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CSC faculty and staff honored for years of service, teaching excellence

April 9, 2015

Jamie Wada Jamie Wada
10 years Chadron State College employees with 10 years of service honored during the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon April 9. Front row, from left, Elizabeth Ledbetter, Sherrie Emerson, B. Lee Miller and Pat Mracek. Back row, from left, Keith Crofutt, Augie Bruehlman, Tim Donahue, Jerry Haugland and Bryan Enos. (Tena L. Cook/Chadron State College)
15 years Chadron State College employees with 15 years of service honored during the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon April 9. From left, Kristal Kuhnel and Tracy Shuck. Not pictured: Bobi Johnson and Sandy Schaefer.
20 years Chadron State College employees with 20 years of service honored during the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon April 9. From left, Pam Anderson, Janet Hartman, Lisette Leesch, Karen Pope and Steve Taylor. (Tena L. Cook/Chadron State College)
25 years Chadron State College employees with 25 years of service honored during the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon April 9. From left, Gayle Stetson, Annette Langford, Craig LaFontsee, Sherry Douglas and Connie Rasmussen. (Tena L. Cook/Chadron State College)
30 years Ann Burk was recognized for 30 years of service to Chadron State College during the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon April 9.(Tena L. Cook/Chadron State College)

Chadron State College employees were honored at the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon Thursday.

Dr. Jamie Wada was named the CSC recipient of the Teaching Excellence award. In addition to a $1,000 award and plaque, Wada now becomes a finalist for the Nebraska State College System Teaching Excellence Award to be announced later this year. Dr. Beth Wentworth, associate math professor, was the other nominee for the CSC award.

Wada, justice studies associate professor and department chair, began teaching in the CSC Justice Studies department in 2007.

He has been Faculty Senate secretary, Student Senate adviser, faculty athletic representative and served on numerous committees including the Platinum Eagle Awards, Student Trustee Selection, Research Institute, Student Conduct Review, Academic Suspension, Study Abroad, Athletic Administration, Presidential Committee on Athletics and Team George.

Wada has been involved in the London Study Abroad program and has been the adviser or co-adviser of Omega Phi Rho, Criminal Justice Club, Nights of Country Swing, Women’s Rugby, Outdoor Adventure Club and the Weightlifting Club. He also served as the speaker for the December 2014 CSC graduate commencement exercises.

Retirees honored at the event included Katherine Bahr, Richard Bird, Margaret Crouse, Timothy Donahue, Annette Langford, Lewis Myers, Gayle Stetson and Steve Taylor.

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

10 Years

Laura Bentz, Augie Bruehlman, Keith Crofutt, Timothy Donahue, Sherrie Emerson, Bryan Enos, Jerry Haugland, James Koehn, Elizabeth Ledbetter, B. Lee Miller, Pat Mracek, Chris Stein, Lisa Stein, Brad Wilburn

15 Years

Bobi Johnson, Kristal Kuhnel, Sandy Schaefer, Tracy Shuck

20 Years

Pam Anderson, Janet Hartman, Lisette Leesch, Karen Pope, Steve Taylor

25 Years

Sherry Douglas, Craig LaFontsee, Annette Langford, Connie Rasmussen, Gayle Stetson

30 Years

Ann Burk

35 Years

Bridget Turman

—CSC College Relations

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