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Eight Vermonters and Vermont organizations have been nominated for the 2014 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award, which will be presented May 6 at a ceremony in the Vermont Statehouse.

Three Vermont Tech faculty—Michelle Stearns, Meredith Roberts, and Mary Hill—have been accepted into the Vermont Nurse Leadership Fellows program. More than 50 Vermont nurses were nominated for the new program and the 25 winning nominees were announced at the Vermont Organization of Nurse Leaders’ Summit on April 3-4 in Stowe, VT.

Starr Strong took a meandering path to health care.

Raised in Connecticut, she studied eastern religion at Beloit College in Wisconsin and went on to travel in India and Nepal and work a variety of jobs, including for a childhood lead prevention program in Massachusetts and counseling troubled teens.

For the first time in its long history, the University of Vermont paused Wednesday to specifically honor dozens of its best and brightest faculty members in a colorful ceremony for endowed chairs and professors.

The Vermont Principals’ Association will honor seven distinguished educational leaders at the VPA Leadership Academy awards banquet on August 5th at Killington’s Grand Hotel.  Nominated by their peers and from the public at large, each of the seven principals listed below was selected recently by a committee of the VPA Executive Council and past award winners for outstanding building and educat

University of Vermont students Katelyn Stoner ’16 and Claire Wiggin ’16 have received Honorable Mention recognition in the 2014 Udall Scholarship competition. Named for former Congressman Morris K. Udall and Interior Secretary Stewart L. Udall, the Udall Scholarship is the preeminent undergraduate award given out by the Udall Foundation.

Vermont students were challenged this school year to learn how to make thoughtful decisions regarding their money. Today, State Treasurer Beth Pearce recognized student accomplishments in the Reading is an Investment program and the Be Money Wise financial literacy poster contest at a noon ceremony in Montpelier. Both statewide programs are directed by the State Treasurer’s Office.

Southern Vermont College Director of Athletics Michael McDonough announced this week the hire of Sharief Hashim to be the head coach of the newly-formed men’s basketball junior varsity team.

The Board of Trustees at Southern Vermont College appointed Sarah Perkins Dahl, M.D., as a new Board Member at its recent meeting. Dahl is a Vermont native and medical doctor who retired from full-time practice in 2012. She ran a solo gynecology practice in Bennington from 2005 to 2012 and prior to that worked with Green Mountain Women’s Health.

The University of Vermont has named Nancy E. Mathews dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. She will begin her UVM tenure July 1. 

Lorna-Kay Peal, President of the Board of Directors of VTIFF, is delighted to announce the appointment of two new board members who “bring their knowledge and experience in film culture, leadership and financial organization”:

Southern Vermont College (SVC) has announced that it will award the Honorary Degree of Humane Letters to Dr. Jane Altes, former Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim President of Empire State College, and Daniel B. Ginsberg, former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), Washington, DC, at its 87th Commencement on Saturday, May 10.