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Erin Fernandez, executive director of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, recently announced the addition of four new staff members to the team. Maggie Burke, a former Vermont Adaptive program coordinator, has been named the new managing director. Kelly Walsh will take the helm as the northern program coordinator responsible for programs in Chittenden County and at Bolton Valley Ski Area.

Congratulations to Joe Kasprzak, new deputy manager for St. Johnsbury

Joe provided outstanding service to the businesses and communities in the Northern part of our region during his time at NVDA. We look forward to working with Joe in his position as Deputy Manager for the Town of St. Johnsbury, and we wish him well. 

AllEarth Renewables, the award winning Vermont solar tracker manufacturer, has announced the hiring of Anthony Lauzon as its Lead Electronics Technician. 

Lauzon, of Burlington, was a technician in the United States Air Force and has a Bachelors of Arts in literature from Castleton State College and a Bachelor's of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Vermont.

recently at the NAIFA-VT Annual State Conference which was held at the Sheraton, South Burlington. Established in 1971 in honor of past NAIFA-VT Chapter President, Bernard H. Zais, the award represents the highest recognition the Association can bestow on one of its members.

Linda Penn has been selected as employee of the month at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center.

Penn, a member of the Hospital’s Housekeeping Services Department since 2001, was recognized for her performance excellence in promoting the highest standards of cleanliness.

Special Olympics Vermont welcomed three new staff members in 2015: Caitlin Jenkins, Daniel Favand, and Rachel Hamm, all of Burlington, VT.

Seven Days, Vermont’s free newsweekly, has added five talented professionals to its editorial, design and human resource departments. The new employees include:

Molly Walsh, Staff Writer

Alessandro “Alex” Bertoni, Saint Michael’s College’s new director of marketing and communications, feels he’s landed at an institution that is an academic rising star with a compelling social mission.

With sunny skies and light winds making the day feel like a million dollars in Hanover, more than 5,000 participants and some 1,300 volunteers teamed up to triple the feeling by raising more than $3.1 million for cancer care and research in the Prouty, Northern New England’s largest charity fundraiser.

The executive director of Disability Rights Vermont, Vermont’s protection and advocacy system, was honored at a national civil rights conference recently.

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz has announced that Waterbury Representative Rebecca Ellis will join ANR’s Department of Environmental Conservation as Senior Counsel for Government Affairs on August 10. Ellis resigned her seat as state representative for the Washington-Chittenden District yesterday. Gov.

President Donald J. Laackman and the Champlain College Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of the Edward Phelps Lyman Professorship Award, the Francine Page Excellence in Teaching Award and the Elizabeth A. Durick Staff Service Award.