MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Two leaders from Middlebury will participate in a new initiative to boost participation in college and post-high school training among Vermonters. President Laurie Patton is serving on the leadership council for the initiative known as 70x2025vt, which aims to boost the number of working-age Vermonters with a college degree or postsecondary credential to 70 percent (from its current 50 percent) by the year 2025. Associate Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services Robin Gronlund will chair the initiative’s communications working group.
American middle-distance runner Andrew Wheating '08 announced his retirement on January 4, 2018 at the age of 30. A Norwich, VT native, he competed for the United States in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, and was a former professional runner for Nike.
Before Lucky Mkosana ’07 travelled to Kimball Union in 2006, he had never seen snow, he had never flown in an airplane, and he had never had the chance to train with state-of-the-art soccer equipment. Now a professional soccer player, Lucky has started a foundation to support young athletes in his hometown in Zimbabwe.
Warren Huse '55 has completed a book, commemorating the 125th anniversary of his hometown, Laconia, NH, as a city. Due out in December, "Celebrate Laconia: 125 Years of the Lake City" is a hardcover coffee-table type book of 160 pages, published by The Laconia Daily Sun, the newspaper for which Warren is still writing a weekly local history page.
After a selection to the AHL All Star Game in his first professional season, the 2nd round draft pick by the Colorado Avalanche looks forward to another season. Last season Greer was also named San Antonio’s Man of the Year for his work in the community - in particular, the time he spent in hospitals visiting children.
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Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.