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CSC faculty and staff receive recognition awards

April 10, 2014

From left, nominees for the Chadron State College Teaching Excellence Award Dr. Scott Ritzen, Dr. Ann Buchmann and Dr. Beth Wentworth. Buchmann receives the award during the annual Chadron State College Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon April 10. (Tena L. Cook/ Chadron State College) From left, nominees for the Chadron State College Teaching Excellence Award Dr. Scott Ritzen, Dr. Ann Buchmann and Dr. Beth Wentworth. Buchmann receives the award during the annual Chadron State College Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon April 10. (Tena L. Cook/ Chadron State College)
Front row, from left; Marianne Mowry, Cricket Haag, and Shelia Pourier. Back row, from left; Karen Enos, Kathy Frey, Mary Donahue, Sarah Polak, Jim Margetts and Beth Wentworth receive the 10 Years of Service Award April 10. (Tena L. Cook/ Chadron State College) Front row, from left; Marianne Mowry, Cricket Haag, and Shelia Pourier. Back row, from left; Karen Enos, Kathy Frey, Mary Donahue, Sarah Polak, Jim Margetts and Beth Wentworth receive the 10 Years of Service Award April 10. (Tena L. Cook/ Chadron State College)
Front row; Dale Grant. Second row, from left; Jeri Neuharth, Jereme Patterson, Patti Porras, and Robert Stack. Back row, from left; Laura Gaudet, Bruce Huckfeldt, Rick Koza, Roger Mays and Deane Tucker each receive the 15 Years of Service Award April 10. Not pictured: Kenny McKinnon. (Tena L. Cook/ Chadron State College) Front row; Dale Grant. Second row, from left; Jeri Neuharth, Jereme Patterson, Patti Porras, and Robert Stack. Back row, from left; Laura Gaudet, Bruce Huckfeldt, Rick Koza, Roger Mays and Deane Tucker each receive the 15 Years of Service Award April 10. Not pictured: Kenny McKinnon. (Tena L. Cook/ Chadron State College)
From left, Blair Brennan, Melvin Ainslie, Shellie Johns, Laure Sinn and Don Watt each receive the 20 Years of Service Award April 10. Not pictured: Katherine Bahr and Michael Bogner. (Tena L. Cook/ Chadron State College) From left, Blair Brennan, Melvin Ainslie, Shellie Johns, Laure Sinn and Don Watt each receive the 20 Years of Service Award April 10. Not pictured: Katherine Bahr and Michael Bogner. (Tena L. Cook/ Chadron State College)
From left, Dewayne Gimeson and Robert Zillig each receive the 25 Years of Service Award April 10. Not pictured: Greg Butler. (Tena L. Cook/ Chadron State College) From left, Dewayne Gimeson and Robert Zillig each receive the 25 Years of Service Award April 10. Not pictured: Greg Butler. (Tena L. Cook/ Chadron State College)
From left, Brenda Barry-Schommer, Margaret Crouse, Yvonne Moody, and John West each receive the 35 Years of Service Award April 10. Not pictured: Sherri Simons. (Tena L. Cook/ Chadron State College From left, Brenda Barry-Schommer, Margaret Crouse, Yvonne Moody, and John West each receive the 35 Years of Service Award April 10. Not pictured: Sherri Simons. (Tena L. Cook/ Chadron State College

Dr. Ann Buchmann, associate professor of biology, was named the recipient of the 2014 Chadron State College Teaching Excellence Award Thursday at the college’s annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon.

She received a $1,000 check made possible with donations from Nebraska Book Company to the Chadron State Foundation and now becomes a finalist for the Nebraska State College System Teaching Excellence Award.

She said, "All my colleagues are excellent. I learn from them and they contribute to my success. I'm honored and humbled to be considered a good teacher."

Buchmann works closely with her students to provide them with high quality research experiences on campus.

She has been at the forefront of developing team-taught interdisciplinary First Year Inquiry courses, and her faculty leadership with the CSC Essential Studies program has been pivotal. She is actively involved in the continuous improvement of the program and student learning through assessment. 

In nomination letters, Buchmann was highly recommended by students and colleagues as an outstanding teacher, colleague, faculty leader, and active scholar.

Other nominees for the CSC Teaching Excellence Award were Dr. Scott Ritzen and Dr. Beth Wentworth.

Retirees honored at the event included: Dr. George Griffith, Dr. James Wright, Dr. Ann Peterson, Robyn Foral, Lynda Krejci and Audrey White.

In addition, faculty and staff members who have been at the institution 10 years or longer were recognized for celebrating special anniversaries of employment.

CSC Years of Service Award Recipients

CSC Years of Service Award Recipients

10 Years

Mary Donahue, Karen Enos, Kathy Frey, Cricket Haag, James Margetts, Marianne Mowry, Sara Polak, Sheila Pourier, Aaron Rutt, Beth Wentworth

15 Years

Laura Gaudet, Dale Grant, Bruce Huckfeldt, Rick Koza, Roger Mays, Kenny McKinnon, Jeri Neuharth, Jereme Patterson, Patti Porras, Robert Stack, Deane Tucker                    

20 Years

Melvin Ainslie, Katherine Bahr, Michael Bogner, Blair Brennan, Shellie Johns, Laure Sinn, Don Watt

25 Years

Greg Butler, Dewayne Gimeson, Robert Zillig

30 Years

Kathy Stokey, William Roweton        

35 Years              

Brenda Barry-Schommer, Margaret Crouse, Yvonne Moody, Sherri Simons, John West

—CSC Information Services

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