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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 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!

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 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.

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 College Advancement. Please join us as we welcome Elizabeth to campus!

Elizabeth Spencer joined College Advancement as the Senior Philanthropic Advisor in April. Elizabeth has over 20 years of experience in fundraising at SeaChange Capital Partners, Dartmouth College and Yale University. She is a skier, hiker and polo player.

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.