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Student Leader Spotlight: Maddie Maloney, Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring (NOM)

Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring (NOM) is a student service organization with the goal of creating community and connecting people through food and food education. The student-run group organizes volunteer events and classes with the purpose of teaching people how to cook healthy food for themselves on a budget and to acquire the independence and knowledge that comes with this life skill. The aims of these initiatives are to establish healthy eating and cooking habits and to raise awareness about nutrition and current food issues.

This week’s student leader spotlight is Maddie Maloney ’19, the president of NOM.


Why should folks join NOM? What will they take away from the experience?

Folks should join NOM because it is a fantastic opportunity to create meaningful connections with some very adorable kids while teaching and facilitating healthy eating habits. Volunteers will walk away from taste tests and other NOM programming having served healthy fruits and vegetables according to the Vermont Harvest of the Month calendar , or having provided educational nutrition lessons that will positively affect members of the Middlebury community in the long-term.

Why did you first join NOM?

I joined NOM because I believe that constructing positive relationships with food is essential to long-term health, well-being, and happiness. I found my own path to a positive relationship with food during the transition from high school to college, and I joined NOM because I wanted to both share this experience with others and assist the youngest members in our community in enacting lifelong healthy eating habits. I firmly believe in the power of preventive medicine and the role that nutritious food plays in protecting and maintaining health. Finally, I so appreciate the opportunity to connect with members of the Middlebury community and create meaningful relationships.

What has been your most memorable experience as a member of NOM?

My most memorable experience as a member of NOM was this past March when we had a maple syrup taste test at Mary Hogan. The fabulous team at Mary Hogan found a way to make this month healthy by cooking maple-roasted turnips, which were a HIT! As in, so much of a hit that we had children swarming our volunteers for sixth, seventh, and eighth servings of the turnips. Not only was it hilarious to watch the elementary schoolers chase our volunteers around with their trays of samples, but it was incredibly rewarding to hear that many of the kids really liked a food that is not typically kid-friendly, and wanted their families to make them at home.

What have you learned, either about yourself or the world around you, as a member of NOM?

As a member of NOM, I have learned the value in creating and maintaining relationships with members of the greater community. It can be easy to get caught up in everything that happens on campus (especially when we are all so busy!), but I have learned that it is incredibly beneficial for both Middlebury students and the kids we work with alike when college students are really involved in the community.

Where are you from and what’s your major? What other activities are you involved with on campus?

I am a Molecular Biology and Biochemistry major with a Global Health minor from Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being the president of NOM, I am a research assistant in a biology lab on campus, a YouPower spin instructor, and an organic chemistry peer tutor.

Newsletter on Hiatus Over the Summer

As we rapidly approach summer break, we want to wish you the best of luck in completing your final exams and papers. We hope you’ve had a good semester and have exciting plans for summer.

While we won’t be maintaining our weekly newsletter over the summer, we encourage you to stay connected by following our career path pages here and here! We’ll be busy through the summer working on committee letters and advising students applying to medical/dental/veterinary school, but WE REMAIN OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS WITH QUESTIONS.

  • For technical questions about your professional school applications and deadlines, email Nicole.
  • To schedule an appointment with an advisor, email Mary  or Hannah with the topics you’d like to discuss and your preferred days/times.

Have you received an offer for an internship, full-time job, or admission to graduate school? Let us know!

Finally, we wish to congratulate all of our May graduates. We hope that you will stay in touch and let us know how you are doing. Have an enjoyable, productive, and safe summer!

~The HP/STEM Team

(Mary, Hannah, & Nicole)

Still looking for STEM Internships? Check out these opportunities in Handshake!

Data Science Internship at Datagne

Deadline May 18thDatagne is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for tens of thousands of organizations worldwide. If you are motivated, intelligent, creative, hardworking and want to make an impact, then this job is for you!

Technical Support Summer Intern at Datagne

Deadline May 18thDatagne – Ready to get involved in getting involved in our network within our organization! We are seeking an intern that is willing to be on the front line of attack solving technical problems.

Software Engineer Intern- Computer Security at Rocket Software

Deadline May 21stRocket Software is looking for a passionate Software Engineer to help us enhance and create computer security products. Work topics include compliance, intrusion prevention, deep learning, vulnerability management, and behavioral analysis. We provide the freedom to execute, learn and pivot, and the responsibility to be self-directed, collaborative and insightful.

2-Year, Tuition Free Apprenticeship at Horizons School of Technology

Deadline May 25th – Apply to Horizons Immersive – learn practical programming skills and intern with a Bay Area startup alongside hundreds of top college students from around the world (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Oxford, Penn/Wharton, and more).

Software Engineering Intern at Staple Health

Deadline May 25th Staple Health is seeking Computer Science students with a passion for simplifying healthcare data. At Staple Health, you will be given the opportunity to pursue a project improving one of three main areas of our production software stack, all critical to our future business.

Machine Learning Intern at Rocket Software

 Deadline May 28th – The Emerging Technology Research team at Rocket Software is looking for a passionate Machine Learning Engineer to help us implement and deploy advanced analytic models that enable the intelligence for an enterprise scale real-time cognitive feedback engine. You will work on building, publishing and measuring machine learning models for enterprise IT to analyze, predict faults, recommend mitigation strategies based on trade-off analytics, and predict user behavior for a better more intuitive experience.

Product Management Intern at MobilizeAmerica

Deadline May 31stMobilizeAmerica is a product-driven organization. We build tools for progressive campaigns, political parties, and organizations to mobilize their members to action — and in doing so, to elect Democrats up-and-down the ticket. That’s why were looking for an enthusiastic self-starter to help us design, build, and roll out the next frontier of tools this summer.

Invite to Global Leadership Summit in DC: June 10-12

The United Nations Association-USA would like to personally invite Middlebury students with an interest in global affairs and advocacy to the UNA-USA Global Leadership Summit June 10-12 in Washington, DC. Students will meet with high-ranking U.S. Government and UN officials, learn from global experts, gain invaluable leadership tools, and urge Congress to stand with the UN. Middlebury students can register for free using the code “GenUN_Scholarship2018” – as long as you plan to attend all 3 days of the Summit (June 10-12).

Travel and housing scholarships are available on a limited basis. Selected participants will receive a travel scholarship (reimbursement for up to $350 for food, registration, and travel to Washington, D.C.), and will receive free housing in the GW dorm housing block. Students should be committed to leading UNA chapters at their schools, and be available to participate in the entire Summit. Apply for the scholarship here by May 11.

Here’s a sneak peek of a few of the session topics that will be covered at the Summit:

  • Human Rights: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
  • Saving Our Planet
  • Careers at the United Nations
  • Becoming Informed UN Advocates
  • Educating Global Students: Model UN and Global Classrooms


Workshop: Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change

Facilitated by: Sheila Cameron

For many of us, change is a consistent part of our work lives, whether taking on a new job, learning a new system, or re-tooling how we do things.  Sometime change is easy, and other times it is difficult and does not seem to take hold.

In their book, “Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change”, William and Susan Bridges provide a helpful model that addresses change and transition, along with proven strategies that can help us manage the process successfully.

 In this workshop, we will:

  • Explore the connection between change and transition
  • Learn strategies to successfully move through the change and transition process
  • Identify ways to support others through the change and transition process
  • Adopt proactive approaches to managing and leading change

**All participants will be offered a copy the book “Making the Most of Change, by William and Susan Bridges” **

Click here to register for one of four workshop choices – locations on our Vermont Campus “to be determined”:

  • Thursday May 17, 2018          9:00 am -12:00 in Axinn 229
  • Wednesday June 27, 2018      1:00 pm – 4:00
  • Wednesday July 11, 2018       9:00 am – 12:00
  • Thursday August 9, 2018        1:00 pm – 4:00



Annual College Counseling Workshop Offered By The Admissions Office–June 8

The annual “Applying to College” workshop sponsored by the Admissions Office has been scheduled for Friday, June 8, 2018 of Reunion Weekend at McCardell Bicentennial Hall. High school age children and grandchildren of Middlebury alumni, faculty and staff as well as students from Vermont high schools and their parents are invited. Preference is given to juniors in high school.

This program gives an overview of the general selective college application process and does not focus on Middlebury College. It runs from 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. with registration beginning at 8:15 A.M.

Register for the College Counseling Workshop here

Questions?   Contact Joanne Leggett



Middlebury Institute 2018 Faculty of Excellence Recipient Announced

Middlebury Institute Vice President Jeff Dayton-Johnson has announced the winner of this year’s Middlebury Institute Faculty Excellence Award – Anne Campbell, Assistant Professor in the International Education Management program.

Nominations for this annual award were opened to the Institute campus community on January 29 and closed on February 28. Nominees were then considered by a selection committee made up of two faculty members, two students, and one member of the Institute Leadership Group.  The committee was faced with what they described as “an extremely strong pool” of 6 nominees, each of whom received careful consideration. At the conclusion of the first round of review, the field was narrowed to several finalists, each of whom exhibited extraordinary dedication both to their students and to the Institute’s commitment to academic excellence. The committee then reviewed recent student evaluations and observed videos of each finalist in the classroom before reaching their decision.

Students in Professor Campbell’s courses raved about their experience in her classroom, noting that her teaching approach exemplifies what it means to be a master in the field of education. She is a master teacher, empathizer, student advocate, researcher, and capacity builder. At the beginning of each course, she orients students on strategies for owning their learning process. Her central recommendation for her students is to be in command of class readings, to question the purpose behind assignments, to discern what is aligned with personal goals, and then to invest energy strategically toward their personal enrichment.  Dr. Campbell has an incredible ability to read her students, empathize and anticipate their concerns, and then respond transparently, authentically, and creatively. Her energy is contagious and her passion for truly equitable and just education systems comes alive through her teaching and her presence.

As this year’s recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award, Professor Campbell will receive a $500 award and will be invited to give the December 2018 Commencement address. Congratulations to Professor Campbell on this recognition of her exceptional commitment to academic excellence and to the students in her classroom.