Champlain College in no particular order. Think of this as a sampler. Catch up on all the news and stories of the past year at

Retirement of President David F. Finney in June 2014 Announced

Burlington Named Best College Town by Travel + Leisure

Champlain Featured In The Atlantic As An Ideal College

Champlain is Top "Up-and-Comer" College In U.S. News '2014 Best Colleges"

Champlain Center Grades 50 States on Personal Finance Education

Champlain College Social Work (BSW) Program Receives National Accreditation

Champlain College Named 'Best Cyber Security Higher Education Program' by SC Magazine

Construction Begins on Two Residence Halls at Champlain College

Champlain College, Middlebury & Saint Michael's to Combine Purchasing Power

Champlain College Launches New Website

Champlain College Adds Gigabit Service for Students, LCDI and EMC

Internships and Networking Key to Champlain Grads Finding Work in Their Chosen Field

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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