LCCC announces year-end award winners for 2016

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Laramie County Community College has announced its year-end awards to those individuals who greatly contributed to the campus community. *The 2016 Jan and W.M. Stalcup Graduate Excellence Award* was presented to Cassandra “Cassie” Hesch. Selected through an extensive nomination process, this award honors an outstanding graduate who has gone over and beyond by engaging in service to LCCC and the Cheyenne community, in addition to their academic success. *The LCCC Teaching Excellence Award *was awarded to four faculty members. More than 40 nominations for the award were received from students. - Robert LaFaso: School of Business, Agriculture & Technical Studies - Scott Moncrief: School of Arts & Humanities - Dawn Puente: School of Health Sciences & Wellness - Dr. John Sanford: School of Math & Sciences Awards presented to its recipients at the annual employee recognition event, nominated and voted by peers, are: - *Classified Staff of the Year: *Juan Maldonado - *Professional Staff of the Year:* Rick Evelo - *Faculty of the Year: *Mohamed Chakhad - *Adjunct Faculty of the Year: *Jennifer Painter *The Extra Mile Award*, presented by LCCC’s Disability Support Services, was presented to: - Roger Findley - Leif Swanson *Phi Theta Kappa Service Awards *presented to the recipient for 10 years of service as an advisor to this honor society: - Jeff Shmidl *Longevity awards:* - 45 years: Marsha McCune - 25 years: Gary Carlson, Rick Gould, Loretta Henry, Starla Mason - 20 years: Teresa Authier, Jeri Griego, Robert LaFaso, Cindy Madsen, Cindy McCormick, Larry VanWhy *Ten employees who retired from the college: * - Fuji Adachi, Dr. Steve Cassels, Paula May Johnson, Brenda Laird, Rhonda McCune, Leah Noonan, Val Rodekohr, David Sweat, Jim Wilkinson and Kelly Willmarth *Feature photo: The Stalcup Student Excellence Award recipient Cassie Hesch receiving her medallion from W.M. and Jan Stalcup. h/t LCCC Foundation /Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news