Hogan named chairman of Trustees at Vermont College of Fine Arts

first_imgMT Anderson, Chris Graff, Governor Madeline Kunin and Bill Schubart also join boardVermont College of Fine Arts, a graduate school for visual art and writing based in Montpelier, Vermont, today announced that Cornelius ( Con ) Hogan has been named chairman of its Board of Trustees.Hogan, a well-known figure in Vermont, has served on the Board of Trustees since 2007. He is currently a senior fellow with the Center for the Study of Social Policy, and he is recognized nationally for his work in public and human service, including engagements with the Annie E. Casey and Robert Wood Johnson foundations and the National Center for Children in Poverty.   Hogan has been a director of Fletcher Allen Health Care and secretary of Vermont’s Agency of Human Services.  We are so honored as a community that Con has agreed to chair this board, said Thomas Christopher Greene, president of Vermont College of Fine Arts. He brings tremendous wisdom, leadership and experience to this task, and I look forward to working closely with him to realize our vision of a national center of fine arts in Montpelier.In addition, four other renowned individuals have joined the VCFA Board of Trustees: M.T. Anderson, Chris Graff, Governor Madeline Kunin and Bill Schubart.M. T. (Tobin) Anderson is a New York Times bestselling writer of young adult novels. Anderson taught in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program from 2001 to 2006, and he served as chair of the program for four years. His book The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume 1: The Pox Party (2006), the first in a two-part novel, won the 2006 National Book Award for Young People, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, as well as a Printz Honor in 2007. His latest book, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves, was just awarded the Printz Honor for literary excellence in young adult literature. Anderson lives in Boston.Chris Graff is vice president of National Life Group, a financial services company based in Montpelier, Vermont. Graff is a former journalist with The Associated Press and is the author of Dateline Vermont, a memoir of his 30 years in journalism. For 15 years, Chris hosted Vermont This Week, a public affairs program on Vermont Public Television. He is a contributing editor of Vermont Business Magazine and a member of the Council on the Future of Vermont. Graff resides in Montpelier, Vermont.Madeleine Kunin is the first female Governor of Vermont, 1985 1991, and the fourth female governor elected in the U.S. In the Clinton administration, she was Deputy Secretary of Education, 1993 96, and Ambassador to Switzerland, 1996 99. In 1991 she founded The Institute for Sustainable Communities and is a Marsh Professor at the University of Vermont. She is the author of Pearls, Politics and Power, How Women Can Win and Lead (2008), Living a Political Life (1994), and The Big Green Book (1975). Kunin s commentaries can be heard on Vermont Public Radio and she has a blog on the Huffington Post. Kunin lives in Burlington, Vermont.Bill Schubart, a writer who cofounded Philo Records and Resolution, Inc.,  recently published a book of stories called Lamoille Stories. Schubart writes and speaks extensively on the media and other civic issues and is currently a commentator for Vermont Public Radio. Schubart has previously chaired the boards of the Vermont Arts Council, Vermont Folklife Center, Vermont Board of Libraries, Vermont Bicentennial Commission, Circus Smirkus, Vermont Public Radio, and Fletcher Allen Health Care. Schubart lives in Hinesburg, Vermont.In addition to the above five directors, the VCFA Board of Directors includes:Robert H. Atwell (Sarasota, FL and Stowe, VT), former President of the American Council on Education and former president of Pitzer College in Claremont, California.Tami Lewis Brown (Washington, DC), an 06 graduate of the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program, a published novelist, and an attorney.Dr. Letitia Chambers (Lighthouse Point, FL), Managing Director with Navigant Consulting, Inc., and former chair of the New Mexico higher education system. Kathleen Dolan (Woodstock, VT), a 95 graduate of the MFA in Visual Art program, founder and director of Purple Crayon Productions, and member of the Dolan Family Foundation. Gail Gregg (New York, NY), a 98 graduate of the MFA in Visual Art program, and a New York City artist, writer, and arts educator.Joan Grubin (New York, NY), a practicing artist and 03 graduate of the MFA in Visual Art program.   Mary Hooper (Montpelier, VT), the mayor of Montpelier and a Vermont State Representative.  Sydney Lea (Newbury, VT), a Pulitzer prize nominated poet who taught at VCFA s MFA in Writing program.Susan M. Newbold (Fairfield, CT), an artist and educator who graduated in 00 from the MFA in Visual Art program. Katherine Paterson (Barre, VT), author of more than 30 books, including Bridge to Terabithia and 14 other novels for young people. Peter Richardson (Charlotte, VT), president of Housing Strategies, Inc.Richard H. Saudek (Montpelier, VT), a distinguished Vermont attorney and principal in the law firm of Cheney, Brock & Saudek.  Peter Smith (Lighthouse Pt., FL), a former congressman from Vermont who founded two colleges: the Community College of Vermont, and the University of California at Monterey Bay.Linda Stillman (New York), an 03 graduate of the MFA in Visual Art program and an artist in New York City.  Trustee Emeritus:Harry Groome (Villanova, PA), an 00 graduate of the MFA in Writing program, and retired chairman of SmithKline Beecham Consumer HealthCare.   About VCFAA nationally recognized graduate school for the arts based in Montpelier, Vermont, VCFA has three low-residency MFA programs in Writing, Writing for Children & Young Adults, and Visual Art. Founded in 2008, Vermont College of Fine Arts is the first new independent college formed in Vermont in 23 years, and the only institution of its kind a low-residency graduate school devoted exclusively to fine arts education. 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Anderson’s mark loses significance

