GCF is excited to announce Anthea Lavallee as its newest board member! Anthea has almost two decades of experience as an educator, development professional, and nonprofit leader. Anthea holds a Master's Degree in Biological Anthropology, and throughout her career has combined a curiosity about the natural world with an abiding passion for community building.
Currently the Executive Director of the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, she has directed a range of environmental and zoological education programs in New England and across the U.S. She also has deep experience in the field of disability culture.
In addition to serving years ago as the Development Director for GCF, Anthea served as the first Executive Director of Zack's Place, an enrichment center for persons with disabilities in Woodstock, VT. She has volunteered as a board member and program provider at a variety of organizations serving persons with disabilities throughout the Upper Valley region. Anthea said "I'm delighted to join the GCF board and am proud to advocate for what I believe is a truly innovative approach to empowering people who experience disability. GCF represents a way of thinking about ability that recognizes the full spectrum of skills and challenges that make up every human experience. I carry the GCF mindset with me in every aspect of my life and work."
"We are delighted to welcome, and re-welcome, Anthea to the GCF team," said GCF Executive Director Matthew DeGroot. "Her long-standing commitment to GCF's mission, and her track record of excellence in serving communities in the Upper Valley, make her a perfect fit for helping Global Campuses benefit as many people as possible, in as many places as possible, across New England."
Global Campuses Foundation (GCF) participants and community members attended the GCF Art Show at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, Vermont which was held on August 15th. The gallery featured art created by GCF participants from all 9 VT and NH campuses as well as the Thailand campuses. Throughout the spring semester, many of the GCF participant artists created paintings that reflected the works of artists like Gustav Klimt's Tree of Life and Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night. Enjoy the art show video below.
Check out the new Global Campuses Foundation website! We’ve simplified and streamlined our look to make it easier to find out the latest news, happenings and accomplishments. Visit www.globalcampuses.org. Read more
Keeping Winter at Bay With Tropical Spices and Sunshine From Thailand
Every year, Global Campus participants discuss ideas and choose a special topic of focus to explore during the 4-week winter interim session. Winter Interim provides a lively area of study between the Fall and Spring semesters, with the chance to dive deep into a single topic pertaining to cross cultural and international studies. Read more
All Global Campuses are community campuses. They are in the community, they create community, they give back to the community, and they strengthen community. Participants of a Global Campus open up new pathways to engage in authentic, meaningful, and fulfilling relationships with each other, and with the broader community in which they live.
Each semester, Global Campus participants at all 9 New England campuses look for new opportunities to use community venues as classrooms. Teaching in different locations offers fresh perspectives on course topics, and new insights into community resources that GC participants can take advantage of in their everyday lives. Read more
That’s a lot of cross-cultural exchange! Last year, GC Chiang Mai and GC Sangkapang in Thailand prioritized the acquisition of English language skills for their education. We are thrilled that participants have now completed ten months of English instruction offered by visiting scholar Tseofatso Blessing (Tso), a young man from South Africa. Read more
On June 20th, 2017, Global Campus Randolph, Global Campus Bradford, and Global Campus Moretown will mark 10 years of teaching, learning and growth with a picnic & celebration at the Hope Davey Pavilion in Waterbury, Vermont. Participants past and present from these campuses will join together for a day of festivities and fellowship. Read more