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The Senate Committee on Committees has appointed Erica Hare of Berlin to serve a four-year term on the Vermont Commission on Women. Ms. Hare is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the Stern School of Business at New York University. A dedicated nonprofit leader, Ms.

University of Vermont President Suresh Garimella and Interim Provost and Senior Vice President Patricia Prelock have announced the appointment of Jean Harvey, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and associate dean for research, as interim dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

A Vermont high school skilled trades teacher is among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who were named today as semifinalists for the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Baxter Weed, a teacher at Cold Hollow Career Center in Enosburg Falls, and his skilled trades program are in the running for a share of $1 million in total cash awards.

Caitlin Frauton has joined Adam Hergenrother Companies as the Director of Marketing where she will work on the brand strategy and implementation for Adam Hergenrother Companies, Adam Hergenrother Training, and Adam Hergenrother Foundation as well as assisting with branding for BlackRock Construction and KW Vermont. 

The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) announces the promotions of three longtime employees, as well as changes to its board of directors. David Farnsworth and Jan Rosenow have been promoted to principals; Jessica Shipley has been promoted to senior associate.

Rutland Regional Medical Center welcomes Andrew C. Boyer, MD, to its Diagnostic Imaging Department. Dr. Boyer is board-certified in radiology with a clinical expertise in breast and body imaging.

Rutland Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Thomas Schmidt, MD is now affiliated with Rutland Regional Neurology Center, specializing in the diagnosis, and treatment of injuries, diseases, and disorders of the nervous system.

Laura M. Cohen, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with Rutland Regional Medical Center was a recent recipient of the prestigious American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2019 State Award for Excellence.

Rutland Regional is pleased to welcome Carissa McCauley, Audiologist (AuD) to our ENT & Audiology team. Her focus will be on the prevention, diagnosis, and the treatment of hearing and balance disorders for people of all ages.

John T. Hallowell, president and managing director of the Woodstock Inn & Resort, announced the appointments of Ryan Beaudoin as Kelly Way Gardens Chef and Jason Schmidtke as Special Events Chef. “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Ryan Beaudoin and Jason Schmidtke as the newest additions to our renowned culinary teams,” said John T. Hallowell.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is proud to announce the graduation of two residents in the Podiatry Residency Program. At a gathering of health system leadership, faculty, and fellow residents, McCamie Patterson, DPM, and Jeffrey Pantano, DPM, were awarded certificates of completion on the evening of Thursday, June 27 at the Mount Anthony Country Club.

Tammy Pollard, Personal Lines Supervisor at The Richards Group in Manchester, VT has earned the Safeco Insurance Award of Excellence for her superior underwriting skills and long-term commitment to Safeco Insurance for the second consecutive year.