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Williams Alum Wins Knight-Hennessy Scholarship
The scholarship allows recipients to pursue graduate studies at Stanford University. Fourakis will be one of 69 scholars from around the world to begin their studies this fall, as part of the 2019 cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars.

Steiner School Taps New First-Grade Teacher
Taiga was selected from a pool of applicants after an international search. At the Steiner School, as in most Waldorf schools worldwide, grade-school class teachers practice "looping," moving through the grade school curriculum with their classes and building strong, long-term relationships, for up to eight years.

Jacob's Pillow Names Fellowship Recipient
The fellowship includes a $15,000 grant, a residency at the Pillow Lab, and a residency at LIU Tilles Center. The newly established fellowship represents a shared vision between the two organizations to broaden resources that allow artists to thrive and bring new work to stages in Massachusetts, New York and beyond.

Berkshire Bank Collector Wins Road Trip
The trip giveaway includes two premium tickets to the Boston Bruins game against the Florida Panthers on March 23 in Florida, as well as round trip airfare, a two-night hotel stay and a $200 gift card.

Bonnie Lea Instructor Becomes Certified Trainer
This title is obtained through equine professional recommendations, Safe Sport Training, continuing education and examination.

Berkshire County Arc Expands Leadership Team
Berkshire County Arc has promoted Sonja Stewart to director of Family Support and Advocacy and hired David Singer as director of Marketing and Communications, a redesigned position. Both will join the agency's administration team.

BCC Announces Adjunct Faculty Fellow, Several Other New Hires
Berkshire Community College has hired a new director of Safety and Security and a new building maintenance supervisor II. It has also announced it has a new adjunct faculty fellow and interim dean of Business, Science, Mathematics and Technology.

CHP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Publishes Scholarly Paper on Teen Asthma Management
Gina Nickels-Nelson, who practices at CHP Berkshire Pediatrics in Pittsfield, has authored "Adolescent Ownership of Asthma Health: A Concept Analysis," which is now published in Wiley Nursing Forum, an academic nursing journal. Nickels-Nelson is a candidate for a doctor of nursing practice degree at the University of Texas at Tyler.

Great Barrington Author Wins Awards for First Novel
Entries are judged by a panel of industry experts for general excellence, an author's passion for telling a good story and its potential to reach a wider audience. Since its release in 2018, the novel has also received a Maxy Award and a Reader's Favorite Review Award.

New Partner Named at Balance Rock Investment Group
Meczywor is part of a team that includes two financial advisers and five support staff dedicated to providing an array of financial products and services that best serve their clients' needs.

Packer Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by Shakespeare Theatre Association
She received the Douglas N. Cook Lifetime Achievement Award while attending the 2019 STA Conference in Prague. The award honors STA members who have made and are still making significant contributions to the field of Shakespeare Theatre.

BFAIR Taps New Director of Marketing
Her experience spans over a decade from the automotive industry to nonprofits in the local Berkshire community.

Berkshire United Way Taps New Director of Development
Marcus joins the organization with more than 30 years of experience in social service programs, policy development, operations and revenue generation. She holds both her master of science in social work and master of public affairs from Columbia University.

Registered Nurse Welcomed as Bennington Blueprint's Community Health Team Leader
He joins as the group's community health team leader. In this role, he is an employee of Southwestern Vermont Health Care.

Pittsfield Resident Tapped to Holyoke Soldiers' Home Board of Trustees
State Sen. Adam G. Hinds forwarded Ostrander's name and resume to the governor's office for consideration after receiving an inquiry from his deputy chief secretary of boards and commissions last fall. The governor's office was seeking a qualified female Berkshire County resident, preferably with military experience, to consider for the appointment.

 
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