PA college honors faculty at celebration

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College recently honored several faculty and staff at its annual end-of-the-year celebration.

Spanish professor Reina Barreto was recognized as Peninsula College’s faculty sabbatical recipient for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Six college staff were recognized for going “above and beyond” in the performance of their duties during the 2011-2012 academic year — Paula Doherty, vice president of institutional research; Port Townsend Extension Site coordinator Anna Green Hill; information technology staff member Dennis Hill; educational planner Ami Magisos; instructor Dona Smasal; and custodian Jay Smith.

Nominations for the awards were made by college staff.

The college also honored student services staffers Annie Carver and Terry Smith with an Above and Beyond Award.

Kate Reavey received a special Faculty ADA Award for her work with students with disabilities.

Students were asked to nominate faculty who go “above and beyond in serving students with disabilities.”

Reavey is an adjunct faculty member in the English department.

Milestone Anniversary Awards

Twenty-nine Peninsula College employees were recognized for their years of service:

■ 35 years — Virginia Peterson, Educare; and Steve Snyder, information technology.

■ 25 years — Nicole Casares of international student services and Gary Ledbetter, corrections education.

■ 20 years — Rick Croot of maintenance; flagging instructor David Ellefson; Gary Melendy, math adjunct faculty; Mary Lou Melly, Educare; Daniel Underwood, economics; and Phyllis van Holland, public information.

■ 15 years — Cindy Guoan, instruction; Dennis Hill, information technology; Cindy Lauderback, student services; Amy McClain, library staff; Rosemary Newday, family life education adjunct faculty; Nina Pitts, library staff; Sherry Sparrowk, administrative office systems; Allan Steigerwald, instructional technician; and Virginia Yancey, corrections education.

■ 10 years — Mike Edwards, maintenance; Adrienne Ely, basic skills adjunct faculty; Stephen Camp, information technology adjunct faculty; Julie Silveria, yoga and strength and conditioning adjunct faculty; Tanya Knight, I-BEST adjunct faculty; Mary O’Neil-Garrett, vice president of instruction; Debbie Scannell, Forks Extension site coordinator; Sandra Smith, Educare; Jake Stickelmeyer, nursing faculty; and Nancy Vannausdle, basic skills.

■ Retirements — John Crawford, payroll; Shelia Martin, WorkFirst; Patty McManus-Huber, desktop publishing; Trisha Plute, student services; and Dona Smasal, instruction.

A special award was given to Brinton Sprague in recognition of his outstanding service as Peninsula College’s interim president.

His last day will be June 30.

Luke Robins, former chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe, La., assumes the presidency of Peninsula College on July 1.

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