Meet the 2013-2014 Mortar Board Members!

2012-2013 Members


President                          Bronwen hudson

Vice-President                  Allie goldberg

Secretary                          Hannah rickner

Treasurer                         Alexander jones

National Delegate             zachary pion

Vienna Mcleod        

major                         Exercise and Movement Science; Nutrition Minor

extracurricular     Vienna is currently involved with two researd projects in pediatric obesity wth the support of the URECA! and Student Research Awards. She is currently training for the Vermont City Marathon in May 2014.

Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day

- Harry S. Truman


Lauren morlino

major                         Political Science

minor                         Spanish and Environmental Studies

extracurricular   During her time here at UVM, Lauren has interned at the statehouse with UVM's Vermont Leislative Research Service and at the statewide energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Vermont (EVT). At EVT, Lauren has planned and implemented two trials of advanced power strips and supported other functions of the Efficient Products Program, helping Vermonters save money and Energy. Outside of School, Lauren enjoys traveling, Horseback Riding, and spending quality time with friends.

  Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.   

- Mark Twain

  Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. 

 -Leo Buscaglia


Allie goldberg

major                        Early Childhood Special Eduation (concentrations: American Sign Language; Human Development and Family Studies)

extracurricular     Allie has spent the last five summers working as a counselor and unit head at a sleep away camp in the Berkshires. She works for the Office of Admission's Student Contact team where she calls prospective students and talks to them all about UVM! In her free time, she plays the cello, sings, and takes photos. She also loves to read all kinds of books and loves to draw.

colleen whitcomb

major                         Environmental Studies

minor                        Anthropology

Extracurricular     Collen is an Office Assistant at the UVM foundation, an Alternative Spring Break Site Leader, a Rubenstein School Steward, and a Service Trek Leader. She is also a member of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.

  Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. 

- Miles Kington


Calista allen

major                        Political Science and English

extracurricular     Calista (Katie) is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and secretary of Rho Lambda Honor Society. She was a member of the Girl Scouts of the USA for 11 years and earned the Gold and Silver award. She currently works as a nanny and an office manager and in the past has volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Burlington as a mentor. She loves to ski and she loves cows. 

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

- Maya Angelou


Hannah rickner

major                        Biology

minor                        Anthropology

extracurricular     As a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Honors College, Hannah is currently conducting undergraduate research on purinergic signaling in the vomeronasal organ of mice for her senior thesis. She plays in the UVM concert band and also volunteers with Volunteers in Action (VIA), spending Sundays at the Chittenden Emergency Food Bank serving meals with Food Salvade. Hannh also works part-time at the State of Vermont's microbiology fish health laboratory. After graduation she plans on following her love of science and service to apply for medical school.

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
- Maya Angelou

Alana Caffrey

major                        Anthropology

minor                        History

extracurricular     Alana is an active member and mentor with the DREAM program. She is a Fletcher Allen Volunteer and plays intramural broomball. She also works at the Fleming Museum as a gallery attendant.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

- Plato

Bronwen hudson

major                        European Studies

minor                        English & Latin Language and Literature

extracurriculars   Bronwen is currently writing an honors thesis on Poetry as a Complex System and combining her interests in both the humanities and mathematics. She is the Assistant Manager at the Vermont Butcher Block and Board company, a member of the TOWER society, and an intern with the UVM Lane Series. She is also a URECA! and Mini Grant recipient. 

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
- Shakespeare


alexander jones

major                        History and Political Science

minor                        Economics

extracurricular     Alex is involved with the Advocats, UVM Mock Trial, Student Legal Services, and the UVM Boulder Society. He is also active in the Folk Music Club and the Salsa and Swing Society.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
-Abraham Lincoln

sean Hennessy

major                        Community and International Development

minor                        Economics

extracurricular     Sean is a member of Alpha Zeta Honor Society and is currently a Research Assistant for UVM Department of Economics.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
-  Leonardo da Vinci

jeanelle Achee

major                        Nursing                   

extracurricular     Jeanelle is currently Miss Vermont 3013 and this past September she competed in the Miss America 2014 pageant. She is a member of the TOWER society and is also a Truman scholar. She has logged hundreds of volunteer hours with HOPE works and her platform as Miss Vermont has been "Stop the Silence: Advocating for Survivors of Sexual Violence and Promoting Healthy Relationships".

If there won't be dancing at the revolution, I'm not coming

 -Emma Goldman


Zachary pion

major                        Business Administration (minor: sociology)

extracurricular     Zach is a member of Phi Mu Delta Praternity, UVM Fraternity & Sorority Life, a front office assistant at the Courtyard Burlington Harbor hotel, and an admissions volunteer in the school of business. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, Gamma Sigma Alpha Greek Academic honor socity, Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor society, and Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociological Honor society. He has also served as president for several of these organizations and societies.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!

- Mae West


Heidi Considine

major                        Biological Science

extracurricular     Heidi has just graduated (December 2013) and she hopes to pursue a career in Medicine at UVM medical school. She is not a traditional student, however; she is a registered Dental Hygienist and she practiced for a few years before coming to UVM. She has organized many events like Children's Oral Health Day at Vermont Technical College, and a 'Hope on the Slopes' event at Bolton. She also volunteers regularly with her dog at Fletcher Allen Hospital.

     Don't become a wandering generality. 
Be a meaningful specific.

- Zig Zigiar


Jackie Menkel

major                        Sociology

minor                        Psychology, Human Development & Family Studies

Extracurricular    ESL program coordinator and tutor, Women Helping Battered Women Volunteer, Waitress at RiRa Irish Pub

Be yourself; everybody else is already taken.   

- Oscar Wilde


Katherine Monterosso

major                        Women and Gender Studies

Extracurricular    Translating Identity Conference Planning Committee, domestic and sexual violence counselor, restaurant hostess

Think, Learn, Evolve.


Kelly Orme

major                         Political Science

minor                         Sociology

extracurricular     ESL program coordinator and literacy tutor, legislative intern in Vermont House of Representatives

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past

Sean Pinard

major                        Biology

minor                        Chemistry

extracurricular     Men's Club Soccer

One day your life will flash before your eyes, make sure it's worth watching.