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CCC&TI Honors Employees for Service

Published 8/18/2023

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute recently announced several awards honoring employees’ years of service and outstanding professional performance. Details are in the captions below:

5 Years of Service

5 years of service employees

The following CCC&TI employees were recently presented 5-year service pins:
(Front row, left to right) Caleb Craig, Nikki Rhodes, Paige West-Smith, and Tamara Watkins.
(Back row, left to right) Philip Deitz, Lucas McGuire, Gary Hudson and Jeff Miller.
Not pictured: Harold Dean Curtis, Anthony Day, Jonathon Horton and Roberta Rice.

10 Years of Service

10 years of service employees

The following CCC&TI employees were recently presented 10-year service pins:
(Front row, left to right) Alison Beard, Christie Poarch, Tonja Horn and Lynn Holder.
(Back row, left to right) Justin Butler, Angela Ruppard, Pam Owens, Kelly Kowalski and Keith Andreasen.

15 Years of Service

15 years of service employees

The following CCC&TI employees were recently presented 15-year service pins:
(left to right) Laura Aultman and Margo Rice.
(Back row, left to right) Robert Hamby and Roy Jennings.
Not pictured: Gary Wilson

20 Years of Service

20 years of service employees

The following CCC&TI employees were recently presented 20-year service pins:
(Front row, left to right) Deanna Chester, Tracy Crump, Stacy Reagan and Mandy White.
(Back row, left to right) Keith Starnes, Mitzi Triplett, Cynthia Richards and Christina Bryant.
Not pictured: Debbie Clement

25 Years of Service

25 years of service employees

The following CCC&TI employees were recently presented 25-year service pins:
(Left to right) Jeff Bentley and Nancy Risch.
Not pictured: Andrew Mahala

30 Years of Service

30 years of service employee

CCC&TI President Dr. Mark Poarch recently presented the 30 Years of Service award to Becky Boone.

Colleague of the Year Awards

Colleague of the Year winners

Members of the college’s faculty and staff are nominated by their colleagues based on quality of work, job performance and collegiality with all personnel, including students, community involvement, professionalism, and other attributes.
Pictured are this year’s award winners, from left: Rose Austin, Beth Holland and Maggie Murray.
Not pictured: Michael Frye.

Lydia Beam Memorial Award

Lydia Beam Award winner

CCC&TI President Dr. Mark Poarch recently presented the Lydia Beam Memorial Award to Facility Services Administrative Assistant Kassandra Martinez.
This award was established in 1988 by Dr. H. E. Beam and his family in memory of Lydia Beam. The purpose of the award is to reward a full-time Clerical/Technical/Paraprofessional Assistant with a cash award in recognition of outstanding service to the institution through quality job performance, professionalism, cooperation with other employees, and dedication to the success of the institution.

Donald W. Lackey Excellence in Teaching Award

Lackey Excellence Award winner

CCC&TI President Dr. Mark Poarch recently presented the 2023 Donald W. Lackey Excellence in Teaching Award to Associate in Fine Arts – Visual Arts Program Director and Instructor Thomas Thielemann.
The annual award honors a faculty member who characterizes personal dedication, concern for student welfare and academic excellence. Congratulations to this year’s recipient, Mr. Thomas Thielemann.

E.M. Dudley Employee Achievement Award

Dudley Award winner

CCC&TI President Dr. Mark Poarch recently presented the E.M. Dudley Employee Achievement Award to Student Life and Engagement Director Maggie Murray.
The award is presented to an employee who has excelled in service to the college, its students and the community.

President’s Legacy Leadership Award

President's Legacy Leadership Award

CCC&TI President Dr. Mark Poarch recently presented the newly established President’s Legacy Leadership Award which honors members of CCC&TI’s Executive Council who have more than 20 years of service with CCC&TI and demonstrate exceptional commitment, dedication and leadership to the college. The award recognizes those employees who have made significant contributions to CCC&TI and the community and have gone above and beyond in demonstrating “The Caldwell Way” in their service to students and colleagues.
This year, the awards were presented to Executive Assistant to the President, Donna Church (center) and Vice President of Finance and Administration, David Holman (right).