LC State Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony

News Release

LC State honors 16 employees during Faculty & Staff Recognition event

LEWISTON, Idaho – Sixteen Lewis-Clark State College employees received faculty and staff honors from the college for the 2020-21 academic year, LC State administrators announced Friday during the Faculty & Staff Recognition event.

The event was held in the Silverthorne Theatre for the award recipients while others were able to watch online. The event, which is organized by the Office of the Provost with strong support from the LC State Foundation, honors faculty and staff for their work.

The 2020-21 list of awards and award winners is as follows:

President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching – Lonny Gehring, Technical & Industrial Division; Spencer Payton, Natural Sciences & Mathematics Division; Rachel Kaitz, Business Division.

LCSC Foundation Award – Jennifer Anderson, Humanities Division.

Annice Edmundson Faculty Excellence Award – Ayodeji Arogundade, Business Division; Jennifer James, Business Technology & Service Division; Manee Moua, Social Sciences Division.

Fernandez Faculty Achievement Award – Leif Hoffmann, Social Sciences Division; Gene Straughan, Social Sciences Division.

Professional Staff Award – Loralee Ohrtman, Stockroom Manager, Natural Sciences & Mathematics Division.

Classified Staff Award – Summer Kibbe, Office Services Supervisor 1, Testing Center.

Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence – Tracy Adkins Nursing & Health Sciences Division.

Dr. Cameron D. & Marilyn K. Hinman Employee Excellence Award – Chelsea Cronin, Nursing & Health Sciences Division; Lauren Nichols, Social Sciences Division.

President’s Award for Excellence in Diversity and Cross-Cultural Understanding – Joyce McFarland, Nez Perce Tribe Education Manager.

Physical Plant Service Award – Wayne Bolon.

Retiring this year (years at LC State) – Terryn Berry (2003-21); Lynne Bidwell (1999-21); Jim Bowen (1994-21); Patricia Bowles (2011-21); Sean Cassidy (1994-21); Rhett Diessner (1988-21); Ray Esparsen (1993-21); Jane Finan (1995-21); Jack Hutson (1990-21); Barbara Leachman (2011-21); Gary Mayton (1991-21); Mark Smith (1986-21); Robin VanSickle (2006-21).