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Champlain College celebrated its long-time employees, announced faculty promotions and awarded two top awards to faculty and staff on May 15 at a year-end dinner held at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center.
Champlain College President David F. Finney presented the following awards:

Emily Joselson, a partner at Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, has been named by the board of the Vermont Association for Justice (VTAJ) as secretary. VTAJ is a 30- year-old association of trial attorneys dedicated to protecting the legal rights of Vermont citizens injured by the misconduct or negligence of others.

The eighth annual Rose Black Nursing Excellence Awards at Central Vermont Medical Center were presented on Monday to two 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.

Shelli Guay of Milton is slated to join the Board of Directors for the March of Dimes Vermont Chapter on June 2. Guay’s intent to join the board will be announced at this Saturday’s March for Babies walk in Burlington, starting at 9:00am at Burlington High School.

Stephen Bogner was promoted to Executive Vice President of Ideas Well Done, LLC, foodservice product designers and developers. Mr. Bogner has been involved in foodservice industry product development activities since 1999 when he joined Colburn Treat to help develop the Stellar line of steamers now owned by Market Forge Industries.

Bill Young, Executive Director of Maple Leaf Farm is pleased to announce that Libby Kennedy was recently hired as an Assessment Counselor.  Libby graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with Masters in Community Mental Health, and, completed a clinical fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Division of Addictions.  She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Master of Divinity, o

William A. Baker, President of the Vermont Children's Aid Society Board of Directors announced the appointment of Denise Nagelschmidt as Interim Executive Director of the Vermont Children's Aid Society. Baker noted that Denise has provided exceptional leadership to the agency and its Board of Directors, rising to become President of the Board this last November.

Former President and CEO of the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Elisabeth Robert, announced her acquisition of a majority interest in Terry Precision Cycling, today’s premier women’s cycling company.  Terry’s founder Georgena Terry and Vice President of Marketing Paula Dyba will remain as continuing equity partners in the business.

Michael Rosenberg, an attorney with Burak Anderson & Melloni, PLC has been named as a member of the National Association of Dealer Counsel. Michael is the only Vermont attorney serving as a member of the NADC, a nationwide professional organization of lawyers who represent automobile dealers.

The Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Wesley W. Oswald has accepted the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer.  Oswald is temporarily filling the position vacated by long-time NMC CEO Peter Hofstetter, who has accepted the CEO position at Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, New Mexico.

The University of Vermont announced that Thomas C. Vogelmann has been named dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Vogelmann is currently interim dean of the college, a position he has held since July 1, 2008.  His new position is effective immediately. 

Laura Hubbell MSW, Program Manager, for the Care Management Department at Central Vermont Medical Center, recently earned her certification as an Accredited Case Manager, ACM from the American Case Management Association (AMCA). AMCA is the non-profit membership organization for Hospital/Health System Case management professionals.