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HowardCenter Board of Trustees has elected Matthew Frazee of Williston and Connie Stabler of South Burlington to three-year terms. They succeed Dan Balon and Curt Hennigar, whose terms expired.

In recognition of its outstanding faculty, Vermont Tech unveiled an award wall in the main administration building on the Randolph Center Campus on Thursday, November 29. Plaques with the names of recipients of the prestigious Harold G. Wirtz Master Teaching Award were dedicated during a reception attended by members of the College’s community.

Meghan A. Sweezey, school counselor and creator of Girls Skills Clinic for ice hockey players, has been named Saint Michael's College Assistant Director for Alumni and Parent Relations. Ms. Sweezey, a 2010 graduate of Saint Michael’s, began at the college November 26, where she will concentrate on outreach to alumni.

The Woodstock Inn & Resort has promoted Gregory Farrell to lead the culinary team as executive chef. Farrell has been with the resort since 2004 as Executive Sous Chef and will now be responsible for overseeing the creation and design of menus at The Inn’s four restaurants and catering operations.

The Law Offices of Fred V. Peet, P.C. have announced that Katy Kennedy has become associated with the firm as a real estate paralegal. Located in South Burlington, the real estate attorneys of The Law Offices of Fred V. Peet, P.C., provide real estate legal services throughout all of Vermont, offering comprehensive information on buying, selling and refinancing Vermont homes. 

A Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) customer service representative was named Customer Service Representative of the Year by a national quality review organization.

Marshfield resident Susan Abbott received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has worked as a professional artist since that time. Her show in the Central Vermont Medical Center lobby gallery represents work done in Paris and in Provence.

The RehabGYM is excited to announce the addition of Mike Anderson, M.Ed. to its Colchester team as Business Manager and Site Director. Mike graduated from CSU-Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration followed by a Master’s degree in Education from Monmouth University.

More than 200 fundraising professionals from Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire gathered to celebrate National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2012 during the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern New England (AFP-NNE) Conference at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort in Stowe, VT.

Elizabeth Métraux, a Virginia native with more than ten years of experience in communications and international development, was recently announced as the new vice president of the National Gardening Association, based in Burlington, Vermont.

Travel Leaders~ Child Travel/Albany Travel recently hired Jason Houle to lead the corporate sales department. Houle will be corporate travel business manager. Houle comes to Child Travel/Albany Travel from the automobile rental industry where he successfully managed the airport-based Enterprise Rent-A-Car division in the Albany, NY region.

Chip Edson, Adria Schozer and Ben Weiss have been named to the Board of Directors of the Northshire Civic Center, the non-profit organization for Hunter Park and Riley Rink in Manchester Center.