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NPI, also known as Network Performance Inc., a secure managed IT services provider located in South Burlington, Vermont is pleased to announce that Chris Hill has passed the HDI Support Center Analyst exam. He also has become certified as an HDI Support Center Team Lead.

NPI, a secure managed IT services provider is pleased to announce that Michelle Loveday has joined the company’s Technical Team. Michelle will provide managed services support to our clients. Michelle comes to us with seven years of experience in computer technology. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer & Digital Forensics from Champlain College.

Dawn McGinnis has joined NPI, a secure managed IT services provider, as the Outside Sales Coordinator. Her duties will include new business development, sales support and website content management. Her previous work experience is in sales and customer service. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Mass Communications. Dawn resides in Essex Junction Vermont. 

Luke Mayville has joined NPI, a secure managed IT services provider, as a Service Coordinator. His primary duties are product ordering and scheduling. Before coming to NPI he was employed by People’s United Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a degree in Political Science and International Studies. Luke resides in Essex, Vermont. 

Three University of Vermont students and two recent alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarships. The prestigious awards are fully funded, year-long fellowships which enable seniors, recent graduates and graduate students who have an outstanding academic record to live abroad and conduct research or teach English as part of an intellectual and cultural exchange.

The nonprofit Windham Foundation, parent company of the historic Grafton Inn, announced the appointment of Donald Bruce as Innkeeper, who started his position on May 6. A native Vermonter with hometown roots just 15 miles from Grafton and nearly 30 years in hospitality, Bruce will oversee all management, operations, sales and marketing of the inn.

The Sara Holbrook Community Center (SHCC) announced recently the appointment of officers to their board of directors.
Sara Holbrook Community Center (SHCC) held its Annual Board of Directors meeting, where all directors nominated for another term were elected with full support of the board. The Board of Directors Roster is as follows:
Kathy Schirling- President

University of Vermont’s equestrian team captain Madison McKay was awarded sixth place in the United States Equestrian Federation’s Cacchione Cup, May 2-5. Collegiate riders nationwide gathered in Harrisburg, Pa., to represent their colleges at the 40th Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship.

David Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexandra MacLean to the Bank’s St. Johnsbury Advisory Board. MacLean is the founder of a strategic communications business, ASM Strategies.

NAPA of Barre, locally owned by Northfield, VT-based D’Amico Ventures LLC, announced the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for its recently re-located Barre location. Hosted in conjunction with the Barre Area Development Corporation (BADC), the ribbon cutting marked the ceremonial opening of the NAPA of Barre, located at 44 South Main Street.

The Vermont Department of Labor has announced the promotion of Wendy Morse to the Regional Manager position for the Department’s offices in Bennington and Rutland. Ms. Morse has worked for the Department of Labor since 2002. Prior to accepting the position, Ms.

Congressman Peter Welch has announced the winner of the 32nd Annual Congressional Art Competition at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. Brigheil Lalor of Manchester Center and Burr and Burton Academy, took the honors for her painting “Possibilities.”