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New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) announced recently the winners of NEFCU’s 2009 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarships. Caroline Weaver of South Burlington is a recent South Burlington High School graduate who will be attending Harvard University in the fall.

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Paul Kaza Associates, one of the state’s leading marketing firms, has added two new members to its team. Gayle Eustis has been appointed Financial Administrator, and is responsible for day to day bookkeeping as well as contracts and subcontracts for the firm. Bonnie Schaeffer has been named Media Coordinator, and handles outbound media orders and the tracking of media buys.

This past month Shawn Garrett from Advanced Appliance Repair and Service was awarded the Bronze level for President's Volunteer Service Award. This is in recogniton for hours volunteered in 2008. Shawn is also on track to receive the same award for 2009.

Nicole Morris, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Champlain College, has been selected as one of twenty eight Certified Public Accountants, nationally, to attend the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s AICPA Leadership Academy.

Dr. Blanche Podhajski, President and Founder of the Stern Center for Language and Learning, is pleased to announce the appointment of Janna Osman, M.Ed., as Program Director for Professional Learning. Ms.

The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) awarded Bill Martin their Green Designation. NAR’s Green Designation is the only environmental real estate designation for REALTORS® recognized by the National Association of REALTORS. Martin is the first REALTOR in the Champlain Valley and northern Vermont to receive it.

It is with great pleasure that the VT-NH Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure announces that the 2009 Survivor of the Year Award will be presented to Mary Noel Gluck of Pittsfield, Vermont. The award will be presented to Ms Gluck this Sunday, July 26, during the Awards Ceremony following the 17th Annual VT-NH Race for the Cure at Hildene Meadows in Manchester, Vermont.

Union Bank’s Duwella Stewart was honored by the Vermont Bankers Association for her 50 years of service in local banking with Union Bank. During her tenure at the bank, she has served as personal banker, teller, special project supervisor, bookkeeper, proof operator and more.

Governor Jim Douglas, Speaker Shap Smith and Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin announced that they have tapped the former head of Green Mountain Power to lead the Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA).

Jennifer Wool has joined Lund Family Center as Chief Development Officer . She is responsible for managing fundraising, marketing and public relations for the 119 year old organization that annually serves more than 4,000 Vermonters in its workto reduce child abuse and neglect, strengthen children and families and create new families through adoption.

The Learning Place Childcare Center opened recently at 86 Center Rd in Essex with a new owner and director, Christina Tiemann. Tiemann holds a degree in Early Childhood Development and Professional Studies. She has worked in childcare in the Burlington area for ten years prior to opening her own center. Christina believes in helping children develop in a safe, fun and nurturing environment.