LYNDON CENTER -- Kerrin Jeromin has been named the winner of Lyndon State College's 2013 Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The award highlights graduates who have completed their degree within the past 10 years and have distinguished themselves professionally in their field of study. Jeromin received her award during the college's annual scholarship awards ceremony held Oct. 24.
Jeromin is the chief meteorologist at WFFF/WVNY, the Fox and ABC affiliates in Burlington, Vt. She is a certified broadcast meteorologist and is the lead forecaster on four nightly newscasts for all of Vermont, northern New York, metro Montreal area, and interior New Hampshire. Jeromin worked as a meteorologist at BestSkiWeather.com and a research assistant at the Utah Department of Transportation before graduating from LSC.
Jeromin managed the planning and developing of the 22-minute documentary "Irene: In Our Own Words." She and colleague Bob Conley wrote, edited, and shot the film after interviewing Vermont residents and business owners touched by Tropical Storm Irene. In conjunction with another colleague, Jeromin constructed an independent scientific survey to gauge the effectiveness of broadcast media in relaying critical information to the public. The data and conclusions were then presented at the Burlington National Weather Service office and several scientific conferences including the Northeastern Storm Conference and the 2012 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Broadcasters Conference.
Jeromin graduated from LSC with a B.S. in Meteorology in 2008. She is a frequent visitor to Burlington-area schools and is very active in community events. Jeromin makes an annual trip to give back to LSC by participating with the Weather Channel's Jim Cantore in the day-long "TV Weathercasting Techniques" workshop. The class gives senior broadcast-concentration Atmospheric Sciences students the opportunity to be mentored, coached, and critiqued by Cantore and Jeromin. This year, the two included a discussion on the process of finding that first broadcast job and tips on becoming successful during their morning presentation.
Kerrin notes "I have set the [alumni] award up proudly at my place. It's a nice reminder to continue to work hard!" Her interests include travel, snowboarding, hiking, theatrical production and acting. Jeromin is a member of the American Meteorological Society.