Champlain College’s Larry Veladota retires

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.– Champlain College Vice President Lawrence J. Veladota is retiring from the College after 35 years of service. A 1964 Champlain accounting graduate who went on to UVM and then to work as a systems analyst at IBM, Veladota was lured back to Champlain by President Bader Brouilette in the summer of 1969 to bring the Colleges first computer on line. Veladotas posts at Champlain have included director of computer operations, vice president for financial affairs, and vice president of the college. During his tenure he also earned a masters in education at Harvard University, concentrating in educational technology.Veladota oversaw Champlains physical plant, helping to create one of the finest and most unique campuses in the country, says President Roger H. Perry. He supervised Champlains fiscal matters with such success that the College has run in the black since the early 70s. This has allowed Champlain to make improvements that enhanced the educational experience of thousands of students. And in the area of technology, Veladota has been at the helm of a crew that has kept Champlain College at the forefront.Veladota is well-know in the community as well, having volunteered for many Vermont organizations. He shares stories of organizing Champlains co-hosting of the 1981 International Winter Special Olympics Games. Hes also served as commissioner and financial analyst for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the regional accrediting body.Veladota has been the College’s point person for planning and permitting projects with the City of Burlington and the State of Vermont. He worked with three City administrations to seal a College-City Agreement that will carry Champlain through another decade.”As they say, Larrys done it all, said President Perry. And through it all he has worked with three different presidents and he helped steer the College through a major transformation.”last_img read more

Heavy defeat for Republic U21s

first_img Press Association The Republic of Ireland Under-21s suffered a heavy friendly defeat on Thursday night as they went down 4-1 to their Norwegian counterparts in Drammen. The Norwegians made 10 changes at half-time but that did not halt their momentum with Petter Strand grabbing a third eight minutes after the break. Kristoffer Normann Hansen scored the goal of the night soon after as he curled home from the edge of the box before Browne converted 14 minutes from time to hand the score some respectability. center_img Noel King’s troops were hoping to lift spirits after finishing fourth in their European Championship qualifying group but had only an Alan Browne consolation from the penalty spot to show for their efforts as they were outclassed by the Scandinavians. Mohamed Elyounoussi opened the scoring for the home side after 27 minutes and Veton Berisha doubled the advantage six minutes later. last_img read more

Richard Kingson: “I have nothing to prove”

first_imgVeteran Ghana goalkeeper, Richard Kingson says he is focused on improving the fortunes of Accra Great Olympics and has nothing else to prove to anyone.Kingson was criticized for being ‘past it’ in recent times but his move to local side Accra Great Olympics has proven to be a success as he has put in a series of sterling perfomances.“Good game and that is it. The entire team did very well and we continue to ensure that we pick up points game by game,” Kingson said after the game“I love the game and I will continue to play till I feel I cannot play again and I continue to insist that I have nothing to prove to anyone.”The former Black Stars goalie covered himself in glory once again when he saved a late minute to ensure Accra Great Olympics had a share of the spoils in their league game at the Len Clay Sports Stadium against New Edubiase yesterday.Kingson played a total of 405 minutes which stretches to four and a half matches in the league before conceding to Bernard Ofori on matchday 16. –last_img read more