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Gary Hirshberg, president and CE-Yo, as he likes to be called, of Stonyfield Farm, will deliver the commencement address at the Middlebury College graduation ceremony on May 24. Hirshberg will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Betty and David Jones, John and Bonnie McCardell, Frank Sesno and Clara Yu will also receive honorary degrees.

Shannon Lamb, an elementary educator at Kindle Farm School in Newfane, has received $25,000 for the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.

Lang McLaughry Spera Real Estate is pleased to announce the addition of Betsy Donlon to its team of sales professionals in its Lyndonville office. Prior to joining Lang McLaughry Spera, Betsy served as a broker associate with the Peter D. Watson Agency, Inc in Greensboro, Vermont.

Linda Bogardus has joined TD Insurance, Inc. in Burlington, Vermont, as an Account Manager in the Core Division of Commercial Lines. She is responsible for marketing and servicing large commercial insurance accounts throughout the region. Bogardus has more than 23 years of experience in commercial insurance.

Forester Ross Morgan said he nominated Derby landowner Trevor Evans for the "Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year" award for many reasons. However, to sum it up, he said, "Trevor lives and breathes good forestry practice.

University of Vermont College of Medicine Dean Frederick C. Morin, M.D., has announced that following a national search, William B. Jeffries, Ph.D., has accepted the position of Senior Associate Dean for Education. Dr.

The Board of Directors of WRC Holdings, LLC, the entity that manages The Woodstock Inn & Resort for the Woodstock Foundation, announces the appointment of Werner H. Graef to be President and General Manager of the Resort, effective May 1st.

Mr. Kowalczyk comes to Sovernet with over twenty years of successful financial and operations management, including ten years with telecommunications companies: Maine Cellular, Prexar Internet, and Utilities, Inc. Bill has led the development of strategic plans and implemented financial and operational systems in a number of companies.

Champlain College will confer three honorary degrees during this year’s 131stst Commencement ceremony on May 9. The Board of Trustees of Champlain College selected Lois H. McClure of Shelburne and Holly D. and Robert E. Miller of Burlington to receive honorary doctoral degrees.

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB), an integrated transportation, land development, and environmental services firm, announces Mr. Meddie (Ameddia) J. Perry as an associate. As a Generational Company, VHB is committed to expanding employee ownership to associates and principals, fostering the sustainability of the firm.

Jan Grady has joined Concentra, Inc. as Client Relations Manager, serving medical centers in South Burlington and Barre. Grady, who has over 20 years of sales and customer service experience, will be responsible for selling the services of Concentra, which include clinical services, consulting services and services provided on-site at an employers facility.

At their annual meeting on March 21, 2009, the North American Snow Sports Journalists Association (NASSJA) presented awards in several categories to notable persons who have made significant contributions to winter sports endeavors. The ceremonies took place in Lutsen, Minnesota.