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New Employees

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In this post we’ll introduce you to two new members of the Middlebury College staff who are working in College Advancement and LIS. Please join us as we welcome Betsy and Rebekah to campus!

Betsy Killorin joined College Advancement as the Leadership Gifts Associate in April. Prior to coming to the College Betsy worked for several years processing mortgages at Peoples United Bank. Betsy has a degree in Music Education as a Flute major and taught privately and in the ACSU schools. She is still active performing at local events and with the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra. A 23 year resident of Weybridge, Betsy has three children; two in college and one who attends Middlebury Union High School.  Betsy also enjoys culinary arts, reading, and obsessively following the Men’s Pro Tennis Tour.

Rebekah Irwin is a “new” member of the LIS team and serves as the Head of Collections and Digital Initiatives. Rebekah has been with the College since last August, however she has not yet been formally introduced via MiddPoints so we are catching up now. Before arriving at Middlebury last fall, she was a librarian at Yale University. Originally from Wisconsin, Rebekah feels quite at home among Addison County’s dairy farms and rolling landscape. Rebekah spends a lot of time thinking about libraries and books, as well as spending time with her husband and young daughters, bicycling, raising hens, and renovating their 1920s house.

New Employees

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In this post we’ll introduce you to two new members of the Middlebury College staff who are working in Dining Services and College Advancement. Please join us as we welcome Nick and Ben to campus!

Nick Williams joined Dining Services in March as a third cook in Ross. Prior to coming to the College Nick worked for five years at Wake Robin retirement community. Nick attended St. Johnsbury Academy before he worked at the Balsams Grand Hotel during his culinary apprenticeship. He is looking forward to being closer to home in his new position, and enjoys several outdoor activities including skiing and hiking.

 

Ben Wilson has joined College Advancement as the new assistant director of prospect research. Prior to coming to the College, Ben was an attorney at the Middlebury law office of Langrock, Sperry, and Wool and in Boston at the firm Foley Hoag. Ben serves on the boards of the Better Middlebury Partnership and Otter Creek Child Care Center. He lives in Weybridge with his wife, Trina, and their two children.

New Employees

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In this post we’ll introduce you to two members of the Middlebury College staff who are working in the Facilities Services department and at the Parton Health and Counseling Center. Please join us as we welcome Tony to campus and congratulate Anne on her transition.

Tony Quenneville joined the Facilities Services department in February as a Waste and Recycling Handler. Prior to coming to the College, Tony operated a dairy farm which he sold in 2004. Subsequently he built his own home and worked independently in carpentry and as an equipment operator for local farmers. Tony has lived in Whiting all of his life and enjoys boating, fishing, and hunting.

 

Congratulations to Anne Klinck Cluss who transitioned into a benefits eligible position as a Staff Nurse at the Parton Health and Counseling Center in January.  Anne is a 1987 graduate of Middlebury College and earned her BS in nursing in 1990 from the University of San Francisco. She has worked for the College since 1991 and also as the Head Nurse at Camp Keewaydin during the summers. In her free time Anne enjoys canoeing, gardening, camping, playing the clarinet, and listening to music.

New Employee

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In this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff who is working in the Admissions office. Please join us as we welcome Caroline to campus!

Caroline Damon joined the Admissions Office in 2011 as assistant director following work in a variety of educational settings. Originally from New Hampshire, she began her career as a teacher and ski coach at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, Colo. In 2006, Caroline traded the Rocky Mountains for the Green Mountains of Vermont. Happy to be closer to her roots, she most recently worked for the Middlebury Language Schools, and for the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy, directing its programs in California, Vermont, and Rhode Island. Caroline holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bates College, where she was on the ski team, and a master’s degree in school counseling from the University of Vermont. She loves skiing and bicycling on Vermont’s many trails and roads, gardening, bright colors, and knitting. She lives near the ski trails in Ripton with her husband, Andrew Gardner, coach of the Middlebury nordic ski team.

New Employee

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In this post we’ll introduce you to a new member of the Middlebury College staff who is working with the Project on Creativity and Innovation. Please join us as we welcome Catherine back to campus!

Catherine Collins graduated from Middlebury College in January 2011 with a B.A. in political science and French. She grew up in Caribou, Maine, where she spent a lot of time nordic and alpine skiing. At Middlebury, Catherine spent her spare time teaching nordic skiing to elementary and middle school students at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton. During her junior year she studied at Sciences Politiques in Bordeaux, France. Her time studying abroad allowed Catherine to cultivate an appreciation and understanding of French literature, society, and gastronomy. In the future she hopes to join her entrepreneurial spirit with her appreciation for French. The last course she took at Middlebury was MiddCORE. Through this experience Catherine was able to identify and develop not only her capacities as an individual – negotiating and marketing – but also as a member of a team, by practicing listening and facilitating group discussions. MiddCORE primed her to look for venues of opportunity and growth when facing challenges. Catherine is glad to return to Middlebury and eager to develop and expand the MiddCORE program.

New Employees

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In this post we’ll introduce you to two members of the Middlebury College staff who are working in the Bread Loaf School of English office, at the golf course and Snow Bowl. Please join us as we welcome Dana to campus and congratulate Sean on his transition.

Dana Olsen joined the Bread Loaf School of English department in December as the administrative associate. Previously an employee at Bucknell University, Dana and her family moved to Vermont from Pennsylvania where they lived on a farm with goats, sheep, and chickens. Dana shares that she and her family are appreciating the town life in Middlebury, as well as the slopes of the Snow Bowl. They look forward to hiking, backpacking and canoeing this summer.

Congratulations to Sean Grzyb who transitioned from seasonal positions to his new on-going appointment as a member of the golf course maintenance team as well as the assistant patrol director at the Snow Bowl. Sean has worked at the Snow Bowl for four years and at the golf course for two. He reports that he tries to spend as much time as he can in the mountains, and lives in Lincoln with his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Sloan. A graduate of Montana State University, Sean says he has “one of the best jobs in the world.”

New Employees

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In this post we’ll introduce you to two new members of the Middlebury College staff who are working in the College Advancement office. Please join us as we welcome Merilyn and Phil to campus.

Merilyn Burrington has joined the College Advancement office as the associate director of prospect research. She holds multiple degrees from the University of Vermont, where she was previously employed. Merilyn lives in Charlotte with her husband and their yellow lab, Etta James. An inveterate lover of writing, reading, walking, and yoga, she’s also a steady rider of the Middlebury Link.

Phil Oldham is a member of the class of 1990 and has been living in Lincoln for the past three years. In November he was hired as leadership gifts officer in the College Advancement office. Over the past 20 years he has worked in international relief and development, serving in Russia, the Balkans, Africa, and Haiti. Phil is a runner and a skier and is enjoying settling down in Vermont with his wife, Jennifer, the executive director of Addison County Hospice Volunteer Services; daughter, Fiona (fifth grade); and son, Jess (fourth grade).