The Foundation of our Community
Sterling’s alumni population is a diverse group of students that includes graduates of Sterling School, the Grassroots Program, Sterling Institute, and Sterling College. This remarkable group of people shares more in common than they may realize—beyond the fact that they spent formative years on Craftsbury Common.
Sterling always has, and always will, emphasize the important and the authentic, and our alumni are a testament to the powerful effect of that emphasis.
The Alumni Relations staff at Sterling wants to help alumni connect—with each other, with career resources, with events, and with the enduring mission of the College. Our alumni are still very important members of our community—we’re here to make our alumni feel like they’re here, too.
Keep up with your Fellow Alums!
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More Alumni Highlights:
Renee Berry ‘16
Current Work: Master of Science Student in Environmental Studies at Syracuse University
Sterling Degree: Environmental Humanities
Current Hometown: Syracuse, New York
Renée’s Senior Year Research Project explored the social construction of reality by examining popular documentary films. After graduating she spent four years working at the Buffalo Mountain Food Co-op and engaging with the social justice community. Renée’s graduate research at Syracuse navigates the complex interactions between environmental perception and privilege.
Current Work: Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
Sterling Degree: Outdoor Education & Leadership
Current Hometown: Fitchburg, Massachusetts
“Sterling College helped me develop my character and find the person I want to be. I am a lifelong learner, someone who helps others to grow and someone who promotes positive social change.”
Current Work: Chicory Farm Soap and General Manager at Doug Turnbull Restoration
Sterling Degrees: Self-Design in Sustainable Textile Production (Sara) and Sustainable Agriculture (Steve)
Current Hometown: Bloomfield, NY
“Not a lot of college experiences leave a person feeling like they’re capable of starting their own business, particularly when those colleges aren’t focused on business. There’s something about the independence, responsibility, and freedom that Sterling grants its students that makes for a more adventurous and bold adult.”
Current Work: Owner, Sweet Rowen Farmstead
Sterling Degree: Ecology
Current Hometown: Albany, Vermont
“After studying at Sterling College, I worked at dairies around the world before bringing my skills and intuition back home to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. I am deeply dedicated to providing for my land, my animals, and my local community, which has faithfully supported me through the years.”
Current Work: Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Oregon State University
Sterling Degree: Ecology
Other Education: Master of Forest Science, Oregon State University
Current Hometown: Corvallis, Oregon
“I draw my professional inspiration from the following quote by Rachel Carson, “Like the resource it seeks to protect, wildlife conservation must be dynamic, changing as conditions change, seeking always to become more effective.”