John Lavallee Innovation Award

Congratulations to those who won the John Lavallee Innovation Award. The 2018 recipients include: Meghan Daly, Melissa Marcello, Marianna Nowacki, Ellie Denton, Meghan Haley, Leandre Waldo, Hannah Rounds, Karen Heil, Ginger Pressey, Chris Perlongo, Jen Perlee and Cooper Fellows for their work on Salesforce/TargetX implementation for Traditional Undergraduate and Champlain College Online recruitment.

Jon Lavallee

The John Lavallee Innovation Award annually recognizes the person or group of people behind a technology solution, process improvement or innovation effort that has had a significant, positive impact for the College. These positive impacts may come from faculty or staff, as they are both eligible for being nominated, and can touch any part of Champlain College. Consideration will be given to a variety of innovations using as broad and inclusive a definition of positive impact as possible. Please note only current employees may be recipients of this award.

To nominate someone, please include:

  • The name of the person or people you are nominating
  • Description of the innovation
  • Impact on the college
  • The list of demonstrable outcomes that the innovation has produced

Include as much supporting material as you see fit to help provide a complete picture.

Presented at the annual Recognition Luncheon in May.

Previous Award Recipients:


New Campus Visit Experience

Veronica Lewis

Meghan Haley

Cooper Fellows

Ginger Pressey

Diana Matot

Sue Chamberlain

Brian Andrews

Marcelle Langan

Leandre Waldo

Jovan Ellis

Chris Perlongo


Cheryl Casey

Kellie Nadeau

Ellen Zeman

Tara Arneson

Josh Blumbert

Linda Goodrum


Make a Change / You Are Not Alone game

Amanda Crispel

Champlain Futures Initiative

Jen Sweeney

Leslie Averill

Virtualization software infrastructure (VMWare)

Wayne Buttles

Matt Surprenant


Workday implementation team: 

Wayne Buttles

Leslie Carew

Tammy Carroll

Jo Corrow

Debra Dayman

Andrew Dubuque

John Earp

Julie Eldred

Susannah Eriksson

Linda Goodrum

Jackie Greer

Jonathan Hebert

Christine Hutchins

Katie LeClair

Chris North

April O'Dell

Roland Palmer

Susan Paquette

Jen Perlee

Jean-Marie Severance

Amy St. Louis

Michelle Veladota


College website project

Brian Andrews

Julia Caminiti

Abbie Clark

Meghan Haley

Matt Huwiler

Marcelle Langan

Nichole Magoon

Dan Selicaro

Teaching Librarians

Andrew Burkahrdt

Alan Carbery

Sean Leahy

Paulo Olson

Brenda Racht

Lindsay Rae


ImageNow project

Jen Perlee

Kenzie Bruzo