Southern Vermont College will dedicate on Saturday its newest addition to campus, the 41,000 square foot Hunter Hall, which includes living space for more than 110 additional students as well as a high tech Simulation Laboratory and a Science Laboratory for student learning, office and conference space, computer lab and Wellness Center. The SVC community has invited the public to join students, trustees, faculty and staff, public officials, major donors, and contractors for a special dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony, at 11 am in the Greenberg Atrium of Hunter Hall. The event will be followed by a reception and tours.“Southern Vermont College is very proud of this beautiful new addition,” said President Karen Gross, who remarked that it is the first major building the school has built in 17 years. “This is a multi-purpose structure that personifies all the possibilities a career launching education at SVC offers.” The facility includes a permanent state-of-the-art Simulation Lab where students in nursing and other health care programs can practice a wide range of skills on anatomically correct, computer programmed, interactive patient simulators. The Sim Lab, one of only a handful in the state of Vermont, provides a valuable, realistic tool for students in the burgeoning field of health care, according to SVC Division Nursing Chair Patricia Wrightsman. “Having a Sim family – father, mother (who gives birth), young child and infant – and the supporting technology, facilitates clinical training in all areas of patient care in the safety of an on-campus lab.”The living and learning spaces that comprise Hunter Hall and Greenberg Atrium were made possible by private donors, institutions and organizations, including donations by the late Irene Hunter of Manchester and by Norman and Selma Greenberg of Bennington. Support for the science labs came from several entities including Senior Whole Health, SVC trustee Deborah Wiley, Adirondack Audio & Visual, and Federal support secured with assistance from Senator Patrick Leahy. Significant donations of equipment from Rutland Regional Medical Center and Dartmouth Hitchcock.Medical Center also made the science labs possible.“This remarkable building happened because of the remarkable generosity and hard work of many individuals. The project, completed both on time and on budget, is cause for celebration,” Gross added. Reverend Jerrod Hugenot of the Bennington Interfaith Council and First Baptist Church will open the event with a non-sectarian dedication and Southern Vermont College Trustee Mary Wicker will speak on behalf of the College’s Board.The college broke ground on the $7.5 million building in June 2008 and was ready for students to occupy two of its wings in January 2009, a construction feat that is essentially unheard of, according to Chief Financial Officer James Beckwith. Beckwith credits the many local and regional contractors brought in for getting the job done in record time. Keeping this a project that would benefit local businesses was also a priority for SVC. “Most of the contractors were Bennington-based or resided within a 50 mile radius and most of the supplies were locally purchased,” Beckwith said. The new building uses many green technologies, including heavy insulation and efficient lighting.Founded in 1926, Southern Vermont College offers a career-enhancing, liberal arts education with 22 academic degree programs for approximately 500 students. Southern Vermont College recognizes the importance of educating students for the workplace of the twenty-first century and for lives as successful leaders in their communities. SVC’s intercollegiate athletics teams are part of the New England Collegiate Conference. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.Source: SVC.
