Giovannetti Graduates from Champlain College

BURLINGTON, VT – Ian Giovannetti of Fulton recently graduated from Champlain College. Giovannetti received a bachelor’s degree in Management of Creative Media with a possible specialization and/or minor.

The Champlain College 136th Commencement took place outdoors under a tent on Edmunds Field in Burlington, Vermont on May 3.

In all, 476 undergraduates earned their degrees.

Nationally renowned creative educator and project director Fern Taval delivered the Commencement address to degree candidates. Champlain College President David Finney spoke on behalf of the three honorary degrees that were conferred. Tavalin received a Doctor of Fine Arts honorary degree; Founder of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Robert P. Stiller received a Doctor of Commerce honorary degree. Finally, Stiller’s wife and president of the Stiller Family Foundation, Christine G. Stiller received a Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree.

Finney noted a long list of accomplishments that graduating students achieved while working, serving and playing at Champlain.

Since 1878, Champlain College has provided career-focused education to students from its hilltop campus in Burlington, VT. Champlain’s distinctive educational approach embodies the notion that true learning only occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain offers traditional undergraduate and online undergraduate courses, along with online certificate and degree programs and eight master’s degree programs. Champlain offers study abroad programs at its campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition. Champlain was named a “Top-Up-and-Coming School” by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges and is ranked in the top tier of 2014 Regional Colleges in the North. Atlantic Magazine described Champlain as the “Ideal College.” For more information, visit