| by Nicole Veilleux

Staff, Updates

Happy Spring Semester everyone!  A big thanks to all who participated in the survey. We appreciate your time and input. Also, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we wanted to extend our appreciation to everyone who keeps Middlebury and MIIS running smoothly. It is a team effort, and we appreciate all your hard work. It is a privilege to represent staff. Thank you for your dedication. 

Update Topics

See Staff Council Updates Online

  • New staff members
  • New GMHEC Benefits and Well-Being Monthly Spotlight
  • Upcoming Events
  • Staff Council Committee and Meetings Updates


The last Day to sign up for Daffodil Days orders is Tuesday, February 13. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 

Latest Leadership Alliance Tear Sheet (1/30/24) 

Meet Our Newest Staff Members

See in MiddPoints 

  • Tim Pecor Jr (Dining)  
  • Kelly Dinan (Human Resources) 
  • Quentin Paciorek (Dining)  
  • Bill Agnew (Facilities Services)  
  • Olivia Odell (Midd Express) 

New GMHEC Benefits & Well-Being Monthly Spotlight

Featured Benefit: Invest EAP provides free help in a range of topics which include healthcare navigation, legal consultation, mental health, substance use disorder, and financial coaching. Find details on how to access InvestEAP and additional opportunities in the February 2024 GMHEC’s February Benefits & Well-Being Spotlight

Upcoming Events

Daffodil Days 2024 (VT) Staff Council presents a springtime flower sale benefiting the American Cancer Society. Orders are due February 13 and flowers will be delivered across Middlebury’s Vermont campus the week of March 18. Place your order using this form

Employee Adventure Day (VT) Tuesday, February 13 @ 12-4 pm at Rikert Outdoor Center 
A limited number of free rentals will be available. Skiing is snow dependent. Hiking and fat bikes will be available even if the snow isn’t. 

RESCHEDULED - Midd’s Got Talent: Middlebury’s First All Campus Talent Show (VT) Friday, March 1 @ 7 pm in Wilson Hall (Middlebury campus). Have a talent you want to share with the campus community? Enter Midd’s Got Talent: Middlebury’s First All-Campus Talent Show! To sign up, please fill out this form at go/Middsgottalent24.   

Performers will include staff, faculty, and students. A drum kit, guitar, bass amps, and a piano will be available for use if needed. Don’t have a talent you want to share? Come cheer on our performers! The event is free to all and no tickets are required. Contact Sam Hurlburt with any questions: shurlburt@middlebury.edu

Committee Updates

Learn more about Staff Council committees, who are serving, and what they are working on.

Meeting Updates

See the Staff Council’s calendar for the latest meeting information. 

Representative Spotlight: JARED RAWSON (VT) 

Meet Jared Rawson, the Custodial and Support Services Liaison, currently making his mark at Athletics, HMKL, and The Health Center. Having been a vital part of Middlebury for three years, Jared brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to his role.  

Joining the Staff Council just four months ago, Jared represents District J and is a member of the Communications Committee. Despite his relatively short tenure, Jared has swiftly become an essential voice within the Council, ensuring that his district’s voice is heard and doesn’t miss out on crucial information.  

Jared’s commitment to the Staff Council was fueled by a sense of responsibility. Recognizing an absence of Custodial representation, he stepped in to bridge the gap, ensuring that his district stays well-informed and connected with the broader Middlebury community.  

Beyond his professional endeavors, Jared’s fun fact – he is an active individual who finds joy in participating in the occasional race, fun run, or fitness competition.   

*District J represents: Custodial Services