In this post we’ll introduce you to two new members of the Middlebury College staff who are working in the Facilities Services and Athletics departments. Please join us as we welcome Joseph and Cathy to campus!
Joseph Aiello was hired in September as a floor crew custodian in Facilities Services. Joseph attended Mohawk Valley Community College and then owned a hair salon for many years. He reports that he is very happy to be a part of the Middlebury College staff.
Cathy Bersuder began working as an athletic trainer in the Athletics Department in August. She will be working with the women’s soccer team, the men’s ice hockey team, and the men’s and women’s tennis teams. Cathy is originally from Saline, Michigan, and received her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Grand Valley State University. She earned her master’s degree in general education from Elmira College in New York. Cathy is living in Middlebury and enjoys crafts, sports, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.
In this post we’ll introduce you to two new members of the Middlebury College staff who are working in Library and Information Services and the Admissions office. Please join us as we welcome Wendy and Sara to campus!
Wendy Shook was hired as the new Science Data Librarian in LIS in August. Wendy has a BSc in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. She was employed at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona and Gemini Observatory in Hawaii for many years and earned her MIS in 2011 at Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia. Wendy shares that relocating from Hawaii to Vermont has been a grand adventure for the whole family!
Sara Cohen returned to the Admissions Office as an Admissions Counselor in August. During her senior year at Middlebury, Sara worked as a Senior Fellow in the office, and was able to get a small taste of the work of Emma Willard House. Sara shares that she loved her time at Middlebury as a student, and is excited to meet new prospective students and represent Middlebury in the territories she travels to, including parts of Texas and the southeast. She also enjoys being a permanent resident of Middlebury, and venturing further afield in Vermont than she had time to do as a student, particularly exploring new roads and trails and trying new restaurants!
In this post we’ll introduce you to two new members of the Middlebury College staff who are working in Facilities Services and College Advancement. Please join us as we welcome Michael and Kevin to campus!
Michael Tester was hired in August as a crew custodian-floor in Facilities Services. Michael moved to Vermont a year ago, but was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area and spent four years in the U.S. Marines. He sports a laid back attitude and work experience that has given him a large variety of opportunities.
Kevin Morgenstein Fuerst is the new assistant director of annual giving in College Advancement. Kevin graduated from Colgate University in 2005 and earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2006. Prior to coming to Middlebury, Kevin was an institutional researcher in Cambridge, Mass., and a K-12 school district administrator in Chapel Hill, N.C. Kevin loves all things food–growing, cooking, and eating. He shares this food obsession with his wife, Ilyse, who is a faculty member at UVM.
In this post we’ll introduce you to two new members of the Middlebury College staff who are working in the Brainerd and Cook Commons. Please join us as we welcome Nial and Nadia back to campus!
Nial Rele was hired as the new Commons Residential Advisor for Brainerd Commons. He graduated from Middlebury in May and grew up in Bombay, India and Lagos, Nigeria.
Nadia Schreiber is the new Commons Residential Advisor for Cook Commons. Nadia also graduated from Middlebury in May. She majored in International Studies focusing on Latin America and Political Science. Nadia is really happy to be back at Middlebury this year!
In this post we’ll introduce you to two new members of the Middlebury College staff who are working in the Bookstore and LIS. Please join us as we welcome Molly and Chris to campus!
Molly Connor was hired this summer as retail merchandiser coordinator in the Middlebury College Bookstore. Molly is a 2006 graduate of Johnson State College where she majored in sociology/anthropology. Following graduation, Molly worked as a sales associate for T.J. Maxx for five years overseeing the jewelry department, as a part-time staff member at Elderly Services in Middlebury, and as a volunteer for Neat Repeats. Molly enjoys a good read, entertaining movies, plays (especially our local talent at the Town Hall Theatre!), and day trips.
Chris Anderson graduated from Middlebury College in May of 2010 and returns to Middlebury to serve as a computing specialist II in LIS. After returning to his home state of Wisconsin, he worked for the University of Madison for two years as an IT specialist. Chris is excited to be back at Middlebury, and hopes to pursue his burgeoning hobby of writing, as well as availing himself of the library’s–for that matter, the campus’s–vast resources.
In this post we’ll introduce you to two new members of the Middlebury College staff who are both recent graduates of Middlebury and working in College Advancement. Please join us as we welcome Kris and Hilary back to campus!
Kris Williams is a recent Middlebury graduate who joined the College Advancement team as the new Assistant Director of Annual Giving in June. Kris majored in Environmental Economics and will be working on technology and marketing for the annual fund. He likes to backpack, fish, scuba dive, crunch numbers in Excel, ski, swim, and run.
Hilary Cunningham graduated from Middlebury in May of 2012 and participated in the 2011 Solar Decathlon. She will be putting her experience to good use as she serves as the Solar Decathlon Coordinator in College Advancement. Hilary is interested in hiking, sustainability, and board games. She also loves being a part of the Middlebury community!
In this post we’ll introduce you to two new members of the Middlebury College staff who are working in the Center for Campus Activities and Leadership and Library and Information Services. Please join us as we welcome Sophie and Jamie to campus!
Sophie Esser Calvi is thrilled to be managing the College’s Organic Farm, returning eight years after she completed an internship there herself. After graduation she ventured out into the wider world of food and wine, where she has worked for wineries and various garden, farm and food organizations. Sophie holds a Master’s Degree in Food Culture and Communications from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy and a BA in International Studies from Middlebury College. She works closely with students, faculty, staff, as well as the broader food community, on numerous food initiatives. Sophie is married to Benjamin Calvi ’03 who is a winemaker. They live on Lake Bomoseen with their son Arthur who keeps them busy and very very happy!
Jamie Carroll has returned to the staff of Middlebury after a 5.5 year hiatus, joining the LIS Helpdesk in the Davis Library as Senior Tech Specialist. Previously he worked at the CET/NITLE office in the Old Courthouse and Marble Works. During his time away, Jamie worked at the 4×4 Center as the Driving School and Technology Manager. He lives in Hinesburg with wife Michelle and two Labrador Retrievers, Harper and Ritter. He volunteers with Essex Rescue as an EMT. Jamie ,Michelle, and the dogs work with Therapy Dogs of Vermont, visiting FAHC and local schools . They enjoy skiing year round, and when they are not skiing they also mountain bike and sail on Lake Champlain. Jamie is interested in finding people to carpool with from Hinesburg.