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Few of us have never suffered a burn, whether a sunburn or a burn on a hot pan. Minor burns are very painful, but severe burns can have permanent, and sometimes deadly, effects.

An incredible onslaught of people, activity, rickshaws, food vendors, goats, cows, over-loaded buses—all mingling on the streets of the teeming city of Kolkata.
Such was the impression of the eight students and two staff members from Saint Michael's College, who spent three weeks, May 18 to June 8, doing volunteer work in Kolkata (AKA Calcutta), India.

Samantha Talbot recently joined the Vermont Symphony Orchestra staff as office manager. She served most recently as marketing coordinator for Spruce Peak at Stowe. Prior to that position, she was an intern in the brand management and market research departments of KSV in Burlington and worked as a volunteer and site coordinator for the Vermont Mozart Festival summer series. Talbot holds B.A.

Cindy Beaudoin-Valyou of Milton, a 20+ year veteran of the Saint Michael's College Early Learning Center, was named the 2009 Early Childhood Professional of the Year by the Building Bright Futures Council of Chittenden County at ceremonies held June 11 at Trinity Church in Shelburne.

Walking Through the Seasons by Marilyn Webb Neagley and Wind Ridge Publishing of Shelburne, VT received the IPPY gold medal book award for best northeastern regional non-fiction.

RehabGYM is proud to announce the addition of three employees: Jacquelyn Dempsey OTR/L now offers Occupational Therapy services at our Colchester location, and Keilani Lime and Cara Moorby have joined our administrative team in Williston.

Rory Waterman, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Vermont, has been selected as a 2009 Cottrell Scholar.
Presented by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, Waterman will receive a $100,000 research award in recognition of his leadership in both teaching and scholarship.

Craig Provost, a member of Union Bank’s Commercial Lending Team serving in the Bank’s Stowe Office, recently completed the two year New England School for Financial Studies program at Babson College in Boston, MA. This intensive program involves two one-week on campus sessions and several independent projects throughout the year between the two sessions.

Vermont Grocers' Association is pleased to announce its scholarship winners chosen for the 2009-2010 academic year. Twelve high school graduates were selected to receive grants to be applied to their college education expenses. VGA's Scholarship Program was established to provide financial assistance to promising students to further their education.

Marcelle P. Leahy, a registered nurse who has served medical organizations in Vermont and the nation, was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters at the Saint Michael's College 2009 commencement on May 14.

Sister Irene Duchesneau, RHSJ, long-time leader of Fanny Allen hospital, was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters at the Saint Michael's College 2009 commencement on May 14.

Mason W. Alling of Richmond has been hired by FairPoint Communications to serve as an account manager in Chittenden and Franklin Counties. Prior to joining FairPoint, Alling was the owner of a telecom sales agency, and has had five years of experience in the telecommunications field.