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Michael Stefanowicz, outstanding student and volunteer service leader, has been named admission counselor at Saint Michael's College. Stefanowicz, a May 2009 graduate of the liberal arts residential Catholic college, was awarded the Father Prevel Memorial award, which goes to the top male graduate each year. Mr.

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of microplate instrumentation for drug discovery and life science solutions, has named Mr. Danny Luo as General Manager of BioTek's China office. Mr.

The American Cancer Society’s New England Division Board of Directors announced the recent election of Dr. Leslie Lockridge of Newport, Oncologist with the North Country Oncology Services at North Country Hospital to a three-year term as a member of the Board. Dr.

Jack Glade, Executive Director of The Tutorial Center in Bennington has been appointed Co-Chair of the Program Committee for the 3rd Social Enterprise World Forum: Summit 2010, to be held April 28-30, 2010 in San Francisco. The growth of the social enterprise sector has the potential to be a defining innovation of this century.

Vermont State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding has named Stephen Wisloski to the position of Director of Investment and Debt Management. Wisloski brings more than 12 years of broad-based municipal finance experience to the job. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and of Essex High School. He recently relocated to Vermont.

Mike Du Pont of Saint Albans has joined Heritage Flight and Heritage Aviation as their new CFO. Mr. Du Pont has extensive experience in many different industries, including Senior Auditor for Ernst and Whinney, treasurer for Burton Snowboards and CFO for Peregrine Outfitters, Suss MicroTec and Jay Peak Resorts.

Patti Coultas has been named Director of the Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation Program at Vermont Technical College. The Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation Program is an educational licensing route for both the trades & industry as well as technical professional instructors at Vermont's 16 technical high schools.

NRG Systems, Inc., manufacturer of wind measurement equipment for the global wind energy industry, announces the addition of Brendan Taylor as engineering manager. Taylor comes to NRG Systems with more than ten years of experience in software design and management in the wind energy industry.

Lund Family Center elected Katie Halsey to its Board of Trustees this summer. Halsey is a certified personal trainer for women of all ages.

Porter Knight, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of partner Catherine Matosky (Certified Project Management Professional, PMP). Matosky brings a wealth of organizing, project management, and process design experience after spending more than 20 years in the medical software industry.

Two longtime faculty members said farewell to Lyndon State College at the end of June. Professors Alan Boye and David Conant have together completed 55 years at Lyndon, Boye in the English Department and Conant in the Natural Sciences Department.

Gifford Medical Center’s hospitalist team has grown to include certified physician assistant Joshua Gleiner. Gleiner of Orleans comes to Gifford from North Country Health System, where he worked for the last two years providing primary care to rural patients of all ages at Community Medical Associates in Newport.