Saint Michael’s dedicates the Pomerleau Alumni Center, college’s first ‘green’ building

first_imgIn ceremonies including the Board of Trustees, Saint Michael’s College will dedicate the $2 million Antonio and Rita Pomerleau Alumni Center on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 12:30 p.m. in the new center, located on Route 15, but entered from Lime Kiln Road, in Colchester. The multi-use building is the first deliberately environmentally friendly, 21st Century structure on the Saint Michael’s campus. Made possible through the generosity of The Tony B. and Rita M. Pomerleau Foundation and over 1,000 alumni contributions, the Alumni Center is a multi-use facility housing alumni and development offices and public meeting spaces.“This building will be a tangible way to keep our alumni close to the college,” said President John J. Neuhauser.The building will house a reception room devoted to the former Trinity College, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, to provide a meeting place for alumnae of that college, and to symbolize the historic connection between the two colleges.Antonio PomerleauMr. Pomerleau, 91, a Burlington real estate developer well known for his generosity in Vermont, served on the Saint Michael’s College Board of Trustees in the 1970s, and was awarded an honorary Saint Michael’s doctoral degree in 1994. Two of his sons and a granddaughter graduated from the college, and his son Ernie Pomerleau, SMC class of 1969, currently serves on the college’s Board of Trustees. Tony Pomerleau expressed appreciation for what Saint Michael’s gave his children, and for the college’s commitment to higher education in the Catholic tradition.“St. Mike’s is a great college, and they’re doing a great job,” Mr. Pomerleau said to a student reporter for The Defender, Saint Michael’s student newspaper. “I figured I’ll help.”Building DesignCollege architect James P. Farrington, AIA, associate director of facilities/college architect, was the principal designer of the Pomerleau Center. “I’m very excited,” he said, about the energy efficiency of the building and the Greek Revival design for the structure.The brick building is connected to and has proportions and details similar to Prevel Hall. It is set back from Route 15, between the President’s Residence and the Holcomb Observatory. The 6,500-square-foot structure contains five first floor offices, The Trinity Conference Room, and six upstairs offices. A nicely proportioned function room provides space for dinners, socials, alumni board meetings, and other gatherings, and a handsome fireplace room provides a kind of living room for the building.The College’s First LEED “Green” BuildingThe major thrust of the building, as determined by President Neuhauser, is that it be environmentally friendly, as advanced as technology will allow, and certified as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ) building. The plan incorporates recycled lumber, water conservation structures, regionally available materials, and other features that can give LEED points.The building envelop is “super air tight with high R value,” Architect Farrington said. Every office has a large insulated glass window to provide good day-time lighting, less use of electric lighting, and little heat loss.Wiemann Lamphere Architects of Colchester, Vt., worked with Farrington to complete construction documents. Pizzagalli Construction of Vermont built the Pomerleau Alumni Center. The team is working on final details for securing LEED certification.“Making this building truly green, points the way to whatever else we might do in the 21st century,” President Neuhauser said.At Saint Michael’s College, www.smcvt.edu(link is external), Learn What Matters. Saint Michael’s is a distinctive Catholic liberal arts college that provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates with the intellectual tools to lead a successful, purposeful life that will contribute to peace and justice in our world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael’s is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s Best 371 Colleges. It is one of 270 colleges and universities nationwide, and one of only 20 Catholic colleges, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Saint Michael’s has 1,900 undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 100 international students. Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The college is one of the nation’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2009 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Saint Michael’s is located just outside Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns.-30-last_img read more

