Publication Date: May 27, 2015
Publication Location: BRATTLEBORO, VT
Contact: Kathryn Schoenberger   |   [email protected]

World Learning congratulates SIT Graduate Institute’s class of 2015, a group of exceptional individuals poised to use their skills and passion to make positive contributions to communities around the world.

President and CEO Donald Steinberg, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost John Lucas, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of SIT Graduate Institute Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, Dean of Student Affairs Michael Smallis, Professors Susan Barduhn and Paula Green, and Associate Professor Karen Stromgren Blanchard presented the graduates with their diplomas on May 23 at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro. The ceremony honored more than 200 graduates who earned master’s degrees or certificates in programs ranging from international education to sustainable development in the past year.

The keynote address was delivered by Curtiss Reed, Jr., executive director of Vermont Partnerships for Fairness and Diversity, which provides training and coaching on inclusion, bias, and equity to state agency, municipal, institutional, and business clients as well as community organizations across Vermont. He challenged the graduates to be the “unexpected voice of social justice” and to seek to understand others in order to treat them “the way they want to be treated” to help create a more inclusive and equitable world.