Small Group of Thoughtful Committed Citizens…By Haley Tripoli

What does community mean to me?

Community, for me, is a feeling of overwhelmed reverence towards a system of working hands and collaborative minds.  Participants not only observe, but also take part. Participants see where improvement, efficiency, and balance are needed, and they push unwaveringly towards these ideals. Like the controversial Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”, community is what pushes us forward. It is an innate hunger. It is a pact that humans have and continue to make with one another.

One of the ideals that pressed important to me throughout my college search was finding an institution that knew what it meant to be a community, an institution that thrived on progressing and moving forward…but that still held true to the fundamental ideals of education. I found a community in GMC, one with a spunky twist. It’s all about the people here…The community and the belief that everyone has something to contribute. Green Mountain couldn’t be, and would not be what it is without the people that make it a functioning work of art. 

Campus in January..



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