Peninsula College honored the accomplishments of students and staff at an end-of-year celebration at the school's student center on June 5.
Five college employees were recognized for going "Above
and Beyond" in the performance of their duties during the 2008-2009 academic year. Honorees include: Mike Edwards, Rob Gordeuk, Jan Isett, Janet Lucas and Andrea Motyka.
Thirty-eight college staff members were recognized for their years of service, including two retirees.
Full-time milestone anniversaries
35 years of service - Phil Adams, Vici McLaughlin
30 years of service - Bonnie Cauffman, Trisha Plute, Walt Sanwald, Fred Thompson, Pete Van Os
25 years - Sharon Baron, Jann Gardner
20 years - John Crawford
15 years - Bob Lawrence, Jeff Mauger, Larry Smith, Dan Stengel
10 years - Kristi Borchers, Mia Boster, Deanna Buchmann, Bruce Hattendorf, Ted Noel, Tamara Lidster, Janet Phipps, Dan Shea, Bob Sheldon, Apa Sunriver
Part-time anniversary milestones
25 years - Sue Lemay
20 years - Edna Bowlby, Dan McKeen, Sandra Schultz
10 years - Robin Amestoy, Larry Burtness, Diane Carriveau, Gail Frick, Carol Grady_MacRae, Kim McIrvin, Lydia Samperi, Judith Skogen
Two staff members were honored as they retire following the academic year. Faculty member Ken Jacobson and student services staff member Rosalie Kaune were feted for their years of service. Jacobson retired after 30 years of service and Kaune will be retiring June 30 after eight-and-a-half years at Peninsula College.
Buccaneer staff honored
Student staff members of the award-winning student newspaper The Buccaneer also were recognized. Felice Thompson, managing editor for several quarters, was recognized for receiving a Washington Newspaper Publishers Association scholarship. This summer, she will serve an internship at the Port Townsend Leader.
Two students were recognized for awards they received from the Washington Community College Journalism Association. Former student and staff member Jeremy Johnson, now a college employee, won second place in the association's photo essay competition for a piece he submitted on Vietnam. Current photo editor Marcus Como received a first-place award in news photography division from the journalism association.
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