Doug, a student at the College of St. Joseph (CSJ) and a member of the Addison County Youth Development Program (YDP) was recently the recipient of three separate awards through CSJ and YDP. In March, Doug was named Student of the Month at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, VT. The freshman Psychology major is being recognized for his dedication to the CSJ community, academic success and engagement within the community 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 CSJ 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 CSJ, 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. “CSJ provides many resources, such as the Learning Center and office hours, which has helped me to achieve good grades,” he said. His personal keys for success include setting a high goal for himself and persevering no matter what happens. In addition to his time spent volunteering though the Provider Program, Campbell is a member of the men’s soccer team. In April, Doug received Youth of the Year award at the Annual YDP Youth Conference at VTC in Randolph, VT. This award honored Doug’s growth, achievement and all around 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 4.0GPA for his first semester at CSJ.
Easterseals VT is so proud to of Doug’s success! Way to go Doug!