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St Johnsbury Academy Culinary Arts instructor Gerard “Jerry” Prevost was among the honorees at this year’s American Culinary Federation (ACF) National Convention, held July 11-14 in Orlando, FL.

Eric Bornemann has joined Earth Turbines, Inc. as a mechanical engineer. Eric recently received his electromechanical engineering degree from Vermont Technical College, where he was Student Engineer of the Year.

Jarrett Law Office, PLC is pleased to announce that Glenn A. Jarrett, Esq., the principal of the firm, was the sole presenter at a National Business Institute tele-seminar, “What a Vermont Plaintiff’s Attorney Needs to Know About Special Needs Trusts, Medicare and Medicaid Liens and Medicare Set-Asides” on June 18, 2009.

New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) announced recently the winners of NEFCU’s 2009 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarships. Caroline Weaver of South Burlington is a recent South Burlington High School graduate who will be attending Harvard University in the fall.

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Paul Kaza Associates, one of the state’s leading marketing firms, has added two new members to its team. Gayle Eustis has been appointed Financial Administrator, and is responsible for day to day bookkeeping as well as contracts and subcontracts for the firm. Bonnie Schaeffer has been named Media Coordinator, and handles outbound media orders and the tracking of media buys.

This past month Shawn Garrett from Advanced Appliance Repair and Service was awarded the Bronze level for President's Volunteer Service Award. This is in recogniton for hours volunteered in 2008. Shawn is also on track to receive the same award for 2009.

Nicole Morris, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Champlain College, has been selected as one of twenty eight Certified Public Accountants, nationally, to attend the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s AICPA Leadership Academy.

Dr. Blanche Podhajski, President and Founder of the Stern Center for Language and Learning, is pleased to announce the appointment of Janna Osman, M.Ed., as Program Director for Professional Learning. Ms.

The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) awarded Bill Martin their Green Designation. NAR’s Green Designation is the only environmental real estate designation for REALTORS® recognized by the National Association of REALTORS. Martin is the first REALTOR in the Champlain Valley and northern Vermont to receive it.

It is with great pleasure that the VT-NH Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure announces that the 2009 Survivor of the Year Award will be presented to Mary Noel Gluck of Pittsfield, Vermont. The award will be presented to Ms Gluck this Sunday, July 26, during the Awards Ceremony following the 17th Annual VT-NH Race for the Cure at Hildene Meadows in Manchester, Vermont.

Union Bank’s Duwella Stewart was honored by the Vermont Bankers Association for her 50 years of service in local banking with Union Bank. During her tenure at the bank, she has served as personal banker, teller, special project supervisor, bookkeeper, proof operator and more.