The Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences announced that it will induct five new fellows for 2019, including two from the University of Vermont: art historian Janie Cohen, director of UVM’s Fleming Museum, and Catherine Donnelly, professor of Nutrition and Food Sciences.
The VAAS annually recognizes a selection of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, humanities, sciences, or education in Vermont, or whose work in these fields has made a significant impact in Vermont. VAAS Fellows have accrued significant and longstanding accomplishments and are considered to be exemplary within their professions.
The other new Fellows are Francois Clemmons, Middlebury musician and emeritus artist-in-residence at Middlebury College; Garret Keizer, writer and essayist; and Arthur Westing, forester and environmentalist.
The new fellows will be formally inducted at the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences’ luncheon at noon on Saturday, September 21, at Fire & Ice Restaurant in Middlebury.