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Champlain College named Jack DuBrul of Shelburne its 2009 Distinguished Citizen for his long-time behind-the-scenes support of community and educational programs. The award was presented to Dubrul, 75, at Champlain College's 2009 Convocation ceremony on Aug. 28 as part of the welcome for the incoming class of 2013. Champlain College President David F.

Governor Jim Douglas today announced the appointment of Marc D. Brierre as Rutland County State’s Attorney. Marc is replacing Jim Mongeon who retired last month.
“I’m pleased to appoint Marc to this important position,” said Governor Douglas. “I believe that Marc has the skills and experience necessary to continue the good work being done to keep Rutland safe.”

Seasoned political reporter Andy Bromage has joined the editorial team at Seven Days, Vermont’s independent newsweekly, as a staff writer. The award-winning reporter, editor and columnist left a senior staff position at the Connecticut media company that publishes the New Haven Advocate, the Hartford Advocate and the Fairfield County Weekly.

With the opening of the new National Life Cancer Treatment Center at Central Vermont Medical Center this fall Cheung Wong, M.D. will continue to provide comprehensive gynecologic oncology care in collaboration with the radiation oncology and medical oncology departments at CVMC.

Neville Companies is pleased to announce the addition of Erica Smith to the staff. Erica was hired as an Administrative Assistant and to provide support to the Accounting and Operations departments within Neville. Erica possesses a background in real estate, most recently as a Closing Coordinator for Prudential Realty Mart.

Francis J. Farina, attorney at law and certified public accountant, was named assistant professor of business administration and accounting at Saint Michael’s College starting this fall semester. He was visiting assistant professor of accounting at Albright College in Reading, Pa., last year and has been a sole practitioner—attorney and CPA—since 1999.

Patricia Prelock, Ph.D., has been appointed dean of the University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences, succeeding Dr. Betty Rambur.

Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest® Group, Inc., is pleased to announce today that Kristin M. Dolan has been hired as a Client Support Specialist at the Burlington Office.

John “Tag” Carpenter Jr. of Shelburne has been hired by FairPoint Communications to serve as Small Business Sales Manager in Vermont managing a team of account executives. Prior to joining FairPoint, Carpenter worked for Peregrine Outfitters as Sales Manager. He has ten years of experience in the communications industry and 20 years experience in sales management.

Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent, who earned her doctorate in religious studies from Brown University in June 2009, has been named assistant professor of religious studies at Saint Michael's College, starting this fall semester. Dr.

Effective August 31st, Gary Band became the new editor of the Vermont Standard. He succeeds Kevin Forrest who has led the 156-year-old weekly newspapers editorial department for 30 years.

ARC Mechanical Contractors Inc. announced that Lee Parry, a Cornish, NH, resident and Travis Chamberlain, a Claremont, NH, resident, recently completed an intensive, three-day service course. The course, centered on Mitsubishi Electric’s CITY MULTI R410A system, covered specifications, system design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and troubleshooting.