Southern Vermont College dedicates Hunter Hall

first_imgSouthern 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.last_img read more

Canopy’s Edge home in Cairns full of modern convenience

first_img9 Greenvale Close, Canopy’s EdgeTHE owner of a luxurious Canopy’s Edge home near Smithfield has installed plenty of subtle finishing touches to ensure the property appeals to the most discerning of buyers.Ossie Sturm was one of the first residents on Greenvale Close when he moved in nine years ago and said the location was one of convenience.“We are moving for health reasons because our family lives in the southeast,” he said.“It’s a large house, it’s about 330sq m. You just go right to the end of the street and Smithfield Shopping Centre is there, it has all the conveniences and it is still close enough to town. 9 Greenvale Close, Canopy’s Edge“It’s a large house and all the rooms are large, so it is suitable for a family with teenagers, and the ensuite is a large ensuite. When you come in the front door you have a wide-open view out to the pool and the mountains.“We use the pool regularly. When you live in Cairns you have to have a pool. It’s easy maintenance and also very secure.” 9 Greenvale Close, Canopy’s EdgeMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoA proud homeowner, Mr Sturm added to the house over the past several years, fully fencing the yard, installing an intercom from the gate to the house and a security camera. “What’s not in it? There is a stereo system and six speakers in the media room. It’s just endless. There is a fully tiled garage floor and a mezzanine floor above the garage,” the retired tiler said.“We have great neighbours and there is a good mix of young families and retired couples.”The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has plenty of storage and the master bedroom comes complete with its own access to the pool, an ensuite with two sinks, a walk-in shower and relaxing spa bath.center_img 9 Greenvale Close, Canopy’s EdgeTwo covered alfresco spaces mean there is plenty of opportunity to entertain and an open-plan living and dining room, and generous media room wrap around the central, inground pool.DJ Smith Property sales specialist Damian Gray said an inspection of the property was needed to take in all its spectacular features.“Canopy’s Edge is extremely popular among buyers and has cemented its place as a premier community in the Northern Beaches,” he said. “Its proximity to the highway and Smithfield Shopping Centre while retaining beautiful surroundings is a huge drawcard to buyers.“This property would suit growing families in need for the extra space while not compromising on quality and interstate investors looking for the best in far north living.”With solar hot water and power, and fully airconditioned, the property is not expected to last long.last_img read more

Serena Wlliams Makes History as Forbes Richest Woman Athlete

first_imgSerena William is having easy run at the ongoing 2019 French Open at Roland Garros Opening up about her financial investments, Williams told the publication: “I want to be in the infrastructure. I want to be the brand, instead of just being the face.”In April, Williams announced she was launching her own venture-capital firm.Forbes reports that 60 per cent of Williams’ investments so far have gone to companies led by women or people of colour. (NAN)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram United States’ tennis star, Serena Williams, has made history as the first athlete to make Forbes’ list of the World’s Richest Self-Made Women.According to the publication, the 23-time Grand Slam champion made the list as a result of her estimated fortune of $224 million (£177m).The majority of Williams’ fortune has been made as a result of her “brain and brand rather than her backhand”, according to Forbes, with the star investing in 34 startup businesses in the past five years alone.last_img read more