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The Stern Center for Language and Learning welcomed Julia Caminiti to its staff as Communications Specialist. Julia brings a wealth of expertise in setting strategic marketing direction and implementing successful campaigns for institutions of higher education, businesses, and design firms.

The Vermont State School Nurses’ Association (VSSNA) has awarded Jeanne Nummelin, RN care coordinator at St. Johnsbury Pediatrics the 2020 J. Ward Stackpole, MD Recognition Award. Nummelin has been a nurse for 35 years. For the last 20 years, she has been part of the St. Johnsbury Pediatrics team. There she has been a floor nurse, triage nurse, and most recently, a clinical care coordinator.

ECFiber’s governing board voted unanimously to add four towns to its coverage area: Windsor along its southern edge, and Fairlee, West Fairlee, and Corinth along its northern edge. The action came at the annual meeting of the East Central Vermont Telecommunications District, the municipality that delivers world-class broadband as ECFiber.

Elisabeth Kulas will retire from her position as Executive Director of the Housing Trust of Rutland County in December 2020 after 27 years leading the organization.  Kulas’s retirement was announced by the Board of Directors on Friday.  The search for a replacement will begin immediately, and an overlap with the new director is planned prior to Ms. Kulas’ departure.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today announced the addition of Jack Associates Real Estate to the network. The brokerage, headquartered in South Burlington, has served the area for 45 years and will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vermont Realty Group going forward.

Vitor Mori, a postdoctoral student in the University of Vermont’s Vermont Lung Center, has been awarded a Quantitative Biology Fellowship by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

LaunchVT has selected the seven Vermont startups that will be participating in its 2020 Accelerator. This is the eighth cohort of startups to come through LaunchVT’s acceleration program.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s (SVMC) ExpressCare in Bennington is pleased to welcome Physician Assistant Spencer Ciancola. With this appointment, Ciancola also joins the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group. 

The Vermont Access Network (VAN), the organization of 25 Public, Educational, Government (PEG) community media centers, held its annual meeting remotely on May 1, 2020. Over 60 VAN staff/board members from 21 centers throughout the state and supporting members attended.

Mary Powell, former CEO of Vermont utility Green Mountain Power and a leader in transforming the energy system to be better distributed to homes, business

Vermont Public Radio has won five 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for its journalism in 2019, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced.

University of Vermont English professor Emily Bernard has been named a 2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Recognized as one of the highest honors for faculty in the humanities and social sciences, the Carnegie Fellowship awards $200,000 to scholars to support research that addresses important and enduring issues confronting society.