How A Sense of Belonging 
Translated to Success in School

Perin Patel Explains How the Mosaic Center Aided his UVM Journey
Perin Patel stands outside the Mosaic Center for Students of Color

When he was 13, Perin Patel immigrated from Chalamali, a small village in western India where his family managed a cotton farm. As his parents learned English, Patel interpreted bills and filled out paperwork. In high school in Bennington, he recalls being “one of two brown families” in town and the British English he knew didn’t always translate. “My friends in high school were my teachers...

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The Connector

Penrose Jackson ’70 graduated from UVM at a politically and socially tumultuous time in our nation’s history. She says the massacre at Kent State in May of her senior year, in which four unarmed college students were killed and nine injured, colored her final days on campus and her outlook as a new graduate. 

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People watch a powerpoint presentation called Research Week

Back on Campus: Fostering Clean Energy Innovation

The atmosphere was electric in the Jack and Shirley Silver Pavilion on April 17, when young alumni working in the energy sector convened at the first-ever Vermont Clean and Resilient Energy Conference and Networking Event.

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