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Dr. Megan Carman recently joined the inpatient psychiatry staff at Central Vermont Medical Center.

CENTURY 21 Jack Associates is pleased to announce that Lisa Meyer, Broker and Manager of the Waterbury branch office, has earned the CENTURY 21 Masters Emerald Award for 2011 in addition to the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award for the second year in a row.

The mission that Williston 8th grader Tommy Watson started when he saw only one person begin CPR on a man who collapsed at a sporting event last fall continues strong. On Thursday, March 8, Tommy trained more than 30 continuing education professionals at the University of Vermont. Among them was the 200th person he trained.

Vermont Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Megan Smith has been appointed to the Brand USA Marketing Advisory Board. She will attend the first meeting of the board this week in Washington, D.C. representing Vermont and New England tourism interests.

Peoples Trust Company is pleased to announce that Angela Ovitt Poirier was recently promoted to Chief Retail Banking Officer, Senior Vice President. Her career spans over 16 years in financial services and includes experience in all areas of lending, operations, branch management and risk management.

Anne Hopkins Gross, Dean of Students at Southern Vermont College, has been elected as the Vermont State Director for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Hopkins Gross, who has served as Professional Competencies Representative for NASPA for the last two years, will serve as director for two years.

Professor Tim Mackin of Burlington, with a PhD in English from Johns Hopkins University, has been named Director of the Saint Michael's College Writing Program, the college announced March 5. Professor Mackin will oversee the Writing Center, which is staffed by a cadre of talented undergraduate writing tutors.

KSV has hired three new employees and promoted two at its Burlington office.
• Alexandra Tursi is now director of social media. She manages the agency’s social media team and specific social media projects for clients, including the University of Vermont Continuing Education, VSAC and National Grid.

Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Reiber will deliver the keynote speech on May 19 at Vermont Law School’s 37th annual commencement.
The public is invited to attend the 10 a.m. event on the South Royalton town green.

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is pleased to announce an exhibition in March of work from Vermont artists Jordan Douglas, who creates re-imagined archive photos and Axel Stohlberg who creates assemblage art from found objects.

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) will honor Vermont College of Fine Arts Board of Trustees Chair Cornelius Hogan at the regional organization's 10th annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards celebration to be held Friday, March 2, 2012, at theBoston Marriott Long Wharf hotel in Boston.

Alyth Hescock, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, announces the formation of Prospect Appraisal, LLC, a real estate appraisal and consulting company.