Alumni Profile

Valerie Dillner Brosseau ’09 lives the mission of Saint Michael’s College every day in her work as Executive Director of ANEW Place, (formerly Burlington Emergency Shelter) at 89 North St., where she oversees the needs of some of the region's neediest people. Valerie, who earned her St. Mike's undergraduate degrees in education and Sociology/Anthropology, was featured prominently in the Burlington Free Press in January of 2016 as she responded to questions from reporter Joel Banner Baird. He summarized “Her View” to start his piece: “Shelters can provide folks with much more than a roof and a safe sleep; they are ideal places to identify — and work to remedy — other complicated problems.”

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