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Brazosport College honors faculty, staff at annual dinner

Brazosport College honors faculty, staff at annual dinner

Wed Apr 24, 2013

Brazosport College honored its own during its Employee Awards Dinner on April 19 at the college’s Corporate Learning Center. 


The dinner was to honor employees for their years of service to the school, as well as give individual accolades to Vice President of Human Resources Dr. Herb Miles, Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Ken Tasa, Professor of English Dr. Ed Putty, Board of Regent member Carolyn Johnson, Professor of Biology Jerry James and BC counselor Phil Robertson. Also, the 2012-13 Team Innovation Award winners were announced.
 
Among the biggest honorees of the night were Tasa, Miles, Putty and Johnson. Tasa, Miles and Putty were recognized for 40 years of service with Brazosport College, while Johnson was honored for serving on the board of regents for 15 years. Johnson is currently the regents’ chairman of the board.  


 
Also earning accolades were Professor of Physics/Mathematics John Cooper for 35 years of service, as well as Professor of Automotive Technology Rick Underdahl for 30 years at the college.
 
Three BC employees received recognition for 25 years of service, including Patricia Faye Copeland, Loretha Martin and JoAnn Whiddon while Dorothy Adams, Jeanine Brooks, Ron Parker and Colleen Reichel were recognized for 20 years at the college.
 
The college also announced the winners of this year’s Team Innovation Award, with the G.A.T.O.R. (Gaining Achievement Through Organized Reading) team earning the top honor.
 
The Team Innovation Award honors innovation that encourages Brazosport College to be a more dynamic and vital place for the open exchange of ideas and the achievement of goals.
 
Rounding out the awards dinner's individual honorees were James and Robertson, who both received accolades for their National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) nominations.
40-year service award recipients are Dr. Ken Tasa, left, and Dr. Herb MilesBoard of Regents was Carolyn Johnson, right, who is pictured with Dr. Ken Tasa.
Brazosport College’s 40-year service award recipients are Dr. Ken Tasa, left, and Dr. Herb Miles. Not pictured is Dr. Ed Putty.Recognized for 15 years on Brazosport College’s Board of Regents was Carolyn Johnson, right, who is pictured with Dr. Ken Tasa.
Winner of Brazosport College’s Team Innovation award was the G.A.T.O.R. (Gaining Achievement Through Organized Reading) teamNISOD Excellence awards were Jerry James and Phil Robertson. Pictured are, from left, Dr. Ken Tasa, Jerry James and Dr. Herb Miles. Phil Robertson is not pictured.
Winner of Brazosport College’s Team Innovation award was the G.A.T.O.R. (Gaining Achievement Through Organized Reading) team. Pictured are, from left, Dr. Herb Miles, Tami Wisofsky, Cassandra Gonzalez, Joy Kennedy-O’Neill, Sasha Tarrant, Jo Greathouse and Dr. Ken Tasa.Recognized for NISOD Excellence awards were Jerry James and Phil Robertson. Pictured are, from left, Dr. Ken Tasa, Jerry James and Dr. Herb Miles. Phil Robertson is not pictured.
35-year service award recipient - John Cooper.30-year service award recipient - Rick Underdahl.
Brazosport College’s 35-year service award recipient is John Cooper.Brazosport College’s 30-year service award recipient is Rick Underdahl.
25-year service award recipients - Loretha Martin, left, and JoAnn Whiddon15-year service award recipients - from left, Susie Kalenda, Danny Morgan, Dr. Judy Chu, Gary Dicks, Lisa Gilliam, Kenneth Smith, Terri Proctor and Dana Anderson-Wyman
Brazosport College’s 25-year service award recipients are Loretha Martin, left, and JoAnn Whiddon. Not pictured is Patricia Faye Copeland. Also not pictured are Brazosport College’s 20-year recipients, which included Dorothy Adams, Jeanine Brooks, Ron Parker and Colleen Reichel.Brazosport College’s 15-year service award recipients are, from left, Susie Kalenda, Danny Morgan, Dr. Judy Chu, Gary Dicks, Lisa Gilliam, Kenneth Smith, Terri Proctor and Dana Anderson-Wyman. Not pictured are Kathy Cannon, Maria Cisneros, Dr. Brenda Dillard, Karen Foster, Larry Kirby, B.J. Owens, Dr. Paul Pedisich, Kathryn Sims, Jim Slick and Gail Steele.
five-year service award recipients are, back from left, Eddie Leach, Dr. Cliff O’Neal, Brent Cooper, Renada “Shawnte” Jones, Van Kent, Kyle Smith, Anne Bartlett, , Tommy Rabourn; front, Billy Loveless
Brazosport College’s 10-year service award recipients are, from left, Paige Roach, Corlis Hicks, Shari Jones, Tommy Thomas, Veronica Guzman, Kevin O’Neill, Margaret Rhone and Donald Payne. Not pictured are James Beyer, Angie Conine, Carole Juarez, Carol Loa-Sheridan, Judy Panasci, Frank Russo, Ronald Sprinkle and Sophia Trevino.Brazosport College’s five-year service award recipients are, back from left, Eddie Leach, Dr. Cliff O’Neal, Brent Cooper, Renada “Shawnte” Jones, Van Kent, Kyle Smith, Anne Bartlett, , Tommy Rabourn; front, Billy Loveless, Ioana Agut, Olga Ramos, Cecilia Jasper, Esther Williams, Yolanda Solis, Carrie Pritchett and Beverly Stimson. Not pictured are Dr. Calin Agut, David Bacica, Jennifer Bernardi, Shannon Dunigan, Stephanie Elkins, Melanie Fulton, Melba Gilbert, Alicia Hodge, Pat Jeffreys, Robert Lewis, Dr. Kirby Lowery, Christopher Mezzino, Georgia Monnerat, Sonia Nimtz, Kelley O’Neal, Deborah Parker, Gary Pegoda, Terry Phillips, Gerald Pisklak, Dr. Nancy Rao, Stephen Reckner, Brian Walther, Cynthia Ward, Allison Weathers and Christine Webster.