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Susan Bartlett is happy to announce that Hadley Birkett has joined the campaign as Field Director. Her most recent experience was serving as Field Director for Harry Teague's successful run for Congress in New Mexico. It was the first time that district was won by a democrat since 1980.

The Public Library Association (PLA) has awarded Leadership Fellows scholarships for programs at the Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington and the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

The Vermont Business Center has announced that Holly Magoon, Marketing Manager at Nikon Precision, has successfully completed the requirements of the Professional Certificate in Leadership and Management.

Ken Libertoff, a leading figure in the Vermont mental health community, will be presented a Legendary Leadership Award by Mental Health America on June 9 at its 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The honor recognizes Libertoff's lasting contributions to the mental health field and his leadership locally and nationally.

The Vermont Business Center has announced that Matthew Butterly, Regional Store Manager at Burton, has successfully completed the requirements of the Professional Certificate in Leadership and Management.

Jerome Kelley, retired former Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture, will be honored at the upcoming Vermont Specialty Food Association meeting June 10. The event will be held at the Summit Lodge in Killington.

Molly Dillon, President of Merchants Trust Company, announced that Cathleen Doty has joined the trust and investment division of Merchants Bank. Cathleen will serve as Senior Relationship Manager with the team in Manchester and will maintain an office in the Rutland market. Doty has over 25 years of trust and investment experience in the southern Vermont area. Formerly with TD Bank, Ms.

Norwich University officials announced today that beginning July 1 Guiyou Huang, Ph.D., will serve as vice president of academic affairs.

The College of St. Joseph in Rutland, Vermont, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Harvey as Accounts Receivable Clerk in the CSJ Business Office.

Marlboro College announced today the addition of three new members to its board of trustees.
All three of the new trustees have previous ties to the college. Two are alumna, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina '72 and Elizabeth Doyle Glenshaw '81, while Suzanne Marie Olbricht is the mother of alumnus Michael Harrist '10 and Ariel Harrist, who just completed her freshman year.

The Vermont legislature recently honored Middlebury attorney Peter Langrock, a founding partner of the law firm of Langrock Sperry & Wool LLP. The concurrent resolution recognized the fiftieth anniversary of his being admitted to the bar and his subsequent contributions to the Vermont way of life.

Southern Vermont College has named John Baackes to its Board of Trustees. Baackes is the chief executive officer of Senior Whole Health (SWH), which operates plans for dual-eligible beneficiaries in Mass., Ct., and N.Y. Under Baackes’ direction, Senior Whole Health has developed a program for improving the overall access and quality of elderly care in both the public and private sectors.