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Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
April 17, 2013
113th Congress, 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 159, No. 52 — Daily Edition
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IN HONOR OF LYNDON STATE COLLEGE
(Extensions of Remarks - April 17, 2013)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E481] IN HONOR OF LYNDON STATE COLLEGE ______ HON. PETER WELCH of vermont in the house of representatives Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Mr. WELCH. Mr. Speaker, today, Vermonters across the state are donning the green and gold in honor of our own Lyndon State College. The Vermont State Legislature proclaimed Green and Gold Day in celebration of all this college means to our state: to the thousands of students who have gone there to learn and earn a degree, to the regional economy that depends on its graduates and its ideas, to the Lyndonville community that is enriched by its college neighbor. Lyndon State College, and its sister schools in the Vermont State College system, provide a lifeblood to our state and deserve this day of recognition and celebration. Lyndon State is found on a hilltop in the small town of Lyndon in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. For over one hundred years, this college has symbolized the aspirations of Vermonters who believe that higher education is a means to better their lives. In fact, Lyndon State College is a leader in serving first generation students in this most rural area of our state. This college delivers for Vermont: 90% of Lyndon State College graduates are employed or continuing their education at graduate school within six months of graduation. Its business incubator program is responsible for job creation and new businesses in the region. The Northeast Kingdom is deeply rooted in tradition and community, and in the coming years economic development will bring significant changes to the entire area. We will depend on Lyndon State to be a key player in these changes. But we will also depend on Lyndon State to continue to help Vermont uphold all that is key to the Kingdom: the value of community, the environment, and lifelong learning. Congratulations to Lyndon State College on the upcoming inaugural of its 15th president, Dr. Joseph Bertolino, and on the completion of another successful academic year. We join you in celebrating the Green and the Gold, and look forward to many years of your continued success. ____________________