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Stephen Smith, an Architectural Engineering Technology student from Springfield, VT has been awarded the New York State Engineering Technology Association’s 2010 Scholarship Award.

A Vermont electrician recently earned the renewable energy industry’s preeminent certification for solar electric installers. Matthew Murphy, 28, is now certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), an organization that implements voluntary credentialing and certification programs for green energy practitioners.

The ninth annual Rose Black Nursing Excellence Awards at Central Vermont Medical Center were presented this year to three women who provide their patients with superior nursing care. Dr. Percy Black, Rose Black’s son, welcomed everyone and gave thanks to today’s award recipients and all of the nurses at CVMC, on behalf of his mother and the Black family.

Helen Labun Jordan has been selected as Program Director of e-Vermont, the Community Broadband Project. This new two-year initiative will help rural Vermont towns take full advantage of the Internet to address a wide variety of local needs including economic development, school innovation, job creation, downtown marketing, community engagement, and e-commerce.

Allen J. Hinkle, M.D., who has developed acclaimed medical quality and cost management programs for several of the region’s largest and most respected health plans, has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont as it Chief Medical Director. Dr. Hinkle has responsibility for the Plan’s Medical Services Division, and will lead its overall medical cost management programs.

John F. McSoley, Peter L. McCoy, and Tom Stretton announced that Rebecca Campbell joined McSoley McCoy & Co. as a Senior Accountant. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting

Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs has announced that David Brace has been awarded the professional license of Certified Public Accountant. David Brace, CPA, MBA joined Davis & Hodgdon in 2005. He provides a full range of services in the area of audit, tax, and consulting to clients.

The Green Mountain State welcomes back hospitality veteran Courtney Lowe to its community, as he assumes the role of Director of Sales & Marketing (DOSM) for the venerable Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, VT.

Ronald Court, founder of the Booker T. Washington Society has been re-elected by the Board of Directors as President of the society. Jennifer Joyce Faulkner, recently  relocated from Austin, TX has joined the Booker T. Washington Society as executive associate. The Booker T. Washington Society encourages young Americans to Live, Learn, and Lead lives of integrity.

The Honorable Jim Douglas, Governor of Vermont, will be inducted into Academy of Distinguished Canadians and Americans during the 2010 Maple Leaf Foundation Ball on November 6, 2010, at the Boston Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center.

Megan Flanagan of Colchester, Vt., and Hilary Richard of Milton, both students at Saint Michael's College, were awarded the 2010 Governor's Award for Outstanding Community Service through the Vermont Commission on National and Community Service. Governor James Douglas presented the award at the state Capitol in Montpelier on April 10.

John Abry, a forward thinking real estate agent at RE/MAX North Professionals, is offering one of the areas first real estate property search applications for the increasingly popular Apple iPhone as well as the iPod Touch and iPad. John has made this app available for free in an effort to give mobile buyers easy access to local properties for sale.