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A Note from Sarah Heiss '06 and Russ Elek '07

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 10, 2019

Sarah Heiss '06 and Russ Elek '07, married in front Bates Hall at Hiram College in 2012, had a wonderfully full 2018!

Sarah earned tenure and promotion at the University of Vermont in 2018. Sarah was also awarded the 2018 Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Teaching, which is the highest recognition within her College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. With tenure, comes a new line of research focused on health disclosures and informal accommodation requests in the workplace.

In 2018, Russ started a new job as a Communication Specialist at the Burlington School District in Vermont (BSDVT). Among many other activities, this fall, Russ helped the BSDVT successfully pass a $70 million dollar voter-approved bond to finance a project to bring Burlington High School into the 21st century. This is the largest school bond to be passed in Vermont’s history!

Together, they bought their first home in South Burlington, Vermont in 2018 too. They live there with their two children Thad (born 2014) and Marshall (born 2016). Life is full. God is good.

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