Ury Fischer has been named partner at Lott & Friedland, P.A., with offices located at 355 Alhambra Circle, Ste. 1100, Coral Gables 33134, telephone (305) 448-7089. He concentrates in patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation. J. Brian Hurt announces the relocation of his offices to 327 N. Orange Ave., 2nd Fl., Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 839-HURT (4878). The firm practices in claimant workers’ compensation. Henry “Hank” T. Sorenson II announces the opening of Brokers Legal Group, P.A., with offices at 32801 U.S. Hwy. 19 N., Ste. 100, Palm Harbor 34684, telephone (727) 781-6442. The firm concentrates in representing real estate brokers, agents, and their clients. Gaylord Merlin Ludovici Diaz & Bain announces the relocation of its offices to 5001 W. Cypress St., Tampa 33607, telephone (813) 221-9000. The firm concentrates in protecting property and business owners in eminent domain and property rights litigation. Jonathan D. Louis has joined the Law Offices of Stephen G. Melcer, with offices at 4800 N. Federal Hwy., Ste. 300-D, Boca Raton 33431, telephone (561) 392-5606. He concentrates in the area of corporate law. Janet McCarthy has become associated with The Cramer Law Firm, which announces the relocation of its offices to 8823 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 306, Jacksonville 32217, telephone (904) 732-5545. The firm practices in civil litigation and mediation. Richard J. Hays announces the relocation of his offices to 1801 N. Pine Island Rd., Plantation 33322, telephone (954) 748-7902. He concentrates in real estate, probate, and contract law. Myles G. Cypen announces the opening of Myles G. Cypen, P.A., with offices located at 1345 Alton Rd., Miami Beach 33139, telephone (305) 695-9500. The firm practices in general and civil trial, wills and trusts, probate, real estate, landlord and tenant, and appeals. Quinn A. Henderson has joined Mills Paskert Divers, P.A., with offices at 100 N. Tampa St., Ste. 2010, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 229-3500. He joins the firm’s litigation group and will also be working with the firm’s administrative law and creditor’ rights groups. Laura E. Schwartz and Danna P. Goldstein have become associates of Roberts, Reynolds & Bedard, P.A., with offices located at 470 Columbia Dr., Bldg. C-101, West Palm Beach 33409, telephone (561) 688-6560. They both practice in civil litigation, general negligence, government and product liability, and workers’ compensation. Ted B. Edwards has joined Foley & Lardner, with offices at 111 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1800, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 423-7656. He concentrates on land development and project finance issues. Roy L. Weinfeld announces the relocation of his offices, Roy L. Weinfeld, P.A., to 2200 SunTrust International Center, One S.E. Third Ave., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 358-9045. He concentrates in creditor’s rights and commercial litigation. Bryan J. Stanley announces the opening of Bryan J. Stanley, P.A., with offices located at 114 Turner St., Clearwater 33756, telephone (727)461-1702. The firm concentrates in the areas of commercial real estate, development, finance, and commercial transactions. Crystal Kernagis, formerly of Jay M. Weller, P.A., has become an associate with The Bleakley Law Firm, with offices at 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1100, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 221-3759. She practices in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. Jennifer E. Murphy, formerly of Akerman Senterfitt, has become an associate with The Bleakley Law Firm, with offices at 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1100, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 221-3759. She concentrates in the areas of general corporate law, tax, estate planning, and guardianships. Boyce F. Ezell III has joined of counsel to Rafferty, Hart, Stolzenberg, Gelles & Tenenholtz, P.A., with offices at 1401 Brickell Ave., Ste. 825, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 373-0330. He practices in international litigation and domestic and foreign commercial disputes. Lee Ann Tranford and Valerie Williams-Hoeneisen have joined Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster, and Russell, P.A., with offices at 150 Second Ave. N., Ste. 1700, St. Petersburg 33701, telephone (727) 895-1971. Tranford practices in commercial transactions, lending, and environmental matters; Williams-Hoeneisen practices in commercial, bankruptcy, and construction litigation. Stephanie Anne Lipinski Galland has joined Steel Hector & Davis, LLP, with offices at 215 S. Monroe Street, Ste. 601, Tallahassee 32301, telephone (850)222-2300. She practices in state and local taxation. Patrick James O’Connor has joined Steel Hector & Davis, LLP, with offices at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 41st Fl., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 577-7047. He joins the firm’s intellectual property practice. Michael A. Shafir has joined Carlton Fields, with offices at 4000 International Place, 100 S.E. Second St., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 530-0050. He joins the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice group. Thomas K. Topor has joined The Kelly Law Firm, Chartered, with offices located at 3365 Galt Ocean Dr., Ft. Lauderdale 