Faculty Members Earn High Honors
Two Champlain College faculty
members recently received
awards for their leadership in
education and allied professions.
Nancy Cathcart, director of the Center for Service and Civic Engagement, was
honored at a recent Vermont Women in Higher Education Conference and presented
with the Jackie Gribbons Leadership Award. The award is presented annually to a
woman who has shown leadership ability, served as a model and a mentor, developed
innovative programs, and contributed significantly to her institution and profession.
Cathcart’s accomplishments include creating a community service and social activism
culture at Champlain College. A lifelong social activist and youth mentor, she started
a service-learning program at the College in 2000.
James Fry, Esq., professor of Paralegal Studies and Business Administration at
Champlain College for 21 years, earned admittance to the United States Supreme
Court Bar in a ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court chamber. The distinction affords
Fry certain privileges: He can represent clients before the Supreme Court, hear oral
arguments, and use the Court library.
In addition to his full-time responsibilities at Champlain College, where he
recently became interim assistant dean of the Business division, Fry maintains a law
—DW, with additional reporting by Kris Surette