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The Vermont Arts Council is pleased to announce two outstanding contributors to Vermont’s cultural community will be honored with the Walter Cerf Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts: Arnie Malina and Altoon Sultan. Both recipients were honored in a ceremony Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the Vermont State House in Montpelier, VT.

Jeanne Collins, Superintendent of Burlington Schools, accepted the Greater Burlington YMCA's second annual Youth Development Award at the Y's Annual Meeting, held Thursday, May 31st at the Burlington Country Club.

Tim Jerman recently joined the Vermont Historical Society Board of Trustees. He was the Director of Human Resources for VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corporation), retiring in 2008. Tim is currently an active Member of the Vermont House of Representatives.

Peter W. Leberman, Esq., of Concord, New Hampshire, recently joined Northeast Delta Dental as its general counsel, after providing legal counsel to Delta Dental Plan of New Hampshire for many years as an attorney with Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Attorney Leberman will fill the position created by the retirement of Attorney Kenneth Robinson, Jr., Esq., after 12 years of service.

Shawn Bryan, Chair for the Vermont Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented John desGroseilliers, Ombudsman Director for the Vermont Committee, the ESGR Spirit of Volunteerism Award. This award is bestowed upon volunteers who have displayed the highest level of volunteer service.
John is the owner of desGroseilliers Funeral Home in
Hardwick.  

Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest® Group, the region’s leading provider of network and document
technology solutions and services, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Jordan Yana to the position of Shop Technician.

Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest® Group, the region’s leading provider of network and document technology solutions and services, is pleased to announce the recent hire of SQL Report Writer, Thu Nguyen. Nguyen earned his Bachelor of Science in software development from Champlain College and will work with the programming team at SymQuest.

Four University of Vermont students have been awarded prestigious Benjamin A Gilman Scholarships. The Gilman is a nationally competitive award given to accomplished students with financial need who wish to study abroad.

David S. Silverman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank, has joined the Board of Directors of the Lamoille Economic Development Corporation. Silverman has been with Union Bank since 1986 and was recently promoted to CEO as part of a succession leadership plan that began in 2010.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties (VNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Judy Peterson RN, as President and CEO of Vermont’s oldest and largest home health and hospice agency. Peterson will succeed current President and CEO
J. Churchill Hindes PhD, who steps down in mid-July.

Roger Allbee recently joined the Vermont Historical Society as a trustee. Formerly the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets for the State of Vermont, Allbee hails from Townshend, Vermont. He has a passion for Vermont and the history of agriculture in the state. His ancestry traces back 13 generations to one of the original Hampshire Grant settlers of “Fane” (Newfane), Vermont.

The Burlington Business Association (BBA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Russ Elek to Communications and Membership Manager. Elek, who signed his new contract in early May, has been with the organization since October of 2011.

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