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The Board of Directors of the Vermont State Dental Society (VSDS) has welcomed Vaughn T. Collins as the new Executive Director of the organization. Mr. Collins brings extensive legislative and administrative skills to the VSDS.

Norwich University continues the Spring 2013 Todd Lecture Series with “The Impact of Scientific and Technological Changes,” a presentation by internationally renowned economist and best-selling author Jeremy Rifkin on Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in Plumley Armory.

Merrill Lynch has announced that Financial Advisor Theresa “Tess” Swett has joined the Ewins Kowalski Group in the Merrill Lynch Burlington office.

Marlaina Montgomery, OTR/L, CLT and Sarah Bache, PT, WCC, CLT were recently certified for Lymphedema Management joining a team that includes four others in Central Vermont Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services Department.

The Vermont Agency recently awarded their top 2012 agents at the annual awards banquet which was held at the Hilton in Burlington.

 Burma, Afghanistan, Iraq, China—these are the locales for three Saint Michael's College graduates covering the news around the world for The New York Times, National Public Radio, The Washington Post and several free-lance media outlets.

The ribbon is cut at the new retail and manufacturing location for Keiths II, located at 15 West St., in Rutland. Keiths II has transformed the former Armory building into a state of the art manufacturing and retail space while maintaining the historic aspects of the building. Keiths II is holding an Open House at their new location, 15 West St., Rutland throughout the month of March.

Renewable energy measurement equipment manufacturer NRG Systems announces the addition of Burlington resident August (Gus) Gruner to its team as a sales associate.

Associate Professor Tyrone Shaw of Johnson State College has received a Fulbright Specialist grant to teach at Riga Stradins University in Latvia for two weeks this April.

In addition to Wynton Marsalis, previously announced as the 2013 Commencement speaker, the University of Vermont will award honorary degrees at the May ceremony to Governor James Douglas, Kathy Giusti, William Meezan, and Dr. John Tampas.

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center’s Director of Education, Molly Loomis, joined 16 other colleagues from around the world in receiving a year-long fellowship from the Noyce Leadership Institute. The fellowships were awarded to individuals representing ten institutions in the U.S. as well as several in the U.K., and one each in Austria, Germany and Canada.

William C. “Bill” Mount, an agent for New York Life Insurance Company in Vermont, has earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) for 2012. Achieving membership in MDRT is a distinguishing life insurance career milestone, attained only by those who have demonstrated superior professional knowledge, experience and client service.