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Lyndon State Celebrates National Green and Gold Day With Photo Contest and Acknowledgement by U.S. Congress and Vermont Legislature

Lyndon State Celebrates National Green and Gold Day With Photo Contest and Acknowledgement by U.S. Congress and Vermont Legislature


April 10, 2013

When Lyndon State College celebrates Green and Gold Day on April 17, it won’t be the first time, but it will be the biggest. Members of the Lyndon community proudly wear the school colors every Wednesday – – a tradition initiated by President Joe Bertolini. On the 17th, the “Day” goes national.

National Green and Gold Day is part of week-long festivities to celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Joe Bertolino as LSC’s 15th president. The college is calling for all its alumni and friends across the country and around the globe to sport school colors or Lyndon gear on April 17. Participants are invited to take part in a contest showing their green and gold pride.

The photo contest is open to all members of the LSC community – – alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends. To enter, photos should be sent (one at a time) to from April 17 through 19. Online voting for the best representation of green and gold pride is open April 17 until April 26 at 5 p.m. The winner will receive an LSC gift basket.

To mark the day, a proclamation will be read in the Vermont legislature designating April 17, 2013, as Lyndon State College National Green and Gold Day. President Bertolini will travel to Montpelier that afternoon with a group of LSC students to hear the official reading of the announcement. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy will be entering comments about President Bertolino’s inauguration, as well as material regarding National Green and Gold Day, into the Congressional Record.

Other inaugural week events include the premiere of the dramatic feature film “Northern Borders” on April 14. Activities on April 15 will focus on issues of inclusiveness and social justice. On the 16th student, faculty, and staff volunteers and President Bertolino will pitch in to spruce up the Pavilion at Lyndonville’s Powers Park and clear trails, paint and clean up at Lyndon Outing Club, all as part of a day of community service. On April 18, LSC will host a day-long Regional Business and Education Summit with special guests Wayne State University President and retired Ford Motor Company CFO Allan Gilmour, and Jay Peak CEO and President Bill Stenger. The inauguration ceremony is April 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the Alexander Twilight Theatre and will be followed by a reception in the Stannard Gym. The Québécois quartet, “Le Vent du Nord,” caps off the week when it brings its brand of progressive folk music to campus on the evening of the 19th. Complete information and registration for inaugural events is at

The Lyndon State College National Green and Gold Day Proclamation

Whereas, Lyndon State College exists as the prominent, four-year college in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, the 2,000 square mile, tri-county region that borders New Hampshire and Canada.

Whereas, Lyndon State College’s mission is to prepare every student for personal and professional success through experience-based, high-quality programs in the liberal arts and professional studies.

Whereas, Dr. Joseph Bertolino was appointed as Lyndon State College’s fifteenth president in July of 2012, and President’s Bertolino’s inauguration ceremony is scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2013.

Whereas, an initial focus of President Bertolino’s tenure has been to reintroduce Lyndon State College to the Northeast Kingdom and Vermont while introducing Lyndon State College to a larger national and international audience.

Whereas, there are a wide-range of professional programs at Lyndon State College graduating leaders into the fields of meteorology, broadcast journalism, exercise science, mountain resort management, visual arts, music business and industry, and education.

Whereas, over 90 percent of Lyndon State College’s graduates are employed or continuing their education at graduate school within six months of graduation.

Whereas, Lyndon State College alumni have left indelible imprints, such as Kingdom Trails and the Eye on the Sky, on Northeast Kingdom and Vermont culture.

Whereas, Lyndon State College students have helped create 100 jobs in the Northeast Kingdom region over the past five years through its Incubator Without Walls initiative.

Whereas, Lyndon State College is a leader in serving rural, first-generation college students through efforts like the Patrick and Marcelle Leahy Center for Rural Students and the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship.

Whereas, in celebration of President Bertolino’s inauguration and the accomplishments of Lyndon State College, its alumni, faculty, staff, and students-Lyndon State College alumni and friends across the nation are asked to wear Lyndon’s green and gold colors with pride on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

Whereas, be it recognized that Wednesday, April 17, 2013, be known as National Green and Gold Day.