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The University of Vermont has named Professor H.W. "Bud" Meyers director of the James M. Jeffords Center, a newly established center at UVM for public policy research. The mission of the center is to conduct rigorous, scientifically-based research and evaluation, education, training, and outreach that will support the public's efforts to address complex and challenging issues.

Pragmatic Technologies, Inc has announced their continued growth in adding a new talented employee. The company now numbers 12 full time employees, and plans to see increased business throughout 2009. Recently hired was Justin Newcom as Software Engineer. Newcom is a recent graduate of St. Lawrence University double majoring in Computer Science and Government.

DuBois & King, Inc., consulting engineers announced that Thomas F. Boll, P.E., has joined the firm's Structures Department as Senior Project Manager. Boll is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) with 35 years of consulting engineering experience specializing in structural design for municipal, institutional, corporate, commercial, and residential building projects.

The Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury has announced that Stephanie Parker has been named the new Director of Sales and Marketing. Stephanie has a long and successful background in sales and marketing. She has spent 15 years in advertising sales in Television, Radio and Print. She has also spent 10 years in pharmaceutical sales with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

Bullrock Corporation has announced that Sara Wool has been named the new Director of Development and Outreach. Sara has significant experience in sales, marketing and fundraising.

On October 12th, Stafford Technical Center's Chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America ( FCCLA) installed new officers for the 2009-2010 school year.

Patrick Brown, owner of the Caribbean Corner Restaurant and Director of the Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center, who also teaches Caribbean Studies at the University of Vermont was given the Distinguished Member Award by the Vermont chapter on October 4th in the Davis Center. Brown has taught at UVM since 1999.

KeyBank recently hired Dave Corliss as Merchant Services Account Executive. He helps Vermont business owners develop customized payment processing systems, including credit card services, electronic gift cards and currency conversion solutions. Corliss brings experience serving clients as a mortgage officer and as a homeownership program coordinator in his native Oregon.

The 39th Annual Creativity Awards has named Mark Sylvester as the Platinum winner in the Creative Firm, Self-Promotion, Single Unit Category. The 'Cirque du Quirk' promotional piece was a collaboration between Sylvester and Boston-based photographer Bob Packert.

Dr. Patricia D. Siplon, Saint Michael's College professor of political science, earned the top Saint Michael’s scholarship award, the Scholarship & Artistic Achievement Award, for 2009, as selected by her faculty colleagues and presented at the Academic Convocation September 25 in the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel on the college campus. Dr.

Vermont Agency of Transportation Secretary David Dill announced today that Joseph Flynn of South Hero has been appointed Transportation Rail Director with the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

David Conard, a real estate and construction lawyer with Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP in Burlington, received the VBA President's Award for Outstanding Service at the 131st Annual Meeting of the Vermont Bar Association, held Friday, September 25, 2009, at the Lake Morey Resort.

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