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Patti Coultas has been named Director of the Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation Program at Vermont Technical College. The Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation Program is an educational licensing route for both the trades & industry as well as technical professional instructors at Vermont's 16 technical high schools.

NRG Systems, Inc., manufacturer of wind measurement equipment for the global wind energy industry, announces the addition of Brendan Taylor as engineering manager. Taylor comes to NRG Systems with more than ten years of experience in software design and management in the wind energy industry.

Lund Family Center elected Katie Halsey to its Board of Trustees this summer. Halsey is a certified personal trainer for women of all ages.

Porter Knight, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of partner Catherine Matosky (Certified Project Management Professional, PMP). Matosky brings a wealth of organizing, project management, and process design experience after spending more than 20 years in the medical software industry.

Two longtime faculty members said farewell to Lyndon State College at the end of June. Professors Alan Boye and David Conant have together completed 55 years at Lyndon, Boye in the English Department and Conant in the Natural Sciences Department.

Gifford Medical Center’s hospitalist team has grown to include certified physician assistant Joshua Gleiner. Gleiner of Orleans comes to Gifford from North Country Health System, where he worked for the last two years providing primary care to rural patients of all ages at Community Medical Associates in Newport.

Did you ever wonder what GIS/GPS systems are used for besides the Garmin or Magellan on your dashboard? A visit to the GIS lab at Lyndon State this summer would give you an idea. In the lab with Professor John DeLeo are three summer interns, Ashlee Beard, a Lyndon junior from E. Burke, and Casey and Megan Ogden, twin sisters from Mt. Abraham Union High School.

Thomas Murphy, Senior Environmental Scientist with Environmental Compliance Services, Inc. (ECS) of Waterbury, recently completed design and installation training for geothermal heat pump systems. The training was provided by Earthklinked Technologies, Inc. and Mr. Murphy is now a certified dealer for both residential and commercial direct exchange heat pump systems.

Wendelyn Duquette, owner of QuickStart, a QuickBooks and Point of Sale consultant, recently completed two Point of Sale certification courses through Intuit, keeping her at the cutting edge of an industry that's ever changing and increasingly popular with small & mid sized retailers.

Stowe Area Association has elected Chuck Baraw, owner of the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa, as the Stowe Area Association President. While on summer vacation from his studies pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration at the University of Vermont, Baraw worked with a construction crew to build the Stoweflake Inn and Resort.

The Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren is thrilled to announce the addition of its newest member, José Galarza. José is Yestermorrow's new Community Outreach Coordinator through the VHCB AmeriCorps program for the coming year.

Jana Shiloh, MA, CCH, has been a homeopathic educator for over twenty-five years in Colorado, India and Sedona, AZ. She is the author of Curing Colic and Lactose Intolerance with Homeopathy and Homeopathy for Birthing. Her training includes over 2,000 clinical hours under Dr Howard Fine, and well over 2000 hours of homeopathic seminars from leaders in homeopathy around the world.