Champlain Honors Employees for Service and Innovation

Cyndi Brandenburg won the Lyman Professorship Award

Champlain College recently held its Faculty & Staff Engagement Day and the Recognition Dinner. These events are designed to reflect on and celebrate the year's accomplishments and recognize all the work staff and faculty do for Champlain's students and the institution. Here are this year's award recipients: 
Edward Phelps Lyman Professorship Award: Cyndi Brandenburg, Associate Professor, Core Division

Elizabeth A. Durick Staff Service Award: Freddy Angel, Sr. eLearning Developer, Center for Learning and Technology

Francine Page Excellence in Teaching Award: David Rous, Adjunct Faculty, Core Division

DARE Award: Jennifer Sweeney, Director, Student Life & Institutional Projects

Staff Council Award: Katie LeClair, Sr. Specialist, People Center

John Lavallee Award:

  • Curriculog: Tara Arneson, Josh Blumberg, Cheryl Casey, Linda Goodrum, Kellie Nadeau, Ellen Zeman
  • New Campus Visit Experience: Brian Andrews, Sue Chamberlain, Jovan Ellis, Cooper Fellows, Meghan Haley, Marcelle Langan, Veronica Lewis, Diana Matot, Chris Perlongo, Ginger Pressey, Leandre Waldo

Longtime Champlain College employees were also honored for their years of service:

Retirees: Thane Butt, Jim Hoag, Carol Moran-Brown, John Rogate, Michelle Veladota and Ken Wade

35 Years: Diane Byrnes

30 Years: James Fry, Michelle Miller, Joseph O'Grady and Rebecca Peterson

25 Years: Lynne Ballard, and Thomas Bonnette

20 Years: Laurel Bongiorno, Karen Dusini, Susan Garrow, Jeffrey Guerin, Brenda Racht, and Mary Sanborn15 Years: Leslie Averill and Pamela Crowley

10 Years: Freddy Angel, Betsy Beaulieu, Bob Bloch, Richard Doran, Jennifer Gingras-Green, Michael Lange, Susan Lindberg, James Mackin, Linda Miller, Mika Nash, Nicole Lentine, Susan Pepper, Trezanra Robertson, Jonathan Rajewski, Daniel Selicaro, Jean-Marie Severance, Scott Stevens, Shawn Toof, and Sandy Zale

5 Years: Timothy Austin, Rebecca Baker, Shelley Bernier, Joshua Blumberg, John Boyd, Melody Brook, Ciaran Buckley, Hannah Campbell, Michael Crowley, Patrick "Duane" Dunston, James Garner, Linda Goodrum, Meghan Haley, Jennifer Jang, Theodore Laskaris, Sean Leahy, Mary M. Lee, Veronica Lewis, Christopher North, Kristin Novotny, Joseph Telensky, Patrick Volz, and Adam Walker

Freddy Angel

Elizabeth A. Durick Staff Service Award winner Freddy Angel, Sr. eLearning Developer, Center for Learning and Technology with President Don Laackman (left). 

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit