New Employees in May

5.5.2016 – Sean Jones joins the Physical Plant team as an HVAC Technician.  Sean will be responsible for maintaining the HVAC systems on campus as well as the DDC controls for the campus.

Sean worked for Mountain Air and had been working on campus for three years on a contractual basis. He partnered with Bob Bolin to maintain and develop systems on campus to promote energy usage policies.  Sean was a member of the national Vocational Technical Honor Society Center for Technology – Essex March 2000, received the Building Technology Program Certificate of Achievement- Center for Technology – Essex March 2000, along with receiving College credits toward HVACR Associates Degree from 2005-2015.

Sean may be found at 40 Sears Lane and he may be reached at 802.316.2574 or at sjones@champlain.edu.


Porter, Corin5.6.2016 – Corin Porter joins the Event Center as Senior Operations Coordinator. Corin will work with both internal and external customers to ensure successful events with scheduling, logistics and support. She will manage the student staff, provide EMS training and work closely with our campus partners in proving excellent customer service and event consulting.

Corin comes from our bookstore where she was the textbook manager and floor lead. Her event experience is varied and includes adventures such as working in Hawaii planning events and developing and leading island tours. She has done work marketing bands, developing promotional materials for a hospitality group, has had her own fire performing business and has extensive retail experience. Corin studied Social Sciences at the Community College of Vermont.   In her spare time she is a professional fire performer, loves learning, travel and is an avid networker.

Corin my be found in the Communication and Creative Media building in room 242.  She may be reached at 802.865.5747 or at cporter@champlain.edu.


5.31.2016 – Marie Schonholtz joins Champlain as a Student Account Representative. marie schonholtzMarie will be joining our team to work with Continuing Professional Studies, truED, and Graduate students. Marie, will work closely with Diane Byrnes and Mikael Blanco to provide excellent customer service to our online students!

Marie has spent her career in leadership positions in supply chain operations. She worked for 15 years at IBM and most recently at Keurig Green Mountain. Her experience in strategic planning and business process improvements will surely be useful to Champlain College! Marie has her Bachelor of Arts in Management/Economics from Sonoma State University and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University, she is also PMP Certified. Marie and her husband operate Stone Beach Farm in Richmond. Stop by the Richmond Farmer’s Market on Fridays to say hello!

Marie may be found in Perry Hall, in the Student Accounts office, suite 140 and may be reached at 802.383.6606 or at mschonholtz@champlain.edu.


Katie Spaeder pic5.31.2016 – Kathryn “Katie” Spaeder joins as the Enrollment Service Center Manager.  Katie will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Enrollment Service Center and will be working closely with the Financial Aid, Student Accounts and Registrar Offices.

Katie recently was the Manager of Customer Support in Jacksonville, FL where she was responsible for managing all aspects of Customer Support for Oracle Taleo Enterprise Edition (TEE) and Taleo Social Sourcing (TSS) Cloud products. Prior to that she was at Dealer.com as a manager in Client Services Talent Development where she was responsible for developing and managing employees who were slated to be the next leaders within the Client Services organizations. She brings to us a wealth of knowledge in proactive leadership skills, attention to change management and operational improvements as well as extensive call center experience and strong organizational skills with a focus on best practice methodologies. Katie holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Business Administration from Trinity College. Prior to moving to Florida, as a former (and now current) Vermont resident Katie was active in the community and has served many roles as coach, team parent and most recently an Essex Youth Football Board Member and Website/Social Media Coordinator.

Katie may be found in Perry Hall, suite 274 and may be reached at 802.383.6667 or at kspaeder@champlain.edu.