Alumni Career Conversation: life in DC and work in nonprofits and policy

Join Tarsi Dunlop ’09, Political Science major, for a candid and informal conversation about her life and work in DC.

Friday, October 27

12:30 pm in ADK Library (CCI)

Lunch included!

Here is more about Tarsi.  Come with your questions, all class years and majors welcome.

Tarsi Dunlop is a nonprofit leader, committed to building progressive capacity and infrastructure, Millennial leadership and education equity and access. She is currently the Program and Membership Associate for Local Progress at the Center for Popular Democracy. Prior to that, she served as the Program and Operations Manager at the Learning First Alliance (LFA), a national partnership of education associations committed to strengthening public schools for all children. Her writing has been featured in outlets including the Washington Post, National Priorities Project, and the Next New Deal. She serves as a national board advisory member for Forge Columbus (a civic innovation hub in Columbus, OH) and as part of the Emerging Leaders Group for the Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute.. Prior to LFA, Tarsi was the Director of Operations and Communications at the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network – the nation’s first student policy organization. She remains an active alumni, editing student policy ideas and serving as a steering committee member to help build up the organization’s alumni network.

Careers in Law Symposium October 27

Along with Professor Dry and 4 panelists, join us the Friday of Homecoming weekend, Oct 27 at 4 pm in Hillcrest 103

Attend and learn from these distinguished guests.  All majors and class years welcome!

Jose Lopez, Midd, 1973, Suffolk University Law School 1977; Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Tom Knox, Midd, 1984; University of Michigan Law School 1987; Partner and Global Co-Chair of Corporate Dept. Morrison Foerster, D.C.

Antoinette Rangel Midd, 2009, Georgetown Law Center 2016; Associate, O’Melveny and Myers, New York, NY

Hannah Ross, Yale College 1994, Harvard Law School 1999; General Counsel, Middlebury College

Professional Development Opportunities (MIIS)

Tuesday, October 31 9:00 – 11:00 am

Self-Leadership and Managing Your Energy

McCone Boardroom

Facilitator: Sheila Cameron, Director of Organizational Development, Office of the Provost


In this workshop we will review definitions of self-leadership and energy in the context of our everyday work and explore five practical approaches to “stay charged” and “in charge “of ourselves:

  • Choose a Growth Mindset
  • Avoid the Drama Triangle
  • Shift the Gossip Habit
  • Focus on your Points of Power
  • Practice an Attitude of Gratitude

Register for the Workshop (space is limited)

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There will be open information sessions on October 23rd and 24th for employees to learn more about Flexible Spending Accounts.  The presentations will be available via WebEx. Limited space is available for those in Vermont who prefer to participate in person. Please register in Google Forms.

Monday, October 23: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Location: Davis Library 201 or to access the meeting virtually please see below
Information Session. Benefits eligible employees unfamiliar with the flexible spending plans may attend this session to learn about health and dependent care flexible spending accounts.

WebEx: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212, Access Code: 580-093-021

Tuesday, October 24
: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Location: Sunderland Room 122 or to access the seminar virtually please see below
Workshop, for existing enrollees.  This is a hands-on workshop to learn how to log on, navigate, and submit claims via the portal or the mobile app.

WebEx: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211, Access Code: 877-105-533

If you have questions about your 2017 Flexible Spending Accounts, feel free to reach out to customer service at MyCafeteriaPlan at (937) 865-6500 or toll free at (800) 865-6543.  You may also contact Nancy Lindberg or Franklin Daniel in Human Resources at 802-443-3372.

For more information about Middlebury’s flexible spending benefits, please visit

Benefits Open Enrollment Coming Soon!

 Please mark your calendars – the annual open enrollment period for Middlebury’s health and welfare benefit plans will be held from November 1st through the 14th. All benefits-eligible employees are required to complete the on-line process during this window so please watch your email on November 1st for instructions and benefit details.  If you will be out of town and will not have access to the internet during the open enrollment period please contact Human Resources at 802-443-3372 before November 1st to make alternate enrollment arrangements.  Meanwhile, to reduce pressure on yourself during the open enrollment period consider beginning the process of estimating your flexible spending account elections now, so that you are ready to go when open enrollment starts.

-Benefits Team