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Religious studies professor, Ray Patterson, was recognized for his tireless commitment to educating the “whole person” and was awarded the 2013 Saint Michael's College Norbert A. Kuntz Service Award. Selected by his faculty colleagues, Professor Patterson received the award at the annual Academic Convocation held on campus September 27th.

In September, John Forgit joined the Design department at The Vermont Teddy Bear Co. as the Creative Director. In this role he will be responsible for establishing, leading and directing the overarching creative strategy, guiding a team of graphic designers and copywriters.

Ledyard National Bank is pleased to announce that Kathryn G. Underwood, President and CEO, was re-elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.

Jon Jamieson, CIC, president of Jamieson Insurance Agency in Waitsfield was recently elected president of the Vermont Insurance Agents Association (VIAA). Jamieson’s election as VIAA’s president follows an active involvement with the association that includes serving as vice president, as a member of the Executive Committee, VIAA board member and chair of the Young Agents Committee.

BioTek employees raised over $17,000 through fundraising and donations, and walked a brisk 3 miles with hundreds of other Vermonters on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Burlington, VT as part of the 2013 Vermont Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association.

White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Gail Henderson-King to the company in the position of Project Manager. Gail works as a part of the team of consultants to execute projects for clients' commercial real estate developments. Gail is a licensed landscape architect.

The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain, a private ski and golf club, has named Rob Aubin director of club operations and membership services as part of the management team. Aubin is responsible for all aspects of the new clubhouse and related operations, as well as the operation of the Hermitage Inn.

Yestermorrow Design/Build School recently announced the hire of Eric Cook as its Semester Program Director. Mr. Cook will lead the school’s Semester in Sustainable Design/Build, both as teaching faculty and program director.

Lyndon State College President Joe Bertolino announced the hiring of Loren Loomis Hubbell as the college’s new Dean of Administration. Loomis Hubbell began work on August 26. She replaces Wayne Hamilton who is retiringOctober 4 after 17 years of service at LSC.

NBT Bank Regional President Matthew Durkee announced that Matthew Villemaire has been hired as branch manager of the bank’s Williston Office. In this position, Villemaire has responsibility for the management of all branch banking activities and business development efforts in the Williston area.

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Vermont Housing Finance Agency’s Director of Administration, Patricia Loller, was named Vermont’s Human Resources Professional of the Year on Monday by the Society of Human Resources Management.

Local engineering firm Stantec has added two transportation industry veterans to its South Burlington team. Both are former Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) employees with extensive experience with Vermont’s roads and highways.

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