Carmel Valley resident Melissa E. Woolpert honored at the University of Vermont

Melissa E. Woolpert of Carmel Valley was recognized at an Honors Day Ceremony at the University of Vermont on April 19. Woolpert received the Elmer Towne Award presented by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Chartered in 1791, UVM was the first college or university in the United States that did not give preference to a religious sect in its charter. UVM now has nearly 10,459 undergraduates in seven schools and colleges, 1,540 graduate students and 449 medical students. As a small, comprehensive university, it blends the academic heritage of a private university with service missions in the land-grant tradition.