Growing up in Vermont, Communication major Carly Trombley had always pictured herself heading off to college in a big city, but after experience the atmosphere at Castleton, found the small university a perfect fit.
“Castleton has made me realize that just because I grew up in a small town, doesn't mean I have to have a small town future,” she said.
Though still early into her education, Trombley is already seeing her hard work and dedication to the Communication department pay off. In the fall of 2015, she participated in a semester abroad in Spain and used the opportunity to grow her writing skills as she reported on a variety of global issues, published in The Spartan newspaper.
Having been writing for the student newspaper since freshman year, Trombley’s confidence in her writing has grown tremendously. She credits Communication Professor Dave Blow with shaping her into a more well-rounded writer and more diverse Communication professional.
“I have the curious personality of a journalist and I love talking to people and hearing stories,” Trombley said. “I have said for as long as I can remember that there is nothing better than a good conversation, and if I can make a career out of that, I'm happy.”
Beyond Castleton, Trombley envisions herself getting into news broadcasting or radio. She said it is thanks to the overwhelming support of the Communication department that she is confident and determined to pursue a successful career in the field.
“I will remember that without all of them, I would be just a girl with a dream of being a news anchor on TV,” said Trombley, “I will remember a family, and a home away from home.”