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Friends and alumni of the Dartmouth College Child Care Center (DCCCC) gathered on May 30 to mark the center’s 25th anniversary. In this photo, from left: Sheila Culbert, former senior assistant to the president and the event's keynote speaker; Jeffrey Robbins, DCCCC director; Holly Sateia, vice president for Institutional Diversity and Equity, the division that oversees the center; and Susan Lloyd, director of the Child Care Resource Office.

D.C. Child Care Center

(Photo by Susan Knapp)

“Having this top-notch facility, with dedicated teachers and staff who love their work, is a necessity for recruiting and retaining talented employees,” says Sateia. “It’s not just about offering child care; we are proud to offer quality child care.” DCCCC has space at any one time for 86 children, ages 6 weeks to 6 years, in seven classroom areas. In related news, Susan Lloyd received the Nonprofit Leadership Award from the United Way of the Upper Valley in June.

David Blanchflower
Professor David Blanchflower (Photo by Joseph Mehling '69)
Professor of Economics David Blanchflower was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire on the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours List. This title reflects an order of chivalry, and is the third-most senior rank after two levels of knighthood. Blanchflower is recognized for his contributions to the field of economics and for his recent three-year stint on the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England.

Matthew S. Alkaitis ’09, a biology major from Arnold, Md., has received a prestigious Keasbey Scholarship, which he plans to use to study at Oxford University. “My research will focus on the neurological complications of severe malaria infection. I expect my studies to help me understand how I can eventually use my career to address important issues in global health,” he says.

Linda Snyder
Linda Snyder (Photo provided)
Linda Snyder has been appointed chief facilities officer, effective August 3. Snyder comes to Dartmouth from Harvard, where she has served as associate executive dean of physical resources and planning of the faculty of arts and sciences since May 2005. Snyder will report to Adam Keller, executive vice president of Finance and Administration, and will work with the Office of the Provost on master planning and all major projects. John P. Gratiot has announced he will retire as associate vice president of Facilities Operations and Management (FO&M) at the end of August. With Snyder’s appointment, Dartmouth is reorganizing its facilities operations, as recommended originally by a McKinsey & Company review in 2007.

Dartmouth’s International SOS (ISOS) program is now available to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and traveling companions for emergencies during personal travel, as well as travel on behalf of the College (100 miles or more from campus). When a Dartmouth undergraduate needed an appendectomy during last year’s Mexico Off-Campus Program and another had to be evacuated from Georgia following the Russian invasion, International SOS provided medical assistance and an escort to safe haven. “Whatever travel crisis you have, from losing your passport or having your credit cards stolen, International SOS can help,” says Leslie L. Seabrook, associate director of Risk and Internal Controls Services. To obtain an ISOS identification card, call 646-2442 or visit

Last Updated: 1/12/10