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The Vermont Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Vermont Arts Awards. These prestigious annual awards recognize outstanding individual and organizational contributions to the arts. Awards honor educators, artists, performers, advocates, administrators, volunteers, and scholars. In 2019, Vermonters will be recognized for their contributions in five categories.

Army Veteran Shannon Blake, of Shelburne, VT, participated in the 2019 National Disabled Veterans TEE (Train, Expose, Experience) Tournament held in Iowa City, September 8-13. The 26th National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament (NDVTEE) is an annual rehabilitative event sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce has been elected president of the National Association of Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT), a nonpartisan organization made up of state government finance leaders in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

Origin, an award-winning outdoor sport and tourism-focused creative, content and strategic marketing agency founded in Whistler, Canada, announced today the hire of Ben Hewitt as senior writer. Ben joins Account Director and Strategist Laura Merino as the second U.S.-based Origin employee after Origin established a U.S. subsidiary in April.

Mary Cushman, MD, MSc, joins the American Heart Association Eastern States Board of Directors. Dr.

The Stern Center for Language and Learning announces that Nancy Mather, Ph.D., and Louisa Moats, Ed.D., will co-present a full-day symposium on literacy, dyslexia, and education on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier, Vermont.

Cammie Kumetz is a Certified Orthopaedic Assistant and a Certified Medical Assistant. Cammie has worked locally in Vermont for the last eight years in an Orthopaedic office. Cammie obtained her AAS degree in 1996 from Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh, NY and then went on to work for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals for 15 years, first as a Toxicology Technician and later as an IT Analyst.

The Vermont State Police held its Annual Awards Ceremony on Sept 6, 2019, in the House Chamber of the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier. Gov Phil Scott, Commissioner of Public Safety Michael Schirling and Col. Matthew T. Birmingham, director of the state police, honored members of the agency and others for acts of heroism and community service.

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, Kathleen McGraw, MD, was awarded the credential of Certified Physician Executive through the certifying body of the American Association for Physician Leadership on August 15. 2019.

Dinse PC announces that twelve of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America 2019 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc, of Aiken, SC) in nineteen different practice areas. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Rutland Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Danielle Robillard Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) has recently joined their Hospital Medicine team. Danielle holds a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (FNP) and Primary Care Certificate, all from Purdue Global University.

Rutland Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Anesthesiologist, Erika M Cyr MD to their team. Dr Cyr received her Doctor of Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Walter Reed National Military Center and internship with Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr Cyr is board-certified in Anesthesiology.