Vermont Women in Higher Education Honors AUNE Alumna Tiffany Keune with the Jackie M. Gribbons Leadership Award

Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE) honored Tiffany Keune with the Jackie M. Gribbons Leadership Award at VWHE’s annual Leadership Dinner, on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Kirk Alumni Center at Middlebury College. Keune earned her MS from Antioch University New England and serves as the Director of Workforce Education at the Community College of Vermont (CCV). Her work in corporate training and workforce development at CCV includes curriculum design, business outreach, workshop facilitation, course instruction, and instructor training. She also works with trainers, teachers, graduate, and undergraduate students to improve instructional practices and assessment strategies.

The Jackie M. Gribbons Leadership Award is presented to a woman who has demonstrated leadership abilities and effectiveness, served as a model and mentor for aspiring professionals, developed innovative programs or activities in higher education, and contributed significantly to her institution or profession.

“It is an incredible honor to receive the Jackie Gribbons Leadership Award,” said Keune. “Jackie made an impact on the lives of so many people, and was an advisor and guide for several of my own mentors. I hope that my work can reflect the qualities Jackie lived every day, including a sense of humor, a love for people and the environment, and a strong independent nature balanced by a desire to help others succeed. I am equally honored to have been nominated by my institution, as CCV has given me the ability to grow as a leader and mentor both through the freedom to explore new ideas, and by showing me what strong, supportive leadership looks like. I am humbled and deeply thankful for this award.”

“The CCV community is so proud that Tiffany has received this well-deserved honor for her strong leadership,” said CCV President Joyce Judy. “Tiffany’s tireless work to expand educational opportunities for Vermonters and to develop excellent workforce development programs is inspiring. She is a wonderful role model at CCV, in Rutland County, and throughout the higher education community in Vermont.”

A strong community member, Tiffany also serves on the Executive Board of Vermont Women in Higher Education, and has been a member of the Vermont Public Radio Community Forum Steering Committee and the Creative Economy Steering Committee. She speaks at various conferences and has designed and delivered workshops at the National Workforce Conference, Antioch New England Graduate School, Vermont Career and Technical Education Conference, Educating the Whole Student Conference, and various staff and faculty conferences statewide. Tiffany holds a BA from Castleton University, and an MS from Antioch New England Graduate School.


A photo of Leslie Lehr, in a leather jacket, covering up the breasts of a mannequin.

Antioch Spotlight: MFA in Creative Writing Alum Leslie Lehr

Many writers dream of having their book developed into a TV show. For Leslie Lehr, a 2005 alum of the Antioch MFA in Creative Writing, this dream is coming true. Her 2021 memoir A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me… and You was optioned by HBO Max Comedy.

More »
Antioch Voices- Kim Snyder

National Endangered Species Day

Take notice and take action. It was care that spurred change. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the landmark Endangered Species Act. Signed in 1973, this bill arose after more than a decade of advocacy and litigation from scientists, writers, and concerned citizens who noticed sharp declines in iconic wildlife species.

More »
Antioch Voices, Sierra Nicole

Antioch Voices: Don’t forget the “PI” in AAPI

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is upon us. On one hand, this month is an opportunity to remember the history, pain, and joy experienced by both communities. However, on the other hand, quite often, it feels as though the “Pacific Islander” part of the acronym is a forgotten add-on.

More »
Skip to content