Champlain View Looks at President Finney’s Legacy

Champlain View

The 2014 Spring/Summer issue of the Champlain View magazine is now available online and in print. The twice-yearly Champlain College magazine focuses on "The Finney Years."

The cover story on President David F. Finney highlights the era of pragmatic change and leadership. As President Finney approaches retirement on June 30, to be succeeded by Donald J. Laackman, the magazine chronicles Finney's legacy through stories of those he's touched most: program directors, friends of the College, students, alumni, and more. There is an incredibly long list of changes that have been made at Champlain in the nine years under his leadership, each of what is highlighted in part of the feature section.

Readers will also find stories of various campus initiatives, internships and interests that turned into careers in the ski and ride industry, and profiles of former Student Government Association presidents, Fulbright Scholar-in-residence Rula Quawas of Jordan, innovative Career Advisor Mark Zammuto, as well as alumni Barry Main '04 and Maureen Goldman '04.

The Champlain View also includes recent awards, people in the news, class notes, and photos from BYOBiz's Elevator Pitch, wellness initiatives, and the senior class Trustee dinner.

The Champlain View is available online on Issue at At, readers can find many web extras, including videos, extended interviews and photo galleries.

Print copies of the Champlain View are available around campus and at the Alumni Office in the Miller Center at the Lakeside campus. To be added to the mailing list or update your address, contact the Champlain College Office of Advancement at (866)421-7170 or at

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