LYNDON CENTER -- The Office of Institutional Advancement at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville has published "Lyndon Memories," Robert Michaud's memoir of a critical period of growth in the college's history, printed to coincide with the centennial year celebration.
Bob Michaud worked at Lyndon as business manager (1963-70), director of physical plant (1970-80), and director of purchasing (1980-88). During his 25 years at LSC the school grew from a single building with several hundred students primarily enrolled in teacher training programs, to a comprehensive liberal arts and professional studies college with a modern campus and 1000 undergraduates.
In Lyndon Memories Michaud shares the behind-the-scenes stories of the college's transformation: seven presidents, the construction of 15 new campus buildings, the addition of key new programs, the fate of the much-beloved Vail Hall, the evolution of the College's seal and anthem, and much more.
Along the way we meet imposters and heroes, politicians and VIPs, students and townspeople, and many of the faculty and staff members "present at the creation." This is a very human narrative told with affection and good humor by a writer who cares deeply for the college -- and can spin a good yarn!
Prior to his tenure at Lyndon, Michaud worked for Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation and was a field underwriter for New York Life Insurance Co. Bob lives with his wife of 64 years, Colleen, in East Burke, overlooking Burke Mountain.
The book is on sale in the Lyndon State College Bookstore and Green Mountain Books in Lyndonville.