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Dr. David Mindich, professor and chair of the Saint Michael's College department of media studies, journalism and digital arts, was honored with the top annual award of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). The Presidential Award was presented to Professor Mindich at the annual meeting of the AEJMC held in Chicago.

Champlain College recently named Sugarbush Resort Owner and President Winthrop Smith the Champlain College 2012 Distinguished Citizen.

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the appointment of Brattleboro Union High School student Lachlan Francis to the Vermont Board of Education. Francis lives in Putney.

Chiropractor Dr. Andrea Kannas has joined the Sharon Health Center’s sports medicine team part-time.
Dr. Kannas, who is also in private practice in Woodstock, is a Rutland native and Middlebury College graduate who went on to Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minn., for her doctor of chiropractic (D.C.) degree.

Paul Frank + Collins P.C. and the Vermont Paralegal Organization, are pleased to announce that Burlington paralegal Heather Moreau, RP® has earned certification by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA®) as a PACE Registered Paralegal® (“RP”).

In a recent event in Charlotte, North Carolina, Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland and U.S. Senator Mark Begich of Alaska celebrated the first 100 NewDEAL Leaders, a group of rising elected officials from across the country who champion ideas to build broadly-earned, sustainable economic growth.

Dr. Paula Fives-Taylor of South Burlington, VT is being recognized by Cabot Creamery Cooperative, best known as “Makers of The World’s Best Cheddar,” for her selfless volunteerism with the non-profit, home health and hospice Vermont Visiting Nurse Association.

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene welcomes Sarah Taylor-Black, MD to the Department of Allergy/Immunology. As an Allergist/Immunologist, Dr. Taylor-Black cares for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions related to chronic or unusual infections or allergic reactions to foods, medicines, insect stings and other sources.

Dale A. Rocheleau, the former senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Central Vermont Public Service Corp., rejoined the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC as senior counsel on August 31. He is based in the firm’s Burlington office.

Eight lawyers from Paul Frank + Collins P.C. were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 for the following practice areas:
S. Crocker Bennett, II - Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation
Robert G. Cain - Workers’ Compensation Law
Peter M. Collins - Real Estate Law

Serena Franks is the new Administrative Assistant at The Point’s main office in Montpelier along side Office and Business Manager, Jeanette Hosford.

The Burlington Business Association welcomed Jeff McLaughlin as the organization’s new Communications & Membership Manager in mid August. McLaughlin will work to streamline the organization’s public communication, social media and membership outreach efforts while helping support the BBA's mission.

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