Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 6/17/02

BRATTLEBORO, VT – From Main Street to online courses, about 70 students will show off their capstone projects at fairs slated for June 22 and June 29 at the Marlboro College Persons School.

The fifth annual Capstone Fairs will feature a showcase of graduate student projects that capture some of the most innovative concepts and applications of Internet technology in the fileds of Internet Strategy Management, Internet Engineering, and Teaching with Internet Technologies.

Margaret Donahue, Admissions Director of the Persons School, said the fair has been popular in past year because of the interesting array of student works it boasts.

“The capstone project is similar to the traditional Master’s thesis. This is a real world project that the students create. They work on it for about six months and this is a poster fair where they display what they have done and employers and business owners and perspective students come in to see their work,” Donahue said. “We usually have a very good turn out and we are counting on at least 100 people coming through again this year.”

Among student projects represented this year will be one by Tim Chock, the owner of the Brattleboro Bicycle Shop. Chock, a member of the Building a Better Brattleboro Committee, who has based his project on a national website aimed at promoting Main Streets across the country. Chock’s project will be demonstrated at the June 22 fair.

At the June 29 fair, Whitingham School art teacher Lisa Brooks of Jacksonville will display her capstone project that involved putting two courses completely online. This project meant working with artists from Florida and Ohio who Brooks had never met.

The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both June 22 and June 29. The June 22 fair will feature about 20 student projects in Internet Strategy Management. The second fair will include 50 student projects in the areas of Internet Engineering and Teaching with Internet Technology.

The fair is open to the public and is free of charge. Anyone interested in attending should register online at or call toll free 1 (888) 258-5665. Catered refreshments will be served throughout the day. The Persons School is located at 28 Vernon Street in Brattleboro.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 300 undergraduate students enjoy a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community, and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro’s nearby Brattleboro-based Persons School features four master’s degree programs -- Systems Integration Management, Internet Strategy Management, Teaching with Internet Technologies, and Internet Engineering. The Brattleboro campus is located in the Marlboro College Technology Center, which brings together education and entrepreneurship, while offering technology resources to the community.


Lisa Brooks can be reached at 368-7655 or

Tim Chock can be reached at 254-8644 or or

Claudine Keenan, Director of Academic Programs at the Persons School 1 (888) 258-5665.

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