VLS Alumni in the News

LOQUITUR: The Magazine of VLS

Loquitur—our award-winning alumni magazine— will keep you up-to-date on campus news, faculty highlights, and alumni news. Every alumnus receives a copy of Loquitur twice annually through the mail, in the summer and the winter. Please up-date your mailing address to assure we can get your copies to you.

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Class Notes

The Class Notes section are some of the most popular pages in Loquitur. Readers love to read what alumni are doing after graduation, both professionally and personally. We rely on your information for these updates, so help us keep abreast of your news so we can share it with your classmates and the wider VLS community.

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Please follow these steps to submit your news for publication in Loquitur and in our other alumni communication channels:

  1. Register with vlsConnect, if you haven't already done so.
  2. Once you are logged in, click on the "Manage my Notes" link below, on this page, in the "Search for Notes" section.
  3. After you've clicked "Manage my Notes", click on the "Add New Note" link, and give us your update about career changes, wedding and birth announcements, alumni gatherings, and other information. Thank you!

vlsConnect users can also use the "Search for Notes" feature on this page find the most recent news submitted by friends and classmates.

Class notes are only available through vlsConnect back to the Fall 2011 issue. To view notes submitted prior to Fall 2011, you can read Loquitur online.


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Class Notes David G. Carpenter 1/26/2015  
FINALLY after working for The Man and whining about it for 16 years, on September 1, 2013, Dave Carpenter ('97) will open The Carpenter Law Firm, PLLC! My main office will be in Middlebury, with a satellite in Orwell and meeting/conference space in Rutland.

Dave will now stop speaking about himself awkwardly in the third person.

I'll be handling a variety of general matters (civil litigation, family law) matters with my existing smaller business clients and individuals, but also will continue to represent large companies like Casella Waste Systems, Inc. I intend to increase the number of environmental and land use clients as well in VT, NY and MA, where I am licensed. I am also working on strategic partnerships with other attorneys (a number of them VLS grads) to provide cost-effective "general counsel" services to businesses that need the expertise but not the overhead. Watch this space for more info starting 9/1: www.carpenterlawpllc.com
Class Notes John M. Cross 1/26/2015  
John Cross writes "i spent 16 years practicing in northern Colorado (until 1996), then the past 14 years with idaho Legal Aid Services at its Nampa Family Justice Center office, representing domestic violence victims in protection order, divorce, and custody cases. The Justice Center includes prosecutors, police, health and welfare workers, and mental health, medi- cal exam facilities, and counseling staff. Similar centers are up in Boston, New York City, and elsewhere, designed as one-stop facilities for victims. Spouse, Diana, retired from the northwest region of the u.S. Bureau of reclamation (western water management). two children-older son now with 10 years in the military, including active service in Enduring Freedom and iraqi Freedom; younger son is a
professional musician."
Class Notes John M. Gillroy 1/26/2015  
John Martin Gillroy is on leave from Lehigh and is living in Vancouver, British Columbia, having been appointed Visiting Simons Chair in International Law and Human Security at Simon Fraser University.
Class Notes Anthony N. Iarrapino 1/26/2015  
After nearly nine productive years of helping the Conservation Law Foundation protect New England's environment and build healthy communities, I decided to try something different. In August, I became the Campaign Director for the Alliance for a Healthier Vermont, a coalition of health care providers, advocates for low income Vermonters, consumer advocates, senior advocates, and others who have come together out of concern for the increased role that sugary drinks are playing in the prevalence of obesity in our society. To help reduce obesity and related illness, make healthier beverage alternatives more competitive, and raise revenue to make health care more accessible and affordable, we are advocating for an excise tax on sugary drinks. This is a grassroots campaign and I would love help from any classmates or fellow swans living in Vermont. Looks me up at allianceforahealthiervt.org or find us on Twitter or Facebook.
Class Notes Scott M. Mapes 1/26/2015  
Scott Michael Mapes PE, Esq. has been a member of the Burlington Conservation Board since 2000. Both the Vermont Planners Association and the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association recognized Scott with the 2009 Citizen Planner of the Year award for his work on the City of Burlington Stormwater Task Force and its rewrite of Chapter 26. The EPA recognized the City of Burlington with a National Environmental Achievement Award 2009 for their Stormwater Ordinance Chapter 26. In 2010, Scott was the recipient of the Preservation Burlington 2010 Ray O'Connor Award for his significant contribution to the betterment of our community life through his efforts on Burlington Conservation Board. Scott and his wife, Stephanie '88 live in Burlington with their soon-to-be-10-year-old son, Lennon.
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