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2014 Matt Franzosa Construction Management Graduate

Matt Franzosa

Construction Management

As a kid, Matt Franzosa always liked building things with his hands. By the time he was a senior in high school, he knew he wanted to be in construction. He was thrilled to find a school like Vermont Tech, which offered construction management as a major.

Matt admits to struggling academically when he first arrived. Fortunately, the faculty organized tutoring sessions for him, and... Read More >

2013 Patty Danahy Architectural Engineering Graduate

Patty Danahy

Architectural Engineering Technology

“Vermont Tech is all about the networking, but also about the friendships,” says Patty Danahy. Her experience in the Engineering Technology program proves that the two are not mutually exclusive.

Patty came to Vermont Tech planning to study architectural design. She credits the faculty with helping her recognize that her strengths leaned more toward the practical aspects of the... Read More >

2013 Grace De Geus, Computer Software Engineering Graduate

Grace De Geus

Computer Software Engineering

Many students come to Vermont Tech already having a clear idea about what they want to do after college. There are many others, however, like Grace de Geus, who describes her own direction as “vague” when starting her first year.

What was more important to Grace was the size of the school. She grew up in the small Vermont town of Calais, and so Randolph suited her just fine. “VTC... Read More >

2010 Chris Burgess, Electromechanical Engineering Technology graduate

Chris Burgess

Electromechanical Engineering Technology

There are few industries evolving as fast as Electromechanical Engineering Technology,  but Chris Burgess says Vermont Tech prepared him well for whatever might occur. From day one, he was taught how to troubleshoot and problem-solve, which helped him understand how new pieces and devices fit into the larger picture.

“I learned how to design an industrial control scheme, get it... Read More >

2010 Allison Miller, Software Engineering graduate

Allison Miller

Software Engineering

Allison Miller’s roots are deeply embedded in Vermont. Her experience as a homeschool student helped influence her decision to stay in Vermont when it was time to choose a college. It was an interest in computer science that first drew her to Vermont Tech. And while falling in love with the school felt natural, Allison soon began having doubts about her choice of major.

The... Read More >

2007 & 2012 Carly Tedesco, Dental Hygiene graduate

Carly Tedesco

Dental Hygiene

Looking at the pearly, white smile of her dental hygienist did more than just encourage Carly Tedesco to brush and floss between meals. It also helped her envision a career path as early as age. If her hygienist was so happy, it must be a fulfilling job! 

Vermont Tech offered Carly the flexibility she was seeking in higher education. Once she finished the two year associate’s degree... Read More >