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Katharine Shepherd, EdD, a professor and interim associate dean in the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at the University of Vermont, was endowed in a formal investiture ceremony on February 7 as the inaugural Levitt Family Green and Gold Professor.

The University of Vermont Health Network announces five new Board of Trustees appointments, whose four-year terms became effective January 1, 2017. They replace five members of the 17-member board whose terms ended at the close of 2016.

The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced today the second cohort of participants in its Talent Pipeline Management Academy, a program supported by a $2.5 million grant from USA Funds.

Please join The Manor in congratulating our Administrator and Executive Director, Lynn Smith, on being chosen "Business Leader of the Year" by the Lamoille Region Chamber of Commerce. Lynn will be honored at the Chamber's Annual Dinner, Wednesday, March 1st at the Stoweflake Resort and Spa in Stowe, VT.

Hark founder Jeffrey Harkness is pleased to accept an invitation by The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) to judge this year’s entries for the 21st Annual Webby Awards scheduled in May 2017.

After 32 years of faithful service, Jerry Cross, President and CEO of One Credit Union has announced his intent to retire at the end of February. When Jerry joined Bryant Credit Union in 1985, it was a fledgling outfit with just $1.8MM in assets, 1400 members, and only the most basic checking, savings and loan products.

White + Burke is proud to announce that Gail Henderson-King received certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) from the National Development Council (NDC) in November 2016. EDFP Certification is a professional credential given to individuals who successfully complete NDC’s intensive economic development finance training series.

Kendra Isbell, PA-C, has joined Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Orthopedics. Isbell is a former Certified Nutrition Support Registered Dietitian and attended graduate school to receive her master’s degree in health sciences and a physician assistant certificate both from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC, in 2009.

Gabrielle Metz, 17, of St Albans and Riley Callen, 14, of Pawlet today were named Vermont's top two youth volunteers of 2017 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Nicole Stefanowicz, AmeriCorps Program Director for the Vermont Higher Education Council, has been elected Board Member-At-Large for Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. Stefanowicz, a Jericho resident, has been an active member of Girl Scouts throughout her school years.

Paul Donovan, DO, has joined the orthopedic practice at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC). Donovan is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and has a certificate of advanced qualification in Sports Medicine. He is also a fellow of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Competitive Computing, also known as C2 ( is a Vermont-based digital solutions company specializing in Digital Commerce, Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services and welcomes Ben Eley and John Hillman.