33308, telephone (954) 563-1400. He practices in contested will, trusts, and fiduciary litigation. Jose R. Riguera has joined Berman & Kean, P.A., forming Berman, Kean & Riguera, P.A., with offices located at 2101 W. Commercial Blvd., Ste. 4100, Ft. Lauderdale 33309, telephone (954) 735-0000. He practices in the areas of complex business and commercial litigation. John Ruffier has been voted a firm partner and shareholder at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., with offices at 215 N. Eola Dr., Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 843-4600. He practices in the areas of real estate transactions, development and finance, and intellectual property. Chelse A. Ferrero has become an associate with Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A., with offices at 255 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 1401, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 841-2330. She concentrates in intellectual property litigation, trademark, and copyrights prosecution. Timothy S. Franklin, formerly of Young, van Assenderp, Varnadoe & Anderson, P.A., Tallahassee, has become assistant general counsel with the City of Jacksonville Office of General Counsel, with offices located at City Hall, 117 W. Duval St., Ste. 480, Jacksonville 32202, telephone (904) 630-1725. He works in the legislative affairs and land use department. Craig Langley has joined Broad and Cassel, with offices at 390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1100, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 839-4200. He joins the firm’s land use and environmental practice group. Kimberly S. Rogers, formerly of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., Ft. Lauderdale, has joined Akerman Senterfitt, with offices at One S.E. Third Ave., 28th Fl., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 374-5600. She practices in commercial litigation. Smith & Fuller, P.A., announces the relocation of offices to 455 N. Indian Rocks Rd., Ste. A, Belleair Bluffs 33770, telephone (727) 252-5252. The firm practices in construction litigation, and tire and tread separation and rollover litigation. Joseph M. Fleming has become a shareholder of Watterson Hyland & Fleming, P.A., with offices at 4100 RCA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens 33410, telephone (561) 627-5000. He concentrates in estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate. Jennifer Fenn has joined Broad and Cassel, with offices at 390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1100, Orlando 32801, telephone (407) 839-4200. She joins the firm’s affordable housing and tax credit practice group. Abdullah M. Zeini and Donna A. Cray have joined Kirwin Norris, P.A., which has changed its name from Lyon Kirwin Norris, P.A., with offices at 338 W. Morse Blvd., Ste. 150, Winter Park 32789, telephone (407) 740-6600. The firm concentrates in construction law. Michael J. Alman, former partner with Rosenblum, Oliver & Alman, P.A., announces the opening of Michael J. Alman, P.A., with offices located at 3109 Stirling Rd., Ste. 101, Ft. Lauderdale 33312, telephone (954) 967-5458. The firm concentrates in marital and family law. Robert G. Southey, former general counsel and secretary for Bankers Insurance Group, has joined Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill & Mullis, which has offices located at 2700 Bank of America Plaza, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 33601, telephone (813) 223-7474. He practices in insurance regulatory matters and general business transactions. September 15, 2003 On the Move September 15, 2003 Regular News
JPMorgan Chase will award Miami Dade College (MDC) $700,000 over two years to help hundreds of South Florida’s youth gain the skills needed to land jobs in information technology, trade and logistics.Each year, the new MDC-Career Connect initiative will provide fast-track training for 100 to 150 Miami-Dade County students ages 16 to 24, earning college credit and shortening the time it takes to obtain a workforce credential.Strengthen MDC’s career pathway programsThe program aims to strengthen MDC’s career pathway programs in information technology, trade and logistics in Greater Miami – fields with high demand for middle-skill workers.Middle-skill jobs require more than a high school diploma and are central to the county’s economy. Miami’s unemployment rate for residents ages 20 to 24 with low skills is 19.9%, compared to 9.5 percent for those with some college education or an associate’s degree.Partnership with JPMorgan“We are pleased to launch this new initiative in partnership with JPMorgan Chase as we work to close the opportunity gap between the supply of trained workers and industry demand. We are also grateful to offer Miami’s youth even more opportunities to succeed,” says Mark Cole, vice president of Advancement and executive director at MDC’s Foundation.“We want more people to share in the benefits of a growing economy by creating sustainable paths to careers that lead to prosperity and wealth for more individuals,” said Guillermo Castillo, head of Chase Middle Market Banking in Miami. “Our partnership with Miami Dade College will help more youth gain the skills needed to access careers in the high demand industries of information technology, trade and logistics.”Beginning Oct. 17, Chase ATM machines across Miami will feature this initiative. To learn more and contribute, visit www.mdc.edu/give