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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.

The American Cancer Society announces the appointment of Kate Kerrigan as Community Executive for Endurance Events. Kate will plan and organize Society events such as marathons, cycling races and other endurance events to raise money for promotion, advocacy, and research of cancer.

Janet Collins will officially start as a Techniques Instructor at the Vermont Woodworking School in Fairfax, beginning Thursday, April 23rd, 2009. Collins will support Co-Founder, Robert Fletcher in the education of the full and part-time students enrolled in the Woodworking Immersion Program, and of students attending classes and workshops at the school.

The Stephen Huneck Gallery of St Johnsbury Vermont has agreed to partner with Vermont Ski Museum in a fundraising program to benefit the Museum. Stephen Huneck is a world renowned artist best known for his books and artwork about his Labrador retriever Sally and the Dog Chapel at Dog Mountain. 

University of Vermont College of Medicine Dean Frederick C. Morin, M.D., has announced that, after a national search, Ira Bernstein, M.D., has been named senior associate dean for research. Bernstein, who will succeed Russell Tracy, Ph.D., professor of pathology and biochemistry and director of the Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research, will begin his new position on July 1, 2009.

Northern Power Systems, Inc., a next-generation wind energy company, announced that William E. Decker has been appointed Chief Human Resources Officer. The appointment continues Northern's progression toward becoming a major commercial force in the wind power industry. Mr.