Vermont Business Center Graduation

first_imgWhat do chiropractors, bankers, doctors, and entrepreneurs all have in common? They come from diverse professions and educational backgrounds, but on the evening of June 13, they all gathered at UVM’s Waterman Hall to celebrate a common milestone. For the second year since its inception, graduates of UVM’s Vermont Business Center Leadership and Management Professional Certificate Program celebrated completion of the yearlong program.Program director Daniel Van Der Vliet launched the program in 2004 and 9 students completed it this year. Designed to provide an MBA “toolkit”, the program provides topical highlights from the University of Vermont’s MBA curriculum. Students choose seminars from 4 core areas: leadership, strategy implementation, sales and marketing, and finance.Bryan Mailman of New Breed Marketing is a member of the 2007 graduating class. Says Mailman, “Bringing a group of professionals together, and stripping all the titles and previous education away, so that everyone in the group is learning at the same level is very powerful. Not only did we all get to share the common threads of our business experiences, but the program also expanded our networking circles. For me, this program was energizing and got me thinking about taking my business education a little further.”This year’s graduates are:* Jonathan Billings, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans* Christopher Byrne, The Tuckerman Group, Chelsea* Dan Eastman, Wildlife Habitat Consultants, East Hardwick* Jill Larson, Discover Wellness and Chiropractic Center, Burlington* Bryan Mailman, New Breed Marketing, Winooksi* Laurence McCahill, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington* Catherine Krupp, University of Vermont Continuing Education Department, Burlington* Penny Peachey-Kountz, IBM, Essex Junction* Stephen Page, Northfield Savings Bank, NorthfieldAbout the Leadership and Management Professional Certificate Program:A joint venture between the University of Vermont School of Business Administration and Department of Continuing Education, The Leadership and Management Professional Certificate provides students with business management tools including the key concepts, vocabulary and analytical tools essential for effective management and strategic decision making. The certificate consists of a total of 67.5 hours of course work. Most students complete the 8 workshops required for graduation in a year. For more information, visit the Vermont Business Center’s web site at www.uvm.edu/vbc(link is external) or call Sharon Radtke, Administrative Coordinator, at (802) 656-4681.last_img read more

Nuggets end Clippers’ winning streak at 11

first_imgDENVER – Reserve J.J. Hickson had 21 points and Ty Lawson scored eight of his 19 in a late fourth-quarter run, helping the Denver Nuggets end the Clippers’ 11-game winning streak with a 110-100 victory Monday night.The Clippers’ streak was tied for second-longest in franchise history. Their longest, 17 in a row last season, also was snapped by Denver at Pepsi Center.Kenneth Faried added 18 points and 16 rebounds in a duel in the paint against Blake Griffin, who finished with 26 points and 12 boards.With Denver down 98-96 with 4:21 remaining, Lawson hit a 3-pointer to give the Nuggets a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. It was part of a 14-2 run to close out the game. The Clippers didn’t score again after DeAndre Jordan’s dunk at 3:31. Denver turned in a five-point possession moments after losing the lead early in the third quarter. Lawson hit a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired and was fouled by Paul, who was incensed over the play and given a technical. Foye made the technical foul and Lawson hit his free throw to make it a 65-63 game.Griffin tumbled all over the court in the first half, dragging down Faried on one sequence — Faried was called for a foul — and ran into a cameraman at halfcourt trying to track down a loose ball.Paul was a bit dinged up as he landed awkwardly on his left leg after a shot in the second quarter, and later was hit in the face by Wilson Chandler’s leg when Chandler tried to leap over the Clippers point guard. Paul stood his ground and drew the charge. Denver led 56-53 at halftime despite Paul going for 20 and Griffin adding 16.The Nuggets wore replica uniforms of the 1993-94 team to honor the squad that knocked off top-seeded Seattle in the postseason. Several of the players and coaches from that team showed up for the celebration, including Dikembe Mutombo and LaPhonso Ellis.Ellis and several of his former teammates had dinner the night before with current players to chat about the glory days, when the Nuggets erased a 2-0 deficit to beat the Sonics — then coached by George Karl — in a decisive fifth game.“Fascinating to hear all the stories and add some little details to maybe some unfinished stories,” Ellis said. “We feel very overwhelmed, flattered and honored that (the Nuggets) would extend to us an unbelievable gesture.” The Clippers had plenty of chances to get back into the contest, but Randy Foye foiled any rally bid — hitting a big 3-pointer and later blocking Reggie Bullock’s shot on a drive.Still, it was quite a St. Patrick’s Day for Griffin. He began the day by being named the league’s player of the week for a third time this season. Then, he went out and scored at least 20 points in a career-best 27th straight game.Chris Paul finished with 29 points. He also had seven assists, giving him 5,996 or his career. He’s trying to join Magic Johnson, John Stockton and Isiah Thomas as the only NBA players to go over the 6,000-assist plateau before their 29th birthday. Paul turns 29 in May. The Clippers played the night before, beating Cleveland 102-80, and seemed to fade late in the fourth quarter. L.A. was without Darren Collison, who didn’t make the trip because of a stomach virus. The team already was missing J.J. Redick (bulging disk), Jamal Crawford (strained left calf).center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more