People In The News
Sandy McGuire was recently selected as HowardCenter’s new Director of Finance and Administration. She succeeds Charles Stringer who will retire in June. McGuire came to HowardCenter in 1999 and is currently the Financial Manager for HowardCenter’s Child, Youth, and Family Services. Prior to coming to HowardCenter, she worked in the private business sector.
McGuire, a South Burlington resident, holds an undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech University and will complete her MBA from Champlain College this fall.
The new director of Global Learning Partners, Inc (GLP) consulting branch is Vermonter Kate Larose. GLP is an international training and consulting firm based virtually in Vermont, Toronto, New Orleans, Boston, Raleigh, Portland, ME and Atlanta.
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) has welcomed Roxanne Vought as internship and special projects manager. Vought will manage VBSR’s intern program, which links students approaching graduation from Vermont colleges and universities to exciting job opportunities with Vermont businesses. With a grant from the Vermont Department of Labor, VBSR creates paid internships that benefit both the students and the companies.
Anita Bourgeois, Vice President of Cash Management & Government Banking, announced an addition to the Government Banking Group: Hope Crifo has joined as a Municipal Lender in the Barre office.
“Rotary clubs have been serving the needs of communities worldwide since 1905,” stated Lindel James Montpelier Rotary Club President. “Our rotary club is pleased to honor a member of our community, Corrine Sheridan, who has been serving the needs of the Montpelier community for nearly 60 years.” Corrine was named Montpelier Rotary Club 2013 Distinguished Citizen of the Year at a recent Rotary Club luncheon.
Kristin Gilbert, RN, of Associates in Pediatrics – Barre has been recognized as Vermont’s 2013 Childhood Immunization Champion by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). When asked how she felt about this honor, Gilbert replied: “It’s my job.”
- Vermont Public Radio’s Joel Najman honored by Vermont Legislature Rock And Roll History Show My Place celebrates 30th year
Joel Najman, host of the rock and roll music and history program My Place on Vermont Public Radio, has been honored in a resolution by the Vermont Legislature.
The Legislature congratulated him on 30 years as “Vermont Public Radio’s rock and roll impresario.”
The resolution was read in the House Chamber on Wednesday, April 24, in a surprise event for Najman. Rep. Leigh Dakin of Chester, who introduced the resolution, said she and her husband have been listening to My Place for many years.
- SVC student and The Greater Bennington Interfaith Council honored at VT Campus Compact Engaged Campus Forum
Hanifah Presley, a student at Southern Vermont College (SVC), received the Engaged Student Award from Vermont Campus Campact (VCC) at the 2013 Engaged Campus Forum. VCC is a consortium of Vermont’s colleges and universities committed to civic engagement. The recognition reception and ceremony was held on April 12 at the Sheraton in Burlington, Vt.
Joan Wagner of South Burlington is the key person facilitating community-engaged learning on the Saint Michael's College campus. She was recognized for her role in integrating service and community engagement into the Saint Michael’s curriculum by winning the top award at the Vermont Campus Compact Engaged Campus Forum held April 12th at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center.
Josh Badger is very glad he had his children memorize their home address and taught them how to call 9-1-1 in an emergency. When Josh suffered a seizure and injured his head, his well-prepared offspring, Chelsie, 8, Clay, 10, and Cole, 11, acted promptly, calmly, and with maturity beyond their years to summon help for their dad. Chelsie and Cole secured the family’s dogs and took turns staying with their father, while Clay called 9-1-1.