Doug, a student at the College of St. Joseph and a member of the Addison County Youth Development Program, was recently the recipient of three separate awards. In March, Doug was named Student of the Month at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, VT. The freshman Psychology major is recognized for his dedication to the college community, academic success, and engagement as a member of the College's Provider Scholarship Program. Campbell grew up roughly an hour away in Middlebury, VT, and was initially attracted to the college because of the dedication shown by professors.
"I feel that the professors care about students' education. They are great teachers," says Doug. "The family-like atmosphere and small class sizes have helped make Campbell feel at home at the College of St. Joseph, so I get the individual attention I need to be academically successful."
Campbell also credits his academic success to the increasing number of resources available as part of the college's student success initiatives. "The College of St. Joseph provides many resources, such as the Learning Center and office hours, which has helped me to achieve good grades," he said. His keys to success include setting a high goal for himself and persevering no matter what happens. In addition to his time spent volunteering through the Provider Program, Campbell is a men's soccer team member. In April, Doug received the Youth of the Year award at the Annual Youth Development Program Conference at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT. This award honored Doug's growth, achievement, and overall positive attitude and impact on others.
Recently, Doug received the Excellence in Student Life Award at the College of St. Joseph's awarded to a member of each class for his engagement in campus life and asset to his community. Doug also made the President's List for Academic Achievement, only 1 of 10 students achieving a 4.0 GPA for his first semester at the College of St. Joseph. Easterseals VT is so proud of Doug's success!
Way to go, Doug!