Vermont Tech Receives $25,000to Help Fund Summer Bridge ProgramRANDOLPH CENTER, Vt-Vermont Technical College this week received a $25,000 grant from the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Vermont Community Foundation.The money will be used to support Vermont Tech’s Summer Bridge Program, which helps incoming freshmen prepare for the college level math and English courses they’ll need to succeed in most of the college’s rigorous programs.While the Summer Bridge program is affordable in comparison to academic year tuition, board and fees, it has in the past been a deterrent to low- to moderate-income students who count on their summer break to earn money for the academic year. The college estimates that between 10 and 15 students each year choose not to enroll at Vermont Tech because of the cost of the Program.The Summer Bridge program is required for students applying to the Applied Science Program and will shorten by one year the time required for engineering students to graduate. The program provides courses in Math, Physics, Computer Skills and English. Students who do not enroll in the program are often required to take remedial courses elsewhere, potentially postponing their entry to Vermont Tech.An estimated seventy percent of Summer Bridge students are “first generation” (the first in their families to attend college) and a large majority of these are Vermont residents. The program typically enrolls between 30-50 students.Founded in 1986, the Vermont Community Foundation is home to over 500 charitable funds. With more than $160 million in assets, (December 31, 2007), it ranks among the top 10 percent of community foundations nationwide for total assets and gifts received. The Foundation helps Vermont-based philanthropists and organizations gain knowledge about community needs; deepen their understanding of ways strategic philanthropy can make a difference; nurture innovative practices and invest in the most promising models for lasting change; and increase Vermont’s philanthropic capital by inspiring new giving opportunities.Vermont Technical College is the state’s only technical college and is one of the five Vermont State Colleges. Graduates from Vermont Tech enjoy a 98% job placement rate; 90% of the student body comes from Vermont; and in 2007, 87% took jobs in Vermont, growing and improving the state’s workforce.
Paul Scott Mancarella, age 58 of Lawrenceburg, Indiana passed away on Monday September 30, 2019. The son of John Orlando Mancarella Sr. and Donna Lyon (nee: Reed) was born on August 5, 1961 in Middletown, Connecticut. He married Janet Benz on September 16, 1992 in Hamburg, Indiana.Paul was self-employed and worked as an Irrigation Specialist and in Outdoor Lighting.He is survived by his mother, Donna Lyon; Wife, Janet Mancarella; Children, John Orlando Mancarella, and Tabitha Jean Mancarella; Grandchildren, Khloe Parker and Zalay Hoeffer; Sisters, Debra Mancarella and Joanne MancarellaHe was preceded in death by his father John Orlando Mancarella Sr. and brother, John Orlando Mancarella Jr.A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Yeager Benson Memorial American Legion Post 199 located at 10700 Campbell Road Harrison, Ohio 45030.Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
Paul Dunne had a double-bogey on the final hole as he shot a third-round 73 at the French Open golf.It leaves the Wicklow man at two-over into tomorrow’s final day in Paris.Tommy Fleetwood has a one-shot lead over the field at 8-under. David Lingmerth is the half-way leader at the Quicken Loans National on the P-G-A Tour at 10-under.Waterford’s Seamus Power is one-over after two rounds. Photo © – Tipp FM