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Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., University of Vermont Professor of Medicine and medical director of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis program at Fletcher Allen Health Care, was elected a member of the national Board of Directors of the American Heart Association (AHA), effective May 1, 2013.

Governor Shumlin appointed Mark Perrin, a resident of Middlebury, to the State Board of Education on April 12, 2013 to serve a six year term (2013-2019).

The Woodstock Farmers’ Market is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandon Little to Prepared Foods Leader, effective June 1 and Abby Crocker to Marketing Associate, effective immediately.

The law firm of Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC, with offices in Burlington, Montpelier and St. Johnsbury, Vermont and Manchester, Littleton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire is proud to announce that the following attorneys from our firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in their fields:

The Vermont Democratic Party state committee recently voted unanimously to elect former Vice Chair Dottie Deans of North Pomfret as Chair of the Vermont Democratic Party.

New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) has promoted Cindy Reichard to the position of Mortgage Loan Officer. Reichard, who resides in South Burlington, has been with NEFCU for 20 years.

Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), a national center for graduate education in the arts, announced today the appointment of award-winning screenwriter Brandon Cole to the faculty of its new film school. This innovative film school will welcome its inaugural class in October 2013 on VCFA’s historic Montpelier, Vermont campus.

Experienced orthopedics physician assistant Bradford “Brad” Salzmann has joined Gifford Medical Center’s orthopedics team in Randolph.

Mayor Miro Weinberger has announced the members of the Public Investment Team, who will evaluate and prioritize the public improvement project concepts that have been submitted in response to the Waterfront Public Investment Action Plan (PIAP) request for concepts. The team members have deep backgrounds and experience in finance, development, and urban planning.

Robin Pesci, Director of Howard Center’s First Call for Children and Families, has been nominated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Steering Committee for a three-year term.

Union Institute & University President Roger H. Sublett today announced the appointment of Nelson Soto, Ph.D. as provost and vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Soto will provide leadership to assure the quality of the university’s academic programs, advancing the university’s mission of engaging, enlightening and empowering students, and continuing development of enrollment. Dr.

Doctoral student Allyson Degrassi in UVM’s department of biology has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Award. This lucrative and prestigious fellowship is awarded to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding intellectual merit and who have the potential to have a broad and significant impact in their respective fields.