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The International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP) named Elizabeth Stillwell of D.E.W. Construction Corp. the Risk Management Professional of the Year for Region I at its conference held in Essex, Vermont on April 5, 2014. Region 1 covers New England, New York and Pennsylvania.

The Burlington Emergency Shelter is pleased to announce the promotion of team member Allison D. Mills, now the organization's Development & Marketing Director.

The Lodges Communities and Owner and Operator The Bullrock Corporationn have announced the following promotions: Andrew Thomas has been promoted from his position as VP of Development to President of the Lodges Communities and The Bullrock Corporation.

James J. Gozzo, Ph.D., President of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, announced today that Harry L. Chen, M.D., Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health, will be the commencement speaker at the second graduation ceremony of the school’s Colchester Campus. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Exposition.

The Converse Home, announced the election of board members:  Mary Ellen Spencer, of Shelburne, she previously served as Executive Director and also
worked for the accounting firm KPMG.;  Dr. Marga Sproul, M.D.  South Burlington, a Family Medicine physician with Colchester Family Practice and

MorrisSwitzer~Environments for Health is pleased to announce the following new architectural team members:

Frank Chang, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Five Vermont Law School students have been selected for the 2014-15 class of Albert Schweitzer Fellows for their service-based, health-related projects to create positive change within local communities.

Eight Vermonters and Vermont organizations have been nominated for the 2014 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award, which will be presented May 6 at a ceremony in the Vermont Statehouse.

Three Vermont Tech faculty—Michelle Stearns, Meredith Roberts, and Mary Hill—have been accepted into the Vermont Nurse Leadership Fellows program. More than 50 Vermont nurses were nominated for the new program and the 25 winning nominees were announced at the Vermont Organization of Nurse Leaders’ Summit on April 3-4 in Stowe, VT.

Starr Strong took a meandering path to health care.

Raised in Connecticut, she studied eastern religion at Beloit College in Wisconsin and went on to travel in India and Nepal and work a variety of jobs, including for a childhood lead prevention program in Massachusetts and counseling troubled teens.

For the first time in its long history, the University of Vermont paused Wednesday to specifically honor dozens of its best and brightest faculty members in a colorful ceremony for endowed chairs and professors.

The Vermont Principals’ Association will honor seven distinguished educational leaders at the VPA Leadership Academy awards banquet on August 5th at Killington’s Grand Hotel.  Nominated by their peers and from the public at large, each of the seven principals listed below was selected recently by a committee of the VPA Executive Council and past award winners for outstanding building and educat