New center at Champlain College named for S.D. Ireland Family

first_imgAt a dedication event held on campus on September 17, Champlain College announced its newest academic facility will be named after the S.D. Ireland family, owner of S.D. Ireland Concrete Construction Corp. of Burlington, Vt. The $10 million, state-of-the-art building will be called The S.D. Ireland Family Center for Global Business and Technology.At the center of a major gift to the College are Shelburne, Vt., residents Scott D. Ireland and his wife Kimberly (Wilson) Ireland, who is a 1985 graduate of Champlain College. They were joined by their three children S. Dylan, Shea and Sophie, parents Margaret and Stuart D. Ireland, and brother Stephen D. Ireland at the dedication of the new facility.With three young children, we have a strong interest in education, said Scott D. Ireland. We also like to be associated with cutting-edge initiatives-thats why we wanted to support Champlain College.The Irelands gift of an undisclosed amount, per the wishes of the family, helps fund an academic center that enhances Champlains ability to put students to work on real business and technology projects. The facility includes a market research and strategy room, international business resource center and focus group room, as well as multimedia suites, faculty offices, computer classrooms, and conference rooms.We are so pleased with the Ireland familys generous gift, said Champlain President Dr. Roger H. Perry. Its vitally important to have local support, and were grateful that the Irelands have invested in the future of our institution, which is linked so tightly to Vermont businesses and families.The two organizations share a common goal of creating strong foundations. While Champlain provides solid educational and career footing for many Vermonters, the Irelands have been creating the foundations upon which thousands of family homes and businesses are built, Perry said.This gift brings Champlains Power of Three capital campaign to within $500,000 of its $12 million goal. The campaign supports the construction of three new buildings totaling $31 million: the Center for Global Business and Technology, the Student Life Complex, and the Main Street Suites and Conference Center.We like to support local endeavors, said Kimberly Ireland. Ive seen a wonderful transformation at Champlain College, and I value the professional education I received at the College. The Ireland family has also been supporting cancer research at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. In 1999, they made a $2 million donation to create an endowed professorship at the college. Theyve also created the S.D. Ireland Cancer Research Fund to directly fund the work of UVM cancer researcher Dr. David Krag. Scott D. Ireland has been fighting skin cancer since 1990.S.D. Ireland Concrete Construction is a true family business, encompassing several members of the Ireland family over the years. The company was founded by Stuart D. Ireland in 1972, and his wife Margaret has worked as the treasurer for the business. Their sons Scott D. and Stephen D. Ireland now run the company as president and vice president, respectively, and their daughter Sherrill has also worked in the business. Scotts wife Kimberly has performed human resources and accounting functions in the office, as well, and their three young children are regular visitors to the Grove Street headquarters in Burlington.Stuart D. and Margaret Ireland moved from Rhode Island to Stowe, Vt., in the mid-1960s, where they built and operated the Town & Country Motor Lodge. Stuart developed a residential building company, bought property in Burlington from a defunct concrete company, and set up new concrete batch mixing equipment.S.D. Irelands commercial building business increased as the two sons grew up working in the family business. In fact, the foundation of Champlains Center for Global Business and Technology is made of S.D. Ireland concrete.The company earned a Bronze Award for Best Commercial Development in 2003 from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont (HBRA) for their work on the Interstate 89 rest stops in Williston, Vt. In addition, Stuart D. Ireland was honored with the 2000 HBRA Lifetime Achievement Award for a lifetime of dedication to the building profession.last_img read more

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Serie A: Brescia contemplate terminating Balotelli contract

first_img Loading… Mario Balotelli returns to training today, but Brescia reportedly contemplate terminating his contract in Lombardy.Advertisement Yesterday, coach Diego Lopez and the rest of the squad trained on the regular pitches, but Balotelli was nowhere to be seen.Rumours about a total breakdown between the former Italy international and President Massimo Cellino’s club emerged in Italian media.He had been training separately for a while and news agency ANSA reports the forward blamed ‘stomach ache’ for his sudden absence.Read Also: Ronaldo shows off new hairdo, seeks fans approvalBalotelli is back in training today, but the outlet insists his relationship with Brescia has deteriorated and claims to have heard discussions about an annulment of the current contract with the former Inter and Milan player.The soon to be 30-year-old seems set to leave his hometown club after just one season, but his current contract at the Mario Rigamonti doesn’t expire until June 2022.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs33 Celebs Photos From Their Childhood: Will You Recognize Them?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

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Christians best in Shawano barnburner

first_imgThe four quickly closed to the back bumper of Snellenberger. Michonski ran the high side with the oth­ers working the low side. Lap after lap, positions were swapped between the challengers with Snellenberger maintaining a slight lead. Marcus Yarie was the IMCA Modified winner and Sawyer Haese topped the Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMod main. By Dave Buss  Rod Snellenberger took command of the race in the first few laps but was soon joined by Dan Michonski and Eric Arneson as Christians fought through traffic. With multiple four-wide battles behind him Snellenberger, seemed to be on his way to the win. Michonski, Arneson, Christians and Mike Schmidt, however, had other plans.  On lap 19, slight contact between Christians and Snellenberger caused a tire to begin going down on Snellenberger’s ride. Christians pounced on the opportunity and in a drag race down the front stretch edged out Michonski. Snellenberger held onto third with Schmidt fourth. Jeremy Christians prevailed in the Saturday night IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Turn 2 Photos) SHAWANO, Wis. (June 22) – Some on social media were calling Saturday’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Shawano Speedway one of the best they have seen. Winner Jeremy Christians wouldn’t disagree.last_img read more

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