- Champlain's campus comprises nearly
40 buildings on 22 acres--a blend
of Victorian-era mansions and high-tech
facilities nestled in Burlington's
historic Hill Section.
- The College institutes new centers
on campus: the Emergent Media Center,
the Champlain College Center for Digital
Investigation, and a Conference and
- President Finney announces two new
scholarship programs: The New American
Student Scholarship for students with
refugee or asylum status and the Vermont
First Scholarship for first-generation
college students from the Green Mountain
- The College launches a new program
called BYOBiz -- in which young entrepreneurs
grow their businesses while they attend
- The College works with the Burlington
and Champlain communities to create
a new master plan for its campus.
- Dr. David F. Finney of New York
University succeeds retiring Champlain
president Dr. Roger H. Perry on July
1, 2005. His Inauguration as the College’s
seventh president is celebrated on
November 19, 2005.
- The campus celebrates the September
dedication of the IDX Student Life
Center. Complete with a gym, fitness
center, dining hall and student activity
space, it is the third building to
be constructed as part of The Power
of Three capital campaign.
- U.S. News America's Best Colleges
2006 ranks Champlain College in the
top tier of the Best Comprehensive
Colleges in the North
- The College launches its second
master's program: a highly integrated,
- The campus celebrates the September
dedication of the S.D. Ireland Family
Center for Global Business & Technology,
an academic center that enhances Champlain’s
ability to put students to work on
real business and technology projects.
- Trustees announce the creation of
the College’s first endowed
chair, naming it in honor of retiring
President Roger Perry. The $1 million
academic fund is called The Doctor
Roger H. Perry Endowed Chair.
- The College celebrates its 125-year
- The first of three new buildings
opens to students: The Main Street
Suites and Conference Center
- The College kicks off The Power
of Three Capital Campaign to raise
funds for three exciting new buildings.
- Champlain begins its first master's
program in Managing Innovation &
- The College hosts Vermont’s
first Governor’s Institute on
- Students in India dial in on the
Internet to earn Champlain degrees.
- Teen writers descend on Champlain
for first annual Young Vermont Writers'
- Governor Howard Dean comes to campus
to announce Putnam Investment's new
work@home jobs and online training
through Champlain College OnLine.
- The first annual Summer Reading
Program features a visit by Dominican-born
author Julia Alvarez.
- Champlain hospitality students operate
a new café called "The
- The Robert E. and Holly D. Miller
Information Commons, the College's
state-of-the-art library, welcomes
its first students.
- The College begins a satellite program
in United Arab Emirates.
- Champlain offers its academic programs
at satellite campuses in Israel.
- SuccessNet, the predecessor to Champlain
College OnLine, is established and
is Vermont's first computer-based,
online distance learning program.
- Dr. Roger H. Perry inaugurated into
presidency as Dr. Robert Skiff steps
- College offers bachelor's degree
programs for the first time-in Business
and Accounting-thanks in part to a
major donation from philanthropist
and educator Walter Cerf.
- The Hauke family pledges the first
million-dollar gift in the College's
history and a new campus center is
named in their honor.
- 10,000th graduate crosses the stage
- The Single Parents Program is a
new joint venture with the State of
- Champlain opens a Computer Camp
for children and Computer Resource
Training Center for businesspeople.
- C. Bader Brouilette retires and
Dr. Robert Skiff is inaugurated as
- New programs are initiated in the
social services-expanding Champlain's
- Champlain's first computer, an IBM
1130, arrived in the spring. It had
a removable disk drive that held 256K
of storage -- 1/2800ths of the space
found on a typical CD today.
- Champlain residential students move
into the College's first dormitories-Jensen
and Sanders Halls.
- The College moves to the Hill Section
of Burlington and takes on the name
of Champlain College.
- C. Bader Brouilette, in partnership
with Albert Jensen, acquires the College.
Brouillette becomes president.
- A. Gordon Tittemore acquires the
College and would run the college
for 36 years.
- A fire breaks out at noontime in
the two-room College. A few students
climb in a back window to rescue the
books-saving nearly all of them.
- The College is moved to Main Street-above
what is today Nectar's restaurant.
- The College is located on Bank Street,
across from today's Oasis Diner, and
this year it graduated 23 students.
- E. George Evans acquired the College
and renamed it Burlington Business
College. He would oversee the College
for 34 years.
- G.W. Thompson establishes Burlington
Collegiate Institute in downtown Burlington.