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Engineering Ventures is pleased to announce the addition of David Zhang, E.I., Staff Engineer to the Burlington office. David is a recent University of Vermont graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. David is working towards his P.E. in Civil Engineering.

 It’s not very often that a small, community hospital has the chance to make it to the world stage, but that is just what North Country Hospital did in April.

V/T Commercial announces the addition of Rob LaClair to the V/T Commercial sales team. Rob brings 19+ years of banking experience to the firm with a focus on commercial real estate lending. In his new role, Rob will perform economic evaluations of properties for clients, help real estate investors find suitable property, and secure financing.

Laureate Learning Systems, a company dedicated to developing innovative software for individuals with special needs, is pleased to announce that its Founder and President Dr. Mary Sweig Wilson will receive the 2012 Special Award from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).

Linda Berlin, Director of UVM’s Center for Sustainable Agriculture, announces that the New Farmer and Pasture Programs have expanded with the addition of staff.

Culminating the Saint Michael's College Community Service Day on May 17 was the presentation of Distinguished Service Awards to six members of the college staff.

This year UVM is one of only seven institutions to have winners in four of the country’s highly competitive undergraduate scholarship competitions: the Truman, Udall, Goldwater and Boren scholarships. These prestigious awards seek to acknowledge the country's most outstanding sophomores and juniors in a broad array of disciplines.

The Vermont Agency, who’s agents are separate agents of the companies of National Life Group®, held its annual awards banquet recently where the following agents were recognized and presented with awards highlighting their achievements for the 2011 year.

President Philip A. Conroy has appointed Eric B. Braun as the Dean of Students at Vermont Technical College effective July 1, 2012. Braun will provide leadership for Athletics, Career Development, Intramurals, Public Safety, Residence Life and Student Activities.

Elizabeth Anglin Knox has joined LUND as the Director of Development. Ms. Knox previously served as National Director, Development for Outward Bound. She was also the founding Managing Director of the Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of Outward Bound Peacebuilding.

Lund recently hired David F. Huntington of South Burlington to help lead its 50 Joy Drive Capital Campaign. The $3.5 million initiative will create a consolidated site for several Lund programs, including Adoption, Education, Child Care and its Parent Child Center.

As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Board of Directors of the Vermont Business Roundtable will present its Vision Award to Mary Powell, CEO of Green Mountain Power Corporation. Powell is a member of the Roundtable and is the organization’s Vice-Chair. The award will be presented during dinner on June 14th at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel.