By Staff

Congratulations

Graduations
This year’s commencement at the University of Vermont — the 221st in its history — marked a return to a traditional celebration outdoors on the university green after two years of re-imagined ceremonies due to pandemic restrictions.

The following students from Charlotte graduated from the University of Vermont during commencement ceremonies in May:

Grace Slauterbeck graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.
Ethan Leonard graduated with a Bachelor of Science in computer science & information systems.
Andrew Slauterbeck graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in health sciences.
Jayce Slesar of Charlotte graduated with a Bachelor of Science in data science.
Kaileigh Doyle of Charlotte graduated with a Bachelor of Science in anthropology.
Sydney Vincent of Charlotte graduated with a Bachelor of Science in professional nursing.
Trevor McGlaflin of Charlotte graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in computer science & information systems and business administration.
Brandon Donahue of Charlotte graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.
Clayton Chisholm of Charlotte graduated with a Bachelor of Science in computer science.
Faith Thompson of Charlotte graduated with a Bachelor of Science in early childhood preschool.
Alex Nelson of Charlotte graduated with a Bachelor of Science in the College of Education and Social Services.
Sage WhiteCloud of Charlotte graduated with a Bachelor of Science in the College of Education and Social Services.
Samuel Comai of Charlotte graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education – social science.
Samuel Raszka of Charlotte graduated with a Doctor of Medicine in the Robert Larner College of Medicine.
Danne Elbers of Charlotte graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in complex systems & data science.
Oliver Creech of Charlotte graduated with a Master of Arts in English.
Katharine Mahoney of Charlotte graduated with a Master’s degree in public health.
Naomi Cunningham of Charlotte graduated with a Master of Science in community development & applied economics.
Academic awards
Mason Otley of Charlotte was named to the dean’s list at Lehigh University for the spring semester.
Wiley Simard of Charlotte was named to president’s list at Castleton University for the spring semester, which goes to students with a grade point average of 4.0.
Jakob Holm of Charlotte was named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Letters and Science.
Scholarship
Heather Moss, part of Champlain Valley Union High’s graduating class this year and a Charlotte resident, was one of six recipients of the annual $1,000 Eunice B. Farr Incentive Award from Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom.

Professional Awards
Patricia O’Donnell of Charlotte and her firm Heritage Landscapes were awarded the Honor Award for the Magnolia Plantation Cultural Heritage Report in late April. The award was for Heritage Landscapes work at the Cane River Creole National Historic Park, part of the National Park System in Cloutierville, La.

Jim Donovan, who installed the rain garden at the Charlotte Library, won the Planning, Research and Analysis Merit Award from the Vermont chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for the library project.

Condolences

Jane McCullough
Jane Anne Bankert McCullough, a resident of Charlotte and The Villages in Florida, passed away in Summerfield, Fla., on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the age of 77 after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

Jane was born on May 3, 1945, to Charles and Dorothy Bankert at what was then known as the Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base). She was raised in Lake Orion, Michigan, and enrolled at the University of Michigan, where in January 1966 she met the love of her life, Timothy, on a blind date. The couple married soon thereafter and remained together for more than 56 years.

After having her two children, Michael and Susan, Jane returned to school and obtained a law degree at DePaul Law School in 1981. For more than 35 years, she practiced law at three of Chicago’s top firms: Winston & Strawn, Altheimer & Gray, and Greenberg Traurig. In 2004, she and Timothy moved from Chicago to Charlotte.

Whether at the office or at home, Jane had endless generosity for those close to her and was a boundless source of encouragement and optimism. She filled the rooms she entered with warmth, kindness, vibrance, intelligence and humor.

Jane is survived by her husband, Timothy; her two children, Michael (Christine Todd) and Susan (Jay Carpenter); her granddaughter Fiona, her brother Judd (Dabney) Bankert, and her dogs, Bobo and Badger. On Sunday, July 17, 2022, Jane’s family will host a celebration of her life in Charlotte, Vermont. For information, please call Susan McCullough at 202-441-0489.





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