Eunisell Boot: Abia misses top spot chance, as Auwalu joins race

first_imgRelatedPosts Eunisell Boot: The five men giving their best shots Auwalu, Effiong emerge new leaders in Eunisell Boot race NPFL: Akwa United star first to reach double figures in battle for Eunisell Boot Rangers forward, Israel Abia, missed a big chance to go in front in the battle for the Eunisell Boot over the weekend, when he fluffed a spot-kick in his team’s 0-0 draw at MFM FC in a Nigeria Professional Football League match on Sunday. Abia, currently tied on 10 goals with Akwa United’s Ndifreke Effiong, would have moved one goal clear if he had converted a 50th-minute penalty at the Agege Stadium. He fired his attempt from 12 yards over the bar, which leaves the race for the Eunisell Boot wide open. However, there is a new entrant in the race for the coveted award that is given the league’s leading marksman by the sponsors of the award. Kano Pillars striker, Auwalu Ali, has moved up in the chart, after scoring twice to secure a 2-2 draw at Lobi Stars for his club in a thrilling contest at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi. Auwalu now joins Victor Mbaoma of Enyimba on nine goals as the race for this season’s prestigious award is gradually inching closer to the finish line with 15 match weeks remaining. The race for the Eunisell Boot continues with 10 matches on Matchday 24 on March 15.Tags: Agege StadiumAper AkuEunisell BootNdifreke Effionglast_img read more

Ruddy nearing Norwich return

first_img The 26-year-old has not featured for the Canaries since the draw at Everton on November 24 after needing surgery on a torn muscle in his thigh. Ruddy, though, stepped up his rehabilitation after a second full match in the Barclays Under-21 Development League defeat on Monday night at Bolton, and impressed with a clean sheet in the 1-0 victory. Norwich senior professional development coach Scott Marshall said on the club’s official website, www.canaries.co.uk: “John was on form and made a couple of good stops. He is getting there definitely. I am sure he will be pleased with the match action he got and it is another one on the road to getting back to full fitness.” Should all go well this week, then Ruddy is likely to be in goal for Norwich’s crucial Barclays Premier League game against bottom club Reading at Carrow Road – where three points would go a long way to securing top-flight football once again. The likely return of Ruddy, who was part of the Euro 2012 squad only to suffer a broken finger when training with England, will be a welcome boost for Norwich manager Chris Hughton as he looks to get his side over the safety line. The Canaries were just five minutes away from a famous win at Arsenal on Saturday, before a controversial penalty sparked a late rally as the hosts eventually ran out 3-1 winners. Results elsewhere over the weekend left Norwich – who have recorded just one victory in 2013 but lost only three of the last 10 league games – still just four points above 18th-placed Wigan, who now hold two matches in hand after reaching the FA Cup final. However, with key homes games against fellow strugglers Reading and Aston Villa set to come, as well as the visit of West Brom on May 12, Hughton remains confident his side can close in on the fabled 40-point mark. Winger Anthony Pilkington, who has been sidelined by a hamstring injury, could come back into contention against the Royals, as could Irish playmaker Wes Hoolahan, who was rested at the Emirates Stadium. Hughton said: “After not playing for a month, I had decided I wouldn’t start with him (Pilkington) and you then have a decision to make whether you use him from the bench. With Wes, I just decided to make a change for this one. He has played a lot of games, Wes and I just felt it was the right time to give him a rest.” England goalkeeper John Ruddy could be set for his first Norwich appearance in five months against Reading this weekend after coming through another 90 minutes for the under-21s.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

City requesting public input for Vision Statement

first_imgAfter completing the Community Plan Review, the City is preparing for what comes next.The next step in the important process of creating an Official Community Plan is to decide on a Vision Statement, in which the City requires the help of its residents.- Advertisement -This important component of the OCP outlines the plans for the future of the community. The Vision Statement should be a source of inspiration to the community by answering the following questions: What do we do? From whom do we do it? How do we excel?Throughout the past four years there have number a number of vision statements created and now, the City must decide on the best option with regards to the vision of Fort St. John.Before a vote can occur for the preferred Statement, the City would like to review all the options, giving the public a chance to listen, comment and change any of the presented Statements.As a result, the City will be hosting an open house to discuss these Vision Statements. The session will be held at the Pomeroy Sport Centre on Saturday, June 11 and will be taking place from 2 until 4 p.m.Advertisement Later in June, after the information from these sessions has been gathered, the public will have the opportunity to vote on the Vision Statement they feel best represents the future of Fort St. John.If anyone has any questions or concerns, or require more information on the developing OCP, please contact Fort St. John City Planners Kevin Brooks or Jennifer Decker at 250-787-8150.last_img read more