Outstanding faculty and staff
members at Wenatchee Valley College were recognized by colleagues and the WVC
Foundation at an awards ceremony on June 14, 2011.
Angie Russell of Leavenworth,
math faculty member, received the Linda Schultz Herzog Faculty Member of the
Year Award; Pam Kelley of Wenatchee, assistant to the dean of instruction, was
given the Outstanding Exempt Employee Award, sponsored by the WVC Foundation;
and Rhonda Yenney of Wenatchee, secretary for allied health sciences, was
presented the Outstanding Classified Staff Member of the Year Award, sponsored
by the Alcoa Foundation.
The Anna Pieratt Spirit of
Wenatchee Valley College Award was presented to Jan Kaiser of Wenatchee, allied
health faculty member. This award honors an individual or group who has
demonstrated the spirit exemplified by Anna Pieratt when she served as executive
assistant to the president.
English faculty member Derek
Sheffield of Leavenworth was given the Alcoa Excellence in Teaching Award, which
is a $1,500 grant from the Alcoa Foundation for educational program enhancement.
The funds will be used for a visiting writers project to enhance student
Service awards were presented to
employees who reached a milestone in their number of years of service at
Wenatchee Valley College.
Sandy Cooprider of Wenatchee, a
physical education faculty member, was recognized with a framed plaque for 40
years at WVC, which also included teaching in the social sciences, coaching
football and directing athletics. A 30-year service award was presented to Kit
Arbuckle of Okanogan, math and computers faculty member at the Omak campus. A
tree will be planted on the Wenatchee campus in honor of Imgard Pfaller of
Leavenworth, program assistant in the instruction office, for 25 years of
Gold WVC pins for 20 years of
service were presented to Marco Azurdia of Wenatchee, vice president of student
development; Pam Kelley of Wenatchee, assistant to the dean of instruction; Ann
Tyrrell of Wenatchee, admissions supervisor; and Linda Visser of East Wenatchee,
nursing faculty member.
Framed certificates for 15 years
of service went to Ross Hay of Monitor, information technology specialist; Dan
Nelson of East Wenatchee, electrician; and Vicki Turner of Malott, workforce
development faculty member at the Omak campus.
Framed certificates for 10 years
of service went to David Burns of Wenatchee, computer technology faculty member;
Juanita Gaytan of Wenatchee, custodian; and Bruce Merighi of Leavenworth, safety
Two additional faculty members
were recognized. One retiree, adult basic education faculty member Sharon
Martin of Dryden was honored. A special remembrance speech was given for Rae
Dana, art instructor, who passed away last year.
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