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College of St. Joseph staff updates

Nanci Gordon

RUTLAND—The College of St. Joseph has a new director of development and alumni relations: Nanci Gordon.
This position will be part of the Office of External Affairs, which includes development, marketing, communications and campus facility usage.
Gordon is an alumna and longtime advocate for the college. In her new role with CSJ, she will oversee the annual fund, the college’s efforts to seek grant funding and its work to cultivate alumni.
College of St. Joseph Interim President Lawrence Jensen said Gordon will build on the college’s successes in development and alumni outreach. “For many years Nanci has exuded her loyalty to her alma matter and will make a great addition to our staff.  I am so pleased to welcome her to her new role here at College of St. Joseph,” he said.
Gordon is a native of Suffolk County on New York’s Long Island and graduated from Rutland High School in 1979. She completed her degree in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She is best known to many for her media career, which began in 1986. She spent 21 of those years at WJJR-FM in Rutland.
She also has more than a decade of experience in the non-profit sector, including serving as executive director of United Way of Rutland County and working with the  Vermont Association of Business, Industry and Rehabilitation and with the Rutland Area Prevention Coalition.
Gordon is currently a member of the Bowse Health Trust Board of Trustees, Rutland Region Workforce Investment Board Executive Committee, Vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland, lay deputy from Vermont’s Deputation to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church, vice president of the CSJ Alumni Association and the board of Vermont Actors Repertory Theatre.
In addition to this staff change, Elicia Mailhiot has been promoted to associate director of communications. She joined the college two years ago as marketing/ communications associate and project manager.
She is a 2012 graduate of Castleton University and has a bachelor’s degree in communications. She previously worked in marketing and communications at the Killington Pico Area Association and the Town of Killington. She has written for a number of area publications such as the Rutland Herald and Vermont Eagle.
“Elicia has shown great skills in the performance of her duties here at our college and will excel in these expanded responsibilities,” Jensen said.
Additionally, James Lambert will move into the role of vice president for external affairs. He will lead the college’s work in business and community outreach, marketing and branding and utilizing the college’s physical assets.
He joined College of St. Joseph in 2012 and previously served as director of communications and associate vice president for marketing and external affairs. He worked as an editor at the Rutland Herald. He was recently named to the Rising Stars Class of 2016 by Vermont Business Magazine.
“James has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to College of St. Joseph and a real dedication to our mission,” Jensen said.

Advent Reconciliation Service

LUDLOW—The Church of the Annunciation will have an Advent Reconciliation Service on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. In addition to the service, Confessions can be heard Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday afternoons from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m.

Christmas concert

MANCHESTER CENTER—On Sunday, Dec. 18, a Christmas Concert, Service of Lessons and Carols and potluck Christmas dinner will take place at Christ Our Savior Parish. For more information, call 362-1380.

Ecumenical Festival of Lights

JAMAICA—The 21st ecumenical Festival of Lights at Our Lady of Ephesus House of Prayer at 35 Fawn Ledge, will take place on Sunday, Dec. 18. Gathering time is 4 p.m. At 4:30 there will be a procession, caroling and blessing of the living crèche. At
5 the lights will be turned on for the season. Children are invited to come dressed as shepherds or angels. There will be a bonfire. Hot chocolate and doughnuts will be served. For directions and information call 802-896-6000 or visit ourladyofephesushouseofprayer.org.

Christmas illuminations

ENFIELD, N.H.--“Enter the Door of Mercy” is the theme of this year’s Christmas
Illuminations at LaSalette Shrine. Lights are on nightly through Dec. 31, 5 to 9 p.m. Also, the Nativity Display there has more than 450 crèches. Call 603-632-7087 for more information.

Penance service

RUTLAND--The Rutland Deanery will have a deanery-wide penance service in which there will be opportunity for individual confessions at St. Peter Church on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 3 p.m.
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