The Class of ’67 Award is presented to the senior student who has been active in student activities, has received university recognition in a varsity sport, and/or has been elected to an office in a recognized student activity. One of the two recipients of the Class of ’67 Award is Cara Cahill (she/her pronouns).
Cara is from Andover, MA and is a Public Communication major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
In addition to a successful academic career, she has been extremely involved in several on-campus organizations. Her memberships include Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Mortar Board, Golden Key, Rho Lambda and Gamma Sigma Alpha honor societies, RALLYTHON, CALS Rep, and multiple teams in intramural sports.
Not only has Cara been an active and committed member of these organizations, she has also held leadership positions in nearly all of them. She was the Chief Financial Advisor and Sports Chair of Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Phi Omega’s Vice President of Service, Vice President of Mortar Board, PR/Marketing Committee and part of the Catering Committee for RALLYTHON, one of the two student co-coordinators of the CALS Rep program, and a team captain for multiple intramural teams including broomball, floor hockey and ice hockey.
For her many contributions to the UVM community, Cara was honored twice by UVM Fraternity and Sorority Life, first with the Emerging Leader Award (2019) honoring an individual who has recently stepped up as a leader within their organization to go above and beyond the standard expectations of membership, and the following year with the Unsung Champion Award (2020), recognizing members of the community who strive to make a significant contribution without asking for any reward in return.
Cara has been an essential member of a broad range of on-campus organizations. Her goal is to work in public relations for a professional sports team and eventually become the general manager of a team.