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Since arriving at North Country Hospital in 2006 to head up the North Country Hospital Oncology and Hematology Clinic Dr. Leslie Lockridge has earned the respect of his patients and peers. The cancer specialist’s dedication to his profession, and his depth of knowledge, has attracted the attention of the American Cancer Society. Dr.

Many people dread going to work as they yearn longingly for their retirement years. Sue (Ward) Morin of Newport, a registered nurse in North Country Hospital’s Maternal Child Department is not one of those people. She loves her job helping bring babies into the world, and she has no dreams of retirement in the foreseeable future. “I love what I do; I just love it,” she said.

At the pinning ceremony at Castleton State College in May, eight Lyndon State nurses who completed the joint nursing program received their pins. Pins have been presented to new nurses since the Renaissance and earlier as a welcome to the profession and to note the school from which they graduated.

Citizens Bank has announced that Joseph McGowan has been named the manager of its branch in Burlington. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the branch, including providing quality customer service, business development and implementing promotional activities and programs.

At ceremonies June 13 during Saint Michael's College Reunion 2009 festivities, the SMC Alumni Association named Joanne Nelson, a 1984 graduate of the college, as the Rev. John Verret, SSE, Distinguished Alumna of the Year. An extraordinary servant to college students at Saint Michael’s and then at Emmanuel College, Ms.

At ceremonies June 13 during Saint Michael's College Reunion 2009 festivities, the SMC Alumni Association named Joseph Boutin Alumnus of the Year. A leader in the banking industry in Vermont and nationally, Mr. Boutin, a 1969 graduate of Saint Michael’s, celebrated the 40th anniversary of his graduation at the reunion.

Laura Hall, 21, of South Burlington was crowned Miss Vermont 2009 at the historic Barre Opera House last week. Hall is a senior at Assumption College, studying Organizational Communication. She performed a jazz dance to “Almost Like Being in Love” in the talent portion of the competition. Hall has chosen “Youth Empowerment – Leaders of Today” as her platform for her year of service.

Students and teachers from 16 high schools in Vermont, Connecticut, New York and Puerto Rico will be in Saint Michael's College biology labs and area streams, June 28 to July 2, to learn cutting-edge techniques in streams ecology. In the 2nd annual Streams Project High School Program sponsored by Vermont Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (Vt.

Competitive Computing (C2), a business technology firm located in Colchester, is pleased to announce its 2009 internship program.

One plans to bring new services to a low-income Hispanic community. Another wants to revitalize a small town devastated by a tornado. A third plans to offer new job training to the unemployed. Yet another wants to assist those on the verge of financial disaster.

Three Lyndon State professors have attained the designation most sought after by college and university educators; they have been granted tenure. This year, two of those were also promoted.

The North Country Animal League’s Board of Trustees announced that Deb Fennell was hired as Executive Director. Fennell has over 20 years leadership experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors as director of the Smugglers’ Notch Ski Club, camp director of YWCA of Vermont’s Camp Hochelaga and camp director of Windridge Camp at Teela-Wooket.