first_imgJolene Anderson may have set UW’s all-time scoring record with her 18-point performance Wednesday night against Indiana, but for the senior, it was simply a matter of too little too late.Not for the game mind you, which the Badgers won 81-51, but for what should have been the highlight season of her career.Though she’ll probably hold the scoring record, as well as several others, for some time, the shockingly poor play of the Badgers in her final season will forever tarnish what would otherwise have been the cherry on top of an extraordinary career.Consider the man who Anderson surpassed with her 2,217th point, Wisconsin’s previous scoring champion, Alando Tucker. Tucker broke the mark last year, a season in which the team excelled, at one point earning a No. 1 national ranking and earning a No. 2 seed for the NCAA Tournament. Leading the Badgers to new heights only furthered the legend of Tucker and his scoring.Anderson, however, despite playing on a team that finished as the runner-up of the postseason NIT and didn’t lose anyone from a year ago, will have to pull off a miracle in the Big Ten Championship just to sneak in to the Big Dance and will instead be brought down by the performance of her team.It would be unfair to pin UW’s struggles this year entirely on Anderson, but as an All-American candidate she must certainly bear some brunt of the blame. Expectations might have been high, but they weren’t unrealistic. It wouldn’t have taken a Final Four appearance to satisfy fans, but a bottom four Big Ten finish doesn’t quite cut it, either.This isn’t Dan Marino never winning a Super Bowl or Charles Barkley never winning an NBA title mind you, this is one of the greatest players in the program’s history entering the season with a team picked to finish second in the conference and then going out and losing six of its first seven Big Ten games.Yes, the team has made improvements and, yes, a tournament bid is still a possibility, albeit an outside one. But it will take an incredible effort down the stretch to turn this season into something other than one of unfulfilled potential and dashed hopes.As it is, it?s hard enough for a female athlete to earn recognition at a school dominated by male sports. Sara Bauer was the Jolene Anderson of women’s hockey, with a couple of NCAA championship rings to boot, and she garnered about as much attention last season as a backup offensive lineman.Anderson crossed over, though, making herself known across campus, but her team couldn’t live up to the expectations she brought with her.Now there won’t be another Jolene Anderson for a long time. While freshmen Lin Zastrow and Tara Steinbauer have shown potential in their first year, neither one comes close to the 17.8 points per game Anderson averaged in the 2004-05 season on her way to winning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors. The guard from Port Wing, Wis., may not be a once-in-a-lifetime player, but there isn’t one of her in every recruiting class and as her career winds down, it deserves attention.And that?s what makes it strange that Wednesday’s game should have been important for reasons that extend beyond Anderson. It makes sense that the program’s premier player would be the biggest storyline on Wednesday, but it shouldn’t have been the only one. Wisconsin should have been cementing its place atop the Big Ten last night, they should have made a case to jump another couple of spots in the polls, and the scoring record should have been a side note. Instead, Anderson was the story of the game.Forgive me then when I say the accomplishment and the recognition it brings with it, while very deserved, is less then satisfying.Mike is a sophomore majoring in political science. If you’d like to share your comments on Anderson or other people that have parody songs about them, he can be reached atmackerstein@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

Appraisal Institute Publishes New Update to Comprehensive Textbook

first_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Share Agents & Brokers Appraisals Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-09-23 Tory Barringer Appraisal Institute Publishes New Update to Comprehensive Textbookcenter_img The “”Appraisal Institute””:http://www.appraisalinstitute.org/ announced the 14th edition of “”The Appraisal of Real Estate,”” the newest update to the profession’s most comprehensive source of information for appraisers and other real estate professionals.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]The 14th edition has been restructured to mirror the organization of the valuation process, moving from the identification of problems to the report of defined value. It also includes more discussion on scope of work, more background on the evolution of national and international appraisal standards, and expanded coverage of topics explored in previous editions such as green building and the use of automated valuation models.””Today, while real estate markets–and real estate professionals, work themselves out of the economic downturn of the previous five years, both appraisers and users of their services can be assured that this volume builds on time-tested foundational knowledge and contains the most up-to-date information and learning on valuation available anywhere,”” wrote Appraisal Institute president Richard L. Borges II, MAI, SRA, in the book’s foreword.””The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition”” is available in hardcover or PDF. September 23, 2013 447 Views last_img read more