The college campus has expanded, thanks to recent gifts of, and for, real estate.
Cedar Cottage, formerly the home of the late Trustee Penny Schmitt, was purchased with a designated gift from Trustee Jonathan Larsen. Cedar Cottage is the new home of President Matthew Derr and his partner, Julian Sharp; North House has been re-purposed as a residence hall for students interested in intentional living.
The purchase of Cedar Cottage encompassed 10 acres of land that abutted the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems. This land has now been incorporated into the farm.
A house on Craftsbury Common that was nicknamed “The Parsonage” was donated to the college by Rich Coyle and Sherilyn Peterson. The house, which is keeping its nickname, is being renovated into two apartments for faculty or staff. •